Monthly Archives: March 2011

Clarke Calls For Dog Owners To Clean Up

South Down MLA Councillor Willie Clarke has spoken out after a number of people across the district raised concerns about the large amount of dog dirt to be found in footpaths and roads across the district. He said, “Dog fouling is both unsightly, unpleasant and a potential health hazard as…

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Ballywalter Game Fair Gets Boost From Ards Council

Ards Borough Council has helped to secure the expansion of the Ballywalter Game and Country Living Fair with a major grant. The Council has awarded its maximum premium grant of £20,000 to the 2011 Game Fair, while also sponsoring 34 other events to the tune of £46,000. The investment in…

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Ritchie Challenges Cameron Over DLA Reforms

SDLP South Down MP Margaret Ritchie has raised the issue of changes to Disability Living Allowance  which could affect cancer patients during Prime Minister’s Question Time in the House of Commons. She said, “I am concerned as are many others that  the Coalition’s plan for reform of DLA is a…

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Ritchie Says Radiation Traces Are A Reminder On Sellafield

SDLP Leader Margaret Ritchie MP said the discovery of minute traces of Japanese radiation in the Irish atmosphere is a timely reminder for all that a safety review is urgently needed at at all nuclear plants in Britain, particularly Sellafield which is built on a geological fault-line. The South Down…

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Old Time Radio Review

Review By George Fleeton The OTR (Old Time Radio) Mystery Plays could be picked up in Maginn’s of Castlewellan on March 22 but very few people tuned in. This was the third of four Liquid Lunches offered by Down Arts Centre at one of its satellite venues and the re-imagining

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De La Salle Pupils Produce Radio Ads

Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) has teamed up with Cool FM to engage with young people on the issues of deliberate fire setting and anti-social behaviour through the interactive Cool FM Media Bus. Year 10 pupils from De La Salle  took part in the interactive workshops to produce…

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Alliance Supports Green Agenda For Jobs

ALLIANCE Party Chief Whip Alderman Kieran McCarthy has said that growing the green economy and increasing the use of renewable energy are two key changes Alliance will deliver which are vital to protect the environment and create jobs in Northern Ireland. Mr McCarthy said, “Developing our green economy and increasing…

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Bailie Addresses Elderly Needs As Election Issue

SOUTH Down Sinn Féin Assembly Candidate Naomi Bailie has spoken in support of the initiative to recognise the needs’ of our older citizens during and after the election campaign. Ms Bailie said, “This is an important initiative and one which candidates really should take note of. It is well known that…

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Green Party Call For Loughinisland Road Safety Measures

THE Green Party’s candidate in the Ballynahinch Electoral Area, Mark McCormick is seeking improvements to road safety and fencing on the Loughinisland Road having been contacted by a number of concerned local people from Loughinisland. Mark McCormick said, “The fencing along the Loughinisland Lake is almost 25 years old and…

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McDonald’s Carryduff Staff Vying For Wembley Place

CREW members from McDonald’s Saintfield Road restaurant will be competing against fellow staff teams from across Northern Ireland in a unique football tournament, all vying to win the opportunity to play at the 90,000 seater Wembley Stadium. The ‘McDonald’s Cup’ comprises staff football teams from across the UK and two…

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Become A Referee – Join The IFA Course

PROGRAMME OF REFEREE BEGINNERS CLASSES 2011 VENUE DATE TIME WHITEHEAD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH HALL KINGS ROAD WHITEHEAD MONDAY APRIL 4th for six consecutive Monday evenings 19.30 – 21.30 IRISH F A OFFICES 20 WINDSOR AVENUE BELFAST BT9 6EG THURSDAY MAY 5th for four consecutive Thursday evenings 19.00 – 22.00 Cost of…

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Plans Afoot For Dunleath Park As Major Retail Centre

AT the last meeting of Down District Council on Monday evening (28th March ) before it goes into recess because of the impending local government elections on May 5th,  the issue of the future development of Dunleath Park was discussed, and Council officials revealed that there had been discussions ongoing…

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McConvey Welcomes Polling Card Move

DOWNPATRICK Sinn Féin Down District Council candidate Eamonn McConvey has welcomed the fact that polling cards are already being delivered to homes across south Down – much earlier than in previous elections. He said, “I am aware that polling cards have been already been delivered to a number of homes…

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Down Camogs League Fixtures

GAELIC GAME DOWN CAMOGIE LEAGUE FIXTURES (TUES 29th MARCH – TUES 5th APRIL)

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Down Camogs Reports

(1)  DOWN “STREAK” TO VICTORY Irish Daily Star Senior Camogie Division 2 by Angela Mulhern Down  3-10 (19)   Wexford  2-12 (18)

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