From 1973 to 1985, the council area consisted of 6 electoral areas. In 1985, this was reduced to the current 5 electoral areas: Crotlieve, Fews, Newry Town, Slieve Gullion and The Mournes. One of its 30 wards, Rathfriland, was transferred to Banbridge council in 1993. At the elections of 2005, 30 members were elected from the following political parties: 13 Sinn Féin, 9 Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP), 2 Ulster Unionist Party (UUP), 2 Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), 2 Independents, 1 Green Party and 1 United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) who defected in February 2007 from the UUP. For 2008-2009 the Mayor is Councillor Colman Burns (SF) and the Deputy Mayor is Councillor Isaac Hanna (UUP).
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There is always something new to see at Newry and Mourne Museum and this includes two new exhibitions, both of which highlight the rich heritage and culture of the region.
Jun 29, 2011; There is always something new to see at Newry and Mourne Museum and this includes two new exhibitions, both of which highlight...
Located in the South Eastern Corner of Northern Ireland, Newry and Mourne Extends a Warm Welcome and Is an Area Renowned for Its Natural Beauty. So Much to See and So Easy to Get around -- That's the Beauty of the Newry and Mourne Region
Jun 17, 2012; Located in the south eastern corner of Northern Ireland, Newry and Mourne extends a warm welcome and is an area renowned for its...