Category archives for: Politics

‘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 […]

McNulty seeks clarity on broadcasting of GAA games

SDLP MLA for Newry and Armagh Justin McNulty has called on the GAA, RTÉ and BBC Northern Ireland to clarify what games, including where Ulster Clubs and Counties are competing, are to be broadcast during 2019. McNulty was speaking as RTÉ announced it would be expanding its coverage of games to include National League and […]

Fresh call for Curriculum Sports Programme to be restored

SDLP Councillor Kate Loughran has called on the Permanent Secretary of the Department of Education Derek Baker to reinstate the Curriculum Sports Programme as six Councils across the North support motion calling for funding to be restored. Speaking to Newry Times, Loughran said, “In November 2018, the Department of Education pulled the plug on the […]

McNulty commends Newry Civil Rights March

SDLP MLA for Newry and Armagh Justin McNulty has praised the organisers of the commemorative Civil Rights March held in Newry on Sunday.  Speaking to Newry Times, McNulty said, “Sunday’s commemorative march was hugely symbolic and deeply personal for many who took part both 50 years ago and again on Sunday. “50 years ago campaigners […]

‘Tuition fees support welcome but further certainty needed’ – Megan Fearon

Sinn Féin MLA Megan Fearon has said that the announcement from the Irish government that it will continue support for Irish students to study in the north and Britain, and vice versa until 2019 is reassuring but added that further clarity is needed. She also stated that the issue had once again highlighted the ‘utter […]


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