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Craig Concerned About 1916 Memorial In Leitrim

A Newry Mourne and Down District Council DUP Councillor is fuming after the erection of republican memorial in Leitrim. DUP Slieve Croob Councillor Garth Craig said: “I utterly condemn this blatant attempt by Republicans to stir up divisions within the local community by the erection of this memorial. “It is…

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Alliance Appoint New Councillor For Slieve Croob

The Alliance Party has selected Castlewellan man Andy McMurray as its newest councillor for Newry Mourne and Down District Council to represent the Slieve Croob area. This breaking news development has arisen following the demise of former Councillor Patrick Clarke who was sentenced to criminal charges in court escaping a…

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Wind Turbine In Slieve Croob Blocking Mobile Network Coverage Says Councillor Patrick Clarke

Independent Slieve Croob Councillor Patrick Clarke has been in contact with OFCOM, Three UK, EE and Orange following a number of complaints about no mobile network reception in the Slieve Croob, Drumnaquoile and Drumaroad areas for a number of weeks following complaints from constituents. Councillor Patrick Clarke said: “I had received…

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Slieve Croob and Rowallane District Electoral Area Forums to Host Public Meetings on New Funding Sources

Following on from the very successful public meetings held in February, residents in the Slieve Croob and Rowallane District Electoral Areas (DEA’s) are cordially invited to attend the next meeting about funding opportunities for the range of services available within their DEA. If you currently have or hope to develop…

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Independent Councillor Patrick Clarke Seeks Play Area In Clanvaraghan 

The Independent Slieve Croob Councillor Patrick Clarke has written to the Director of Active and Healthy Communities regarding a lack of outdoor play facilities in Clanvaraghan village. Councillor Clarke who has been contacted by local parents has requested Newry Mourne and Down District Council to assist in the provision of…

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First Public DEA Meetings Get Off To Great Start

The Newry Mourne and Down District Council area has led the way in setting up its community planning function by holding inaugural meetings across the district. Public meetings in Rowallane, Downpatrick and Slieve Croob District Electoral Forums (DEA) have been held, attracting over 220 attendees who were keen to learn…

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Craig Presses Police Over High Level Of Dundrum Area Burglaries

In recent months the number of burglaries in the Dundrum area has escalated. Slieve Croob Councillor Garth Craig has expressed his concern and said: “Last week a family who lives on the outskirts of Dundrum reported a break-in where car keys were stolen. “Dundrum has experienced the greatest number of…

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The Full List Of Nominations For the Newry Mourne and Down Council Election on 22 May 2014

Local Council Election District of Newry Mourne and Down. Published by Deputy Returning Officer, John Dumigan.  A poll for the those listed below is to be taken on Thursday 22 May 2014 between 7am and 10pm during the poll of the European Parliamentary Election Election. The situation of each plling…

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NI21 Slieve Croob Candidate Matthew Morrison Enters Council Election Battle

Matthew Morrison has been confirmed as the NI21 council candidate for the Slieve Croob area of the new Newry, Mourne and Down Council. 19-year old Matthew is a university student who is currently studying Politics and International Relations. From Killyleagh town, and educated locally at Down High School in Downpatrick,…

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Alliance Selects Patrick Clarke To Run In The Slieve Croob District Electoral Area

THE Alliance Party has announced the first of its candidates for the forthcoming Newry, Mourne and Down Council Elections. Councillor Patrick Clarke was selected at the South Down Alliance AGM and will be standing in the Slieve Croob District Electoral Area which includes Dundrum, Castlewellan, Ballyward, Ballydugan and Drumaness wards. …

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