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Devlin Seeks SDLP Council Seat For Newcastle Area

LAURA Devlin, SDLP activist and constituency manager for South Down MLA Seán Rogers, has confirmed that she has put her name forward to succeed Down District Councillor Eamonn ONeill as a Councillor for the Newcastle District Electoral Area. She said: “Eamonn intends to stand down from Down District Council at…

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Welfare Reform Temporary Reprieve Welcomed by O’Neill

Down District SDLP Councillor Eamonn ONeill has spoken out in support of the decision to defer bringing welfare reform to the floor of the Assembly until it is “made more suitable for Northern Ireland”. Councillor ONeill said: “We in the SDLP championed the ‘benefit take-up’ campaign in the 1980’s and subsequent…

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Castlewellan and Kilcoo SDLP Branch Meeting

At the recent meeting of the Castlewellan and Kilcoo Branch of the SDLP, and number of area issues were addressed. It was felt that there needs to be planting along the central reservation on Mill Hill and for a general improvement. This is currently being looked at by Down District…

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Alcohol Bye-Law in Castlewellan Welcomed by O’Neill

COUNCILLOR Eamonn ONeill has welcomed the recent re-designation of Clarmont Avenue in Castlewellan as an Alcohol Bye-Law area. He said: “Following representations to Down District Council after the illegal removal of the previous signs, I am pleased that Clarmont Avenue in Castlewellan has been re-designated as an Alcohol Bye-Law area….

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McCausland Faces Widespread Criticism Over NIHE Announcement

WAS this a political red herring to get the public focus off the scent of the current flag row or was it a mis-timed but  well-intentioned gaff by the DSD Minister Nelson McCausland to attempt to modernise the housing administration in Northern Ireland? Whatever  the reasons why he chose to…

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O’Neill Concerned Over Digital Switchover

NEWCASTLE area SDLP Councillor Eamonn ONeill has spoken out regarding the ongoing digital switchover. Councillor  ONeill said, “I have been approached by a constituent from the Castlewellan area who is set to lose the RTE channels as a result of the Digital Switchover. “This pensioner applied to the Digital Switchover…

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