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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 & 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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Hugh O'Donnell, Imelda Keeling, Martin Ferris TD, Eileen Peters, Vincent MacDonald, Chris Hazzard MLA, Martin Kenny TD

Hazzard takes Lecale lighthouse campaign to Dublin

    South Down MLA Chris Hazzard accompanied representatives of the Lecale Lightkeepers to Leinster House in Dublin last Wednesday, where they were joined by Sinn Féin TDs, to discuss the campaign to oppose modification plans for the St. John’s Point Lighthouse by the Commissioner of Irish Lights. The Lecale Lightkeepers delegation impressed upon TDs […]

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Chris Hazzard Sinn Féin MLA South Down

Hazzard raises plight of South Down Farmers at BREXIT Talks

  South Down MLA Chris Hazzard has said BREXIT would be devastating for the agriculture industry in Ireland and has raised specific concerns about the future sustainability of the Hill Farming industry in areas such as South Down. Speaking at the North South Agricultural Sectoral Meeting in Armagh, the Sinn Féin MLA said: “BREXIT creates […]

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A section of the greenway between Carlingford and Omeath

Greenways offer huge potential for South Down – Ruane

  South Down Sinn Féin’s Caitríona Ruane has welcomed the announcement of a grants programme for the development of greenway projects. The programme is aimed at providing support for Newry Mourne and Down District Council to increase the number of greenways in the area. “Successful projects are to receive up to £25,000 each, so there […]

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