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Hughes seeks Road Safety solutions for Darragh Cross

    Sinn Féin local election candidate Eddie Hughes has asked Roads Service to explore solutions to increasing road safety concerns in Darragh Cross.   Mr Hughes said:   “For some time now local residents have expressed concerns that a combination of speeding and increased traffic flow has created a dangerous situation in this small […]

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Martina Anderson MEP tours East Down

    MEP tours Rowallane and pledges support to Lough Park project Sinn Féin candidate in Rowallane Eddie Hughes welcomed MEP Martina Anderson to Ballynahinch and Crossgar on Thursday where she met with local sporting groups, discussed the Lough Park issue and took in Ballynahinch Market.   Speaking following the visit, Mr.Hughes said: “I was […]

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Hazzard calls on Minister to consult public on Downe future

  South Down Sinn Féin MLA Chris Hazzard has called on the Health Minister Edwin Poots to put the current changes to the Downe Hospital out to public consultation so that the local community can play an active role in determining which services are appropriate going forward.   Having successfully tabled an adjournment debate concerning […]

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Gibbons congratulates Rostrevor’s Down Rose

    Sinn Féin Crotlieve election candidate Mark Gibbons has congratulated Shannon Parr on becoming the first ever Down Rose from the village of Rostrevor.   Mr.Gibbons said that Shannon had made the whole village proud of her achievement:   “It was great to see Shannon take the title of Down Rose, the first time […]

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Ennis receives update on Basque peace process from Senator

    Crotlieve Councillor Sinéad Ennis received an update on the Basque Peace Process from Senator Urko Aiartza during a visit to Donostia and San Sebastian in the Basque Country last week. Sinéad was among 12 Sinn Féin activists from South Down and Newry visiting the region.   Urko Aiartza received world recognition as part […]

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Hughes wants safety railings at Darragh Cross school

    Sinn Féin local election candidate Eddie Hughes has asked Roads Service to install safety railings on the footpath outside St Caolan’s Primary School in Darragh Cross. Mr Hughes said:   “Talking to residents in Darragh Cross recently I’ve been alarmed at the number of parents who have said they constantly worry that their […]

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Sinn Féin candidates submit nomination papers

  Sinn Féin’s local election candidates handed in their nomination papers on Thursday making official their candidacy for the upcoming local government elections to the new Newry, Mourne and Down Council.   Speaking following handing in the nomination papers, Sinn Féin Candidate in the Slieve Croob area, Cllr Stephen Burns said:   “The 2014 elections […]

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Hughes requests recycling facilities for Saintfield

    Sinn Féin local election candidate Eddie Hughes has written to Down Council requesting that they urgently address the lack of adequate recycling facilities in Saintfield.   Mr Hughes said:   “For some time now people in Saintfield have been forced to drive to nearby towns in order to recycle their glass and other […]

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