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Hazzard Critical of Lack of Beds at Downe

      A local Sinn Féín MLA has slammed the South Eastern Trust for not providing the Downe Hospital with an adequate number of beds.   Following the implementation of early closures at both the Downe and Lagan Valley Hospital Accident and emergency units, the trust introduced 6 additional beds for the Lagan Valley […]

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People’s Millions now open for applications – Ruane

    Sinn Féin MLA Caitriona Ruane has encouraged community groups, health bodies, and other organisations to apply for this years People’s Millions which opened this week.   Ms. Ruane said,   “People’s Millions is run by the Big Lottery in conjunction with ITV to benefit health groups, schools and other community projects.   “The […]

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Gibbons expresses concern at landslide possibility

  Sinn Féin local election candidate for the Crotlieve area, Mark Gibbons has expressed concern regarding the possibility of a landslide on the A2 Rostrevor to Killowen Road.   Mr.Gibbons commented:   “A number of local people have raised their concerns with me about the looseness of the land close to the road, and there […]

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Sinn Féin welcome progress on Inadvertent Roaming Charges

      Sinn Féin MLA Chris Hazzard has welcomed news from Ofcom that following recent campaigning by himself and Newry & Mourne Cllr Mickey Ruane, various mobile phone companies have started to implement changes to their tariffs to accommodate South Down customers.   Speaking at Stormont following an update from Ofcom, the South Down […]

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Ennis welcomes investment in local schools

        Sinn Féin councillor Sinéad Ennis has welcomed the announcement of further investment by education Minister John O’Dowd into schools in the Newry and Mourne area. Cllr Ennis said it was a further indication of Sinn Féin’s commitment to investing in the Education Sector throughout South Down: “It is excellent news that […]

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Welcome for COIN inititaive

Sinn Féin MLA Caitriona Ruane has said that the new website COIN (Career Opportunities in Newry) will be a helpful tool in allowing school leavers in the Newry and Mourne access employment opportunities. Speaking after attending the launch of the website Ms. Ruane said, “This is good initiative that follows on from an original site […]

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Sinn Féin Congratulate An Rith 2014 Organisers

      Sinn Féin have congratulated the organisers of Rith 2014, saying the run was greatly successfully in the promotion of the Irish language. A number of elected representatives from South Down Sinn Féin attended and ran in An Rith as it passed through local towns and villages. Sinn Féin MLA Caitriona Ruane was […]

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Ó Gribín welcomes Drumnaquoile Road flood relief

        Sinn Féin Councillor Pól Ó Gribin has welcomed a commitment by Roads Service to unblock gullies on the Drumnaquoile Road, Drumaroad, which were causing flooding to local residents.   Cllr Ó Gribín commented:   “I was contacted by a number of local residents who expressed to me their concern at the […]

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Clarke welcomes Mourne View footpath resurfacing

        Sinn Féin Councillor Willie Clarke has welcomed the replacement of cracked  flagstones with new surfacing on footpaths in Mourne View estate Newcastle  and has said the work is long overdue.It’s great to see the footpath repair work in Mourne View Estate finally take place, the poor condition of the footpaths was […]

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