Category archives for: Politics

Anger at remarks over shooting of Newry IRA man

A new investigation was launched into the RUC killing of Newry IRA man Colum Marks last year

Sinn Féin MP Mickey Brady has branded the comments of a DUP MP over the shooting of an unarmed IRA man 26 years ago as disgraceful. Colum Marks, who was originally from Newry, was killed by the RUC in Downpatrick in 1991. Last year a new investigation was launched into his killing after a new […]

‘Trips and falls due to unrepaired footpaths’ – McNulty


SDLP MLA for Newry and Armagh Justin McNulty has claimed that footpaths in town centres have deteriorated so much that he has had to report numerous incidents to the Department of Infrastructure locally.   McNulty told Newry Times, “Over recent weeks I have been contacted by quite a number of people regarding the state of […]

‘Residents face lock-down’ during Newry parade says Newry MP Mickey Brady

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Newry and Armagh MP Mickey Brady has had what he described as a “frank but constructive” meeting with the PSNI. He said he raised concerns about the upcoming Band Parade on 21st April and what he labelled ‘the impact on local residents and traffic disruption’.     At the recent meeting he said he raised a range […]

New Sinn Féin Councillor announced for Newry Council


Oksana McMahon has been announced as the new Sinn Féin Councillor for Crotlieve on the Newry, Mourne and Down District Council. Ms McMahon from Ballyholland will replace outgoing Cllr Sinéad Ennis who was recently elected MLA for South Down.   Speaking at the Convention Sinéad Ennis MLA said, “I have no doubt that Oksana will […]

‘Tory tax credit cuts draconian’ – Mickey Brady


Newry & Armagh Sinn Féin MP Mickey Brady has branded Tory plans to cut child tax credits as ‘draconian’ and ‘an attack on women and those most in need’. Speaking to Newry Times, he explained, “The Tory government have intoduced changes to the tax and benefit system.   “It is a set of changes with […]

‘Public parks strategy must be in programme for government’ – McNulty


SDLP MLA for Newry and Armagh Justin McNulty has said he wants to see a future Programme for Government commit to the publication of a Public / City Parks Strategy. McNulty has been a strong advocate of the development of a City Park in Newry and has pledged his full support to the Albert Basin […]

‘British Government’s Brexit incompetence damaging’ – Bradley

SDLP MLA for South Down Sinead Bradley

SDLP Economy Spokesperson Sinead Bradley MLA has said that the incompetence displayed by the British Government following the triggering of Article 50 is deeply worrying for the position of Northern Ireland. Bradley’s comments follow Theresa May’s admission that a trade deal with the European Union will not be finalised until after the UK has left, […]

Bradley welcomes online passport renewal

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South Down MLA Sinead Bradley has welcomed news that Irish Passport holders are now able to renew their passports online. Speaking to Newry Times, she said, “I am delighted to see this process has now been brought into the digital era and hopefully will make the renewal process easier for many.   “This announcement comes […]

‘Brexit the big political challenge of our generation’ – Newry MLA


SDLP MLA for Newry and Armagh Justin McNulty has said that ‘Brexit’ is the greatest political challenge facing the people of these islands in a generation and has called for a united front from all the political parties locally. McNulty was speaking after Prime Minister Theresa May triggered Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty which […]

Ritchie calls for tariff free access to single market


SDLP MP for South Down Margaret Ritchie has called on the Prime Minister to secure tariff free access to the Single Market for Northern Ireland. She was speaking following the Prime Minister’s statement in the House of Commons on the triggering of Article 50.   Margaret Ritchie said, “The EU Commission’s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, […]

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