Monthly Archives: April 2011

Sharvin Calls For Additional Killough Social Housing

SDLP Council candidate Gareth Sharvin has made representations to the Department of Social Development regarding the shortfall in social housing in Killough. Mr Sharvin said,  “I have been approached by a number of people living in the Killough area who are interested in social housing. Killough is a lovely peaceful village…

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Ardglass Face Stiff Orangefield Opposition

NAFL Divsion 1b Ardglass 2  Orangefield  2 With only five minutes into the league game, Orangefield’s Chris Hanvey had an opportunity not far from the front of the Ardglass goal but keeper Armstrong squashed his hopes. Orangefield were doing most of the early attacking but it was not long before…

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McCormick Says Local Interests Could Be Key To Kickstarting Tourist Economy

THE Green Party Candidate for the Ballynahinch Electoral Area, Mark McCormick, has said that more work needs to be done to attract visitors to the Down District area. Mark McCormick said, “Virtually all tourism in the UK and Ireland is at least partly motivated by natural or cultural heritage. We have so…

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Political Profile: Alliance Council Candidate Patrick Clarke

AS  polling day for the Down District Council election creeps rapidly ahead, Alliance candidate for the Newcastle area, Patrick Clarke, is putting the finishing touches to his extensive canvass of the area. Patrick is very well known within the Dundrum and Newcastle area and is now living in Dundrum village…

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Doran Says Ballymartin Is Forgotten Village

SPEAKING  after a recent canvas of Ballymartin, Sinn Féin’s Council candidate in the Mournes, Sean Doran has said that if elected, one of his priorities would be to campaign for additional resources for the village. He added,  “While I accompanied my party colleague Councillor Willie Clarke in an extensive canvas…

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McCormick Says New Faces On Council Needed

MARK McCormick, Green Party candidate for the Ballynahinch Electoral Area, believes that the strong feeling of apathy towards local politics and local councillors is a signal as to why new faces are needed to bring back confidence in Down District Council. He added, “My campaign team and I have carried…

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Burns Concerned At Speeding In Clanvaraghan

SINN Féin Assembly candidate Councillor Willie Clarke has called for the gate which links the Dunwellan Park, Beech Field and Elm Grove estates in Newcastle to be locked at night. Councillor Clarke made his comments after residents in the area complained about anti-social that was affecting all of these residential…

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Sharvin Calls For Young Voters To Make Vote Count

SDLP Council local election candidate fro Downpatrick, Gareth Sharvin, has called for the young people of Down District to make their vote count in the upcoming Council and Assembly election on May 5th. He said, “Your vote gives you a voice in government. “As a final year student at Queen’s…

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Sharvin Calls For Young Voters To Come Out

SDLP Council local election candidate fro Downpatrick, Gareth Sharvin, has called for the young people of Down District to make their vote count in the upcoming Council and Assembly election on May 5th. He said, “Your vote gives you a voice in government. “As a final year student at Queen’s…

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Political Profile: SDLP Council Candidate Gareth Sharvin

SDLP newcomer Gareth Sharvin is standing for the Downpatrick area in the Down District Council election on 5th May. He is single, and is joining a new band of university educated graduates trying to enter into grass roots politics for the first time, Gareth is looking forward to the task…

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Think Child, Think Parent, Think Survey

The South Eastern Heallth and Social Care Trust want to hear from you if you are: *  A service user *A child of a parent with a mental health issue *  A carer or friend *A health and social care employee The ‘Think Child, Think Parent, Think Family’ is a project…

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O'Neill Says New Assembly And Executive Must Deliver

SDLP South Down Assembly candidate Councillor Eamonn O’Neill has called for the incoming Assembly to deliver for the people. He said,  “On 5th May the public will have a chance to fundamentally reshape the Executive, and change how politics works for the people, where we can guarantee civil liberty, equal…

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DARD Concerned At NI Press Misrepresetation Over SFP

A press article published today in the Northern Ireland papers has promted DARD to make a response. A DARD spokesperson said, “It gives an inaccurate and highly misleading representation of the DARD’s position on CAP reform. “It states that DARD is making proposals to the EU Commission which would see…

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DRD Says Strangford Ferry Coping With Demand

A spokesperson for the DRD said, “There are likely to be delays for Strangford Ferry passengers this May Day weekend as the smaller vessel has been taken out of service. “This is due to an unexpected degree of corrosion on the vehicle ramps being discovered during its annual refit in February.

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Sign2Music Leads Way In NI Child Signing

A MAJOR new development in child communication is taking place in County Down and is set to spread across Northern Ireland. Children’s signing was first developed in the United States in the Seventies but now Deirdre McLaughlin, who lives close to Downpatrick is promoting her fun-filled version through structured sessions…

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