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Billions Rising Event Raises Awareness on Domestic Violence

  Sinn Féin MLA Caitriona Ruane has said that the ‘Billion Rising’ event on St Valentines Day in Stormont highlighted the fact that domestic violence especially against women was a serious problem in Ireland. Ms. Ruane said, “I was particularly delighted to take part in a flash mob routine at Stormont in order to highlight […]

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Sinn Féin Working to Protect Fishing Industry

Sinn Féin MLA Chris Hazzard has congratulated MEP Martina Anderson in amending the report on the Common Fishing Policy in order to secure the fishing quotas for the Irish fishing fleet.   Mr. Hazzard stated,   “There has been genuine concern in the Irish fishing community that European Union quotas are being constantly cut so […]

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DARD Mapping System Updating Extension Welcomed

  Sinn Féin Councillor Sean Doran has welcomed the ongoing progress made by DARD in updating their mapping database which he says farmers in the Mournes will benefit from. Mr.Doran said, “In December DARD commenced the process of issuing the new Land Parcel Identification System (LPIS) maps to farmers who submitted a Single Farm Payment […]

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Flooding at Benagh Road Needs Addressing

  South Down Sinn Féin MLA Caitriona Ruane has contacted the Department of Regional Development to express concerns of residents of Mayobridge over flooding on the Benagh Road. As a result of this contact, the Rivers Agency agreed to pump the affected area as soon as possible and to further investigate the cause of the […]

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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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