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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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Sinn Féin welcome Hilltown estate improvements

  Sinn Féin representative Mark Gibbons pictured at the Lodge Meadow Development, Hilltown   Sinn Féin Crotlieve spokesperson Mark Gibbons has welcomed work carried out by the Roads Service to improve pedestrian safety in the Lodge Meadow development, Hilltown. Mr. Gibbons said: “My party colleague, Cllr Mick Murphy, had written to Roads Service requesting a […]

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Burns calls for Annsborough car park resurfacing

  Cllr Stephen Burns pictured in front of the car park which he says is dangerously uneven.   Castlewellan Sinn Féin councillor Stephen Burns has called for the immediate resurfacing of a car park in Annsborough. Cllr Burns said: “This car park is right next to the brand new play park that was built and […]

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Burns welcomes Claremont Court resurfacing

  Cllr Burns pictured at the new resurfacing in Claremont Court   Sinn Féin councillor Stephen Burns has welcomed resurfacing which has been carried out in the Claremont Court area of Castlewellan. Cllr Burns said: “I want to welcome the work Roads Service have carried out to resurface the Claremont Court area following my request […]

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Sinn Féin condemn Killough Graffiti

Sinn Féin condemn Killough Graffiti   Local Sinn Féin Councillor Éamonn Mac Con Midhe has said that graffiti painted over walls at Killough is unacceptable and degrades the village. The writing which appeared over the past few days is spread across the two walls at the S-Bends between Ardglass and Killough village. The area had […]

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Sinn Féin Welcome £230k Road Improvements for Ballynahinch

    South Down Sinn Féins Chris Hazzard MLA has welcomed news that £230,000 will be spent on a much needed re-surfacing scheme for Ballynahinch. The scheme which will see a 450 metre stretch of the A24 Belfast Road re-surfaced will begin on Friday October 25th with work expected to be completed by Monday November 4th. […]

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MEP to Host Fishing Community Breakfast Meeting

  Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson is hosting a Breakfast Meeting in Newcastle this month in order to engage further with the local fishing community in South Down. Ms.Anderson explained: “As MEP one of the most important communities I represent in the European Parliament is the fishing community. “With the imposition of quotas from Europe, […]

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