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11 January, 2018

Sinn Féin Councillor In Appeal Over Local Play Park

Sinn Féin Councillor Keith Haughian has made an appeal to the local community with regards to North Lurgan Play Park. Read full article

10 January, 2018

Charity Commission Jobs Relocation Stopped - O'Dowd

Sinn Fein MLA John O'Dowd has welcomed confirmation, from the Permanent Secretary at the Department of Communities, that no decision will be made about the future relocation of the Charity Commission from Lurgan without full consultation with local elected representatives and Ministerial approval. Read full article

9 January, 2018

Duffy calls for a renewed effort to address societal attitude to drug use.

As we go into a new year with different goals and ambitions we must spare a thought for our local community and the ever increasing drugs problem. Sadly a growing amount of people believe drugs are socially acceptable. They are not. Read full article

8 January, 2018

Sinn Féin Councillor Liam Mackle calls for work place strategy to address HSC staff shortages across the North

The significant pressures placed on services in recent weeks have made it increasingly difficult for HSC staff to deliver services at this time. This demonstrates the urgent need for a workforce strategy to be released. Read full article

4 January, 2018

Councillor Paul Duffy praises response of local public and community services

I want to praise locals who have helped remove trees and large pieces of debris from roads and lanes and indeed our local public services for the role they have played - going above and beyond to repair the damage left in the wake of the storm Read full article

1 January, 2018

Sinn Fein Councillor, Keith Haughian, condemns fly tipping at Clenndinnings

Local residents campaigned long and hard to have this area cleared. Those involved could easily have taken the item to the local recycling centre. Read full article

29 December, 2017

Sinn Féin Councillor, Paul Duffy, calls for potholes to be dealt with urgently

Most recently I have reported potholes in Craigwell Avenue, Portadown. Two weeks on and they have gotten bigger. I have therefore requested that such repair work becomes a priority particularly given that any damage caused to vehicles, as a result of potholes, may well be billed to the department. Read full article

26 December, 2017

Sinn Fein Councillor, Keith Haughian, urges dog owners to act responsibly

During the holiday season people have been taking their dogs for longer and more regular walks. Unfortunately however, some dog owners have failed to dispose of dog waste in a responsible manner. This has made it extremely unpleasant for those out enjoying a walk. Read full article

22 December, 2017

Axing CAP support will plunge farming families into poverty - O'Dowd

Sinn Féin MLA John O' Dowd has expressed grave concern at comments made by British Prime Minister, Theresa May, that she expects Britain and the north to leave the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) in March 2019. Read full article

21 December, 2017

PIP review must address 'fundamental flaws' - O'Dowd

A statutory review of the Personal Independence Payments (PIP) welfare payment must address the fundamental flaws at the heart of the system, Sinn Féin MLA John O' Dowd has said. Read full article

19 December, 2017

Sinn Fein MLA John O' Dowd has expressed concern about reports that the Charity Commission is to be relocated out of Lurgan into Belfast.

The Charities Commission was originally located in Lurgan as part of a wider government and public agencies decentralisation scheme of jobs and services out of Belfast. Read full article

18 December, 2017

Sinn Féin Councillor Maire Cairns Welcomes Go Ahead For New Leisure Centre

This 30 million investment is the biggest capital project ever undertaken by this council and the state of the art leisure centre, which will offer panoramic views of the lakes, will host one of the largest gyms on this island as well as an eight lane fifty metre pool. Read full article

18 December, 2017

Sinn Féin Group Leader, Fergal Lennon, welcomes council decision to bring forward Brownlow Regeneration

Sinn Féin have long been working alongside the community to campaign for greater recognition of the positive work going on in Brownlow. As a result we have consistently argued for further investment in the Brownlow area. Read full article

16 December, 2017

Duffy Calls for Urgent Action to repair Clonmakate Road

Sinn Féin Councillor, Paul Duffy has called on Roads Service to urgently address a large indent on the grass verge aligning the Clonmakate Road in Maghery. Read full article

15 December, 2017

Sinn Féin Councillor, Fergal Lennon, Welcomes Further Roll Out Of Brown Bins Scheme

We have been pushing for this for quite some time. A significant number of residents in the Central Craigavon area have been without brown bins. Read full article