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Cllr Burns Calls for Safety Fencing

  Cllr Stephen Burns has called on Oaklee Housing to extend a fence round the perimeter of their Newcastle Road development in Castlewellan. “I have had an on-site meeting with Oaklee Housing and local residents to discuss safety concerns at the boundary of the site. “The site has been built on top of the rubble […]

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Johnston Calls On Roads Service To Adopt Roads

  Councillor Johnston pictured in Rath Cuan Heights where faulty street lighting has been an issue Sinn Fein Councillor Liam Johnston has called for urgent action by the Roads Service to adopt roads in local housing estates. The call comes following a number of incidents on un-adopted streets caused by recent adverse weather conditions, the […]

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O’Gribin Welcomes Cleaning Of Footpath

  Councillor O’Gribin pictured at the footpath in Ballyward village which was causing havoc to local residents Councillor Pól O’Gribin has welcomed the cleanup of a footpath on the Bann Road in Ballyward Village. The footpath was causing havoc to pedestrians due to a high level of moss and leaves which had accumulated.   Cllr […]

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Sinn Féin Welcome Shelter Provision in Strangford

  Councillor Mac Con Midhe at the newly erected shelter in Strangford Local Sinn Féin Councillor Éamonn Mac Con Midhe has welcomed a recently erected shelter at the ferry terminal in Strangford village. He said, “In recent months my party have been contacted by concerned parents. These parents have children at schools all across Down […]

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European Opportunities Identified for Small Business

  Sinn Féin MLA Caitriona Ruane said that it would seem the North has been asleep in comparison to the 26 Counties when it comes to drawing down EU funding. Ms Ruane said: “During the last round of European Regional Development Funding the 26 counties drew down almost €500m while the North secured just €53m. […]

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Ad Hoc Report Did Not Reflect Evidence

  Sinn Féin MLA Caitriona Ruane has said that it is unfortunate that the ad hoc committee report into the Welfare Reform Bill did not truly reflect the evidence presented to it. Mr. Ruane stated, “Sinn Féin campaigned for the ad-hoc committee to be set up due to our concerns on how the equality and […]

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Progressive Approach to Eradicating Bovine TB Welcomed

    Sinn Féin MLA Chris Hazzard, a member of the Agriculture committee has welcomed the beginning of a trial aimed at eradicating Bovine Tuberculosis from the cattle and badger population. Mr. Hazzard said, “I welcome the progressive approach taken by the Minister of Agriculture Michelle O’Neill in not only protecting the cattle population from […]

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Move to Protect Irish Potatoes Welcomed

Sinn Féin MLA Chris Hazzard has said that the moves by Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill to protect Irish potatoes from disease have to be welcomed. Mr. Hazzard said, “I would like to welcome the decision by Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill to introduce stronger checks on ware potatoes entering the North from other EU states. “At […]

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