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Armagh Banbridge Community Constituency Craigavon Downpatrick Health Kilkeel Lurgan Newcastle Newry Newry and Armagh Portadown South Armagh South Down Upper Bann Warrenpoint

Changes to Housing Selection Scheme Announced

Changes to the Housing Selection Scheme in Northern Ireland come into effect this week. The Housing Selection Scheme and Common Waiting List governs the allocation of all permanent social housing in Northern Ireland. It has been in place for more than 20 years and changes are now being introduced to ensure that those in greatest […]

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Community Constituency Downpatrick Kilkeel Lurgan Newcastle Newry and Armagh Portadown South Armagh South Down Upper Bann Warrenpoint

NIFRS Recruiting For On-Call Firefighters In 46 Fire Stations

Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) is recruiting for On-Call Firefighters in 46 Fire Stations across Northern Ireland.  On-Call Firefighters are part-time Firefighters who respond to emergency incidents in their local area, including fires, road traffic collisions and other specialist service calls. They also play a crucial role in providing safety advice to their […]

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Campaigns Community Constituency Cost of Living Council Downpatrick Election 2023 Elections Government Kilkeel Newcastle Newry Newry and Armagh NMD Council South Armagh South Down Warrenpoint

Council Opens Up Public Buildings as Fuel Costs Rise

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council is offering some of its public buildings as warm shelter for anyone unable to afford the increasing cost of home heating this winter. The ‘Open House’ initiative began its roll out in December, with Newry and Kilkeel Leisure Centres, Down Arts Centre, the Market House in Ballynahinch and Warrenpoint […]

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Constituency Crime Newcastle South Down

Appeal Following Aggravated Burglary in Drumaness

Detectives are appealing for information following the report of an aggravated burglary in the Shanvally Way area of Drumaness on Monday 2nd January. It was reported that three masked men, armed with a suspected handgun, entered a house in the area sometime between 8.30pm and 9.30pm, and threatened the occupants. A small safe, a purse […]

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Community Constituency Downpatrick Government International Newcastle South Down Stormont

Local Ukrainian Families Enjoy First Christmas in Northern Ireland at Denvirs

Ukrainian families living in the area on the Ukrainian resettlement scheme enjoyed a traditional Irish Christmas dinner at Denvirs Hotel in Downpatrick on Tuesday night. The event was attended by over 70 adults and children from Ukraine who are living in the Downpatrick, Newcastle, Strangford and Ballynahinch areas. The dinner was provided by Denvir’s Hotel, […]

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Community Constituency Council Downpatrick Government Kilkeel Newcastle Newry Newry and Armagh NMD Council South Down Warrenpoint

AONB Amateur Photography Competition 2024 Calendar

Do you love taking photos?  Let your picture tell a story about your favourite scene. Your photo could be featured in two local 2024 calendars.  A number of prizes are also up for grabs! As part of the Mourne Wall Centenary Celebrations, NI Water are delighted to partner with local Councils and Agencies responsible for […]

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Campaigns Community Constituency Cost of Living Downpatrick Government Kilkeel Newcastle Politics South Down Stormont Warrenpoint Westminster

Hazzard Tells British Secretary of State to Give Clarity on £400 Energy Payment Date

Sinn Féin MP Chris Hazzard has challenged the British Secretary of State for clarity on when workers and families will receive the £400 energy support payment. Speaking after meeting Chris Heaton Harris in London today, Chris Hazzard said: “Today, we challenged the British Secretary of State over delays in getting the £400 energy support payment […]

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Armagh Banbridge Community Constituency Downpatrick Health Kilkeel Lurgan Newcastle Newry Newry and Armagh Portadown South Armagh South Down Upper Bann Warrenpoint

Infant Mental Health Service Celebrates 10 Years

The Southern Trust Infant Mental Health Team, i-CAMHS is marking ten years of service. i-CAMHS was originally set up as part of the Trust’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, as the first in Northern Ireland to directly provide intensive specialist support to children under three years old and their parents or primary care givers. […]

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Business Constituency Newcastle Newry and Armagh South Down

Fisher & Fisher Solicitors in Acquisition Mode

Newry headquartered Solicitor’s practice Fisher & Fisher has announced the acquisition of Colman R Hanna Solicitors, Newcastle. Fisher & Fisher, a well-known legal practice with six locations across Northern Ireland, has been operational for almost 125 years. The business has grown over the years, offering a wide range of legal services from its offices in […]

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Business Community Constituency Council Government Kilkeel Newcastle Newry and Armagh NMD Council South Down

Adventure Tourism Conference to Take Place in The Mournes

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council is delighted to act as the main sponsor for Ireland’s Association for Adventure Tourism (IAAT) Annual Conference and will host the event in partnership with Tourism Northern Ireland and Fáilte Ireland. The conference will take place in the Slieve Donard Hotel, Newcastle on Wednesday 23 and Thursday 24 November. […]