Monthly Archives: April 2011

Alliance Candidate Speaks On Beach Management

THE Alliance Council candidate for the Newcastle area, Patrick Clarke, has called on the Council to review its management of the town’s beach. Patrick Clarke said, “Last year we welcomed the Red Arrows to the town. In the days leading up to the display, squads of Council workers with high-tech equipment…

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Enjoy a May Day Train Trip In Downpatrick

YOU have another chance to catch the steam train at the Downpatrick & County Down Railway over this year’s May Day holidays, (Monday 2nd May and 30th May.) Robert Gardiner, publicity officer for the Downpatrick and County Down railway, said, “After the highly successful Easter ‘Eggs-press’ train egg-stavaganza, the May Day…

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Sinn Féin Launch Health Manifesto

SINN Féin candidates in May’s Assembly and local Government elections launched the party’s heath manifesto this at the Downe Hospital in Downpatrick. Speaking after the event, MLA South Down candidate Naomi Bailie said, “Sinn Féin is standing in this election on a platform based on our Republican values of citizenship…

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Ardglass GAC

Night of the Races The Club will be hosting a fund raising Night of the Races in the Heights Bar, Ardglass, this Saturday 9pm to late, for the first time ever there will be both Horse and Greyhound races to bet on so come along and support the club and…

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Political Profile: Terry Andrews Rowallene Independent

Andrews Calls For Spring Clean In Local Politics. SECOND up in the ‘new kids on the block’ proflles for the council election candidates is Terry Andrews entering the political fray for the first time as an Independent in the Rowallene area in Down District Council. Terry, a well-known native of…

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Enright Calls On Big 4 To Listen To Voice Of Businesses

SOUTH Down Green Party MLA candidate Down District Councillor  Cadogan Enright has slammed the ‘big 4’ parties for “not listening to the voice of local business”. Following a keynote meeting, he praised the six South Down Chambers of Commerce on releasing their joint manifesto for an economic revival for South…

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Hamilton Welcomes Hinch Road Investment

STRANGFORD DUP Assembly candidate Simon Hamilton has welcomed the resurfacing of a section of the main A24 Ballynahinch to Belfast Road. The £185,000 investment in a 700m stretch of the road was confirmed to Mr Hamilton in an Assembly question. Commenting on the news, Mr Hamilton said, “I very much…

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Bright GAC Notes

Bright Report by Theresa Ranaghan * Tickets are immediately available from all committee members for the ‘Day at the Races’ event on Sunday, May 29th at Downpatrick racecourse. Ticket price is £25 which includes admission to hospitality lounge, an afternoon of music and a complimentary £5 bet. *   Lotto…

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Des Woods Masters Tollymore Forest

Up and Running Hill and Dale Race Series Race two: Tollymore (Report by Bogman). The second race in the “Up and Running” Hill and Dale race Series brought a record 219 runners (and 218 finishers) to the trails in Tollymore Forest Park, was it because of or despite of Race…

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Castlewellan GAC Notes

The Senior team enjoyed the second win of their campaign by defeating Annaclone by 2-15 to 3-06 on Saturday last on a very warm afternoon for both teams. The Town started in great fashion with a goal from Kevin Duffin. At this point it looked like The Town would run…

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2011 Circuit Of Ireland Rally

Derek McGarrity (Subaru Impreza WRC S11) has won the 2011 Circuit of Ireland Rally to equal Paddy Hopkirk’s record of five victories on the event, reported Laurence McAlinden. The Glengormley man finished 41.7 seconds ahead of local man Kenny McKinstry in his S8 Impreza.

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Downpatrick On A Roll With Third Win

DOWNPATRICK went into this Premier Division league clash with Killyleagh on a roll after two good wins over Ards (0-5) and Kilmore (3-1). Struggling to avoid relegation, Downpatrick have dug deep and found that old confidence to take on the best and win. This match however was far from a…

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Charity Walk For Animal Sanctuary

WOODLAND  RIVER  WALK MOURNE  COUNTRY  PARK, NEWRY  ROAD,  KILKEEL In aid of Millvale Animal Sanctuary, Castlewellan Sunday 8th May 2011 By kind permission of Mourne Country Park Ltd Proceeds to Millvale Animal Sanctuary Optional 2 or 3 mile route, from 1 pm – 4 pm No entrants after 2 pm…

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Fatal Kilkeel Shooting Leaves Community Stunned

THE Kilkeel community was shocked to hear on Easter Sunday of a fatal shooting of one Eastern European national and another left injured in an incident in the Co Down fishing town. Police believe the incident started in Haywood Drive around 9pm in the town and moved to Rooney Park…

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Mackel Urges Voters To Check Polling Station Details

SINN Féin Council Candidate for Rowallane, Caitriona Mackel, has urged voters to check their polling cards for changes to the locations of polling stations in the forthcoming Assembly and Local Council Elections on May 5th. A number of venues have been changed by the Electoral Office without any public announcement. These…

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