Newry & Armagh DUP Assemblyman Councillor William Irwin MLA has officially opened a new advice centre in Richhill village.
Mr Irwin MLA said the new premises was open, had full disabled access including an automatic door and has been “very well received” by local people.
DUP MEP Diane Dodds was invited to ‘cut the ribbon’ on the new offices and Mr Irwin spoke of his delight that she could attend.
Mr Irwin said, “We had the opportunity to move from our old premises which was a very old building with inadequate heating and facilities, to a brand new premises and I am very pleased. Our new office is a great environment and judging by the number of friendly local people casually dropping in and wishing us well in our new building, it is proving a very worthwhile move.”
He added, “The same wide ranging services are of course still available and I very much enjoy working hard for the people and this new facility is just that bit more user friendly for my own staff and indeed has much better disabled access for the general public.”
Mrs Dodds added, “I felt honoured to be invited by my party colleague, William Irwin MLA, to officially open his new constituency office premises in Richhill. The DUP is working hard for the people of Northern Ireland at all levels of government, and through William’s efforts, and those of local DUP councillors, the needs of the Newry & Armagh electorate continue to be placed at the forefront of much of this.
She stated, “Ultimately, these new office premises will act as a hub for maintaining this connected constituency service, as we as a party seek to continue to serve people in Richhill and wider area. I wish William and all his staff every success in the days ahead.”
The new office has already played host to a fundraising coffee morning in support of those affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines
“I would like to thank all those local households, businesses and community groups who contributed,” added Mrs Dodds.