Monthly Archives: October 2012

Neighbourhood Policing Team Visit Meadowlands

THE Meadowlands community of Downpatrick got personal visit by Neighbourhood Policing Team recently. Officers from Down NPT, accompanied by members of Down Policing and Community Safety Partnership spent the day knocking on doors and personally speaking to members of the community. During the visit, officers made sure all residents had…

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Roads Service Must Keep Loughinisland on Agenda Says Hazzard

SOUTH Down MLA Chris Hazzard has called on local Roads Service officials to “keep Loughinisland on the agenda”  in order for as much needed road safety provisions can be delivered as possible in future. Speaking at a site meeting with Roads officials in Loughinisland, the local Assemblyman said he was…

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Down Funeral Directors Opens Doors in Downpatrick

  DOWN Funeral Directors is a new and comprehensive funeral service recently opened in Downpatrick which serves the wider Lecale area up to Carryduff. The family business headed by proprietor Patsy Fitzsimons have renovated and refurbished a new funeral premises in John Street in Downpatrick to provide an independent, modern,…

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Curran Welcomes New DOE Marine Division

ENVIRONMENT Minister Alex Attwood today (Monday 31 October) announced that the DOE will have, for the first time ever, a dedicated Marine Division. The new Marine Division will be an all-encompassing body and will develop and deliver policy and legislation to promote, protect and sustain the coastal waters around Northern Ireland…

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O’Neill Welcomes Dairy Industry Voluntary Code of Practice



DARD Minister Michelle O’Neill has welcomed agreement on a dairy industry voluntary code of practice for the north of Ireland. The aim of the voluntary Code is to set out good practice for contracts between producers and purchasers.

 The Minister said: “I am pleased to learn that the Ulster Farmers’…

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Castlewellan GAC Notes

* The Annual General Meeting of St Malachy’s GAC Castlewellan will take place on Thursday 29 November 2012 at 8.00pm in The Social Club writes Michael Maclean. Nomination forms are available from the bar steward or download from the website. They must be returned on or before Thursday 8 November 2012….

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Is Cold Weather Preparation in Place Asks Alliance Councillor Patrick Clarke

SOUTH  Down Alliance spokesperson Patrick Clarke has said that the Regional Development Minister must have a plan in place to ensure that the relevant agencies are well prepared to deal with any extreme cold weather this winter. Councillor Patrick Clarke said: “I think everybody would clearly agree that two years ago…

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Castlewellan Playground Problems Addressed

FOLLOWING a number of complaints from users of a playground in Castlewellan, Down District Councillor Willie Clarke said: “I attended an interagency community meeting last week at the playground located at Paul Magorrian Park in Castlewellan where the problems faced by residents created by visitors to the new playground were…

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Killinchy Beekeepers Still Buzzing

Have you ever wanted to keep bees and make your own honey? Why not come along to a bee-keeping meeting in Killinchy and find out what it is all about? Killinchy and District Bee-Keeper’s Association at their monthly meeting on Wednesday evening 24 October had more to discuss than their…

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Bryansford GAC Notes

Hard luck to the Ford Senior girls team after their epic journey in the Ulster Club Championship Semi-Final came to an end on Sunday against past winners (2010), Termon from Donegal reports Brendan Ward This was a great match and even going in at half-time 2 points down, 1-05 to…

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Killough Seconds Pipped at Home by Downpatrick

NADFL Division 2  Sat 27 October Killough 2nds 1 – Downpatrick 2nds 2 Downpatrick 2nds travelled to neighbours Killough 2nds for this Division 2 league match. Having played in an entertaining 3-all draw earlier in the season, both teams were looking forward to this game. Manager Ryan Doyle decided to change…

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Downpatrick Firsts Battling To Get Back To Form

NAFL Division 1A Saturday 27 October Orangefield 3 – Downpatrick 2 After a two week break Downpatrick went into this game full of high expectations having won their last three league games. The game got off to a dramatic start, when within ten minutes Downpatrick found themselves one down and a…

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Annalong Seafood Company Makes French Connection With Queenies

AN Annalong seafood company has succeeded in winning a major  new line of business in France. Kilhorne Bay Seafoods has launched its range of new Queen Scallops and it has attracted significant attention in this European market. Assisted by Invest Northern Ireland to develop and market the new product, the…

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Halloween Angling at Islandderry.

SATURDAY saw a great turnout for the first round of the Winter League at Islandderry Fishery, Dromore. Some of the anglers kept in the spirit of Halloween and arrived in fancy dress adding to the craic! A lot of quality trout were caught with the average weight being weighed around…

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RGU Club Notes

IT is a sure sign that Winter is approaching when the Focus turns to the Scór writes Collie Quinn. This week saw the Quiz team take first place in the East Down Semi Final at Dundrum. Lambo, Morgan and Kiwi were the youngest team in the Quiz but came out…

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