Police in Newry have charged two males with attempted criminal damage, resisting police and disorderly behaviour.
Sinn Fein Councillor Terry Hearty has congratulated everyone involved in the fun-packed day of festivities for Halloween on Tuesday last 31st October.
Concluding, Cllr Ó Muirí thanked the Chief Executive for his time, and told him that by Collaboration with Fire and Rescue, and stronger North/ South links, the people of South Armagh could finally get the Ambulance service that they deserve.
"I am deeply saddened to learn of attacks on our Fire Service one of our most valuable public services. They should be viewed as not only violence against Emergency Service staff but also as an attack on the entire community.
“We have made a strong submission to the department arguing for robust mitigation measures based on their equality obligations to protect vulnerable groups and will continue to press for suitable measures to be put in place.”
Down County Board Updates
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Newry, Mourne & Down Sinn Féin Councillor Liz Kimmins commenting after she and her colleague Megan Fearon MLA had met with Transport NI Officials to discuss issues of concern relating to the demand for traffic calming measures in the Park View Cloughogue area, has said that there is a need for Transport NI to address concerns as soon as possible.
The local Councillor stated
"We have been repeatedly calling on Transport NI for the implementation of ramps through Park View, following several complaints from residents about the speed of traffic.
There is a constant flow of traffic through this area, which now contains 5 housing developments and therefore is highly populated with young children.
Megan and I have had site meetings in the past with Transport NI officials who recognised the need for ramps in this area, however to date this has not been fulfilled.
We have again strongly emphasised the serious concerns for the safety of pedestrians in the Cloughogue area with Senior Officials and the need for traffic calming measures to be put in place imminently"
The Sinn Féin elected representative also raised the issue of traffic congestion at the bottom of the Dublin Road adjacent to Glen Hill.
"I raised the traffic light junction at the bottom of the Dublin Road and Glen Hill, this needs to be looked at as it creates huge traffic congestion on the main road off the A1 into Newry. It The traffic build up at key times of the day can be hugely frustrating to local people and also visitors to the City. This has detrimental affects on tourism and the local economy as it can act as a deterrent to people coming into the city centre.
It is crucial that Transport NI reviewing this traffic management scheme and I have asked them to seriously consider upgrading this.
“This is an attack on the whole community in Newry and I would encourage anyone with information to bring it forward to the police.”
Sinn Féin MP Mickey Brady has said a Fianna Fáil councillor's call for a ‘hard border’ in Ireland is ‘disgraceful attack on border communities’.