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O’Gribin Calls For Immediate Repair Of Leitrim Road

  Leitrim Sinn Féin Councillor Pól O’Gribin has called on the Roads Service to take immediate measures to repair a group of sizeable potholes on the Leitrim Road in the village which he says are causing a grave risk to drivers in the area. Mr.O’Gribin said, “These potholes are situated on the main road into […]

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Danske Bank Should Reconsider Decision

  Sinn Féin MLA Caitriona Ruane has said that the closure of three branches of Danske Bank in the South Down area is worrying development in the reduction of services in rural areas. Ms Ruane said, “I am disappointed that Danske Bank have announced the closure of branches Castlewellan, Kilkeel and Warrenpoint in the South […]

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Sinn Féin Congratulates Bryansford U21s

  South Down Sinn Féin MLA Chris Hazzard has congratulated the Bryansford U21 team in reaching the final of the Ulster U21s club championship. Speaking after the clubs semi-final win on Sunday, the MLA said, “I would like to congratulate Bryansford G.A.C on reaching the final of the Ulster U21s with a well fought victory […]

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Sinn Féin Welcomes Constitutional Convention Votes in Favour of Women’s Equality

The Sinn Féin delegates to the Constitutional Convention have welcomed the deliberative body’s votes in favour of bringing respect for women’s equality into the Constitution Caitriona Ruane MLA is representing the party along with Senator David Cullinane and Mary Lou McDonald TD said: “It is a very welcome result that the Convention has voted to […]

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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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