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Southern Trust facing Judicial Review over Daisy Hill Hospital

  The campaign to protect Accident & Emergency services at the Daisy Hospital in Newry has intensified this week as the first steps in Judicial Review proceedings have been taken on behalf of the local community. Speaking from the Daisy Hill Hospital, Sinn Féin’s Chris Hazzard MLA said: “With more than 53,000 patients accessing Emergency […]

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Sinn Féin are the party of Delivery for South Down – Hazzard

  Sinn Fein MLA Chris Hazzard said the party would continue to provide political leadership for the South Down area. Speaking in Downpatrick the South Down Westminster candidate said: “In South Down there exists an appetite for real political change, a growing desire for vibrant, relevant and dynamic political leadership. “Having a strong Sinn Féin […]

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We need to invest in our children – Hazzard

  Sinn Féin MLA Chris Hazzard has said it’s time to build a “fit for purpose” childcare system as the latest Annual Childcare Cost Survey illustrates that 3 out of 5 women in County Down believe that childcare services are insufficient & unaffordable in the local area. Mr Hazzard said, ‘Being a young working parent […]

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Gerry Adams visits South Down on Chris Hazzard Canvass Tour

Sinn Féin’s Westminster candidate Chris Hazzard accompanied his Party President Gerry Adams, TD, on a whistle stop tour of South Down on Monday where they met supporters and constituents in Crossgar, Downpatrick, Castlewellan, Newcastle, Kilkeel, Rostrevor and Hilltown. Describing the warmth of the welcome from local people as “very encouraging and similar to the reception […]

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Reprieve for local Social Security Offices – Hazzard

  Sinn Féin MLA Chris Hazzard has confirmed that the proposed closures of the Newcastle and Ballynahinch Social Security Offices have been put on hold until a new Communities Minister has had the opportunity to review the proposals currently on the table. The South Down MLA said: “Following discussions with the Department for Communities I […]

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Hazzard raises capacity issues with Ambulance Service

  Sinn Féin MLA Chris Hazzard has met with Ambulance Service officials, including Chief Executive Shane Devlin, to discuss the future of the Ambulance Service in South Down. A number of worrying incidents in recent times has raised local concerns that ambulance cover is not adequate for such a large rural area and the South […]

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Fisheries must be at Heart of BREXIT Process – Hazzard

  Speaking on his return from the ‘Inequality in Fisheries’ conference at the European Parliament in Brussels, Sinn Féin MLA Chris Hazzard said that what local fishing needs is a strong voice at the heart of the Brexit negotiations fighting for the local industry. The South Down MLA said: “I was delighted to participate in the conference […]

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Watershed election a seismic shift in South Down

  Sinn Féin’s Chris Hazzard has described the outcome of Thursday’s election as “seismic” as political parties, commentators, and the local electorate reflect on a genuine “watershed moment for South Down.” With Sinead Ennis topping the poll and Chris Hazzard also elected on the first count, Sinn Féin polled more than 19,000 votes cementing its […]

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