Archive for: August, 2019

‘Tories need to abandon delusion that backstop can be changed’ – Hazzard

Sinn Féin MP Chris Hazzard has said it’s time Boris Johnson and the Tories abandoned their “delusional approach to Brexit” and realised the backstop is not open to renegotiation. Speaking to Newry Times, the South Down MP said, “The EU have been clear and consistent that there will be no renegotiation of the Withdrawal Agreement […]

Local Councillors highlight South Armagh road concerns

Slieve Gullion Sinn Féin Councillors Mickey Larkin and Oonagh Magennis have raised concerns over the junction at Drumalt Road on the Silverbridge hill. Speaking to Newry Times, Councillor Larkin stated, “Both Oonagh and myself have had many reports of collisions and near misses on the approach to this junction over the past few months. Article […]

Delight at Carrivemaclone and Cloughouge Playparks approval

Sinn Féin Councillor Liz Kimmins has spoke of her delight after approval for the final stage for Carrivemaclone and Cloughogue Parks was granted. She stated, “I am delighted that the council has approved the final stage for Carrivemaclone and Cloughogue Playparks. Article continues below “The final drawings look fantastic and will be a huge addition […]

Community rally ‘a clear statement to Roads Service’

Sinn Féin Councillor Liz Kimmins has said that the big turnout at a recent community protest rally in Meigh was a clear statement to Roads Service about the depth of concern local residents had in relation to traffic speed and road management safety issues. The local Councillor, who has long been lobbying for action to […]

Funding to connect people with nature launched

A new environment fund aimed at making it easier for people to connect with the natural environment has been launched by the Department for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA). David Small, Chief Executive of the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA), said the Environmental Challenge Competition will also provide capital funding to projects working to […]

Johnson displaying ‘rank hypocrisy’ on peace process – O’Neill

Sinn Féin Vice President Michelle O’Neill has said it is “rank hypocrisy” for Boris Johnson to claim to be acting in the interest of the peace process while he is pursuing a no-deal Brexit. The Mid Ulster MLA said, “It is rank hypocrisy for Boris Johnson to claim to be acting in the interests of […]

‘British Minister insulting victims with inquest claim’ – Mickey Brady 

The British Defence Secretary is insulting grieving victims by describing their search for justice as an ‘endless fishing inquest circle’, Newry & Armagh Sinn Féin MP Mickey Brady has said. The Sinn Féin representative was responding to comments made by Ben Wallace in a media interview. Article continues below He said, “As an ex-British Army […]

Warrenpoint gets ready to Wake the Giant

The Wake the Giant Festival is back on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 August in Warrenpoint – the last of this summer’s Giant Adventures in Newry, Mourne and Down for 2019. Finn, the character at the heart of local folklore, is the star of this Festival in the form of an impressive 32-foot model marionette. […]

Local business tops the poll in province-wide Independents’ Day campaign

Mulkern’s EUROSPAR in Newry has been crowned Northern Ireland’s best convenience store. That’s the result of a ‘People’s Vote’ run by local trade body, Retail NI and the Irish News in the lead- up to this year’s Independents’ Day; an initiative which encourages shoppers to support independent retailers on 4 July. Article continues below The […]

Local Councillor pledges support to ‘Friends Of Anamar’ Group

Sinn Féin Councillor Terry Hearty has said he will assist the Friends of Anamar group in any way he can in their campaign to ensure Anamar Primary School stays a part of the community. The Slieve Gullion Councillor has called on both the Bishop to intervene in the dispute and potential buyers to withdraw their […]

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