• Carillion Collapse Needs Clarity Says Armstrong

    Alliance Strangford MLA Kellie Armstrong has called for clarity after the construction firm Carillion announced it was going to be liquidated. The company, which employs up to 500 people in Northern Ireland, has three major contracts with the Housing Executive for home maintenance and gas installation in North Down, Strangford,…

    Read More: Carillion Collapse Needs Clarity Says Armstrong Monday, January 15th, 2018

    Three Arrested Following Killyleagh Shooting

    Police have reported that a shooting in Killyleagh in the early hours of Sunday morning could have had tragic consequences. Down News understands that a man had kicked a door in the Castleview area of the town and then proceeded to kick other doors. He and another man were confronted…

    Read More: Three Arrested Following Killyleagh Shooting Monday, January 15th, 2018

    McGrath Calls For Review Of PIP System

    South Down SDLP MLA McGrath has met with Directors from the Department of Communities who have responsibility for PIP (Personal Independence PIP, which is facing significant roll-out issues in Northern Ireland. Colin McGrath said: “My office has been inundated with people who are very fearful of the transition from DLA…

    Read More: McGrath Calls For Review Of PIP System Saturday, January 13th, 2018

    King Scallop Row Breaks Out At IOM

    The Isle of Man fisheries authorities have recently revised their king scallop fishing regualtions in order to maintain a sustainable fishery. However, Scottish fishermen mainly from ports in Galloway have complained bitterly that the the new catch recording arrangements are unreasonable. There are over twenty vessels from Northern Ireland ports…

    Read More: King Scallop Row Breaks Out At IOM Saturday, January 13th, 2018

    Appeal For Support For The Lúnasa Festival

    Become Part Of Lúnasa Festival – The Fastest Growing Grass-Roots Festival In South Armagh Over the last three years the annual Ring of Gullion Lúnasa Festival has gone from strength to strength. Coordinated by the Ring of Gullion Landscape Partnership Scheme (RoGLPS) it has worked closely with a huge range…

    Read More: Appeal For Support For The Lúnasa Festival Saturday, January 13th, 2018

    Slieve Gullion Credit Union Backs Red Squirrels

    A credit union has branched out and supported local squirrels in the Ring of Gullion.   Newry Mourne and Down District Council and the Ring of Gullion Partnership, as members of the Ring of Gullion and Cooley Red Squirrel Group, would like to thank Slieve Gullion Credit Union in Forkhill for…

    Read More: Slieve Gullion Credit Union Backs Red Squirrels Saturday, January 13th, 2018

    PHA Say Stay Well During Cold and Flu Season

    With flu levels having risen in recent weeks and many of us experiencing coughs and colds, the Public Health Agency (PHA) is offering some simple advice to us get through winter and reminding everyone that hand hygiene and self-care are essential when preventing and managing colds and flu. Dr Lucy…

    Read More: PHA Say Stay Well During Cold and Flu Season Thursday, January 11th, 2018

  • Former Sinn Féin Councillor Frank McDowell Dies

    Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD has extended his “deepest condolences and solidarity” to the family of former Sinn Féin Down Councillor Frank McDowell who has passed away. Gerry Adams said: “I have known Frank McDowell for many years. He was a long-standing and committed member of Sinn Féin and an…

    Read More: Former Sinn Féin Councillor Frank McDowell Dies Thursday, January 11th, 2018

    Beware Of Ghost Brokers Scamming Drivers

    Unscrupulous ghost insurance brokers are offering cut price policies which are far from legal according to BLM, leading insurance risk and commercial law specialist. The latest fraud to hit motorists sees ghost brokers lure victims through online advertisements, offering fraudulent policies around 15 per cent cheaper than those offered by…

    Read More: Beware Of Ghost Brokers Scamming Drivers Thursday, January 11th, 2018

    Wells Calls For Resignation Of Patrick Brown

    Councillor Patrick Brown is in the eye of a storm following a conviction last July for drink driving. Councillors are expected to comply with the statutory Code of Conduct which applies to all councillors in Northern Ireland, and DUP South Down MLA Jim Wells has, following a recent article in…

    Read More: Wells Calls For Resignation Of Patrick Brown Friday, January 5th, 2018

    Musgrave Invests £17million In Food Image Range

    County Down company Willowbrook Foods is just one of the quality producers who have helped Musgrave create their incredible own-brand, Fresh For You range of products. “To date, the company has spent £17m developing their Fresh for You range which is available in leading convenience retailers SuperValu, Centra and Mace,”…

    Read More: Musgrave Invests £17million In Food Image Range Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

    First Recruits Join Phoenix Apprenticeship Scheme

    Local apprentices, Joe Dobson (20) from Castlewellan, Jonathan Gough (20) and Martin Logue (24) from Downpatrick are the first new recruits to take up a full-time gas engineering apprenticeship with Phoenix Natural Gas as the company extends its network into 13 new towns in County Down. Phoenix Energy Services employed…

    Read More: First Recruits Join Phoenix Apprenticeship Scheme Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

    Road Improvements In County Down

    £252,000 resurfacing scheme on Hospital Road, Newry.A £252,000 carriageway resurfacing scheme on Hospital Road, Newry will commence on Monday 8 January 2018. The scheme will deliver significant improvements to both the structural integrity and surface of the road. Work is expected to take approximately 8 weeks to complete. The resurfacing…

    Read More: Road Improvements In County Down Sunday, December 31st, 2017

    Big Demand On Urgent Care Services Over Christmas 

    Joint Statement from the Health and Social Care Board and Public Health Agency. The Christmas period is always a busy time for emergency health care services and this year is no exception. The Health and Social Care Board and Public Health Agency are asking people to use hospital Emergency Departments…

    Read More: Big Demand On Urgent Care Services Over Christmas  Sunday, December 31st, 2017