• Hazzard Commends Minister On Fisheries Progress

    South Down MLA Chris Hazzard (Sinn Féin) met with Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill this week to discuss the work of the Fisheries Taskforce and the upcoming relocation of the Fisheries Office to Downpatrick in June this summer. Following the rough weather at sea last year and the subsequent hardship experienced…

    Read More: Hazzard Commends Minister On Fisheries Progress Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

    New Cervical Cancer Screening Video Shows Women What To Expect

    European Cervical Cancer Prevention Week runs from 25-31 January and the Public Health Agency (PHA) has produced a new video that shows women what to expect when they attend for a smear test. Dr Tracy Owen, Quality Assurance Director for the Northern Ireland Cervical Screening Programme at the PHA, said:…

    Read More: New Cervical Cancer Screening Video Shows Women What To Expect Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

    Greencastle Residents Angry After DOE Minister Approves Ferry Plans

    Residents in Greencastle, County Down, are deeply disappointed that the DOE Minister has finally approved a planning application for a ferry terminal to be built in Greencastle linking a service to Greenore in County Louth. The Greencastle Area Residents Group have fought tooth and nail against the planning application and…

    Read More: Greencastle Residents Angry After DOE Minister Approves Ferry Plans Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

    Police Search Operation Held In Meadowlands Area

    Downpatrick  neighbourhood officers carried out a planned search operation in the Meadowlands area of Downpatrick last week, working on conjunction with a number of partner agencies. On Wednesday 21 January, local officers, supported by officers from the PSNI’s Tactical Support Group, fraud investigators from the Organised Fraud Unit and representatives…

    Read More: Police Search Operation Held In Meadowlands Area Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

    Kilmore And Annacloy To Get £2million WWtW Scheme

    Regional Development Minister Danny Kennedy has announced that a £2m project has got underway to improve wastewater treatment in Kilmore and Annacloy, County Down. As part of the major investment, NI Water is converting the existing wastewater treatment works (WwTW) in Kilmore to a pumping station (PS); laying a new…

    Read More: Kilmore And Annacloy To Get £2million WWtW Scheme Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

    Exciting Multi Sport Opportunity For Young People Announced

    Down Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) have launched their five week Saturday Night Sports Mixer. This Programme will take place every Saturday night from 31 January to 28 February 2015. The programme aims to give up to 90 young people aged 11 to 15 years from Darragh Cross, Crossgar, Clough,…

    Read More: Exciting Multi Sport Opportunity For Young People Announced Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

    Ballylough Fishery Near Castlwellan Develops New £11,950 Facilities

    Speaking after visiting Ballylough lake, a trout fishery near Castlewellan, to see first-hand the work undertaken by its members, South Down MP Margaret Ritchie said: “I was delighted to assist Castlewellan and Annsborough Angling Club in bringing forward this project to assist with the development of angling facilities for local and…

    Read More: Ballylough Fishery Near Castlwellan Develops New £11,950 Facilities Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

  • Wells Says Health Report Presents Opportunity To Transform Health Service To Be A World Leader

    Health Minister Jim Wells has published Sir Liam Donaldson’s report which examines the governance arrangements for ensuring the quality of health and social care provision in Northern Ireland. Speaking in the Assembly today the Minister said: “This report states that our health system “is likely to be no more or…

    Read More: Wells Says Health Report Presents Opportunity To Transform Health Service To Be A World Leader Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

    Wireless Mystery Theatre Brings Sherlock Holmes To Life In Down Arts Centre

    Wireless Mystery Theatre, the company that brought us The Down Chorus, makes a welcome return to Downpatrick and Down Arts Centre with their new production, Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic adventure The Hound of the Baskervilles, on Sunday 1 February at 8pm. “That which is clearly known hath less terror than…

    Read More: Wireless Mystery Theatre Brings Sherlock Holmes To Life In Down Arts Centre Monday, January 26th, 2015

    Praise For Public Realm Scheme Launched In Portaferry

    Portaferry Community Collective Ltd (PCCL) in partnership with Ards Borough Council held the Launch of the completion of a programme of Public Realm Works. The event on Thursday 22 January 2015 was very well attended by local people, members of PCCL and different groups within the town. Also present was the…

    Read More: Praise For Public Realm Scheme Launched In Portaferry Monday, January 26th, 2015

    Politicians Saddened By Tragic Deaths In Newcastle

    Local politicians have expressed their deepest sympathies following the tragic deaths of Nan and Francie O’Reilly in Newcastle. South Down SDLP MLA Seán Rogers has spoken out following the funerals of the couple who died at Bonny’s Caravan Park in Newcastle last Wednesday from suspected carbon monoxide poisoning. Mr Rogers…

    Read More: Politicians Saddened By Tragic Deaths In Newcastle Monday, January 26th, 2015

    TV Cleric Launches Community Shares For Woodland Burial Site In Lecale

    Down to Earth NI, a new community-led, environmentally aware burial project launched a share offer today in what it is hoped will become Northern Ireland’s first woodland burial site in the Lecale area of County Down. Keynote speaker, Peter Owen-Jones, famous for bringing the successful BBC Around the World in…

    Read More: TV Cleric Launches Community Shares For Woodland Burial Site In Lecale Monday, January 26th, 2015

    Action needed To End Fuel Laundering Says Adams

    Following the discovery of 40,000 litres of fuel sludge at Drumad, County Louth, the Sinn Féin Louth TD Gerry Adams has condemned the criminal gangs involved in the cross-border fuel laundering scam and has said that “The only effective means of closing down this illegal activity is to end the…

    Read More: Action needed To End Fuel Laundering Says Adams Monday, January 26th, 2015

    36 Club To Continue Sponsorship Drive Into 2015

    The 36 Club are now looking for prospective candidates to receive part sponsorship for the up-and-coming 2015 Road Racing season after the Club decided last week to continue in supporting the sport which has brought them much success and pleasure in recent years. The Club which was formally better known…

    Read More: 36 Club To Continue Sponsorship Drive Into 2015 Sunday, January 25th, 2015

Archives By Month: