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Cllr Johnston Welcomes Housing Executive Schemes

  Sinn Féin Councillor Liam Johnston has welcomed work which is to be carried out across Downpatrick to improve Housing Executive properties in the area. The work will include the upgrade of windows and essential maintenance work. Mr.Johnston stated, “It is my understanding that a window replacement scheme is to be carried out in the […]

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Road Users Should Be Made Aware

  Downpatrick Sinn Féin Councillor Liam Johnston has asked motorists using the Killough Road to be aware that traffic lights which were in place in the area for some time but were not functioning are now in full working order. “The traffic lights on the Killough Road near Ballymote were installed a while ago but […]

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Councillor Clarke Upbeat About Future Of Mournes Tourism

  Newcastle Sinn Féin Councillor Willie Clarke has said he is extremely upbeat about the future of the tourist industry in South Down, Cllr Clarke was speaking after attending the Destination Mourne Tourism Management Forum meeting in the Canal Court Hotel, Newry, on Wednesday 20th February. Cllr Clarke stated, “I am very encouraged by the […]

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Kearney Addresses Poor Driving Conditions in Ballyholland

  Ballyholland Councillor Peter Kearney has addressed the concerns of local residents and motorists alike regarding the poor driving conditions on the Ballyholland Road. “Due to recent bouts of frosty weather over the past few weeks the Ballyholland Road had become frozen in parts and as a result, obviously quite dangerous to drive on. Being […]

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Welcome For Relaxation Of Standstill Rule

  Sinn Féin MLA Chris Hazzard has said that the decision to relax the six day standstill rule is a sensible decision that will be welcomed by farmers. Mr. Hazzard said, “The six day standstill rule within livestock was introduced at a time when spreadable diseases need to be tackled and was a practical precaution. […]

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New Cultural Centre Gaelaras Mhic Ardghail Welcomed

  Sinn Féin MLA Caitriona Ruane has said that the new cultural centre Gaelaras Mhic Ardghail will serve the people of South Down with a rich diversity of Irish culture. Speaking at the opening Ms. Ruane said, “I would encourage everyone whether they are Irish language enthusiasts or not to pay a visit to the […]

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Hazzard Welcomes Investment in Downpatrick Nurture Unit

  South Down MLA Chris Hazzard has welcomed the news that St Colmcille’s PS in Downpatrick will benefit from much needed investment towards their nurture unit. Such a unit caters for those children in the school who require help in addressing barriers to learning arising from social, emotional or behavioural difficulties. The Sinn Féin Education […]

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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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