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Kelly Welcomes Work on £125,000 LED Upgrading Scheme in Lurgan

SDLP Upper Bann MLA Dolores Kelly has welcomed an announcement that work will begin on a £125,000 LED upgrading scheme in Lurgan Town Centre. SDLP Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon has announced work will commence on Monday, January 10. The scheme will involve the replacement of the existing lights with a new LED street lighting system […]

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Health Lurgan Politics

Health Spending A Priority for Sinn Féin – O’Dowd

Sinn Féin MLA John O’Dowd has welcomed proposals that prioritise support for the health service in the Executive’s draft Budget. Mr O’Dowd said: “ The draft budget is proposing a 10% increase in health spending, with £21 billion earmarked for services over the next three years. “Sinn Féin has prioritised increased funding for health in […]

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Community Lurgan

O’Dowd Welcomes £20 Million Boost

Sinn Féin MLA John O’Dowd has welcomed a £20 million boost to regenerate small villages and rural towns announced by Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey and other Executive Ministers. The Upper Bann spokesperson said: “I welcome the announcement of a £20 million scheme to help regenerate small towns and villages across the north. “This funding will […]

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Lurgan

Kelly: Missed Opportunity for Assembly to Act on Fox Hunting

Social Democratic and Labour Party MLA Dolores Kelly has said that it is shocking and deeply disappointing that Sinn Féin and a number of DUP MLAs have teamed up to kill a bill that would have banned fox hunting in Northern Ireland. The Upper Bann MLA, who has been working with the USPCA on the […]

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Lurgan Politics

Businesses, Workers and Families Deserve Better

Sinn Féin MLA John O’Dowd has said that the DUP must end its repeated threats to the political institutions and focus on issues that matter to businesses, workers and families across Upper Bann. The Upper Bann representative said: “At the weekend we again witnessed yet more dysfunction and recklessness from the DUP in the midst […]

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Lurgan Politics

SDLP Backs Missing Persons Day for North

SDLP Upper Bann MLA Dolores Kelly has backed calls for a missing persons day to be established in the North.  Mrs Kelly was speaking after the family of missing Co Down woman Lisa Dorrian spoke about the importance of missing persons day in the South and called for a similar occasion in the North.   Upper […]

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Lurgan Sport

Cllr Mackle Extends Best Wishes to Clann Éireann

Sinn Féin Council Group Leader Liam Mackle has extended his best wishes to Clann Éireann’s senior footballers as they prepare to take on Creggan Kickhams in Sunday’s Ulster Football Club Senior Championship Quarter Final in Belfast. Cllr Mackle said, “Clann Éireann’s exhilarating win in the Armagh Championship Final was a great boost in lifting the […]

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Community Education Lurgan

O’Dowd Welcomes New Scheme to Promote The Use of Irish Language

Sinn Féin MLA John O’Dowd has welcomed a new scheme from Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey which aims to promote the use of the Irish Language by businesses and other organisations.  The Upper Bann MLA said: ”The GRADAIM scheme announced by the Communities Minister will recognise businesses and organisations who provide services through the medium of the […]

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Lurgan

DfI Commits to Resurfacing in Taghnevan

SDLP MLA Dolores Kelly and Lurgan Councillor Ciaran Toman have welcome a commitment from the Department for Infrastructure to carry out resurfacing works at Taghnevan Close, Dingwell Park, Richmount Gardens and Ashdene Park. Commenting, Dolores Kelly MLA said; “This is a welcome step forward in the campaign to have these areas resurfaced. For some time, […]

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Health Lurgan Politics

“Sinn Féin Bill Will Make Hospital Parking Free For All” – O’Dowd

Sinn Féin MLA John O’Dowd has said hospital parking should be free for all and encouraged people to get behind a Sinn FéinAssembly Bill to scrap parking fees at hospitals. The Upper Bann MLA said: “Hospital car-parking must be free and accessible to all. “Sinn Féin’s Assembly Bill will scrap hospital parking charges and make it free for health workers, patients and […]