Community Infrastructure Lurgan Upper Bann

Lurgan Street Lighting Upgrade Welcomed By MP

Local Member of Parliament Carla Lockhart has welcomed the announcement from the Department for Infrastructure that a £125,000 street lighting improvement scheme has been approved for Lurgan Town Centre. Carla Lockhart said: “This is a very welcome investment and will see the installation of LED street lighting across Lurgan town centre. Not only will this […]

Infrastructure Newry

McNulty Welcomes Progress on Funding for Newry Southern Relief Road

SDLP MLA Justin McNulty has welcomed progress on funding for the Newry Southern Relief Road. The road, which will provide a new strategic road link on the south of Newry City, between the A1 Dublin Road and the A2 Warrenpoint Road dual-carriageway, is included in the Belfast Region City Deal, of which Newry is a […]

Infrastructure Lurgan

Kelly Welcomes Public Consultation on All Island Strategic Rail Review

SDLP Upper Bann MLA Dolores Kelly has welcomed the announcement of a public consultation on the all-island Strategic Rail Review.  The public consultation was announced this week by SDLP Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon and Irish Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan.  It opened on Monday and seeks to gain insights from stakeholders and the wider public […]

Armagh Infrastructure

Boylan Encourages People to Have Their Say in Rail Review

Sinn Féin MLA Cathal Boylan is encouraging people to engage with the consultation on the all-island strategic rail review.  The Newry and Armagh MLA stated:  “It’s clear that rail has a major role to play in our island’s future for connecting communities and achieving green, sustainable transport. “However, our current network leaves much to be […]


Department for Infrastructure is Winter Ready – Mallon

Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon has confirmed that the Department’s winter service is ready to take action if the weather impacts on our roads.  Approximately 300 staff, 130 gritters and 12 specialist snow blowers are available to salt the 7,000 kilometres of the road network on the salting schedule.    Launching the service from the Balloo site […]

Community Infrastructure Newry

Minister Hargey Welcomes Completion of Newry Public Realm Scheme

Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey has welcomed the improvements to Newry city centre as a result of a £2.2m investment. Parts of Hill Street, O’Hagan Street, Mill Street and St Colmans Park in Newry have just received an upgrade as part of a new public realm scheme. Minister Hargey said: “This £2.2m investment has been a welcome […]

Community Politics

Action Plan to Address Shortage of Taxi-Drivers Implemented

Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon has decided to bring forward a range of measures to address a shortage of taxi-drivers. The Minister will legislate for a 7.6% increase in the maximum taxi fare and will introduce a support package for new drivers. This follows a targeted consultation in September with the industry and representative consumer bodies. Minister […]

Armagh Newry South Armagh

McNulty Welcomes Taxi Action Plan

SDLP Assembly Member Justin McNulty has welcomed the announcement of a range of measures to tackle the shortage of taxi drivers across the North. SDLP Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon has announced she will legislate for a 7.6% increase in the maximum taxi fare and will introduce a support package for new drivers.   Minister Mallon […]

Armagh Community Newry Politics South Armagh

Ongoing Driving Test Backlog Continues to Distress Learner Drivers – Boylan

Cathal Boylan MLA has called for efforts to tackle the driving test backlog to be revamped after hearing that the DVA are looking towards the end of 2022 to clear the backlog. The Newry and Armagh MLA stated: “Reports that the driving test backlog may not be addressed until the end of 2022 will be […]



Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon has met key business organisations to discuss the Programme for Government (PfG) draft Outcomes Framework and the draft 2021/22 Budget. Speaking following the meeting, Minister Mallon said: “Around the virtual table we shared the view that modern, sustainable infrastructure is a key building block of prosperity, not only in our recovery from Covid-19, […]