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Bradley treating public with contempt’ – Murphy

Sinn Féin’s Conor Murphy has accused the British Secretary of State Karen Bradley of ‘treating the public with contempt’ over her claim that restoring the power-sharing institutions remains her ‘top priority’. The Sinn Féin Negotiator was commenting after Karen Bradley also indicated that she intends to bring forward a Stormont budget for the third consecutive year. “I don’t think […]

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Boylan welcomes courthouse reversal

Sinn Féin MLA Cathal Boylan has welcomed the announcement by the Justice Minister to reverse the decision to close Armagh Courthouse.Mr Boylan said: “I welcome the decision by the Justice Minister to reverse the decision to close six courthouses across the north. “The overwhelming majority of people who participated in the consultation argued the case […]

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“Let me be absolutely clear, Brexit will bring back borders”

The German/Canadian professor behind a report outlining the economic benefits of a united Ireland has stated unequivocally that an EU exit means borders. Professor Kurt Hubner was in Newry on Tuesday meeting with business people, economists and political representatives to explain the findings of his research document Modelling Irish Unification. The peer reviewed report found […]

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£9m windfall as SIF projects finalised

Sinn Féin MLA Cathal Boylan has welcomed the news that Social Investment Fund (SIF) projects have received their final approval. The First and Deputy First Ministers signed off on the final projects for the fund during the week. Mr Boylan, who was the only representative from Newry and Armagh on the SIF Steering Group, said […]

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Fearon welcomes rural roads funding

South Armagh MLA Megan Fearon has welcomed the news that Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard is to invest £10million in improving the conditions of rural roads. Ms Fearon said the Minister’s announcement was further evidence of Sinn Féin’s commitment to rural communities. “When we went to the people in the run up to the last election […]

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Boylan Welcomes Rural Roads Relief

Sinn Féin Assembly member for Newry Armagh, Cathal Boylan, has welcomed the news that Minister for Infrastructure, Chris Hazzard, has announced £10million to improve the condition of rural roads with £3.3million of that allocated to the Southern Division. “I welcome the Ministers announcement of £10million to help address the poor state of our rural road […]

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