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Ennis – A2 resurfacing to commence in December

    Sinn Féin MLA Sinéad Ennis has welcomed news that resurfacing works on section of the A2 Newry-Warrenpoint Dual Carriageway will begin on the Friday 8th December with hope to have it finished by 11th December The South Down MLA said “It is great news for the local community that this resurfacing work will begin “The it […]

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Bank closures will hit communities hard – Rogan

   Sinn Féin MLA Emma Rogan has said the planned closure of eleven Ulster bank branches in the north will hit rural areas particularly hard. The South Down MLA said:  “News that Ulster Bank is planning to close eleven of its branches across the north including will come as a shock to many. “Bank branches provide a key service in […]

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Rogan meets with NIPSA representatives on Ardnabannon closure

  Sinn Féin MLA Emma Rogan has today met with NIPSA representatives of Ardnabannon staff to hear their concerns about the impending closure of the Outdoor Education Centre. Sinn Féin is concerned about the decision to close Ardnabannon which provides vital services to young people. Speaking following the meeting Emma Rogan said: “I share the […]

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Sinn Fein to meet department on Ardnabannon closure

    Sinn Féin MLA Emma Rogan will lead a delegation to meet with the Department of Education today to demand that controversial proposals to reconfigure outdoor education provision are reversed. Sinn Féin are particularly concerned about the decision to close Ardnabannon which provides vital services to young people. Speaking in advance of the meeting […]

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Resurfacing of A2 Warrenpoint-Newry Dual Carriageway No.1 priority.

  South Down MLA Sinéad Ennis has met with Permanent Secretary for Department of Infrastructure Peter May, to discuss the Department’s commitment to resurface the A2 Warrenpoint – Newry Dual Carriageway. Speaking following the meeting the South Down MLA said: “I was encouraged to hear from the Senior section engineer for the Southern Division and the Permanent […]

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Time for legacy mechanisms to be implemented – Rogan

  Sinn Féin MLA Emma Rogan said it is time the legacy mechanisms agreed at Stormont House are implemented so that all families can get truth and justice. The South Down MLA was speaking ahead of the general release of a documentary on Loughinisland massacre ‘No Stone Unturned’ which names the alleged killers. Emma Rogan […]

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Hazzard warns ‘time running out for a deal’

    Time is running out for the DUP and British Government to recognise that rights and the implementation of previous agreements will be key to any deal in the Stormont talks, Sinn Féin’s Chris Hazzard has said.   The South Down MP was commenting after British Secretary of State James Brokenshire told Westminster that an Executive […]

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Hazzard welcomes reprieve for Local Welfare Offices

  Sinn Féin’s Chris Hazzard MP has welcomed confirmation today from the Department for Communities that both Ballynahinch & Newcastle Social Security Offices will stay open. Mr Hazzard said: “For some time now we have been calling on the Department to invest in local services rather than close them; so today’s announcement is great news […]

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Sellafield poses grave threat to our society and environment – Hazzard

  Chris Hazzard MP has today repeated Sinn Féin’s call to close the Sellafield nuclear facility in Cumbria on the Irish Sea immediately, following a chemical incident at the installation on Saturday. The South Down MP said: “Saturday’s incident at Sellafield once again highlights the extreme risk and danger this major nuclear installation in Britain poses to society and […]

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