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Sinn Féin Go Up A Gear Opposing Brexit

Brexit has exposed the failure of partition and the strategic opportunity that now exists to end it must be seized, Sinn Féin’s Emma Rogan MLA has said. The South Down MLA was speaking from The Mansion House in Dublin, where the official Irish Government celebrations were held on Monday to…

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Shannon Backs Holocaust Remembrance Day

Shannon highlights the importance of remembering the Holocaust. This week Jim Shannon MP signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment, and in doing so, pledged his commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and honouring those who were murdered during the Holocaust as well as paying tribute to the extraordinary Holocaust…

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Leitrim Cllr John Rice Calls For Bridge Repairs

Slieve Croob Sinn Féin Councillor John Rice recently met with Department for InfrastructureI officials at the bridge in Leitrim village to highlight the overgrowth of trees. Cllr Rice said: “Local residents had brought to my attention the dangerous situation of trees rooting and growing from the side of the banks…

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Strangford Area Needs More Homes Says Shannon

Homelessness needs to be addressed immediately in Strangford Constituency.  Strangford MP Jim Shannon MP has highlighted number of people who are not in adequate housing or indeed any homes during this cold winter spell. He said: “The numbers of homeless people in Northern Ireland are increasing rapidly. There are currently…

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Hazzard Says North Hauliers At Risk Over Brexit

No deal Brexit would put future of hauliers in the North in jeopardy says Hazzard.    Sinn Féin MP Chris Hazzard has said the haulage sector in the North is facing disaster in the event of a no-deal Brexit.  The South Down MP said: “Those involved in the haulage industry in…

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Murnin Condemns Playpark Anti-Social Behaviour

Slieve Croob SDLP Councillor Mark Murnin has condemned the behaviour of young people in two local play parks. He said: “Last Wednesday the people of Ballykinlar discovered that the play park next to the pre-school playgroup had paint thrown over the equipment. “When the group contacted me about the incident, …

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Get Involved At Down Arts Centre

New One-day Workshops at Down Arts Centre. Each weekend at the Down Arts Centre there is a different workshop where you create and take home an original piece of art. On Saturday, 26 January, spend the day with artist Cheryl Martin in her ‘Silk Paper Workshop’ transforming 100% pure silk…

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Information Night For Farm Diversification

Strangford Lough and Lecale AONB’s To Help Farmers Diversify and Grow Sustainable Businesses. Strangford Lough and Lecale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), supported by Newry Mourne and Down District Council and North Down and Ards Borough Council, is working with the Woodland Trust to provide an information night for…

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Giants Bedevilled In Cardiff

Elite League. Sunday 20th January. Viola Arena, Cardiff. Cardiff Devils 5-2 Stena Line Belfast Giants.  Giants Comeback Not Enough As Devils Win. The Stena Line Belfast Giants lost out to the Cardiff Devils 5-2 on Sunday in the weekend’s second instalment between the two sides at the top of the…

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Ballynahinch Utd Claim Points After Barn Barmy

The NAFL Div 1b League match – 19th January. Ballynahinch United 2  Barn United 1. United entertained Barn United from Carrickfergus at Millbridge on Saturday last in a league game writes Gilbert Cromie. The visitors although bottom of Division 1B have been on the up in recent weeks so United’s…

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Gross Keeper Saves Day In Harry Clarke Thriller

The Newcastle and District Amateur Football League. Harry Clarke Cup 2nd Round. Ballynagross 2  2 Carryduff Athletic.  (Ballynagross won 3-2 on penalties after extra time).  Ballynagross entertained Carryduff Athletic at Mountain Quarter in this 2nd round Harry Clarke Cup tie and had to rely on their veteran super sub Kieran Taggart…

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Devils Win Weekend Opener Against Giants

Elite League.  Saturday 19th January. Viola Arena, Cardiff. Cardiff Devils 4   2  Stena Line Belfast Giants.  The Stena Line Belfast Giants lost out to the Cardiff Devils 4-2 in Saturday’s weekend opener. A game winning goal from Gleason Fournier early in the final period gave the league leaders a first…

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Killyleagh Take Points Against Villa

The NAFL – League Match. Saturday 19th January. Killyleagh  2  Villa  1. A ten man Killyleagh picked up an impressive league win at The Showgrounds on Saturday.   Adam Neale struck once in each half to give Paul Sharvin’s YC a fully deserved victory after playing for more than 50 minutes…

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Hazzard Says Downe Hospital Has Bright Future

Downe Hospital has a bright future in ever changing health world says Chris Hazzard MP. Sinn Fein South Down MP Chris Hazzard this week visited the Downe Hospital where he was taken on an extensive tour of the local hospital and was afforded the opportunity to speak with patients, staff and…

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Ennis Says Warrenpoint Shocked After Shooting

  Ennis Comments on Warrenpoint shooting. Sinn Féin South Down MLA Sinéad Ennis has said the community of Warrenpoint have been left shocked at news that a man has been murdered in a shooting in the area tonight.   The MLA said: “The community of Warrenpoint are shocked and stunned by…

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