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‘Brexit the greatest threat since partition’ – McNulty

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SDLP MLA for Newry and Armagh Justin McNulty has claimed that the impact of Brexit is the greatest economic, social and cultural threat this island has faced since the partition of Ireland. McNulty was speaking as the SDLP launched its policy paper on Brexit in Newry this week. He was joined by senior party colleagues, […]

‘Broadband delivery plan a must’ – McNulty

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SDLP Assembly Member for Newry and Armagh Justin McNulty has called on the Department of the Economy and the Department of Infrastructure to publish an Integrated Broadband Delivery Plan for the North and said that it must ensure that all rural dwellers have access to high quality broadband as a priority. Speaking to Newry Times, […]

‘Foster cannot continue living in denial’ – Murphy

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Sinn Féin’s Conor Murphy has said Arlene Foster cannot continue ‘living in denial’ about the DUP’s handling of the RHI scandal. Speaking to Newry Times, Murphy said, “Arlene Foster spoke at a Chamber of Commerce and Industry event and attempted to ignore the biggest political crisis in many years, the DUP’s handling of the RHI […]

‘Daily £85k RHI cost would fix a lot of Newry roads’ – McNulty

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SDLP MLA Justin McNulty has claimed that the £85k currently being spent on a daily basis covering the over-spend costs of the botched RHI scheme would go a long way to improve the road infrastructure across Newry and Armagh. Speaking to Newry Times, McNulty said, “There is a real anger in local communities about the […]

Fearon calls on all candidates to support marriage equality pledge

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Sinn Féin’s Megan Fearon has called on all candidates in the upcoming Assembly election to support a pledge to work towards bringing marriage equality to the north. The Sinn Féin equality spokesperson said, “There is a growing demand for marriage equality across the north. Article continues below: “Equal marriage threatens no one. It is about […]

SDLP launch plan in Newry for ‘EU Special Status’

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SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood has launched the SDLP’s policy document ‘Securing our Place in Europe’ in Newry. The document includes detailed proposals for attaining EU special status for Northern Ireland after Brexit. Eastwood said, “Brexit was a seismic event on the political Richter scale and its aftershocks will be shape the islands of Ireland and […]

‘Clear and growing demand for Irish language act’ – Fearon

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Sinn Féin’s Megan Fearon has said there is a clear and growing demand for an Irish language act. She was speaking after attending Saturday’s protest in Newry organised by Irish language group, An Dream Dearg.   The Newry and Armagh candidate said, “The large crowd at this demonstration in Newry and similar events in Derry […]

Ritchie calls for cap on overdraft charges

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SDLP South Down MP Margaret Ritchie has called on the Government to introduce a cap on overdraft charges levied by banks on personal current accounts Speaking to Newry Times, she said, “Over-draft charges from banks can result in people going into damaging debt at high levels of interest, particularly when charges are accrued at a […]

‘Assembly election a watershed for the peace process’ – Sinéad Ennis

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“The scandal of the Renewable Heat Initiative (RHI) might have provided the catalyst for the inevitable collapse of the political institutions, but the value and viability of power sharing has been under sustained pressure for a long period of time.” That is the view of Sinn Féin’s south Down Assembly candidate Sinéad Ennis who believes […]

‘Greater focus on mental health issues needed’ – McNulty

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SDLP Assembly Member for Newry and Armagh Justin McNulty, who sits on the All Party Group for Suicide Prevention, has said Michelle O’Neill needs to direct real and meaningful resources into mental health services, especially for young people. Speaking to Newry Times, McNulty said, “In recent weeks I have been contacted by a number of […]










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