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Two New Sinn Féin Councillors for Newry City

Cathal King and Geraldine Kearns have now been officially co-opted as Sinn Féin councillors for the Newry City Electoral area. Sinn Fein Newry and Armagh have said: “We wish to thank the outgoing councillors Charlie Casey and Roisin Mulgrew for their services and wish them all the best for the future.” “We look forward to […]

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 […]

Agriculture South Armagh

Magennis Urges DAERA Minister to Publish Future Agriculture Policy Proposals

Oonagh Magennis, Sinn Féin councillor for Slieve Gullion has echoed the calls of her party colleague, Declan McAleer, urging the Agriculture Minister to publish details of the new draft agriculture policy for public consultation Councillor Magennis stated: “Back in August the DAERA Minister published a future agricultural framework document outlining a vision for a new […]

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 […]

Lurgan Politics

Mackle Welcomes Legislation That Will Protect People From Bedroom Tax

Sinn Féin ABC councillor Liam Mackle has welcomed confirmation that legislation to protect people from the Bedroom Tax and Tory welfare cuts will be extended. Cllr Mackle said: “I welcome the extension of legislation which protects ordinary people from the Bedroom Tax and cruel Tory welfare cuts. “It will also close loopholes which ensure that […]

Newry Politics

Sinn Féin Delegation Meet Council Management

Sinn Féin MLA for Newry and Armagh, Conor Murphy, has welcomed a meeting with Newry, Mourne and Down District Council for discussion on projects across the area. Speaking after the meeting Conor said: “Today myself and my colleagues; Liz Kimmins MLA, Mickey Brady MP and Cllr Oonagh Magennis met with senior council officials to discuss […]

Lurgan Sport

Mackle Congratulates Clann Éireann on Championship Victory

Sinn Féin ABC councillor Liam Mackle has offered his congratulations to Clann Éireann on their victory in the Armagh Senior Football Championship. Cllr Mackle said: “I wish to congratulate Clann Éireann on their historic and dramatic win over Crossmaglen in Sunday’s Armagh Championship Final. All the hard work and preparation that went into the campaign […]

Newry Politics

Sinn Féin Committed to Tackling the Housing Crisis in Ireland

Speaking after attending a housing conference, Sinn Féin MP Mickey Brady has said Sinn Féin is committed to tackling the housing crisis in Ireland.  The Newry and Armagh MP said:   “Today my party colleagues, Oonagh Hanlon, Aoife Finnegan, Valerie Harte, Cathy Mason and I, attended a housing conference to identify the needs and challenges across […]

Community Newry Politics

PEACE Money Is An Exciting Opportunity For Newry and Armagh- Mulgrew

Sinn Féin Councillor for Newry City, Roisin Mulgrew has spoken after attending an information workshop on PEACE+ funding in the Canal Court.  Speaking after the meeting Roisin said: “Today was such an exciting and informative meeting for me as a representative of Newry.  “This funding package was put on the agenda in Europe by Sinn […]

Community Politics

Conor Murphy’s Failure to Reverse Universal Credit Cut Huge Blow to People Across North – SDLP

SDLP Communities Spokesperson Mark H Durkan has said a failure from Sinn Féin Finance Minister Conor Murphy to reverse the £20 weekly cut to Universal Credit is a huge blow to people across the North. Mr Durkan was speaking after Mr Murphy rejected a bid from party colleague and Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey for £55m […]