Community Constituency Downpatrick Government Politics South Down Stormont

Tories Brexit Checks Will Damage All-Ireland Tourism – Mason

Sinn Féin MLA Cathy Mason has called on the British Home Office ‘Electronic Travel Authorisation’ requirements to be scrapped. The party’s tourism spokesperson said:   “The Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) proposals will create barriers for visitors coming into the north from the south. It should be scrapped. “With around 70% of tourists in the north arriving in Ireland via Dublin, this […]

Community Constituency Council Downpatrick Education Government Newry Newry and Armagh NMD Council South Down

Chairperson Welcomes St Moninna’s Primary School to Council Chamber

Sixty school children from St Moninna’s Primary School, Newry Student Council visited Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Chairperson, Councillor Michael Savage and Council officials at Council Offices in Downpatrick recently. The pupils from Primary 6, expressed an interest in visiting the Council as they were keen to learn more about the plans to build the […]

Community Constituency Council Education Government NMD Council South Down Warrenpoint

Winner of Schools’ Label Design Competition for Aughnagun Honey Jars Announced

A new label has been designed by one of our local primary school children for the jars of honey produced by the native Irish black honeybees that were rehomed last June at the old landfill site at Aughnagun. Leah Campbell, from St Dallan’s Primary School in Warrenpoint, designed the label after entering a competition run […]

Community Constituency Council Government Louth Newry Newry and Armagh NMD Council South Down

Strategic Alliance Welcomes Funding Successes for Newry, Mourne and Down and Louth Region

At a recent meeting of the Newry, Mourne and Down District Council and Louth County Council Strategic Alliance, members welcomed significant recent funding awards in the region. In November 2022, a revised action plan of activities to be delivered by both councils under the Strategic Alliance was agreed.  Key priorities included the regeneration of the […]

Community Constituency Obituaries South Down Warrenpoint

The Death Has Occurred of John McArdle

McArdle (Burren) 15th March 2023, peacefully at home, John, beloved husband of the late Rose and loving father of Fiona, Ita, Lee-Ann and Stephen. 5, Milltown Street, Donaghaguy, Burren. May he rest in peace. John’s remains will repose at his home until removal on Friday at 2.40pm arriving at St. Mary’s Church, Burren for 3pm […]

Campaigns Community Constituency Daisy Hill Downpatrick Government Health Politics South Down Stormont

McGrath Alarmed at Dire Financial Situation Facing Health Service

SDLP Health Spokesperson Colin McGrath has said he is alarmed at the dire financial situation facing the health service. He was speaking after attending a Department of Health briefing on Wednesday where significant financial challenges facing the department were outlined. Measures under consideration to raise funds include continuing to charge for car parking at hospitals […]

Community Constituency Obituaries South Down Warrenpoint

The Death Has Occurred of James “Jimmy” Millar

Millar (Burren) 15th March 2023, peacefully at Brooklands Care Home, Kilkeel, James Joseph (Jimmy) dearly loved husband of Brenda and loving father of Jacqueline, Terry, Bernie, Brenda, Maria and the late Thomas, father-in-law of Paul, Glen and Martin, much loved granda and great granda and beloved brother of Peggy, Teresa, Bronagh, Agnes, Noel and the […]

Community Constituency Education Government Newcastle South Down Stormont

First Sod Cut on New £28million School in Newcastle

Construction has started on the new £28million Shimna Integrated College in Newcastle. The project represents an investment of over £28million from the Fresh Start Programme and when completed, will provide accommodation for 620 pupils. Dr Mark Browne, Permanent Secretary at the Department of Education said: “This is an important day for Shimna Integrated College as […]

Community Constituency Crime Downpatrick South Down

Skipper Convicted at Downpatrick Magistrates’ Court

Eamon Rooney (38) of Ballydock Road, Ardglass, skipper of fishing vessel Rebena Belle N313 was convicted at Downpatrick Magistrates’ Court on the 27th of February 2023 for failing to submit electronic logbook data on three separate fishing trips. Mr Rooney admitted to three charges of contravening Article 14 of Council Regulation 1224/2009. Mr Rooney was […]

Community Constituency Council Downpatrick Entertainment Government Lifestyle Newry Newry and Armagh NMD Council South Down

Newry and Downpatrick Ready to Pay Homage to St Patrick

Don’t miss our 2023 St Patrick’s Day celebrations in Newry and Downpatrick this Friday.  With a packed programme of events, including our fabulous cross community parades led by St Patrick himself, there will be plenty for everyone to enjoy! Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Chairperson, Councillor Michael Savage said, “Newry and Downpatrick are renowned […]