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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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“I believe this funding should be continued for both these centres and I call on the minister to listen to the people of South Down and keep Killowen and Ardnabannon open.” Caitríona Ruane

Weir must listen to South Down appeals on O.E.C.s

    Sinn Féin MLA Caitríona Ruane has called on the Minister for Education to listen to the people of South Down and continue to fund the Outdoor Education Centres. Speaking in the Assembly today Ms Ruane said: “Killowen OEC and Ardnabannon are vital assets to the South Down community. “These centres not only keep […]

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Caitríona Ruane Sinn Féin MLA South Down,

Killowen Ardnabannon OECs under threat – Ruane

    Sinn Féin MLA Caitríona Ruane has expressed her concern at the potential closure of Ardnabannon and Killowen Outdoor Education Centres. Ms Ruane said; “I have written to Minister for Education Peter Weir outlining my concern at the consultation on the potential closure of Killowen and Ardnabannon outdoor education centres.” “During my time as […]

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Downpatrick parking needs to be addressed – Cllr. Bailie

    Downpatrick Councillor Naomi Bailie has said parking in the county town urgently needs addressed after a tour operator coach reportedly received a parking ticket on English Street.  The coach which was filled with tourists visiting the town was issued a parking ticket after a 10minute stint outside local hotel, Denvirs. Councillor Bailie said the issuing […]

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Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Chairperson, Councillor Mickey Ruane alongside organisers from the various cycling events launched in Kilbroney Park last Friday.

Cycling Festival comes to Newry Mourne and Down

  Between 3–19 June there will be an action packed programme of cycling activities and competitions taking place throughout the district, including the highly anticipated Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia. Events planned include bikeability courses for local primary schools in conjunction with Sustrans; the Irish Downhill Mountain Bike Series to be held at Rostrevor Trails; the […]

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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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