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£300,000 Road improvement For B8 Newry Road 

A £300,000 road improvement scheme on the B8 Newry Road near Mayobridge in County Down is now complete. The scheme which has improved the road alignment and forward visibility on the busy B8 Newry Road between Mayobridge and Hilltown, will also improve visibility for traffic exiting the Ballydoo and Edentrumly…

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Police Appeal After Mayobridge Burglary

Detectives in Newry are appealing for information after a burglary at a shop on the Hilltown Road in Mayobridge overnight on Wednesday, 11 April into Thursday, 12 April. Detective Sergeant Johnston said: “The proprietor of the shop arrived had closed the property at 10.30pm on the Wednesday and arrived at 7.30am yesterday morning (Thursday, 12 April)…

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Appeal For Info On Newry And Mayobridge Burglaries

Detectives in Ardmore are appealing for information following two burglaries in the Mayobridge and Newry areas. Detective Constable Dave Skillen said: “Police received a report of a burglary at a house in the Mayo Road area of Mayobridge just after 10pm on Thursday, 1st February. “It was reported that entry had been…

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Mayobridge Group Host Farm Safety Workshop

Over 25 local farmers attended a workshop organised by Mayobridge Development Group which offered practical awareness covering the everyday hazards faced by the farming industry.  Agriculture is a cornerstone of the Irish economy and the fatality rate in agriculture is far higher than any other economic sector.    SDLP Crotlieve…

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Fitzpatrick Condemns Mayobridge Vandalism

The Chair of Newry Mourne and Down District Council, Councillor Gillian Fitzpatrick, has condemned those behind a spate of vandalism in Mayobridge. The damage included sign posts being pulled out, mail boxes thrown into fields and flowerpots uprooted. Cllr Fitzpatrick said: “On Saturday night it appears that vandals caused damage at…

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Fitzpatrick Warns Farmers To Be Alert Following Attempted Fertiliser Theft Near Mayobridge

SDLP Councillor Gillian Fitzpatrick has urged vigilance among the farming community after the attempted theft of fertiliser in the Mayobridge area. Cllr Fitzpatrick said: “Farming families across the North are continuing to find it difficult to make ends meet as a result of suppressed dairy and meat prices. The last thing…

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Bryansford Win Championship In Last Kick Of Game Against Mayobridge

O’ NEILS’S ACFL 1 League Final Bryansford 0-17 Mayobridge 1-13 Three minutes into the second half, ‘They’re home-in a-boat’ was a comment heard from one sage as Mayobridge sailed seven points ahead of a seemingly floundering Bryansford writes Michael McCartan.  BUT! Joe Ireland’s torpedo, with the last kick off the…

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Down Ladies Falter To A Strong Westmeath Squad

Down v Westmeath Sunday 16 February  – Tesco HomeGrown NFL Div.2 Rd.3  Down 2-10   Westmeath 5-13 Down Ladies footballers had a big ask against an in-form Westmeath in Mayobridge at the weekend and it was the Midlanders who came out victors writes Barry McConville Down held their own in the…

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McKevitt Says Stay Safe During Severe Weather

SDLP representatives in South Down are urging people to stay safe during treacherous weather conditions. South Down MLA Karen McKevitt and Crotlieve Councillor Gillian Fitzpatrick commented when visiting the scene of a house fire in Mayobridge which began after an electricity pole collapsed on top of houses in Saint Anne’s…

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Fuel Laundering Site Found Near Mayobridge

ON a farm close to Mayobridge a substantial fuel laundering site has been discovered. Officers from HM Revenue and Customs carried out a planned raid on the area. A 61-year old man has been arrested in connection with the incident. It is thought that the site had been running for…

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McKevitt Praises Quick Response To Mayobridge Fire

At approximately 3.30pm this afternoon a fire broke out at OM Tyres in Mayobridge. South Down MLA Karen McKevitt said:  “I understand that this afternoon and a fire broke out at OM Tyres in Mayobridge and that the blaze is now under control, but PSNI have closed the road so…

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