Stories By Shaun Keenan, Local Democracy Reporter
Newry/ 1 year ago
Plans to improve cycling infrastructure in Newry approved
Plans to introduce a pilot scheme with the aim of improving the cycling infrastructure in Newry, Mourne and Down (NMD) have...
South Armagh/ 1 year ago
Plans announced for ‘game changing’ new walking trails in south Armagh
Plans have been announced to extend a major walking trail in Co Armagh. Newry, Mourne and Down District Council revealed on...
Newry/ 1 year ago
Housing crisis ‘frightening’ as over 1000 people claim homelessness in Newry, Mourne and Down
A councillor has said the current housing crisis in Newry, Mourne and Down is “frightening” after it emerged that the number...
Green light for new Rostrevor GAA complex despite recommendations to refuse
Plans for a new GAA sports complex in South Down have been approved by Newry, Mourne and Down District Council despite...
Council looking into trialling floating wheelchairs at Co Down beaches
Newry, Mourne and Down District Council are looking into the possibility of trialling floating wheelchairs at beaches across the district. It...
State of hospitality industry in Newry and Mourne ‘beyond worrying’
A new hospitality forum to help the sector recover post-Covid and inspire more people to choose it as a career in...
Glamping pods overlooking Carlingford Lough tipped for approval despite anti-social behaviour concerns
Plans to install glamping pods overlooking Carlingford Lough have been tipped for approval despite objections from local residents. The application, submitted...
GAA/ 2 years ago
BBC ‘didn’t get the memo’ as MLA hits out at lack of All-Ireland final coverage
The BBC have refuted claims they “snubbed” airing the All-Ireland GAA final on Saturday in a row with Sinn Fein over...
Hourly bus service between Newry and Dublin ‘needs to be reinstated’
A Newry MLA is pushing for the reintroduction of an hourly bus service between Newry and Dublin. Sinn Fein’s Liz Kimmins...
Newry, Mourne and Down Council to spend £5.6m on new waste and recycling fleet
Newry, Mourne and Down District Council is set to spend almost £6m on replacing its waste and recycling fleet – but...
Newry Council slammed for ‘failing miserably’ over mismanagement of waste collection
Newry, Mourne and Down District Council has been slammed for “failing miserably” over perceived mismanagement of waste collection services during the...
NHS staff to receive 50% discount at Newry, Mourne and Down leisure facilities
Half-priced leisure facilities for all NHS staff in Newry, Mourne and Down will set the council back £25,000 over the next...