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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DUP Reps Welcome Resurfacing of Lisnisky

Carla Lockhart MP and Councillor Margaret Tinsley have given a warm welcome to the completion of resurfacing works in Lisnisky Walk/Lane and Meadows. Speaking on site, the local DUP MP said: “These resurfacing works have been a long time coming so it is fantastic to reach this point. Both Margaret and I have been pushing […]

Election 2022 Infrastructure Politics

RIA Northern Ireland Publishes Rail Manifesto Ahead of Stormont Elections

The Railway Industry Association (RIA) Northern Ireland has published its manifesto for rail ahead of the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections in May.The Manifesto sets out four key recommendations for the nation, where rail supports £900m in economic growth and 17,500 jobs. The recommendations include: Provide a clear medium to long term rail investment strategy, and […]

Community Education Infrastructure

Education Authority Challenged by Unite to End ‘Poverty Pay’ As Strike Action Recommences

As education workers return to picket-lines this morning, Unite the union called on the Education Authority to engage in talks to end poverty pay in Northern Ireland’s school services. The union emphasized that, despite Education Authority’s claims its hands are tied, it does have the power to make education workers an increase that betters the […]

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Lockhart Provides Update on Birches Footpath Scheme

Upper Bann MP Carla Lockhart has welcomed confirmation that extensive works to extend a footpath around Birches Primary School will go ahead on 11th April, for a period of 7 weeks. The MP, who has lobbied successfully for this scheme, said: “This significant investment to extend the footpath around Birches Primary School was due to […]

Community Government Infrastructure South Down Stormont

Narrow Water Bridge Moves to Procurement Phase

Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon has made the Bridge Orders to progress the Narrow Water Bridge project to procurement phase.  The Narrow Water Bridge project is a commitment within the New Decade New Approach agreement.  The Irish Government has provided €3 million in funding from the Shared Island Fund to allow Louth County Council as lead […]

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Richmond Heights, Banbridge Now a Priority By the Dept for Infrastructure

DUP MP Carla Lockhart has spoken of the fact that she is pleased that Richmond Heights, Banbridge is now being classed as a priority by the Department for Infrastructure however, has expressed frustration that there remains no start date for the much needed resurfacing of the development.   Speaking having received the confirmation Carla Lockhart […]

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Pocketbox: What Road Pricing Means For Tax Payers in Britain

In October 2021, the British Government published official reports detailing a proposal which would see a transformative overhaul of the UK economy and its tax system as the country looks to seek out strategies to tackle the global climate crisis. Following the COP26 summit, where over 150 countries committed to the terms of the Paris […]

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Finnegan Calls For Speed Reduction at Cullaville

Sinn Féin Councillor, Aoife Finnegan has called for a speed limit reduction at Cullaville.  The Slieve Gullion Councillor said: “Residents have been calling out for safer roads in the local area “Its vital that the roads are safe for all road users and for the residents who live near these roads and have to live […]

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Commencement of Waringstown Improvement Scheme Welcomed by DUP

Upper Bann MP Carla Lockhart and local Councillor Mark Baxter have welcomed the start to a DAERA funded environmental improvement scheme in Waringstown. The work has started this week and will be completed by the summer. Carla Lockhart said: “This is a very good day for Waringstown, with the much anticipated environmental improvement scheme now […]