Monthly Archives: November 2012

Lag and Tag Warn All Children’s Integrated Primary School

PUPILS from the All Children’s Integrated Primary School, Newcastle, recently joined forces with NI Water to help spread its vital Lag and Tag message for winter. The tags are to highlight the need to begin preparations for a cold snap this winter. NI Water has produced the bright tag for customers…

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Bryansford GAC Notes

Tribute to Ryan Doyle. On behalf of the Executive, Committee and Members of Bryansford GAC, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the people who supported our Club on Sunday when we held our ‘Tribute to Ryan Doyle’ Fundraising event. The day turned out to be an…

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Tribute to Ryan Doyle

 Letter From Bryansford GAC. Dear Editor, On behalf of the Executive, Committee and Members of Bryansford GAC, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the people who supported our Club on Sunday when we held our ‘Tribute to Ryan Doyle’ Fundraising event. The day turned out to be…

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Botanic Inns Doorstaff Hug it Out for Shimna Valley Holiday Home

AN innovative fundraising campaign has been launched by Botanic Inns door staff in aid of the Shimna Valley Holiday Home in Newcastle run by the Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children. Door staff at the Botanic Inn’s 16 bar outlets comprising some of Belfast’s most popular bars will be embracing…

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Rising to the Top of the NI Flour Milling Market

FOR over 300 years Andrews Flour mill has been successfully supplying the traditional food and baking sector. Rising from humble beginnings, originally operating from the family mill in Comber, the business has spanned the centuries and is now the only independent company based in Belfast in Northern Ireland solely focused…

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O’Neill Addresses CAP Reform at Meeting with MEP’s

DARD Minister Michelle O’Neill MLA has met with two of the North’s European Parliament members, Jim Nicholson and Diane Dodds in the European Parliament, Brussels. This was the latest in a series of now regular meetings aimed at fostering good working relationships between local MEPs and DARD designed to maximize…

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Beware of Pay Day Loan Scams Says PSNI

Police in are advising members of the public of a Pay Day Loan scam. Aimed at those most in need of a bit of extra cash during the leaner times of the month, this scam asks people to pay an administration fee of £85 – £250 upfront, before receiving any monies….

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Business Representatives Join Project Argus in New Civic Centre

DEATH? Disaster? Famine? Earthquakes? Tsunamis? Local government authorities now have a growing responsibility to cope with large scale public emergencies with the help of the national initiative Project Argus. And now the public in Down District can be reassured that its local council is now prepared to face the rigours…

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Ritchie Calls For Progress on CAP and CFP Reform

AS the European Union struggles to address its key economic policies,  South Down MP Margaret Ritchie (SDLP) has stressed the need for progress on reform of the Common Agricultural and Fisheries Policies in Europe while addressing a key meeting of the Party of European Socialists’ Presidency Group. Speaking after the…

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New Audio CD for Depression Sufferers

THE Sensory Support Team in the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust recently developed and launched an accessible DVD using British Sign Language audio and subtitles on “Depression and Low Mood “. This DVD provides self-help information to deaf and hard of hearing people on managing depression.  This is…

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Balloo Inns Supports Love Food, Hate Waste Campaign

Award-winning County Down chef Danny Millar is supporting the Department of the Environment’s ‘Love Food, Hate Waste’ campaign which kicked off during the European Week for Waste Reduction,  joining leading food industry professionals across Europe who are pledging their support to waste less food. Danny, whose County Down restaurants Balloo House,…

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Ruane To Visit Gaza As Part Of European Delegation

AS the conflict continues in Gaza with a growing death toll, huge international efforts are being made to find a solution as Israel bombard the strip populated by Arabs in response to rocket attacks onto Israeli soil. Sinn Féin MLA’s Caitriona Ruane and Pat Sheehan are to travel to Gaza this…

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The Saul Griddle and Fun Run – EDAC Notes

SAUL GAC 10K AND FUN RUN  A perfect day for running, as has come to be expected in the shadow of Slieve Patrick around this time every November, when Saul GAC temporarily suspend their involvement in gaelic games and take to the roads Round the Griddle writes Joe Quinn. Not…

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Ardglass GAC Notes

The AGM was held last Monday in the clubrooms. There was the average attendance at the meeting and the executive officers each provided precise and factual reports. Before the elections took place Chairman Paul O’Shea indicated that he would be stepping down from both the chair and PRO positions due…

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O’Neill Welcomes ARD Committee Review into Bovine Tuberculosis



Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill has welcomed the Review into Bovine Tuberculosis from the Assembly’s Agriculture and Rural Development Committee. The Minister responded positively to the Committee’s Review, which was debated by the Assembly in plenary session on 26 November 2012. The ARD Committee announced their Review on 20 March 2012…

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