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Sparks Fly In Council Chamber As Reilly Opposes SDLP Proposal To Invite Pope To Down

The Newry Mourne and Down Council chamber was red hot on Monday evening as Councillor Terry Andrews (SDLP) presented his proposal to the meeting to effectively extend a welcome to Pope Francis to South Down and to tred in the footsteps of St Patrick during his visit to Ireland in…

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Attention All Greenfingers – Free Compost Giveaway By Council

Residents from the Newry, Mourne and Down area can celebrate Compost Awareness Week (4-9 May 2015) by getting involved with the Council’s FREE Compost Giveaway. Green fingered residents can collect one bag of compost at the ‘giveaway’ events on Saturday 2 May at Cloonagh Road Household Recycling Centre, Downpatrick and…

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McCreesh Park Row Continues As Sinn Féin Win Council Vote

The row over the naming of a playpark in Newry after an IRA volunteer has again resurfaced. Sinn Féin Councillor Liz Kimmins said last night following a full meeting of Newry and Mourne District Council that “it was well past time for unionist and SDLP councillors to respect the wishes…

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Community Planning Moves Ahead In Newry, Mourne And Down Council Area

Community Planning is a strategic planning process that puts the needs and views of the citizen at the centre of public service delivery. From the 1April 2015, Councils across Northern Ireland will be responsible for coordinating a Community Planning Partnership with partners in health, education, police, economic development, tourism, environment…

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Row Looms Over Naming Of Newry Mourne and Down Council

Sinn Féin have confirmed that they have challenged the recent decision to name the new super council as ‘Newry Mourne and Down’. The legal framework, Section 41 (1) of the local Government Act 2014 provides that a decision of the Council or one of its Committees can be called in for…

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Your Views Count!

Your Views Count! Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Corporate Plan 2015 – 2019 Newry, Mourne and Down District Council is currently in the process of producing its Corporate Plan 2015 to 2019 and would welcome your comments. Public consultation workshops have been scheduled from 7pm to 9pm on the…

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Local Groups Invited To Info Session For New South Down Council

Newry & Mourne and Down Community Information and Networking Event Date: Wednesday 1st October 2014 Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm (buffet included) Venue: The Burrendale Hotel, Newcastle This event is for all local community and voluntary groups, elected representatives and public agencies in the Newry, Mourne and Down Council area. The…

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South Down Council Election Results and Commentary

ON Thursday 22 May voters went to the polls across South Down to elect councillors who will serve on the new Newry, Mourne and Down Council which begins on 2015 with a ‘shadow’ council now currently running and they will work in this format until then with the current Down…

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NI21 Candidate Alistair Straney Speaks Out About Why He Chose To Stand

Alistair Straney is from South Down and is siting in his first local election. A past pupil of the Down Academy, he went on to Greenmount College before diversifying from farming to become a stone mason. His first experience of getting involved in his community and helping the area was…

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