Category archives for: Politics

‘Rising insurance costs an all-island issue’ – Newry MLA

SDLP MLA for Newry and Armagh Justin McNulty has said increasing home, car and business insurances is an issue affecting every community on the island of Ireland and an all-island approach must be adopted to help relieve pressures on policyholders. McNulty was speaking at an event organised by Fianna Fáil TD Niamh Smyth.  Article continues […]

Newry men encouraged to talk about mental health

SDLP South Down Westminster candidate, Councillor Michael Savage has urged men to talk about their mental health and emotional wellbeing. Councillor Savage said that Northern Ireland needs mental health services that support people experiencing trauma at the point of need. Article continues below Speaking to Newry Times, he said, “In communities across Northern Ireland, there […]

Disabled children and their carers “being failed” – Newry MLA

SDLP Assembly Member for Newry and Armagh Justin McNulty has claimed that young people with disabilities and their carers are being failed by the lack of an Executive and Health Minister. McNulty was speaking after separate meetings with the Health and Social Care Board and the Southern Trust this week to discuss pressures on Short […]

‘DUP and Sinn Fein should be ashamed of waiting lists’ – Newry Westminster candidate

SDLP South Down Westminster candidate, Councillor Michael Savage has said that DUP and Sinn Fein should be ‘ashamed’ of waiting lists across the health service recently exposed in a Nuffield Trust report. The South Down Westminster candidate said that people cannot understand why two parties are putting their selfish political interests ahead of the wellbeing […]

Newry Westminster candidate calls on parties to “refrain from personal attacks”

SDLP Westminster Candidate for South Down, Councillor Michael Savage, has issued written instructions to local SDLP representatives, activists, canvassers and party members today to refrain from any and all personal attacks on candidates in the Westminster election. The South Down candidate said that the deeply personal abuse received by candidates so far, predominantly women, is […]

Carlingford Lough Greenway Completion ‘will increase Cross Border Cohesion’ – Brady

Newry and Armagh Westminster Election candidate for Sinn Féin Mickey Brady has said that the completion of the Greenway would mean that people could walk, run or cycle the more than 30 miles from Portadown to Carlingford almost completely off-road. Brady was commenting after attending the recent Carlingford Lough Greenway Consultation Event. Article continues below […]

Newry man Michael Savage vows to fill Remain void in Westminster

Local SDLP Westminster Candidate Michael Savage has said the decision by Lady Sylvia Hermon not to contest the election means the need for South Down to return a Remain Candidate who will take their seat is more important than ever. Speaking to Newry Times, he said, “During the last Parliament, Lady Sylvia was a lone […]

Public Sector Pay Policy set for 2019/20

The Department of Finance (DoF) has determined public sector pay policy for 2019/20. In keeping with the overarching policy set by the UK Government, the Department has confirmed the policy continues with the same approach set in 2018/19 of moving away from a cross-public sector pay policy of limiting average awards to one per cent. […]

Newry MP’s anger after decision to pull Newry voter registration clinic

Sinn Féin’s Newry and Armagh MP Mickey Brady has reprimanded the Electoral Office for cancelling a crucial voter registration clinic in the mouth of a general election. Speaking to Newry Times, Mickey Brady said, “The Electoral Office has cancelled a voter registration clinic for the people of Newry & Armagh, having publicised and advertised the […]

£650,000 committed for outdoor recreation projects

DAERA has announced the commitment of £650,000 for projects to make it easier for people to connect with the natural environment. The projects will be delivered by not-for-profit organisations and councils working in partnership with local communities and landowners. Article continues below Announcing the funding, DAERA Deputy Secretary for Environment, Marine and Fisheries Group, David […]


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