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Action Needed On Potholes

  Rostrevor Sinn Féin representative Mark Gibbons has called on the Roads Service to take immediate action concerning the appalling state of the Drumreagh and Green Park roads in the village. He commented, “Sinn Féin has been approached by several residents in the area who voiced their concerns over the state of these roads. I […]

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Mac Con Midhe Welcomes Swift Demolition

  Councillor Éamonn Mac Con Midhe has congratulated the housing executive on the swiftness of the demolition of their former offices in Mary Street Downpatrick. The Sinn Féin councillor said, “When the NIHE moved to their new premises at the Downshire complex there were concerns that this building would have met the same fate as […]

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Newcastle To Benefit From SE Coast Masterplan

  Newcastle Sinn Féin Cllr Willie Clarke attended the official launch of the SE Coast Master plan which was launched on Thursday 14th February in Kilkeel. Speaking after the event Cllr Clarke said, “Among the issues in the plans proposals are possible Hotel locations, local food markets and cultural and craft centres. there is an opportunity […]

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Hazzard slams banking sector for prying on isolated communities

  Chris Hazzard MLA has said that the recent decision from Danske Bank to close branches in Castlewellan and Newcastle clearly demonstrates that “the banking sector needs to start acting in the interests of their customers.” Speaking ahead of a meeting with the Financial Services Authority, Mr Hazzard said: “It appears that Danske officials care […]

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Sectarianism At All Time Low in Down District

  Local PCSP member and Down District Councillor, Liam Johnston, has welcomed new figures that reveal sectarianism is at an all time low in Down District. Over 3% below the average for the rest of the North of Ireland. He Said, “At a recent PCSP event figures revealed by the PSNI showed that sectarian crime […]

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Much Needed Playground For Flying Horse

  Downpatrick Sinn Féin Councillor Liam Johnston has welcomed news that the Flying Horse Estate will be gaining a newly built playground in the near future. The estate has been without a playground since the old one was removed to make way for the new Ballymote Sport and Wellbeing Centre. Mr.Johnston commented, “It is my […]

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Billions Rising Event Raises Awareness on Domestic Violence

  Sinn Féin MLA Caitriona Ruane has said that the ‘Billion Rising’ event on St Valentines Day in Stormont highlighted the fact that domestic violence especially against women was a serious problem in Ireland. Ms. Ruane said, “I was particularly delighted to take part in a flash mob routine at Stormont in order to highlight […]

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Sinn Féin Working to Protect Fishing Industry

Sinn Féin MLA Chris Hazzard has congratulated MEP Martina Anderson in amending the report on the Common Fishing Policy in order to secure the fishing quotas for the Irish fishing fleet.   Mr. Hazzard stated,   “There has been genuine concern in the Irish fishing community that European Union quotas are being constantly cut so […]

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DARD Mapping System Updating Extension Welcomed

  Sinn Féin Councillor Sean Doran has welcomed the ongoing progress made by DARD in updating their mapping database which he says farmers in the Mournes will benefit from. Mr.Doran said, “In December DARD commenced the process of issuing the new Land Parcel Identification System (LPIS) maps to farmers who submitted a Single Farm Payment […]

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