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Rice condemns fly tipping in Clanvaraghan 

    Sinn Féin Councillor John Rice has condemned recent fly-tipping on the Wood Road in between Leitrim and Clanvaraghan, Rice said “this fly tipping is very annoying to the residents of this area, the people carrying out this act are simply showing complete disrespect for the environment and the residents of Clanvaraghan and Leitrim” […]

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Hazzard confirms progress for Leitrim Flood Scheme

  Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard has confirmed that preliminary work is progressing on a potential Flood Defence Scheme in Leitrim village. Following flooding of the Leitrim River in recent years, the Department for Infrastructure’s River Agency have been actively exploring the possibility of an effective defence scheme. Chris Hazzard said: “A pre-feasibility report has now […]

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Chris Hazzard on the Strangford Road

Minister launches Strangford Road Traffic Review

  Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard has launched a traffic review of the Strangford / Downpatrick road following yet another road traffic collision in recent days. Stretching from Downpatrick town to the coast, the Strangford Road – which becomes the Downpatrick Road closer to the village of Strangford – has become notorious for high speed and […]

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Warrenpoint to get additional disabled parking bays

Minister Chris Hazzard has confirmed that additional disabled parking bays will be provided in Warrenpoint. Following very productive meetings with local residents and Newry, Mourne & Down Council it has been agreed to provide disabled bays in the Council owned off-street car park in the vicinity of the new crossing, and to bring forward proposals […]

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Newry / Warrenpoint Carriageway Resurfacing

    Sinn Féin Assembly Election candidate, Cllr. Sinead Ennis, has welcomed the announcement of resurfacing works due to take place on the Newry/Warrenpoint carriageway.  Minister Chris Hazzard has confirmed to Cllr Sinéad Ennis that TransportNI is aware of the poor condition of approximately 2km of the south bound carriageway between Aghnamoira Road junction to approx […]

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The Carnreagh Road - which was closed for two weeks lately as a result of flooding

Solutions being considered for Carnreagh Road following Flooding

  Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard has confirmed that TransportNI are giving serious consideration to a number of possible anti-flood measures on the Carnreagh Road, Castlewellan following a recent flood event which resulted in the busy rural road being closed for 2 weeks. Mr Hazzard said: “Unfortunately flooding recently occurred where the Carnreagh Road passes through […]

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Chris Hazzard is joined by Loughinisland residents’ angry at the decision to omit the area from the forthcoming Play Strategy

Hazzard seeks answers to Loughinisland omission from Play Strategy

  Sinn Féin’s Chris Hazzard has this week spoken of his “shock” that Loughinisland doesn’t feature in Newry, Mourne & Down’s draft Play Strategy and has written to Council Chief Executive Liam Hannaway seeking answers on behalf of an angry community. The local Sinn Féin representative said: “I am genuinely shocked that the Council’s draft […]

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Chris Hazzard & Cllr Willie Clarke at the banks of the Shimna River, Newcastle

Progress for vital Newcastle Flood Scheme

  Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard has confirmed that plans for the Shimna River Flood Defence scheme in Newcastle are progressing well as RiversNI begin the search for a design team. Mr Hazzard said: “Following extensive flooding of the Shimna River in August 2008 investigations identified that approx 300 properties within the Shimna catchment are at […]

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