• Northern Ireland Fishing Industry Celebrated In Film

    A new documentary-style film, which takes a look inside the Northern Irish Seafood industry, is coming to a port near you. From the fishermen who toil to bring home fantastic fresh seafood and the shellfish farmers who grow it; to the auctioneers, seafood processors, fishmongers and fish friers, this new…

    Read More: Northern Ireland Fishing Industry Celebrated In Film Friday, April 17th, 2015

    Ritchie And Hazzard Call For Action Over Ardglass Trawler That Netted A Submarine

    Following the incident in the Irish Sea 12-milies off the County Down coast when the Karen, a 60-foot Ardglass prawn trawler was dragged backwards by a submarine, here has been a political outcry with local representatives demanding justice and opennesss, and a speedy inquiry to establish the facts of what…

    Read More: Ritchie And Hazzard Call For Action Over Ardglass Trawler That Netted A Submarine Thursday, April 16th, 2015

    NIIRTA Launches Thirty Point Policy Plan For New Parliament

    At a working lunch for business leaders and senior candidates from the five main parties, the Northern Ireland Independent Retail Trade Association (NIIRTA) has launched a thirty-point economic plan for Northern Ireland’s MP’s and the new Parliament. Retail First sets out wider policy priorities, which for the most part, are…

    Read More: NIIRTA Launches Thirty Point Policy Plan For New Parliament Thursday, April 16th, 2015

    Now You See Them and Now You Don’t… Ards SDLP Candidate Posters Removed

    Strangford SDLP candidate and Ards and North Down Councillor Joe Boyle has expressed his disappointment on having his election posters removed from the harbour area in Portavogie. Mr Boyle said: “I was contacted by Portavogie people with reference to this incident, whereby they were annoyed at this having happened in their…

    Read More: Now You See Them and Now You Don’t… Ards SDLP Candidate Posters Removed Thursday, April 16th, 2015

    Ardglass Trawler Almost Pulled Under By A Submarine

    An Ardglass prawn trawler almost sank when it snagged a submarine a few miles from the County Down coast north of the fishing port. Just after 4pm, slipper Paul Murphy of the Karen, a 60-foot wooden hulled trawler, was making his second tow for the day and conditions were quite…

    Read More: Ardglass Trawler Almost Pulled Under By A Submarine Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

    Exciting Young Traditional Musicians To Play Down Arts Centre

    Belfast based Réalta are now a mainstay of the Irish music scene with their lively, exciting and unique approach to traditional music. They will make their first appearance at Down Arts Centre on Sunday 26 April at 8pm. Reared on a staple diet of The Bothy Band, Planxty and other…

    Read More: Exciting Young Traditional Musicians To Play Down Arts Centre Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

    Drumaness Ladies Raise A Grand For Downpatrick PIPS From Jimmy’s 10K Run

    PIPS Downpatrick have received a cheque for £1073 from three runners in the Jimmy’s 10K road run which took place in March. First time runners in a mini-marathon, Drumaness ladies Kim Harris, Eimear Cowan and Angela Morrison came back over the finishing line exhausted but exhilarated. Kim said: “Although we…

    Read More: Drumaness Ladies Raise A Grand For Downpatrick PIPS From Jimmy’s 10K Run Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

  • Ritchie And Hazzard Call For Health Improvements In South Down

    Westminster candidates have called for significant improvements to the health system in South Down. Both Margaret Ritchie and Chris Hazzard, are demanding better health services in the constituency. South Down MP Margaret Ritchie and SDLP Westminster candidate has addressed health in the run up to the 7 May election. She…

    Read More: Ritchie And Hazzard Call For Health Improvements In South Down Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

    Hazzard To Host Save Downe Campaign At Stormont

    Sinn Féin MLA Chris Hazzard has said he is delighted that the campaign to Save the Downe Hospital will this month launch an initiative at Parliament Buildings in Stormont. The South Down MLA has sponsored the event and has welcomed everyone to attend at lunchtime on Tuesday 21 April. Mr…

    Read More: Hazzard To Host Save Downe Campaign At Stormont Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

    Shannon Calls For Action On Coastal Erosion In Ards

    Jim Shannon, MP for Strangford, speaking at the Public Meeting held in the Community House in Ballyhalbert, said that it is beyond time for the issue of Coastal Erosion to have a strategic plan put in place and better coordination between government departments. Erosion hotspots are appearing around the County…

    Read More: Shannon Calls For Action On Coastal Erosion In Ards Monday, April 13th, 2015

    Ritchie Calls For VAT Cut To Boost South Down Tourism

    SDLP siting Westminster candidate for South Down Margaret Ritchie has hit the election trail following her lodgement of her election registration papers at the Banbridge Electoral Office. In addressing a key economic development issue, Ms Ritchie promised that the SDLP will make securing a VAT cut to boost the local…

    Read More: Ritchie Calls For VAT Cut To Boost South Down Tourism Monday, April 13th, 2015

    Hazzard Says Sinn Féin Has Sound Policies In Education

    Sinn Féin MLA Chris Hazzard has said his party is committed to protecting frontline public services. “All Sinn Féin ministers make decisions based on protecting the most vulnerable and creating greater equality,” said the South Down Westminister Sinn Féin candidate. “Despite Margaret Ritchie’s claims the statistics have shown that Sinn Féin’s…

    Read More: Hazzard Says Sinn Féin Has Sound Policies In Education Monday, April 13th, 2015

    Row Brews Over Council Chair Wearing Chain Of Office At Republican 1916 Commemoration

    A storm is brewing over the Chairperson of Newry Mourne and Down District Council wearing her chain of office at a Republican celebration on Easter Sunday. Former Down District Council Chairman Councillor Billy Walker has expressed his anger at the new Chairperson of Newry Mourne and Down District Council wearing…

    Read More: Row Brews Over Council Chair Wearing Chain Of Office At Republican 1916 Commemoration Monday, April 13th, 2015

    Join Your Friends For Charity Brunch In Dromore

    Friends of the Cancer Centre’s Dromore Fundraising Group are holding their annual brunch to raise vital funds for local charity, Friends of the Cancer Centre. The group’s annual brunch will be held from 11am on Friday, 17 April at the First Presbyterian Non-Subscribing Church in Dromore. The group are calling…

    Read More: Join Your Friends For Charity Brunch In Dromore Saturday, April 11th, 2015

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