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Politics Government Stormont

Only Major Reform Can Deliver a Working Government – Workers Party

For the second time in five years the Northern Ireland Assembly has no Executive. Sinn Fein collapsed it with a walk out in 2017 and now the DUP have refused to walk in and allow a new Executive to be formed: people, public services and any prospect of progress are being held to ransom. Both […]

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Constituency Government Lurgan Politics Upper Bann Westminster

Government Must Stay the Course on Protocol Bill – Lockhart

Speaking in the House of Commons during the second stage of the Northern Ireland Protocol Bill, DUP MP for Upper Bann Carla Lockhart has said the Bill is finally recognition from the Government of the damage the Protocol is doing to Northern Ireland, and urged the Government to progress the bill through the House with […]

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Government Health Politics Stormont

Health Minister Robin Swann Awarded Politician of the Year

Health Minister Robin Swann has been awarded Politician of the Year 2022 at the Civility in Politics Awards (CIPA), London. The CIPA awards celebrate positive politics and encourage thoughtful and reflective public debate.  Politician of Year is one of four award categories to which the public can nominate.  This year’s awards attracted over 200 nominees. Speaking […]

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Community Government Infrastructure Politics Stormont

6 month wait for an MOT

The Department of Infrastructure has come under fire regarding long waits for MOTs here in Northern Ireland. Clanrye News and Sport has been approached by a member of the public who indicated that when she booked an MOT in May the closest appointment the lady got was in October. Furthermore the lady who lives in […]

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Armagh Community Constituency Election 2023 Elections Government Newry Newry and Armagh Politics South Armagh Stormont

Economic Violence Against Women and Girls Also Needs to be Addressed

Nicola Grant, Workers Party constituency representative in Newry & Armagh represented the Party at yesterday’s all-party discussions at Stormont as part of the development of a strategy to end violence against women and girls. Nicola also attended the conference later in the afternoon addressed by leading author and academic Dr Jackson Katz. The Workers Party […]

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

Ordinary People Paying Price for Tory Chaos – Hazzard

Sinn Féin MP Chris Hazzard has said people in the north are ‘paying the price’ for Tory chaos and told the British government to stop giving cover to the DUP to block a government being formed. The South Down MP said: “Ordinary people and businesses in the north are paying the price from the uncertainty […]

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Community Council Government Louth Louth County Council Politics

Election of New Mayor and Deputy Mayor, Drogheda Borough Municipal District

Drogheda Borough Municipal District Annual Meeting took place on the evening of Monday 13th June in the Governors House, Millmount.  The order of business of the Annual Meeting saw a new Mayor and Deputy Mayor elected by Drogheda Borough Municipal District Elected Members as required under Section 36 of the Local Government Act 2001, as […]

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Election 2022 Elections Politics

TUV State They Maximised the Unionist Vote

Statement by Jim Allister: “There has been much self-serving propaganda of late from the DUP about the damage caused to Unionism by a “split in the vote”. They allege that in three constituencies – Strangford, East Antrim and North Antrim – there were four quotas of first preference unionist votes, but only three elected. Even […]

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Constituency Downpatrick Government Politics South Down Stormont

Patrick Brown MLA Elected Vice Chair of All Party Group on Animal Welfare

Patrick Brown MLA welcomes his appointment as Vice Chair of the All Party Group on Animal Welfare following its first meeting at Stormont last week commemorating the reconstruction of the group. Mr Brown said: ‘I am delighted to have been elected as Vice Chair of Stormont’s APG on Animal Welfare, joining colleagues Chair John Blair […]

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Community Constituency Downpatrick Government Politics South Down Stormont

Patrick Brown MLA Opens Downpatrick Constituency Office

Patrick Brown MLA held the opening of his constituency office Saturday 25th June, with opening hours starting this week. Mr Brown said: ‘I am delighted to have my constituency office and team in place so that we can start delivering for everyone in South Down. Thanks to the support and hard work of everyone involved, […]