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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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Hazzard seeks environmental improvements in Loughinisland

  Local Assemblyman Chris Hazzard MLA organised a recent inter-agency walkabout in the village, with officials from the Housing Executive, Down District Council, and local community workers all exploring ways in which the appearance of the village can be improved. The Sinn Féin MLA is confident that a number of environmental improvements can be made […]

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