Category archives for: Politics

‘Unethical ATM charges must be banned’ – Magennis

Sinn Féin Councillor Oonagh Magennis has welcomed the decision by Newry, Mourne and Down Council to contact the Financial Secretary of the Treasury with a view to scrapping ATM charges. Councillors unanimously supported Cllr. Magennis’ motion, which called on the Council to contact the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, asking that he look at this […]

Disabled access ‘urgently needed’ – Local Sinn Fein Councillor

Sinn Féin Councillor Terry Hearty has expressed his ‘concern and disappointment’ at what he described as DFI Roads Service’s “continued refusal to install much-needed disability access points and parking” in Crossmaglen. The Slieve Gullion Councillor, who has been lobbying with his local DEA for over a year in order to get the services installed, says […]

‘Parents facing fines for putting up live-saving signs is unacceptable’ – Sinn Fein MP

Sinn Féin MP Chris Hazzard has said it beggars belief that parents and road safety campaigners could face fines for putting up signs designed to save children’s lives. The South Down MP said, “It’s bizarre that the Department for Infrastructure is threatening to fine parents and community groups for putting up signs such as ‘Children […]

Huge crowd attend Irish unity Brexit conference in Carrickdale Hotel

Sinn Fein MP Mickey Brady has said the only long term, viable solution to Brexit is Irish reunification. The Newry Armagh MP made the comments as he addressed a huge conference in the Carrickdale Hotel on Brexit and Irish Unity organised by MEPs Martina Anderson and Matt Carthy. Article continues below There was standing room […]

Young voters ‘being denied their right to vote’ – O’Neill

Sinn Féin Leas Uachtarán Michelle O’Neill MLA is calling on the Electoral Office to take steps to redress the unacceptably high numbers of people – particularly young people – who are incorrectly recorded on the electoral register. Michelle O’Neill was speaking after the Electoral Commission published its latest report on the accuracy and completeness of […]

Brexit and YOU delivered to homes in Newry

A leaflet with information on Brexit will be delivered to all homes in Northern Ireland over the next week. Brexit and YOU sets out practical information for people living in Northern Ireland on key areas such as health and travel. Article continues below The leaflet has been compiled by the Northern Ireland Civil Service (NICS) […]

‘British government cannot ignore demand for Irish unity’ – Newry MP

Sinn Féin MP Mickey Brady has said the British government cannot ignore the growing demand for Irish unity. The Newry and Armagh MP said, “Under pressure British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s remark that he can’t see any reason to hold a referendum on Irish unity doesn’t hold water. Article continues below “A majority of people […]

South Down MP commends suicide awareness strategy

Sinn Féin MP Chris Hazzard has congratulated the Suicide Down to Zero campaign on launching a new strategy to save lives in the Newry, Mourne and Down area. Speaking to Newry Times, the South Down MP said, “I was pleased to speak this morning at the launch of the launch of Suicide Down to Zero’s […]

‘Oil suppliers should not manipulate prices’ – Brady

Sinn Féin MP Mickey Brady said oil suppliers should not be denied access to oil in an effort to manipulate prices. The Newry/Armagh MP said, “It’s my understanding that a local oil company were refused access to oil supplies in Belfast and told to come back tomorrow. Article continues below “It’s believed that the company […]

40% electricity consumption from renewable sources by 2020 ‘achieved ahead of schedule’

The NI Executive’s target that Northern Ireland would seek to achieve 40% of its electricity consumption from renewable sources by 2020, as set out in the ‘Strategic Energy Framework for Northern Ireland’, has been met ahead of schedule. The statistical report ‘Electricity Consumption and Renewable Generation in Northern Ireland: Year Ending June 2019’, published by […]

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