Adjournment debate on Daisy Hill Nursery

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Newry and Armagh Sinn Féin MLA Mickey Brady tabled an adjournment debate in the Assembly on Tuesday 29th January regarding Daisy Hill Nursery in Newry.

The debate afforded the Newry MLA the chance to raise awareness around this historic site and also to praise the volunteers who continue to work in the confines of the nursery on a regular basis.

Speaking to Newry Times about the debate Brady said, “I was delighted to take this debate to the floor of the Assembly. Daisy Hill Nursery site is an asset which sits in the heart of Newry, undeveloped and overgrown in some parts. The potential for this site is huge, both in terms of educational value and also community use.

“I believe that if the site were to be properly developed and maintained then this would go some way to bringing much needed tourism and attention to this world renowned site.

He continued, “The Nursery site straddles both Daisy Hill Ward and Ballybot Ward and it is widely accepted that both these electoral wards are amongst the most deprived areas in the north.

“If the will and the resolve are there, and I believe they are, then this area could become a main tourist attraction in the Newry and Mourne area alongside the beautiful Ring of Gullion and also nearby Cooley Peninsula.

“We as elected reps have a duty to highlight these areas on a constant basis to ensure that the proper funding is directed towards these types of projects and to show our support for the countless volunteers who work long hours trying to keep areas such as the Nursery open and amenable to the public.

“My colleagues Megan Fearon and Cathal Boylan also spoke in favour of this worthy project and I am sure their support was welcomed by the people involved.

Brady added, “It was good to see some of the people involved in the project in Stormont for the debate. They are the people who dedicate time and energy to help keep the Nursery on the agenda. I commend them for their vision and patience and I look forward to working alongside them in the future.”


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