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Sinn Féin welcome Mourneview estate flood relief

  Sinn Féin representatives Chris Hazzard MLA and Cllr Willie Clarke have welcomed a response by the DRD Minister Danny Kennedy regarding the issue of perennial flooding in the Mournview estate area of Newcastle. The response follows representation made by the local MLA following the most recent flooding that occurred in January of this year. […]

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Gibbons Encourages Backing for Local Mans Team

  Incoming Sinn Féin Councillor Mark Gibbons has called on the public to get behind a local athlete and the Irish Paralympics Swimming Team for the RTE sports awards on Saturday. Mr.Gibbons said: “The people of Rostrevor and indeed the wider South Down area are already immensely proud of the achievements that Laurence McGivern has […]

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Hazzard Slams “Cowardly” Health Chiefs

  Sinn Féin MLA Chris Hazzard has reacted angrily to recent developments in the South Eastern Health Trust that has seen local patients and staff left worried that vital Accident & Emergency services will be removed from the Downe Hospital. Following an emergency meeting in Down District Council this evening, the South Down MLA has […]

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Gibbons calls for vigilance following Mayobridge and Hilltown break-ins

  Sinn Féin candidate for the Crotlieve area, Mark Gibbons Sinn Féin council candidate for the Crotlieve area Mark Gibbons has called on the public to remain vigilant following a spate of home break-ins in the area. Mr.Gibbons has branded those involved in the burglaries “cowards”: “I want to condemn those responsible for the recent […]

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Sinn Féin to Host District Business Info Session

Sinn Féin to host district business info session   Sinn Féin are to roll out a business information session in coming weeks to assist local companies with getting onto government procurement lists. Chris Hazzard MLA who is hosting the event said: “This event session will give local SME’s the confidence, knowledge and practical skills to […]

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Hilltown Halloween Festival Full of Fun

Hilltown Halloween festival full of fun   Hilltown Community Group is delighted to announce another fun filled programme for Halloween. Announcing the list of events Chairperson of the group Johnny McPolin stated, “Halloween is developing into one of Ireland premier annual events and the Hilltown Halloween Féile on Thursday 31st October promises to be as […]

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ETI Committee to Visit Exploris Centre

ETI Committee to Visit Exploris Centre – Flanagan   The Assembly’s Committee for Enterprise, Trade & Investment will visit the Exploris Centre in Portaferry tomorrow (Wednesday) to discuss the proposed closure of the centre and hear from Portaferry Regeneration Ltd, NIPSA, Friends of Exploris and Ards Borough Council with regards to the potential impact of […]

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NI Water to Resolve Flooding at Hamilton’s Folly

  Photo Caption: NI WATER’S Damien McKeown, Local land owner Martin Carville & Sinn Féin Councillor Paul Gribben   Local Sinn Féin Councillor Paul Gribben has welcomed a commitment from NI Water officials to have an on-going flooding issue resolved at the Guinness based reservoir.   Hamilton’s folly which is home to the reservoir has […]

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Sinn Féin Newcastle Councillor Willie Clarke has expressed his solidarity and support with Shimna Integrated College Newcastle Staff ,Pupils and Parents as they begin the process of deep cleaning their school after a fire caused smoke damage to their premises. The fire comes at a time when Shimna Integrated College is expanding both in terms of numbers and the development of the school estate, contractors are on site at present constructing a new sports hall. Cllr Clarke said, “Shimna Integrated College is at the heart of the Newcastle community and the messages of support and offers of help have been flooding in since news of the fire became public in the early hours of this morning (Thursday). This is very heartening and no doubt will be a source of comfort for the Shimna Integrated College as they begin the process of getting the provision up and running again as soon as possible.”

Clarke seeks meeting with forest service

  Sinn Féin Cllr Willie Clarke has requested a meeting with Forest Service to discuss the possibility of leasing a section of Tipperary Wood, in Newcastle. Cllr Clarke explained: “I have met with community representatives and around 30 young BMX enthusiasts. The young people have formed themselves into a constituted group and are keen to […]

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Sinn Féin Welcomes Work to Solve Rostrevor Flooding

  Sinn Féin representatives Mark Gibbons and Caitríona Ruane MLA pictured at the St.Judes estate in Rostrevor Sinn Féin representatives Mark Gibbons and Caitríona Ruane MLA have welcomed news that work is beginning shortly to solve the issue of flooding in the Rostrevor area. Ms Ruane said the work will be a relief for residents […]

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