Monthly Archives: December 2015

Emergency Payment Scheme For Flooding In Place Says Durkan

Following the recent heavy rainfall, Environment Minister Mark H Durkan has issued a reminder that an emergency scheme for householders affected by related flooding has been activated. Mark H Durkan said: “Following recent incidents of flooding, individual householders who have suffered severe inconvenience can claim £1,000 payment from their local…

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O’Neill Says Supporting All Farming Sectors And Rural Community Remains Her Priority

The farming and rural communities around Northern Ireland had a tough time through 2015, but Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Michelle O’Neill today said she was delighted that her department had ended 2015 by delivering on its promise to make 95% of Basic Payments to eligible farmers by the end of…

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Bright GAC Notes For 27 December 2015

A happy New Year to our members, players, mentors and to everyone who has supported our club in any way in 2015 writes Cyril McKinney.  December 200 club: £500 : John McLeigh. £100 : John Beattie, Eleanor Laird, Henry Torrens, John McGrath and Catchy Fitzpatrick Bright Lotto 27th Dec 2015….

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Agencies At The Ready To Respond To Flooding Says O’Neill

Emergency flood responders are on high alert in response to the Met Office amber weather warning, Flooding Minister Michelle O’Neill has advised. The combination of high winds and heavy rain is expected to bring medium levels of disruption from 9pm tonight to 7am tomorrow morning. The Minister said her Rivers…

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Join The Public Procurement Seminars For South East Area

Public Procurement Seminars Do you want to do business with Newry Mourne and Down District Council? Do you want to know more about public procurement and get tips to win contracts? Venues: (Click to register) Crossmaglen – 6.30pm to 8.30pm Tuesday 19 January 2016 Ballynahinch – 6.30pm to 8.30pm Thursday…

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H&W Welders Triumph In Steel And Sons Cup Final

The Toals Bookmakers Steel and Sons Cup Final Friday 25th December 2015 at Seaview Stadium Score: Albert Foundry 1 H&W Welders 1 (2-6 after penalties). It was cold and a heavy drizzle prevailed, but this local Belfast derby was sizzling by the end of the second half. Both teams had…

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Cliftonville Duo Sign for Warrenpoint Town

Warrenpoint Town have quickly moved to sign two young stars from Cliftonville. Martin Murray, the 22 year old forward and former Glentoran and Glenavon player, was the first confirmed to be signed in. Martin is looking forward to the challenge ahead as he was greeted by an eager Point manager…

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Splash And Have A Laugh In Newcastle On New Year’s Day

Start 2016 with a splash with AWARE’s New Year’s Day Splash on Newcastle beach on Friday 1 January 2016 (fancy dress is optional!) Definitely the way to cure a New Year’s Day hangover! Mental health charity, AWARE (formerly Aware Defeat Depression) is encouraging people to participate in the New Year’s…

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McGrath Says Series Of Accidents Highlights Need For Extra Care On Roads

Downpatrick SDLP Councillor Colin McGrath has urged people to be extra careful on the roads over Christmas after a series of collisions on the Ballydugan Road near the town. Cllr McGrath said: “There were a number of accidents on the main Newcstle road route outside Downpatrick today and the road…

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Mulvenna Signs Up For Warrenpoint Town

Experienced striker Tiarnán Mulvenna has been signed up by Warrenpoint Town. The move follows the sale of Daniel Hughes to Cliftonville last week. Manager Barry Gray has moved to strengthen the front line by adding Mulvenna to two other loan deals completed last week. Mulvenna (27) has had stints at…

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St Bronagh’s GAA Notes For 23 December 2015

FIXTURE: Rostrevor Minors v Crossmaglen Rangers will take place on Sunday 20th December 1.30pm St Paul’s GAC, Shaws Road, Belfast. Bring It Home Folks! The very best of luck to our Scor team who take their place in the Ulster Final in Silverbridge! Good luck to Kathleen and all involved, bring it…

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Ritchie Secures Commons Debate On Broadband Provision On Northern Ireland

South Down MP Margaret Ritchie (SDLP) has called for more funding and support from the Government for super-fast broadband provision in rural areas. Ms Ritchie said: “Rural homes and businesses in the North of Ireland and particularly in South Down are in desperate need of greater accessibility to super-fast broadband. Despite…

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An Alcohol Intervention Campaign Has Been Launched By The Trust To Promote The Family Intervention Service

The South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust in partnership with ASCERT, Addiction NI and FASA have launched an alcohol campaign in the Trust area promoting the Family Intervention Service through a video that encourages those who are affected by someone else’s alcohol misuse to get support. This initiative also…

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Bailie Expresses Deep Regret At Death Of Former Newry And Mourne Council Chairman

The Chairperson of the new supercouncil Newry Mourne and Down District Council has expressed her sympathies at the death of the former clerk of the legacy Newry and Mourne District Council. “It was with deep regret that I learned of the death of Mr Paddy O’Hagan. Mr O’Hagan served as…

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Serious Fire At Rathfriland Waste Recycling Centre

The Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers are currently assisting the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) in responding to a suspicious fire at a waste recycling site in Rathfriland. The fire occurred during last night. Environment Minister Mark H Durkan said: “This concerns me, especially given the fact that…

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