Category archives for: Politics

Ennis calls for modern gambling legislation

Sinn Féin MLA Sinéad Ennis has called for stricter legislation and regulation to protect young people and the most vulnerable in society from the scourge of gambling addiction. The party’s Culture, Arts and Sport spokesperson was commenting after launching Sinn Féin’s Problem Gambling Policy document with addiction charities.     Speaking to Newry Times, Ennis […]

Newry MLA meets police chiefs

SDLP MLA Justin McNulty has held separate meetings with the PSNI’s Assistant Chief Constable Mark Hamilton and the District Commander Super Intendent Jane Humphries this week. Speaking to Newry Times, McNulty explained, “This week I have held a number of meetings with the PSNI at a regional and local level. Our meetings were both important […]

Newry MLA questions RTE’s stance on competitions

SDLP MLA for Newry and Armagh Justin McNulty has called on RTÉ to clarify the reason northern viewers are not able to take part in competitions on some of the station’s most popular television shows. Speaking to Newry Times, McNulty explained, “Over recent weeks I have noticed that competitions on shows such as the Sunday […]

Newry students visit Westminster

Sinn Féin MP Mickey Brady has welcomed a group of students from Abbey CBS, Newry, to Westminster. The Newry and Armagh MP said, “I welcomed a group of students and staff from Abbey CBS Grammar School in Newry to Westminster.     “I had an engaging discussion with the students on a variety of topics […]

‘M1 corridor project highlights region’s potential’ – McNulty

SDLP MLA for Newry and Armagh Justin McNulty has welcomed the launch of the M1 Corridor project, which aims to promote the potential of the east coast corridor as a great place to invest and do business in. Speaking after the launch McNulty said, “The Belfast to Dublin economic corridor has always been highlighted as […]

‘Permanent Secretary must deliver on Curriculum Sports Programme’ – Loughran

SDLP Councillor Kate Loughran has welcomed news that work is ongoing to explore options for the delivery of a revitalised and refreshed Curriculum Sports Programme for 2019/20. Speaking to Newry Times, Loughran said, “On hearing the news that a new programme was being discussed I wrote to the Permanent Secretary Derek Baker to seek clarification […]

Ennis calls for review of gambling industry

Sinn Féin MLA Sinead Ennis has reiterated her party’s call for a full review of the gambling industry to tackle the rise in problem gambling. The South Down MLA said, “Sinn Féin have continuously voiced concern about the growing issue of gambling addiction.     “There should be a full review of the gambling industry’s […]

“Make your voices heard” plea to young people and students

Newry and Armagh Sinn Féin MLA Megan Fearon has said that Brexit will bring nothing but negativity for students and young people and she has urged all young people and students to ensure their voices are heard as the Brexit process reaches a critical phase. The MLA warned, “Brexit will be nothing but negative for […]

‘Ireland will not be Britain’s nuclear dumping ground’ – Local MLA

Sinn Féin MLA Cathal Boylan has said Ireland will not be a dumping ground for Britain’s nuclear and chemical waste. The party’s Energy, Environment and Climate Change was commenting after it was confirmed that the British government cannot use the north to dump toxic waste.     The Newry/Armagh MLA said, “I welcome that earlier […]

Byrne calls for greater devolution to local councils

Local Councillor Pete Byrne has reiterated his call for local Councils to be given greater responsibility in the absence of a Stormont Assembly, effectively giving more power to local people. He made the comments following the meeting of the NILGA Central – Local Government Political Forum which reconvened last week.     Speaking to Newry […]


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