Monthly Archives: April 2014

Burns Welcomes Start Of Tendering Process For Ballykinler Play Park

Sinn Féin Councillor Stephen Burns has welcomed the start of a tendering process for the construction of a new play park in Ballykinler. Speaking on the development, Cllr Burns said: “This is great news for the people of Ballykinler as this facility is long overdue in the community. “I have been…

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Ronnie Greer Brings Best Of The Blues To Down Arts Centre In Downpatrick

Down Arts Centre is delighted to welcome Blues guitar legend, Ronnie Greer and his powerhouse band on Friday 9 May at 8pm. Ronnie Greer has been at the forefront of the Irish blues scene for over 40 years.  His distinctive guitar style, melding searing Chicago blues licks with bebop jazz…

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Portaferry Lifeboat Rescues Four Men Lost In Fog In Strangford Lough

Portaferry RNLI have rescued four men on board a small power boat in Strangford Lough, County Down. The volunteer lifeboat crew at Portaferry RNLI were called out for the second day in a row on Tuesday 29 April, in response to a call for help from four men who had…

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Green Light For Down Leisure Centre Welcomed By Ritchie And McGrath

Environment Minister Mark H Durkan has confirmed to South Down MP Margaret Ritchie that a planning approval/certificate will be issued today  (30 April 2014) for Down Leisure Centre in Downpatrick. Margaret Ritchie MP and Downpatrick Councillor Colin McGrath, who is Chair of the Council’s Project Steering Committee, have welcomed the…

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The Full List Of Nominations For the Newry Mourne and Down Council Election on 22 May 2014

Local Council Election District of Newry Mourne and Down. Published by Deputy Returning Officer, John Dumigan.  A poll for the those listed below is to be taken on Thursday 22 May 2014 between 7am and 10pm during the poll of the European Parliamentary Election Election. The situation of each plling…

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Alliance Calls On Libraries NI To Carry Out Repairs To Historic Castlewellan Market House

Alliance Councillor Patrick Clarke has called on Libraries NI to carry out essential repairs to the Market House now Castlewellan Library which will celebrate its 250th anniversary on 12 June. Last year Cllr Clarke asked Libraries NI to repair the roof and damp issues as well as repainting and decorating…

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NIIRTA Launches Economic Five Point Plan For Europe

NIIRTA Launches Economic Five Point Plan For Europe The EU needs to establish a Town Centre Taskforce for Northern Ireland-that was one of the key points in theEU Five Point Plan launched today by the Northern Ireland Independent Retail Trade Association (NIIRTA). Local European Parliament candidates Jim Nicholson, Anna Lo, Alex Attwood, Diane Dodds, Tina McKenzie…

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Jim Shannon Says Caring Organisations Provide Valuable Function

Case in England highlights the fantastic job carried out by Crossroads caring for carers and Homestart says Jim Shannon MP.  Jim Shannon MP for Strangford has highlighted the “great work done” by those charities who specifically work with carers to help make their life that little bit easier. He said:…

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Ritchie Pledges Support For Ovarian Cancer Campaign

SDLP South Down MP Margaret Ritchie has pledged her support for a specific ovarian cancer awareness campaign and has joined an All Party Committee on Ovarian Cancer in Westminster. Ms Ritchie met yesterday at Stormont with Belfast woman Una Crudden, who has ovarian cancer and who is behind the drive…

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Ulster Grand National Winner In Downpatrick Finally Confirmed After Appeal Hearing

The result of the Toals Ulster Grand National at Downpatrick last month was finally confirmed following the hearing of an appeal by the owners of the original winner writes Joe Kavanagh. Unoccupied which was demoted to second due to interference in the closing stages resulting in the Stuart Crawford trained,…

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Free Compost Reward For Recycling In Ards

Next week recyclers in Ards will be rewarded with a free bag of compost, courtesy of Ards Borough Council! Anyone who brings material for recycling to one of the Council’s seven recycling centres will receive a bag of compost (while stocks last) as part of Compost Awareness Week which this…

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Sewerage Infrastructure Improvements Get Underway Between Ballymartin And Kilkeel

NI Water would like to advise the public that pipelaying work is due to get underway in Ballymartin during the week commencing 5 May 2014 as part of a £600,000 investment that will deliver a new sewerage infrastructure for the Ballymartin area. A spokesperson for NI Water said: “The work will involve the…

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Fishing Boat Crew Rescued By Portaferry Lifeboat

Portaferry RNLI have rescued two men on board a fishing vessel near Ardglass, County Down. An RNLI spokesperson said: “The volunteer lifeboat crew at Portaferry RNLI were called out today, Monday 28 August, to the aid of men on board the 30-feet  fishing boat, the Niaroo, close to Ardglass harbour. “The…

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NI21 Slieve Croob Candidate Matthew Morrison Enters Council Election Battle

Matthew Morrison has been confirmed as the NI21 council candidate for the Slieve Croob area of the new Newry, Mourne and Down Council. 19-year old Matthew is a university student who is currently studying Politics and International Relations. From Killyleagh town, and educated locally at Down High School in Downpatrick,…

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Castlewellan GAC Notes For 27 April 2014

* Following last week’s defeat to Mayobridge, The Town bounced back with a win over Glenn. Our newly promoted South Down opponents showed their Division 1 credentials from early on and were score for score with The Town and indeed lead by two points at one stage. The lads rallied…

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