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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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“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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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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‘Loss’ of Miami massacre evidence “sinister” – Brady

  Newry and Armagh MP Mickey Brady has said he is deeply concerned that the PSNI has lost instruments held as evidence into the Miami Showband Massacre. The Sinn Féin MP wrote to the PSNI asking about the whereabouts of the instruments after he was approached by surviving members of the band at a memorial […]

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No Reassurance on Rural Roads – Fearon

  Sinn Féin MLA Megan Fearon has called on Roads Minister Danny Kennedy to rethink his cuts to road maintenance. The Newry and Armagh Assembly member made the call after it was revealed that Newry and Mourne had the second highest level of deaths and serious injury on the north’s roads last year. Many of […]

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