Monthly Archives: June 2016

Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard Announces £10million To Improve 1,000 Rural Roads

Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard has announced a £10million investment to improve the condition of rural roads. Minister Hazzard has earmarked additional funding announced by the Finance Minister earlier this month for resurfacing work on 1,000 rural roads across the north. The Minister said: “I am delighted to announce today that…

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Shannon Welcomes Portavogie Fishing Fleet Joy At EU Referendum Vote

in NI with a 56% vote to leave compared to a 60% vote to leave in North Antrim. “To have control back in our hands is a truly exciting time and it is a damning rejection of the Prime Minister’s failure on renegotiation of our membership. The PM tried to…

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Newcastle Residents Praised By Councillor Willie Clarke

Mournes Sinn Féin Councillor Willie Clarke has commended the efforts of the community in designing and filling planters for estates on the Castlewellan Road, Newcastle. He said: “I would like to pay tribute to the hard work of residents and young people, who have been working on an inter-generational project,…

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We Must Move To Safeguard Our Interests After EU Vote Says Ó Muilleoir

Finance Minister Máirtín Ó Muilleoir has said he will seek to urgently address the implications of the Leave vote in the European referendum for our citizens. The Minister said: “I will be working today in consort with ministerial colleagues and partners across these islands, in Brussels and the US, to…

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Invest NI Chairman Comments On EU Referendum Result

Alastair Hamilton, Chief Executive, Invest Northern Ireland, speaking about the result of the EU referendum, said: “All of the factors which have made Northern Ireland a good place to start and grow a business, including our attractiveness as a location for investment, a base for research and development and as…

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FSB National Chairman Comments On Outcome Of EU Referendum

Following the exit result in the EU referendum, FSB National Chairman Mike Cherry FRSA said in a letter to the FSB members: “It’s been a momentous 24 hours in politics. We now know for certain that Britain will be leaving the European Union and that in three months time we…

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UFU React To EU Referendum Outcome

In the wake of the European Referendum decision the Ulster Farmers’ Union says it will continue to work hard to secure the best possible deal for Northern Ireland’s most important industry. The UFU says it fully understands that the referendum was contentious for the farming and food industry and the…

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Walk Through Wildflower Meadows

Flower rich meadows and grasslands alive with fluttering butterflies and buzzing bees are less common than they were, but can still be found if you know where to look. The National Trust’s Wildlife and Countryside Advisor, Phil Davidson is encouraging everyone to take a walk through some of Northern Ireland’s…

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Dangerous Dogs Run Loose In Ardglass

Dog owners in Ardglass are afraid to take their dogs out for a walk following an attack on one pooch on a lead with its owner. The local resident who did not want to be named said that she was walking her dog beside The Meadow area when a large…

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Police Arrest Four For Alleged Online Fraud And Money Laundering

Detectives from PSNI’s Economic Crime Unit have today arrested seven suspected members of an Organised Crime Gang and carried out 10 searches at houses and premises as part of a proactive operation in relation to online fraud and money laundering. Three men, aged 26, 55 and 69, and four women,…

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Health Minister Michelle O’Neill Outlines Plans To Champion Mental Health

Health Minister Michelle O’Neill today opened the final conference of the Together for You project, and provided an outline of the challenges facing mental health services. Together for You is an innovative partnership project, funded by the Big Lottery Fund, aimed at delivering mental health and wellbeing services to a…

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New Down Leisure Centre Swimming Pool To Trial Drowning Detection Device

The new Down Leisure Centre swimming pool will have a state-of-the-art specialist drowning detection system installed that has been used in 240 pools worldwide. At a meeting of the Active and Healthy Communities committee meeting of Newry Mourne and Down District Council, Councillors were briefed on the proposal by Roland…

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Justice Minister Launches Business Crime Action Plan

A new action plan to tackle crime within the business community has been jointly launched by Justice Minister Claire Sugden and Anne Connolly, Chair of the Northern Ireland Policing Board. The Business Crime Plan Action Plan has been developed in partnership with the Department of Justice, the Policing Board, the…

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Finance Minister Visits Proposed Site Of Narrow Water Bridge

Sinn Féin South Down MLA Caitríona Ruane has welcomed the visit of Finance Minister Maírtín Ó Muilleoir to Warrenpoint on Friday (June 17) to meet with the Narrow Water Bridge community network. Ms Ruane, who had invited the Minister to visit the bridge site, said she was delighted that he…

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Down Hospital May Get Improved Ophthalmic Services Following Consultation

OPTHALMOLOGY CONSULTATION The Belfast Trust is consulting on proposals to change and modernise the way Ophthalmology Outpatient services are delivered by the Belfast Trust in the Northern, Southern and South Eastern Trust areas. The Belfast Trust is proposing that ophthalmic services which are currently provided from four locations within the…

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