Archive for December, 2015

SDLP South Down MP Margaret Ritchie has met with the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) to discuss disarmament, divestment in the nuclear arms industry and the Trident nuclear weapon system’s impact on the Irish Sea   Ms Ritchie has met with the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons to discuss their new ‘Don’t […]

    Speaking after attending the official opening of Kilkeel Seafoods news premises at Kilkeel Harbour the MP for the area said;   “This investment by Kilkeel Seafoods in new premises at the harbour in Kilkeel is welcome news for staff and hopefully this investment will bring further employment opportunities to the area, as Kilkeel […]

“Unlike more common diseases, rare diseases, as you will all know, struggle to receive equitable funding, resources or strategy but rare and ultra-rare diseases are not as rare as people assume. There are over 6,000 rare diseases and, as the National Alliance for Rare Diseases notes: “Collectively rare diseases are not rare.” Every one of […]

“This reprieve for Slieve Roe residential home in Kilkeel is very welcome after the long fought campaign. I am pleased the Minister has now done the right thing and placed a halt on any closure process for this residential home serving the people of Kilkeel and the Mournes. The recent recommendation by the Southern Trust […]

“This substantial investment by NI Water to install a new waste water pumping station at Annsborough, following the flood alleviation works carried out in the area, some years ago is a welcome development.  This work is vital for the residents of Annsborough and is an important enabling measures for any new housing or developments in […]

“Along with other MPs who have fishing ports in their constituency, I have secured a general fishing debate in Westminster for this Thursday in advance of the final negotiations in Brussels in December for the determination of allocations for various fish species.   Fishing – both on-shore and off-shore is critical to fuelling economic growth […]

“I was absolutely delighted that Loughinisland GAC Club were victorious yesterday in winning the Ulster Club Intermediate Championship when they succeeded in defeating Bundoran in Dungiven.   This is an enormous boost to the Loughinisland Club who have always displayed a high level of professionalism on the pitch – in many ways acting as important […]