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Donard Demesne drainage solution needed – Clarke

    Sinn Féin councillor Willie Clarke, has had meetings with Roads Service officials to discuss  improvements to the drainage system close to All Children’s Integrated School, King Street Newcastle. Cllr Clarke said: ” I have noticed the continuing problem of drains that have been blocked for some time which causes flooding in times of […]

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Flashing School Signs for Strangford Primary

    Local Sinn Féin election candidate Naomi Bailie has commended the decision taken by Roads Service to erect flashing school signs outside St. Joseph’s Primary in Strangford. Miss Bailie said the decision comes after months of lobbying to tackle the issue of speeding traffic past the school gates. “I’m delighted to be visiting the […]

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Hazzard Critical of Lack of Beds at Downe

      A local Sinn Féín MLA has slammed the South Eastern Trust for not providing the Downe Hospital with an adequate number of beds.   Following the implementation of early closures at both the Downe and Lagan Valley Hospital Accident and emergency units, the trust introduced 6 additional beds for the Lagan Valley […]

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People’s Millions now open for applications – Ruane

    Sinn Féin MLA Caitriona Ruane has encouraged community groups, health bodies, and other organisations to apply for this years People’s Millions which opened this week.   Ms. Ruane said,   “People’s Millions is run by the Big Lottery in conjunction with ITV to benefit health groups, schools and other community projects.   “The […]

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Gibbons expresses concern at landslide possibility

  Sinn Féin local election candidate for the Crotlieve area, Mark Gibbons has expressed concern regarding the possibility of a landslide on the A2 Rostrevor to Killowen Road.   Mr.Gibbons commented:   “A number of local people have raised their concerns with me about the looseness of the land close to the road, and there […]

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Sinn Féin welcome progress on Inadvertent Roaming Charges

      Sinn Féin MLA Chris Hazzard has welcomed news from Ofcom that following recent campaigning by himself and Newry & Mourne Cllr Mickey Ruane, various mobile phone companies have started to implement changes to their tariffs to accommodate South Down customers.   Speaking at Stormont following an update from Ofcom, the South Down […]

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Ennis welcomes investment in local schools

        Sinn Féin councillor Sinéad Ennis has welcomed the announcement of further investment by education Minister John O’Dowd into schools in the Newry and Mourne area. Cllr Ennis said it was a further indication of Sinn Féin’s commitment to investing in the Education Sector throughout South Down: “It is excellent news that […]

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Welcome for COIN inititaive

Sinn Féin MLA Caitriona Ruane has said that the new website COIN (Career Opportunities in Newry) will be a helpful tool in allowing school leavers in the Newry and Mourne access employment opportunities. Speaking after attending the launch of the website Ms. Ruane said, “This is good initiative that follows on from an original site […]

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