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Community Council Government Newry NMD Council Politics

Savage to be New Chair of Council

SDLP Councillor Michael Savage will be named as the new Chair of Newry Mourne & Down Council at the Council’s AGM on June 6th. It’s the SDLP’s turn to nominate the First Citizen for the last year of this Council term and Councillor Savage has been selected by his party’s Council Group to take up […]

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Community Council Downpatrick Government NMD Council South Down

Council Appoints New Chairperson

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council has appointed a new Chairperson following the election of Cathy Mason (Sinn Féin) as a Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA). Councillor Michael Rice (Sinn Féin) will hold the position for Mrs Mason’s remaining period of office, a period of three weeks until Monday 6 June 2022. At 22 years old, Councillor Michael […]

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Community Council Government Newry NMD Council South Armagh South Down

NMD Council Bank Holiday Refuse Collection Arrangements

EASTER HOLIDAY ARRANGEMENTS Waste Management and Household Recycling Centres 🟡Refuse CollectionAll refuse collection and commercial waste collections will take place as normal on Easter Monday and Tuesday. 👉PLEASE HAVE YOUR BIN AT KERBSIDE FOR 6.00AM TO ENSURE COLLECTION, NO EXCESS BAGS OF WASTE WILL BE COLLECTED. 🟡Household Recycling CentresAll Household Recycling Centres will be OPEN […]

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Community Council Government Newry NMD Council

Newry Celebrates Chinese New Year – The Year of the Tiger

Saying goodbye to the Ox, we entered the Year of the Tiger on 1 February 2022.  To mark the occasion, Newry DEA Forum in association with Newry BID, celebrated Chinese New Year with a colourful display of dance and music performed by the Arts Ekta Chinese Lion, in both The Buttercrane and The Quays shopping […]

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Community Government Newry NMD Council South Armagh South Down

Council Warns of Severe Weather

Council statement via social media “Please be aware that the Met Office has issued a Yellow Wind Warning throughout the following times: 🟡Between 3pm on Wednesday 16 February to 6am Thursday 17 February. #StormDudley will bring high westerly winds with gusts reaching 60 to 70 mph. Gusts will be highest in coastal areas. 🟡Between 12am […]

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Business Council Government Newry NMD Council South Armagh South Down

Rate Set to Protect Public Services Across Newry Mourne & Down – Cllr. Ó Muirí

Councillor Barra Ó Muirí, Group Leader for Sinn Féin on Newry Mourne & Down Council has commented on the striking of the District Rate of 1.95%. “Sinn Féin’s priority in the striking of the rate has been to protect and improve public services, and to strike a fair rate for workers and families.  “Last year […]

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Politics South Down

Alliance Councillor Pushes for Transparency in Local Government

Local Alliance councillor, Patrick Brown, is to introduce a motion with the aim of increasing transparency and accountability at a local government level. Although Council meetings are recorded, Cllr Brown is calling for meetings to be streamed live or for the pre-recorded videos of Newry, Mourne and Down District Council meetings to be made publicly […]

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Banbridge Community

Banbridge Workhouse Memorial Garden Clean Up

The Banbridge Workhouse Memorial Garden on Linenhall Street has been cleaned up thanks to Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council’s grounds maintenance team, following a request from a member of the public. The memorial garden sculptures were created in 2009 by artist Darren Sutton, who was commissioned by the then Banbrige District Council. The […]

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Armagh Banbridge Business Lurgan Portadown

Enterprise Week Off to a Flying Start!

To mark Global Entrepreneurship Week, which is taking place this week, International Speaker & Author Prof Niall McKeown and Clare McGee, Innovate NI and delivery Agent for Council’s Transform your Business Programme will be speaking on ‘Why & How Digital Innovators Win’. Dr Janet Gray MBE, World Champion Water Skier will share her top tips […]

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Armagh Lurgan Portadown

Small Floral Grant Scheme Now Open

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Council is encouraging communities to improve their local environment by planting flowers and shrubs. Local constituted community groups across the Borough are invited to apply for a grant up to a maximum of £250 to purchase bedding plants and shrubs. Council will purchase the bedding plants or shrubs on behalf […]