• Celebrate International Women’s Day At Down County Museum

    Down County Museum is planning a unique event for International Women’s Day with a living art installation that local people can be part of. The Museum is inviting local groups, schools and individuals to wear a ‘convict bonnet’ and be part of a crowd photograph to commemorate and reflect on…

    Read More: Celebrate International Women’s Day At Down County Museum Saturday, February 25th, 2017

    First Trust Bank In Downpatrick To Close

    The First Trust is to close around half of its branches around Northern Ireland following a major review of its business forecast. And four will be closing in County Down outside Belfast. On 30 June, Warrenpoint and Newtownards branches will close, Downpatrick on 28 July followed by Banbridge on 4…

    Read More: First Trust Bank In Downpatrick To Close Friday, February 24th, 2017

    Alliance Hope To Win A South Down Seat

    Alliance can win a seat in the coming Thursday March 2 election. That is the verdict of Alliance candidate Patrick Brown who maintains a very positive outlook for his hopes in South Down. Speaking to Down News, Rowallene Councillor Patrick Brown said: “I’m certain of it. The response we’ve been…

    Read More: Alliance Hope To Win A South Down Seat Friday, February 24th, 2017

    Step Into Spring This March With NI Water

    It’s time to ‘flow’ to Silent Valley again, as NI Water marks its’ tenth anniversary. In co-operation with Newry Mourne and Down District Council and the Mourne Mountains Landscape Partnership, NI Water will be hosting the latest of our famous family fun days at the beautiful Silent Valley Mountain Park…

    Read More: Step Into Spring This March With NI Water Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

    Community And Funding Updates

    Council Financial Assistance Call Opens 27 February to 31st March 2017 The Newry Mourne and Down District Council Financial Assistance call opens on Monday 27 February and closes at 4 pm on Friday 31 March 2017. Application forms are available from the Council website: www.newrymournedown.org The Council is hosting three…

    Read More: Community And Funding Updates Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

    Patrick Clarke Backs Narrow Water Bridge

    Independent South Down candidate Patrick Clarke has called on both Chris Hazzard, the Department of Infrastructure Minister in the North, and Shane Ross, Minister for Transport Tourism and Sport in the ROI, to work over the coming months to prioritise and put in place a financially feasible and preferred option…

    Read More: Patrick Clarke Backs Narrow Water Bridge Sunday, February 19th, 2017

    Food Producers Eye Up £30,000 Marketing Prize

    Food producers have until 3 March to submit entries for the Belfast City Airport competition in partnership with Food NI and Newry Mourne and Down District Council. Food and drink producers in Newcastle have less than three weeks to enter a competition which is offering a staggering prize of £30,000…

    Read More: Food Producers Eye Up £30,000 Marketing Prize Sunday, February 19th, 2017

  • Benton Welcomes Record High Employment Across UK

    Scott Benton, the Conservative Assembly Candidate for Strangford in the March 2 Assembly election, has welcomed the news that employment across the UK has reached its highest rate since records began, and that unemployment remains at its lowest level for eleven years – down over 900,000 since 2010. He said:…

    Read More: Benton Welcomes Record High Employment Across UK Sunday, February 19th, 2017

    Irish Speakers Call For Irish Language Act

    Hundreds of people, families and local Irish-language students gathered outside Newry town hall  (Saturday 18 February) as part of a public demonstration calling for an Irish Language Act. The event, organised by Irish Language movement An Dream Dearg, an open and inclusive campaign for all, came to Newry to call…

    Read More: Irish Speakers Call For Irish Language Act Sunday, February 19th, 2017

    PCSP Launch Community Safety Wardens With NIHE

    The NI Housing Executive has helped fund a new community safety initiative which has provided Community Safety Wardens operating across the Newry Mourne and Down District. Launched in December last year, the Community Safety Warden programme, managed by the Newry Mourne and Down Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP), aims…

    Read More: PCSP Launch Community Safety Wardens With NIHE Saturday, February 18th, 2017

    Alliance Candidate Brown Seeks Stormont Seat

    Patrick Brown, a Sheffield University international studies graduate was a surprise candidate in the last Newry Mourne and Down District election picking up his first major political scalp by winning a seat for the Alliance Party in the Rowallene Constituency. And the big question on many lips in the run…

    Read More: Alliance Candidate Brown Seeks Stormont Seat Saturday, February 18th, 2017

    McGreevy Calls For Open Discussion On Suicide

    In 2015 three hundred and eighteen people died by suicide. “This is the highest number of deaths ever recorded here in Northern Ireland,” writes Pat McGreevy. “The Health Minister Michelle O`Neill recently said that the suicide figures in Northern Ireland are ‘stable’ but perhaps that should be read as ‘consistently…

    Read More: McGreevy Calls For Open Discussion On Suicide Saturday, February 18th, 2017

    Greenways Plan For Walking And Cycle Routes

    Newry Mourne and Down District Council has been successful in securing funding from the Department of Infrastructure to produce three feasibility studies to assess the potential of developing three Greenways within the Council area providing new walking and cycling routes. The three Greenways to be developed are: *  Downpatrick to…

    Read More: Greenways Plan For Walking And Cycle Routes Thursday, February 16th, 2017

    Vote For Old Holmer As Euro Tree Of The Year

    Old ‘Holmer’ makes public plea for votes in the European Tree of the Year A tree in Northern Ireland, which has been nicknamed ‘The Holmer’, is in with a chance of winning the European Tree of the Year award in a voting competition which is seeing people from right across Europe…

    Read More: Vote For Old Holmer As Euro Tree Of The Year Thursday, February 16th, 2017