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Community Infrastructure

£85,000 for Local Road Safety Initiatives

Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon has allocated £85,000 for local road safety initiatives funded by the Department’s Road Safety (Safe Travel) Grant Scheme. Minister Mallon said: “As I confirmed when I launched the consultation on the draft Road Safety Strategy to 2030, road safety is a priority for me and I am committed to doing all I […]

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Agriculture

Mallon Signs Declaration on Transition to Zero Emission Vehicles

Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon has signed the Glasgow Declaration on Zero Emission Cars and Vans, on behalf of the Northern Ireland Executive.   The Minister is also chairing an expert panel discussion today for Transport Day at COP 26, which will explore the innovation and business opportunities arising from the transition to zero emission vehicles.  Minister […]

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Community Lurgan

Upper Bann Improved Rail links will bring Jobs & Prosperity

Sinn Féin MLA John O’Dowd has welcomed the announcement of a public consultation on the future of railways across the island of Ireland, which is the subject of the recently published All-Island Strategic Rail Review. The Upper Bann representative said: “I am pleased that members of the public have been asked to put forward their […]

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Community Lurgan

Kelly Welcomes the Return of Late Trains This Christmas

SDLP Upper Bann MLA Dolores Kelly has welcomed the return of late-night bus and train services into Belfast city centre this Christmas. Mrs Kelly previously wrote to Translink calling for the return of the popular Nightmovers service to make it easier for people to visit city centres. Translink have confirmed late night bus and train […]

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Community

Mallon urges drivers to “Think Before You Park”

Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon is urging drivers who choose to park on pavements to “Think Before You Park”. Minister Mallon made her appeal today as she launched a new public information campaign alerting drivers to the consequences of pavement parking and the impact it has on other road and pavement users. The campaign will raise […]

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South Down

MALLON COMMITTED TO PRESSING AHEAD IN PARTNERSHIP ON NARROW WATER BRIDGE

The Minister for Infrastructure met with Newry, Mourne and Down Council and Louth Council to discuss the way forward in delivering the iconic Narrow Water Bridge. At the meeting, both councils and the Minister affirmed their commitment to the New Decade, New Approach project and committed to working in partnership to make long awaited progress. […]

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Politics

MALLON: INVESTING IN INFRASTRUCTURE KEY TO DELIVERING SOCIETAL CHANGE

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, […]

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Agriculture Politics

Maintenance of Electric Charging Points Needed – McNulty

MLA Justin McNulty has called for improved maintenance of electric charging points throughout Newry following reports that a number of them aren’t working at present. Mr McNulty said, “Every part of public policy is directed towards renewable energy and greener forms of transport. An ever-increasing number of local residents have made the move to electric […]

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Community

Secure Ticked Parking Zone To Be Introduced For Leisure Centre Disabled Parking Spaces

A number of Disabled Parking Places at Newry Leisure Centre are to become secure ticketed parking zones after Newry Mourne and Down Council secured Department for Communities funding. Newry City. Newry City Sinn Féin Councillor Roisin Mulgrew welcoming the initiative said, “It is regrettable that many of our less abled members who regularly attend the […]

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Community

MALLON DETAILS PLANS ON THE RESUMPTION OF DRIVING TESTS

Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon announced that customers with theory test pass certificates due to expire will be given priority access to the booking system by the Driver & Vehicle Agency (DVA) when practical driving tests are able to resume. Minister Mallon said: “Practical driving tests have been disrupted due to the Executive regulations introduced to help […]