Category archives for: Politics

‘Community support for Raymond McCreesh Park’ – Newry MP

Local MP Mickey Brady has said that the residents of Ballybot support the retention of the name of the Raymond McCreesh park. He recently addressed the several hundred strong crowd at the park to mark the 37th anniversary of the Hunger Strike.     The Newry Armagh MP said, “I am proud that three times […]

‘North cannot fulfil its potential because of political deadlock’ – Bradley

SDLP Infrastructure Spokesperson Sinead Bradley MLA has reiterated concerns around the threat caused to a host of infrastructure projects whilst ambiguity surrounds the decision making process in the absence of a functioning Assembly. Bradley voiced these concerns after the Institute of Directors articulated their disappointment that £1bn of Infrastructure projects are on hold after the […]

‘Equality and anti-discrimination laws needs to be strengthened’ – Fearon

Sinn Féin MLA Megan Fearon has said that equality and anti-discrimination laws in the north need to be strengthened. The party’s equality spokesperson was speaking after a report by the Equality Commission on public awareness around equality issues.     Speaking to Newry Times, Fearon said, “I welcome the Commission’s report on awareness of equality. […]

‘Border poll should not be treated as a race to the finish line’ – Newry MLA

SDLP MLA for Newry and Armagh Justin McNulty has said that any future border poll should not be treated as a race to the finish line by any party. Despite the Prime Minister’s comment that she believes Unionists would not be guaranteed a win in a border poll, it is imperative that Nationalists recognise the […]

‘Pothole repairs not consistent’, says Newry MLA

SDLP MLA for Newry and Armagh Justin McNulty has branded the current approach to repairing potholes and defects on local roads as ‘inconsistent’. Speaking to Newry Times, McNulty explained, “Day and daily we are passing through complaints about the conditions of local roads and all too often many are reporting potholes that have been previously […]

Taskforce on Loneliness ‘to make all-Ireland recommendations’

SDLP MLA for Newry and Armagh Justin McNulty has said he expects a taskforce on Loneliness to make recommendations that will be implemented across the island of Ireland. McNulty, a member of the Loneliness Taskforce, spoke after the meeting in Dublin recently.     He told Newry Times, “The Loneliness Taskforce was established by Senator […]

Major works planned at Newry’s Daisy Hill Hospital

SDLP MLA Justin McNulty has revealed that the Southern Trust is to be given the go-ahead by the Department of Health to implement the Pathfinder Action Plan for Daisy Hill in full.  McNulty has said he expects major capital works to be completed before the end of the year at the site.     McNulty […]

Southern Trust paediatric surgery situation ‘completely unacceptable’

Newry and Armagh Sinn Féin MP Mickey Brady has said that the delay by the Southern Trust in providing paediatric surgery is completely unacceptable. The MP, who met with the Southern Health Trust to discuss the issue said, “Children’s Theatres in both Craigavon and Daisy Hill Hospitals have not been running at full capacity.   […]

‘Leaving national flags lying in tatters in Newry is disrespectful’ – Charlie Casey

Newry City Councillor Charlie Casey has confirmed that all flags erected for the recent Easter Rising Commemorations in Newry City by his party have been taken down as per his party’s agreed protocols. The Sinn Féin representative appealed for all those individuals and groups who had erected flags and emblems prior to the Easter Rising […]

Newry MLA calls for ‘re-think’ for Out of Hours Service

SDLP MLA for Newry and Armagh Justin McNulty has called for a fundamental rethink of the way the Out of Hours medical services are configured. McNulty made the call as the Department of Health confirmed monies are being allocated to transform the health service locally.     Speaking to Newry Times, McNulty said, “Out of […]


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