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Hazzard welcomes support for IME Expansion in East Down

        South Down MLA Chris Hazzard has welcomed a commitment from Education Minister John O’Dowd that the growth in parental demand for Irish Medium Education in east Down will be supported by the Education authorities. Mr Hazzard said: “I had written to the Minister to seek assurances that the continued growth of the […]

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Burns welcomes ‘Keep Clear’ signage

    Sinn Féin Councillor Stephen Burns has welcomed the completion of ‘Keep Clear’ signage on the Dublin Road, Castlewellan. Councillor Burns said the signage would hopefully aid in clearing congestion around school hours:   “I contacted the Roads Service some time ago requesting that they put in place some sort of measure outside of […]

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Women must have equal opportunities – Ennis

    Sinn Féin Councillor Sinéad Ennis has said women must have equal opportunities and access to their chosen career paths.   Commenting on the issue, Cllr Ennis said:   “Unfortunately despite all the laws to stop discrimination against women in the workplace, women still face many barriers in their chosen career paths due to gender […]

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Game of Thrones landscape blighted by dumping

        Sinn Féin candidate in the Crotlieve area Mark Gibbons has said it is extremely disappointing  that an area of Rostrevor used for filming by the hit tv series ‘Game Of Thrones’ has once again been subject to illegal dumping.   Speaking on the issue, Mr.Gibbons said:   “Leitrim Lodge, the area […]

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Sinn Féin lend support in Home Start Funding Crisis

      Sinn Féin MLA Chris Hazzard has written to Health Minister Edwin Poots and Finance Minister Simon Hamilton, lending his support to Home Start in Down District’s campaign to secure slippage funding from the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety.   Mr.Hazzard said:   “I recently received representation from Home Start […]

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Donard Demesne drainage solution needed – Clarke

    Sinn Féin councillor Willie Clarke, has had meetings with Roads Service officials to discuss  improvements to the drainage system close to All Children’s Integrated School, King Street Newcastle. Cllr Clarke said: ” I have noticed the continuing problem of drains that have been blocked for some time which causes flooding in times of […]

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