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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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“We Must Stand Up To Protect Parental Choice in Education.” – Aontu

Aontú Deputy Leader and Education Spokeswoman, Gemma Brolly, has criticised a recent UNESCO report for bias promotion of the Single Integrated Education system. Speaking today, Gemma Brolly said “There’s a worrying push against the pluralist education model currently in place. We’ve seen attempts by lobby groups in recent years to erode parental choice in education. […]

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SDLP Actively Promote “Normalisation” of British Occupation – Saoradh Newry

Recent comments from the SDLP’s Justin McNulty calling for the “normalisation” of the British Courthouse in Newry comes as no surprise according to the Revolutionary Republican Party Saoradh. Reacting to the watery stoop statement Saoradh’s Newry Representative Stephen Murney said “Going by Justin McNulty’s statement the SDLP are happy enough to have the apparatus of […]

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Tory Budget Highlights the Cost of DUP Boycott – Murphy

Sinn Féin MLA Conor Murphy has said hospital waiting lists will grow, companies will go out of business and jobs will be lost because of the DUP’s refusal to allow the Executive to set a budget.  Responding to the budget set by the British Government, Conor Murphy said: “A three-year budget which I proposed to the […]

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NIPSA Health Members Vote Overwhelmingly in Favour of Industrial Action

The NIPSA ballot for industrial action in Health has returned a 92.62% vote for strike action and 97.03% for action short of strike action.  The NIPSA Health Panel, which represents all branches in Health & Social Care and Health Arm’s Length Bodies, has therefore authorised industrial action in early December including Strike Action and Action […]

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Constituency Newry Newry and Armagh Politics

Newry Man Becomes Leader of Saoradh

Newry based activist Stephen Murney has been elected as the national chairperson of republican group Saoradh following their national Ard Fheis in Newry recently. Speaking during the Ard Fheis Mr Murney said: “I’ll begin by saying how humbled I am to be standing here as the newly elected national chairperson of Saoradh. It’s certainly a […]

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Beware of Well Packaged,Meaningless Change on Protocol!

Speaking on Saturday night in Markethill at the Newry & Armagh TUV annual dinner, Jim Allister warned, in the context of the ongoing talks with the EU, against unionism settling for anything less than the restoration of full U.K. sovereignty over Northern Ireland. “However it is packaged, however it is spun, the litmus test of any ‘deal’ […]

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Executive Needed to Tackle Cost of Doing Business Crisis, says Tennyson

Alliance MLA Eóin Tennyson has said a restored and reformed Executive is urgently needed to provide political certainty and tackle the cost of doing business crisis. The Upper Bann MLA was speaking after hosting a roundtable with Banbridge Chamber of Commerce, local business leaders, and Alliance Party leader Naomi Long MLA. Mr Tennyson said, “Local […]

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We Must Keep Building Peace and Moving Forward Together – O’Neill

Sinn Féin First Minister Designate Michelle O’Neill has condemned a ‘reprehensible and reckless’ bomb attack on police officers in the Mount Carmel Heights area of Strabane. And she said that those who want to drag society backwards will not succeed. Michelle O’Neill said: “The bomb attack in Strabane was reckless and reprehensible, and I strongly […]

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“Government Must Protect Irish Neutrality.” – Aontú

Aontú Representative Gerard Herdman has called for a referendum on Irish neutrality. “Too many generations of Irish men and women have bled out on foreign soil in the service of foreign Kings and foreign countries. They were used as nothing more than convenient cannon fodder. Hard lessons have forged a determined neutrality into the Irish […]