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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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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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PSNI must grasp opportunity to empower Downpatrick Community Enterprise – Hazzard

    Sinn Féin’s Chris Hazzard has asked the PSNI and the Department of Finance to work with community representatives in Downpatrick in order to maximise the huge community potential in the former police station. In recent months the Downpatrick Community Collective (DCC) have been working alongside the Development Trust to draw up plans that […]

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Equality & Respect can’t be dismissed by DUP – Cllr Sinéad Ennis

  “This election is about equality, respect and integrity in the political institutions of the Good Friday Agreement” according to Councillor Sinéad Ennis, the Sinn Féin candidate for South Down, alongside Chris Hazzard. The Crotlieve councillor said: “Equality and respect can’t be dismissed by The DUP as a wish list. Equality and respect are the […]

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Chris Hazzard and Cllr Sinéad Ennis with Mamo McDonald Gerry O'Hare (wearing cap) and Hilltown residents.

Disability friendly Hilltown road crossing welcomed

  Sinn Féin Assembly Election candidate, Cllr. Sinead Ennis, welcomed the improved road safety measures for Hilltown.  Cllr Sinéad Ennis: “The Hilltown community has seen a large population rise in past 2 decades. The volume of traffic going through the town at times does make it difficult for people to access shops and services. We […]

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