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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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Hazzard confirms progress for Leitrim Flood Scheme

  Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard has confirmed that preliminary work is progressing on a potential Flood Defence Scheme in Leitrim village. Following flooding of the Leitrim River in recent years, the Department for Infrastructure’s River Agency have been actively exploring the possibility of an effective defence scheme. Chris Hazzard said: “A pre-feasibility report has now […]

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Chris Hazzard on the Strangford Road

Minister launches Strangford Road Traffic Review

  Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard has launched a traffic review of the Strangford / Downpatrick road following yet another road traffic collision in recent days. Stretching from Downpatrick town to the coast, the Strangford Road – which becomes the Downpatrick Road closer to the village of Strangford – has become notorious for high speed and […]

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Warrenpoint to get additional disabled parking bays

Minister Chris Hazzard has confirmed that additional disabled parking bays will be provided in Warrenpoint. Following very productive meetings with local residents and Newry, Mourne & Down Council it has been agreed to provide disabled bays in the Council owned off-street car park in the vicinity of the new crossing, and to bring forward proposals […]

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Newry / Warrenpoint Carriageway Resurfacing

    Sinn Féin Assembly Election candidate, Cllr. Sinead Ennis, has welcomed the announcement of resurfacing works due to take place on the Newry/Warrenpoint carriageway.  Minister Chris Hazzard has confirmed to Cllr Sinéad Ennis that TransportNI is aware of the poor condition of approximately 2km of the south bound carriageway between Aghnamoira Road junction to approx […]

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