News and Events in County Down

Planning your County Down trip? Whether you’re looking for things to do in County Down such as events and attractions, to make your County Down visit run smoothly or are planning where to stay in County Down, you’ll find everything you need for your County Down holiday on Whats On In County Down.com. Our What’s On County Down guide has the latest events not to miss while you visit County Down – there’s always something going on, so don’t miss out on the latest exhibitions, shows and more on your trip to County Down by checking out our County Down News and Events Calendar page.

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Whats on in County Down – Local News

Trust Bids Farewell To Infection Prevention Control Nurse

Infection Prevention Control Nurse Retires After 40 Years With South Eastern HSC Trust After an incredible 46 years of exemplary service in the nursing profession, some of which were through challenging periods of endemics and pandemics, Isobel King, Clinical Nurse Manager for Infection Prevention & Control at the South Eastern Trust, is bidding farewell following […]
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McMahon People Solutions Presentation In Denvirs Hotel

A Down Business Connect Member Presentation From McMahon People Solutions To Down Business Connect Mission Statement: “Attracting and Retaining the Best”. Kieran McMahon runs a specialist human resources company (HR), McMahon People Solutions, and is particularly interested in the complex web of employment law. Kieran said: “McMahon Business Solutions was established in January 2009 and […]
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Romance Fraud Nets £700K In 10 Months In NI

Don’t Get Scammed With A Romance Fraud In the last 10 months, just over £713,000 has been lost in Northern Ireland as a result of romance fraud, according to Police Service of Northern Ireland figures. Ahead of Valentine’s Day, The Police Service wants to raise awareness of this type of cruel and very personal fraud committed […]
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Newry Mourne and Down Council Sets District Rate

Council Agrees to Strike District Rate for 2024/25 at 6.41% The Domestic Rate for 2024/2025 will be 0.4676 pence.  For a property valued at £133,000*, this would lead to an annual increase of £37.46 per year or £3.12per month.  The Non-Domestic District Rate for 2024/25 is 29.0334 pence. The rates that residents of the district […]
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PSNI Meets With Ards And North Down PCSP Chairs

Ards and North Down PCSP Chair and Vice Chair Meet with PSNI Representatives from the Ards and North Down Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) recently met with the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) to talk about policing issues affecting the Borough. PCSP Chairman, Councillor Alistair Cathcart, together with Vice Chair Jo Scott, discussed […]
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Pensioner Struck With Phone In Ballynahinch Burglary

A Ballynahinch pensioner was hit with his phone during a burglary Detectives are appealing for information following a report of an aggravated burglary at residential premises at the Belfast Road area of Ballynahinch on Monday 22nd January. Detective Sergeant Dougherty said: “Sometime between 3am and shortly after 3.15am, it was reported to police that a number of men […]
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  • Givan Says Special Education Changes Needed
    by admin on February 28, 2024 at 5:44 pm

    Transformation Of Special Educational Needs Is Essential Says Minister Givan Education Minister Paul Givan has reaffirmed his commitment to transform the existing Special Educational Needs system in Northern Ireland. The Minister has emphasised the need for a system that consistently delivers for children and young people with Special Educational Needs through the provision of high The post Givan Says Special Education Changes Needed appeared first on Down News.

  • Southern HSC Trust Recruits 56 Doctors From Mumbai
    by admin on February 28, 2024 at 10:48 am

    56 doctors have been recruited from Mumbai to the Southern HSC Trust New international medical colleagues are settling into life and work in the Southern Trust area following a recruitment drive in Mumbai. Following a recruitment trip to Mumbai last September, 56 new doctors have arrived to work in Daisy Hill and Craigavon Area hospitals. The post Southern HSC Trust Recruits 56 Doctors From Mumbai appeared first on Down News.

  • Newry BID Welcomes Flood Enhanced Grant Opening
    by admin on February 27, 2024 at 3:22 pm

    Newry BID Welcomes Phase Two of Flood Enhanced Grant Newry BID has welcomed the news announced today that the Enhanced Flood Damage Grant application process is now open. Newry BID has been lobbying for this additional support from the £15m pledged by the UK Government to be made available to flood impacted businesses as quickly The post Newry BID Welcomes Flood Enhanced Grant Opening appeared first on Down News.

  • Brown Tables Flood Adjournment Debate In Assembly
    by admin on February 27, 2024 at 2:58 pm

    Alliance MLA Patrick Brown Tables Adjournment Debate on Flooding in South Down South Down Alliance MLA Patrick Brown has tabled an adjournment debate in the Assembly chamber on Tuesday, focusing on Economic Recovery from Flooding in South Down. The debate prompted an announcement from the Economy Minister regarding additional funding for businesses affected by flooding. The post Brown Tables Flood Adjournment Debate In Assembly appeared first on Down News.

  • DUP Opens New Satellite Office In Ballynahinch
    by admin on February 27, 2024 at 2:04 pm

    DUP Deputy Leader Gavin Robinson Officially Opens New Satellite Office in Ballynahinch Strangford MP Jim Shannon is delighted at the opening of his new satellite office in Ballynahinch. The new premises will greatly improve the reach of Jim Shannon’s advice and advocacy services across the Strangford constituency. Jim Shannon, who’s main office is in Newtownards, The post DUP Opens New Satellite Office In Ballynahinch appeared first on Down News.