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Newry MLA welcomes reopening of COVID-19 Charities Fund

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Newry Sinn Féin MLA Liz Kimmins has welcomed the announcement of the reopening of the COVID-19 Charities Fund. Speaking to Newry Times, Kimmins said, “Many charities are struggling financially as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions that have had to be put in place has curtailed normal fundraising activities.     “As […]

‘We must redouble efforts to tackle obesity’ – Health Minister Robin Swann

Following the launch of the UK Government’s new obesity strategy, the Health Minister Robin Swann has said that we must all redouble efforts to address the issue.   Embed from Getty Images   Speaking to Newry Times, Minister Swann said, “We know from the evidence that being overweight or obese puts people at greater risk […]

Commencement of review of special events legislation announced

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Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon has announced that a review of the special events legislation is live.     The Roads (Miscellaneous Provision) Act (Northern Ireland) 2010 was enacted following a public consultation and Northern Ireland Assembly scrutiny.      The legislation provides the power to close a road so that a special event, such as […]

Newry MLA urges Minister to bring forward plan for school reopening

SDLP Public Health Spokesperson, Newry MLA Justin McNulty has urged Minister for Education, Peter Weir, to bring forward a plan for schools reopening.   Embed from Getty Images   The Newry and Armagh MLA told Newry Times, “I was glad to have the opportunity to engage with Minister Weir and congratulate him on his Expert […]

‘Action, not words, needed to support taxi industry’ – Sinn Fein MLA

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Sinn Féin MLA Cathal Boylan has said action, not words, is needed from the Infrastructure Minister to support the taxi industry.     The party’s Infrastructure spokesperson said, “Those in the transport sector, such as taxi drivers, have been hit hard during the COVID-19 pandemic.      “Throughout the pandemic, many in the transport sector […]

NI Youth Assembly gets green light from Assemly Commission

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The Northern Ireland Assembly Commission (the Commission) has launched its plan to introduce a Youth Assembly for Northern Ireland.     The Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly and Chair of the Commission, Alex Maskey MLA, said, “I am delighted to announce the Assembly Commission’s plans to establish a Youth Assembly.     “It will […]

Long appoints team to review support for prison staff

Justice Minister Naomi Long has appointed Siobhan Keating and Gillian Robinson to undertake a Review of Support Services for NIPS Staff Suffering from Mental Health issues.   Embed from Getty Images   Siobhan Keating currently works as a Consultant Psychologist in Belfast Health and Social Care Trust in the forensic learning disability and mental health […]

‘People want action on Irish unity’ – South Down MP

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Sinn Féin MP Chris Hazzard has said the Irish government needs to begin preparing for Irish unity as a matter of urgency.     The South Down MP said there was a “growing demand for Irish unity across the island”.     He said that conversations on the issue are “well underway”. The local MP […]

British government’s Brexit promises “worthless without action” – Newry MLA

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SDLP MLA for Newry and Armagh Justin McNulty has said that local businesses will face additional barriers to trade with Britain if the UK Government doesn’t take action on its pledge to secure ‘unfettered access’ to the GB market.     Speaking to Newry Times, McNulty said, “This week the British and European Union’s negotiating […]

Consultation launched to amend human trafficking legislation

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Justice Minister Naomi Long has launched a consultation to amend human trafficking legislation. Embed from Getty Images   The Minister is consulting on amendments to the modern slavery provisions in the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Criminal Justice and Support For Victims) Act (Northern Ireland) 2015 (‘the HT Act 2015’).     Naomi Long said, “Human […]

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