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Boylan Opposes Turbine Build Near Cairn Site

Sinn Féin spokesperson on Energy, Environment and Climate Change Cathal Boylan has expressed his concern that work has begun on a controversial turbine near the Knock Iveagh Cairn burial site in County Down.Work began after a 28-day stop notice expired but the Newry Armagh MLA is calling for it to…

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Bird Of Prey Killed Across Northern Ireland

The birds of prey victims of 11 incidents of wildlife crime recorded in the past two years is just the tip of the iceberg. 57 birds of prey were confirmed victims of reckless or intentional criminal activity in Northern Ireland during the last eight years. The latest report detailing the illegal…

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Environmental Postal Calendar Winners Welcomed

Chairperson Reveals Winners in Environmental Calendar Poster Competition. Newry Mourne and Down District Council held a reception at Council Offices for primary and secondary school pupils, to reveal the winning posters in this year’s Schools’ Environmental Calendar poster competition. Council Chairperson, Councillor Roisin Mulgrew, said: “I am pleased to present…

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Ardglass Harbour Busy Day And Night

Ardglass harbour is a busy little harbour on the coast of County Down located between Kilkeel to the South and Portavogie to the North. Its main catch is prawns but pelagic (herring and mackerel) landings are very significant and the larger vessels can be seen landing into tanker lorries throughout…

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Police Arrest Two Men For Suspected Burglary

Detectives have arrested two men, aged 25 and 28, following a series of burglaries in County Down in recent days. The suspects were arrested this afternoon (Friday 17 November) and remain in police custody at this time. It was reported that during the early hours of Tuesday morning entry was…

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Red Kites Project Takes Off In Newcastle

Red kites are one of our most stunning birds of prey and this year 20 territorial pairs have been recorded in Northern Ireland, with 13 pairs successfully fledging 28 chicks – the highest number on record. RKites, a new funded partnership project officially launched today, will focus on a dedicated…

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McGrath Calls For Better Carer Support In NI

South Down MLA Colin McGrath has said that more needs to be done to support the 220,000+ carers living in Northern Ireland. Mr McGrath’s comments come after a report from Carers NI which stated that carers are reaching ‘breaking point’ as they struggle to get any time at all away…

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Funds Raised For Ardarragh Care Centre

The Declan McMullan Fund recently hosted a very successful fundraising concert in Denvir’s Hotel, Downpatrick. The event was headlined by local band The Untouchables and was very well supported. Superman Declan Mullan presented some of the proceeds to Ardarragh Resource Centre in Downpatrick where he is a service user.  The…

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Councillor Clarke Acts On Bryansford Parking

Sinn Fein Mourne’s Councillor Willie Clarke has requested Newry Mourne and Down District Council tourism officers to organise a meeting with Transport NI and PSNI to discuss safety measures which will prevent dangerous parking opposite the Tollymore Forest Park entrance  in Bryansford village. Cllr Clarke said: ” Over the weekend a…

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EA Agrees Not To Close Two Outdoor Centres

The Education Department have revised their decisions on closing two Rowallene area outdoor education centres but the Ardnabannon and Killowen centres still hangs in the balance. Newry Mourne and Down Councillors Billy Walker and Terry Andrews along with Strangford MP Jim Shannon and former Education Minister Peter Weir met with…

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MB McGrady Hosting Charity Night At Eclipse

Opening Night for Festive Fundraising by M.B. McGrady & Co Chartered Accountants. M.B. McGrady & Co, one of the largest and most-respected independent accountancy practices in Northern Ireland, is getting festive in an effort to raise vital funds for local charity – Cancer Fund for Children – in the lead-up…

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May Phones Sinn Féin and DUP Leaders Over Talks

UK PM Theresa May communicated with the two main parties  in Northern Ireland recently in the face of a collapsed Stormont. The Prime Minister’s calls were with the leadership of the DUP and Sinn Fein parties on the political situation in Northern Ireland. A No 10 spokeswoman said: “The Prime Minister…

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Festive Christmas Lights Switch On Events In NMD

Newry Mourne and Down District Council is getting ready to spread some Christmas magic with Switch On events happening across the district from 23 November until 8 December 2017. Council Chairperson Councillor Roisin Mulgrew said: “The Christmas Lights Switch On events in Newry and Downpatrick will officially mark the start of…

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Come See The 5K Races This Sunday In Downpatrick

Don’t miss this exciting road running event coming up in Downpatrick this Sunday 12 November 2017 at St. Patrick’s Square. All proceeds are for the Mid-Down MS Society and there will be face painting and bouncy castles with plenty of entertainment. Proceedings start at 9am for the kids races and…

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Willowbrook Foods Is Top Of The Crops

Willowbrook Foods ‘top of the crops’ at UK Food Manufacturing Awards. County Down-based vegetable and salad business Willowbrook Foods has been named the UK Fresh Produce Manufacturing Company of the Year at the UK Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs). Based on the shores of Strangford Lough near Killinchy and established…

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