Monthly Archives: May 2017

IFA Launches Game Changers Programme

Northern Ireland men’s captain Steven Davis joined with Marissa Callaghan to support Electric Ireland and the Irish FA’s #GameChangers campaign. Today Northern Ireland men’s captain Steven Davis gave his support to Electric Ireland’s Game Changers campaign alongside women’s captain Marissa Callaghan. The campaign unveiled earlier this month as part of…

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Crossgar Student Lands Eurocamp Work Placement

Twenty year old Maria Dougherty from Crossgar has been offered a once in a lifetime work placement opportunity at the outdoor holiday centre Eurocamp in France for ten weeks. Former Assumption Grammar School student Maria applied for Eurocamp online before being invited for a skills assessment. The process was then…

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New Soil Sampling Scheme Opens For Livestock Farmers

Livestock farmers in Northern Ireland are being offered the opportunity to increase profitability through free soil sampling and analysis under the EU aid package scheme, the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has announced today. The EU Exceptional Adjustment Aid Soil Sampling and Analysis Scheme will be delivered…

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FREE Business Help To Find New Customers

If you are looking for FREE help to find new customers in Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales…or even further afield, then do not miss this golden opportunity. Newry Mourne and Down District Council is funding FREE fast-track access to new markets for 20 local businesses. Overseas Results is an innovative online…

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Eastwood Calls On Voters To Take Down Tories

SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood has said that every seat is now critical following a YouGov poll which predicts a hung parliament. Mr Eastwood called on every voter who cast a ballot to remain in last June’s referendum to vote SDLP this June to take on and take down the Tories….

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Downshire Primary Enjoys Tour At Ulster Rugby

Budding young sports stars from Downshire Primary School got an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Ulster Rugby recently as part of a special educational tour of the Kingspan Stadium and Nevin Spence Museum, hosted by Phoenix Natural Gas. Thirty pupils from the school were welcomed by Phoenix Natural Gas and given…

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Host A Blooming Great Tea Party In June For Marie Curie

Marie Curie is counting on your cuppa! So host a Blooming Great Tea Party this June. Marie Curie is calling on people in the Down area to hold a Blooming Great Tea Party in aid of the cancer charity this June. From 23-25 June, Marie Curie is encouraging people to get together…

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Support Fountain Foodbank On Volunteer Week

During Volunteer week, Fountain Foodbank is taking to the streets to fundraise to help the needy in the Downpatrick area. Volunteers will hold a special street collection in Downpatrick from 9am to 4pm on Friday 2 June. Volunteer week is designed to help groups to highlight the very valuable work…

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Don’t Forget To Renew Your Liquor Licence Say Police

Owners of licensed premises are reminded to renew their liquor licences before the deadline.  The Police Service of Northern Ireland is reminding all owners of licensed premises to renew their liquor licences before the 30 September 2017 deadline. Chief Superintendent Stephen Cargin explained: “It is important that all owners of licensed…

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Diane Forsythe Stands For DUP In South Down

Diane Forsythe is standing in the Westminster election in South Down for the DUP. In a pre-election statement, Diane said: “Now more than ever Northern Ireland needs strong representation. Sinn Fein has collapsed our local NI Executive and they don’t take their seats in Westminster. Northern Ireland needs a strong…

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Ritchie Says She Will Strive To Protect Farming And Fishing In Brexit Deal

South Down MP Margaret Ritchie has served as South Down MP since 6 May 2010 and is aiming for another term at Westminster. She intends to provide a strong voice there for South Down and Northern Ireland in the coming Brexit deal with the EU. She said: “While farmers and…

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Police Say Secure Farms For Safer Summer

Many farms, by their nature, are in isolated areas of the countryside and the police are urging rural communities to work with them, and together, to prevent crime and deter criminals over the summer months. Supt. Brian Kee, PSNI Service Lead for Rural and Wildlife Crime, said: “It is important…

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MMRT Raffle Photographer’s Print Of Mournes

On a recent callout on the upper slopes of Slieve Berneagh the Mourne Mountain Rescue Team (MMRT) was snapped by photographer Alistair Hamill while he was watching from the summit of Slieve Binnian. Alistair kindly agreed to give us an A3 framed print of the rescue which featured Rescue 999…

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Ann Is A Volunteer Befriending Champion Says Trust

When Ann retired from work some time ago, she wanted to do something to help someone else. Ann felt that Befriending is giving time to someone who is very lonely. She has found the experience very rewarding and has made a new friend and would now recommend Volunteer Befriending to…

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NI Water Starts Major Restoration Mourne Wall Project

NI Water is about to commence work to restore parts of the historic Mourne Wall, which will benefit the scenic Mournes area. The first phase of work, which is expected to get underway towards the end of May 2017 will see the restoration of a 2.5km section of the Mourne…

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