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MEP Visits Narrow Water Bridge site

Sinn Féin MLA Caitriona Ruane has said that she welcomed the commitment from MEP Martina Anderson to see the Narrow Water Bridge project completed. Ms. Ruane said, “I accompanied Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson to a visit to the Narrow Water Bridge site along with members of the local chambers of commerce. “Martina gave a […]

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MEP Meets Hilltown Older Peoples Group

Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson has said she was impressed with the Hilltown older peoples group and their programme of events to deliver a healthier lifestyle. Ms. Anderson said, “I was pleased to be able to visit and meet with the Hilltown pensioner group and see how the group has empowered our older citizens to […]

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Drainage on the Tullyframe Road to be upgraded

Councillor Sean Doran has commented on the outdated drainage system on the Tullyframe Road Kilkeel. “After meeting with road services and land owners on the Tullyframe Road Kilkeel I welcome the decision by the road services to upgrade the outdated and inadequate drainage system. Severe flooding occurs on the Tullyframe Road which is on of […]

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MLA to Attend Young Scientist Award

Sinn Féin MLA Caitriona Ruane has said that she is looking forward to attending the Young Scientist Awards in Dublin this weekend. Ms. Ruane said, “The Young Scientist Awards are held annually to acknowledge the work of schools and students through the medium of scientific endeavour. “Science is an important subject with huge technological leaps […]

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Ulster Tennis meeting productive

Sinn Féin MLA Caitriona Ruane has welcomed the meeting with representatives of Ulster Tennis to discuss the promotion of the sport across the North. Ms. Ruane, a former Irish international tennis player, stated, “Tennis is a great way to keep active and fit and is a high profile sport yet we need to develop more […]

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Lowest figures of road deaths in North

Sinn Féin South Down MLA Caitriona Ruane has welcomed the news that the number of deaths on the roads in the North in 2012 was the lowest since records began. 48 people died in road crashes on roads in the North during 2012 , compared to 59 people who died in 2011. Ms Ruane said […]

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Hazzard holds talks with Minister regarding professionalising Fishing Industry

South Down Assemblyman Chris Hazzard has begun talks with DARD Minister Michelle O’Neill regarding the provision of professional skills and training for those involved in the local fishing industry. The Sinn Féin MLA, who sits on the Agriculture Committee at Stormont, has been working for a few months now on establishing new professional training opportunities […]

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Drumaness walkways require urgent attention

South Down MLA Chris Hazzard has raised the issue of poorly maintained walkways in Drumaness with local agencies and says that he expects “a quick and effective response.” The local Assemblyman said: “I have contacted Down District Council, the Housing Executive, and the Roads Service this week to relay the frustration that local people are […]

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