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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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Multi -Agency Led Approach Needed To End  Drugs Scourge” Megan Fearon MLA 

Sinn Féin MLA Megan Fearon has called for a community and multi-agency led approach to ending the scourge of drugs in Jonesborough, Co Armagh. Speaking after addressing a community vigil organised by ‘Jonesborough says no to drugs’, the Newry/Armagh MLA said: “Right across the country drugs are ruining lives, tearing families apart and running communities into the ground. “Over recent […]

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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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