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Windsor Whitewash Not Acceptable at This Stage or Any Stage

Speaking in Lisburn on Thursday evening, TUV leader Jim Allister said any Unionist leader who now or “at some stage” embraces the Windsor Framework would be in flagrant breach of their solemn joint pledge of 28 September 2021. On Ulster Day 2021 all unionist leaders united to pledge:- “affirm our opposition to the Northern Ireland Protocol, […]

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Glanbia Announcement Welcomed by MP

Speaking after the announcement that Glanbia has sold its Glanbia Cheese mozzarella arm to US firm Leprino Foods Company, DUP MP Carla Lockhart said: “The size of the payment in this sale reflects the economic value of Glanbia Cheese, and the success it has had in recent years. The team in Magheralin have put excellence […]

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Increase to Parking Charges is Another Blow to Local Businesses – Kimmins

Sinn Féin MLA Liz Kimmins has said the news that car parking charges in Newry are set to increase will be another blow to local traders in the City. The Newry & Armagh MLA said: “The announcement from DFI that on-street car parking charges in Newry are set to increase will leave shoppers and local […]

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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 […]

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Electric Ireland Announces Second Tariff Change in 2023

Electric Ireland will decrease its electricity tariff by 9.2% from 1 April 2023. This follows a 23.9% tariff increase on the 1 January 2023. This price reduction coincides with the UK Government’s announcement that the rate of EPG is reducing in Northern Ireland from 13.608p/kWh to 3.77p/kWh (excluding VAT) for electricity, meaning that consumer’s bills […]

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Executive Needed to Help Families in Need of Care Packages – Kimmins

Sinn Féin MLA Liz Kimmins has said an Executive is needed now to help families in need of care packages and to invest in the under-pressure health service. Commenting on reports from the Department of Health that 2,780 people are waiting for a care package, the party’s social care spokesperson said: “The sharp decline in the […]

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Hazzard Welcomes Ibec Report Outlining Growing Success of All-Ireland Economy

Sinn Féin’s Chris Hazzard MP has welcomed a major new economic report, ‘The Economic and Social Benefits of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement’ which has outlined the growing success of the all-Ireland economy since the signing of the Good Friday Agreement. The South Down MP said: “This new report from the Ibec – Ireland’s largest business […]

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PM Should Take Time to Get The Right Deal – Lockhart

As speculation around an agreement between the Government and the European Union on the Northern Ireland Protocol continues, Upper Bann MP Carla Lockhart has said that the Prime Minister and EU should be in no doubt that unless the seven tests set out by the DUP are met in any new agreement, then Stormont will […]

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MP Welcomes New Business to Portadown

Upper Bann MP Carla Lockhart has welcomed the latest addition to the retail offering in Portadown, with the opening of Bathe Botanicals by local entrepreneur Christine McCaughey, Speaking after calling to see the new business in Portadown town centre, Carla Lockhart said: “Independent retail is the strength of any town centre, and in Portadown, Lurgan, […]

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Homelessness Report Shows ‘Basic Minimum’ Is Not Being Set to Support Children, Young People and Families in Northern Ireland

While most children do live in adequate housing, this report launched today (Thursday), demonstrates that in Northern Ireland, there is ‘a long way to go to achieve this for all children and young people.’ ‘A Place to Call Home’, produced by Queen’s University, on behalf of the Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People […]