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“Council Has Important Role To Play In Tackling Deprivation In South Armagh”. Cllr  Terry Hearty 

Slieve Gullion area Councillor Terry Hearty has said that Newry Mourne & Down Council have an important role in tackling the areas of deprivation that exists throughout the Council area in particular those in south Armagh. According to the Multiple Deprivation Measure 2017 Report Creggan, Forkhill, Silverbridge and Crossmaglen featured in the top tempo most deprived areas. The […]

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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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A Vision for Newry Armagh

Newry/Armagh Sinn Féin candidates Megan Fearon (South Armagh), Cathal Boylan (Armagh) and Conor Murphy (Newry) have released a manifesto outlining their plans for the constituency. The local document was released a day after the party’s six county manifesto was unveiled, outlining their 10 point plan for a more equal and prosperous society. Megan Fearon said […]

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An experienced and progressive voice – Boylan

Armagh MLA Cathal Boylan has pledged to be “an experience and progressive voice” for the people of the constituency. “It is easy to forget that in the last nine years we have brought about real and positive change in the Assembly,” he said. “While others sniped from the sidelines offering no alternatives, or used their […]

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