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Alliance Launches Progressive Proposals Aimed at Tackling the Ongoing Crisis

Alliance has launched progressive proposals aimed at tackling the ongoing crisis. The party is also calling for the immediate restoration of the Executive in order to access Barnett Consequentials to help those in need. As well as the benefits uplift, the Combatting the Crisis document proposes doubling the £400 energy support payments to £800 per […]

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Warrenpoint Port to Welcome the Azamara Pursuit

On Friday 5th August Warrenpoint Port is due to welcome the Azamara Pursuit (weather permitting) to the Port.  At 180m in length, the Azamara is the largest ever cruise ship to dock in Warrenpoint. The ship has a capacity of over 700 passengers and more than 400 crew. It is the second of three cruise […]

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Sinn Féin Expels Councillor Convicted of Serious Criminal Offence

Sinn Féin has written to Causeway Coast and Glens councillor Cathal McLaughlin confirming his immediate expulsion from the party following his conviction for a sexual assault.  A Sinn Féin spokesperson said:  “Sinn Féin has written to Councillor Cathal McLaughlin upon receipt of information that he has been convicted in a Scottish court of a serious […]

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Police Seize Drugs in Kilkeel

Monday evening (21st Feb) local policing team officers located this haul of drugs in 2 runabout cars in the Kilkeel area. Officers were investigating an apparently abandoned car and located the Class A and Class C drug secreted in it. Further enquiries identified another car close by which also contained an amount of drugs. Approximately […]

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Ongoing Police Operation at Courtney Hill, Newry

Police are currently investigating a report of suspicious activity in the Courtney Hill area of Newry. Operation ongoing at the Old Abbey School on Courtney Hill. Officers are in attendance and enquiries are ongoing. No further details are available at this time. ENDS

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Executive to Relax Covid-19 Restrictions: Here’s the Roadmap and Timeline

The Executive has today agreed an approach for relaxing the measures put in place to manage the COVID-19 Omicron variant. Ministers were updated today by the Chief Medical Officer and Chief Scientific Advisor, who have confirmed that we are likely to be past the peak in case numbers, although it remains possible that case numbers […]

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23 Year Old Charged With Cultivating Cannabis

Police have charged a 23 year old man with a number of offences including possession of a class B drug, possession of a class B drug with intent to supply, cultivating cannabis and being concerned in the supply of class B drugs. He is due to appear via videolink, at Banbridge Magistrates Court, sitting at […]

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Police Appeal Following Burglary at John Martin Street, Newry

Detectives are appealing for information following a burglary at a residential property in the John Martin Street area of Newry. Sometime between 8am and 7:00 pm on Tuesday 30th November, it was reported entry was gained to a house in the John Martin Street area of Newry. It was reported a quantity of cash was […]

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Protecting and Preserving our Natural Environment for Future Generations is our Responsibility

The NI Executive’s draft Green Growth Strategy is a vital milestone in the fight against climate change, but we all must play our part to ensure a greener, cleaner environment for generations to come. Minister for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs Edwin Poots, MLA made the comments as he presented the draft Strategy during an […]

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Increase to NI Carrier Bag Levy Announced

Environment Minister Edwin Poots MLA has announced that the Carrier Bag Levy charge in Northern Ireland will increase from 5 pence to 25 pence from 1st April 2022. The Minister made the announcement during an Oral Statement to the Assembly on Northern Ireland’s first overarching Environment Strategy. In addition to the rise in the Levy, […]