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10 September, 2017

Cllr Mackle Welcomes £5m Peace Funding.

Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council has secured funding under the European Union's Peace IV funding scheme. Councillor Liam Mackle said: "This injection of funding into the Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon area of almost £5 million is a welcome boost. Read full article


9 September, 2017

British Government Have Scant Regard for Devolved Institutions

Sinn Féin MLA John O'Dowd said today that if the Executive gets up and running again it cannot rely on the British Government acting in the best interests of the people in the North. John O'Dowd was speaking today at a meeting of the British Irish Association in Cambridge. John O'Dowd said: Read full article


7 September, 2017

O'Dowd welcomes European Union call for unique status for North

Sinn Féin's John O'Dowd welcomed confirmation that the European Union is seeking special arrangements for the north of Ireland in the wake of Brexit. John O'Dowd said: "I welcome news that the principle of a unique status for the North has been accepted by the EU. Read full article


5 September, 2017

Chaos and confusion in Brexit camp - O'Dowd

The British Government's admission that significant differences remain with the EU over Brexit, again expose the chaos and confusion of the Tory negotiators, Sinn Féin Brexit spokesperson John O'Dowd has said. The Upper Bann MP was speaking after the British Government's Brexit Secretary said today that the two sides had 'very different legal stances' over the financial cost of leaving the EU. Read full article


4 September, 2017

O'Dowd extends sympathy to family of Victor Gordon

Sinn Féin MLA John O'Dowd has expressed his deepest sympathy and that of his party colleagues in Upper Bann to the family and friends of veteran Portadown journalist, Victor Gordon. Mr O' Dowd said: "Victor Gordon was a familiar figure at local and wider political events and he had his own unassuming way of getting the news for his readers. He covered many of the major news stories both locally and nationally Read full article


21 August, 2017

More Dog litter Bins Required.

Sinn Féin Councillor Keith Haughian has asked for more dog litter bins to be installed along Kiln lane. He said: "A number of dog walkers who use the Lough Road, Kiln Lane and Francis Street circuit have told me that there is a shortage of dog bins along these routes. Read full article


8 August, 2017

O'Dowd has encouraged parents and guardians to apply for free school meal entitlement and School Uniforms grants

Sinn Féin MLA John O' Dowd has encouraged parents and guardians to apply for free school meal entitlement and School Uniforms grants. Mr O' Dowd said the qualification criteria for application is a follows Read full article


4 August, 2017

Councillor, Kevin Savage, expresses condolences following tragic death of local man

Sinn Féin Councillor, Kevin Savage, expresses condolences following tragic death of local man He said: Read full article


3 August, 2017

Sinn Féin Meet Health Chiefs

Sinn Fein MLA John O' Dowd MLA and Cllr Kevin Savage have met with Dr Anne Marie Telford - Director of the Daisy Hill Hospital Pathfinder Project. The Pathfinder project is designed to secure community involvement in and support for the long term future of Emergency Services at Daisy Hill Hospital. Speaking after the meeting Mr O' Dowd said Read full article


1 August, 2017

It's time for action to make Taghnevan great again."

That was the message from local Sinn Fein Councillor Liam Mackle as he called for action to regenerate the area. He said: "Myself and John O Dowd MLA, recently met with senior staff in the local branch of the Housing Executive. "We discussed the ongoing problems with the flats at Dingwell Park and urged them, as landlords, to engage with the local residents group to address their concerns. Read full article


25 July, 2017

David Simpson MP Support For Brexit Puts Local Jobs in Jeopardy

With the British Government Trade Secretary Liam Fox in the US negotiating a future Trade deal and his well reported comments on the importation of chlorine washed chicken. Sinn Fein MLA John O' Dowd has challenged DUP MP David Simpson to explain how Brexit is good for local people. Read full article


24 May, 2017

Lennon welcomes resurfacing of Bannfoot Road

Sinn Fein Councillor, Fergal Lennon, has welcomed the resurfacing of the Bannfoot Road. Read full article


18 May, 2017

O'Dowd and Lennon in call to tackle anti-social behaviour at Rathmore site.

Residents living near the Rathmore site have been in touch with Sinn Féin in recent weeks to express their concern at ongoing incidents of anti-social behaviour. Read full article


17 May, 2017

John O'Dowd MLA in call for town hall debate.

John O'Dowd MLA has called on all Westminster candidates in Upper Bann to take part in a town hall style debate open to members of the public. Read full article


9 May, 2017

Upcoming Westminster election is about Brexit and about reminding Arlene Foster and the DUP there is no going back to the status quo

Sinn Féin Westminster candidate John O' Dowd has said the upcoming Westminster election is about Brexit and about reminding Arlene Foster and the DUP there is no going back to the status quo. Read full article