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Chairperson’s Office

The Chairperson of Council is Councillor Pete Byrne (SDLP).

Councillor Bryne was appointed as First Citizen of the district on Monday 3 June 2024.   

Duties and Responsibilities

As Chairperson of Newry, Mourne and Down District Council, Councillor Harte has a number of duties and responsibilities:

  • Presiding over Council Meetings
  • Encouraging and supporting all aspects of life in Newry, Mourne and Down by attending civic and public events
  • Receiving distinguished visitors to the district
  • Acting as host on behalf of the Council and the citizens of Newry, Mourne and Down at civic functions
  • Acting as a spokesperson to the local, national and international media
  • Supporting and encouraging charitable and other appeals
  • Promoting Newry, Mourne and Down’s business, commercial, cultural and social life
  • Promoting Newry, Mourne and Down as a place of excellence in which to live, invest and create new jobs
  • Promoting Newry, Mourne and Down as a premier tourist destination.

Booking The Chairperson To Attend An Event

If you would like to book the Chairperson to attend an event please fill out the Chairperson Engagement Form and return to democratic.services@nmandd.org 

Contact Us

Chairperson’s Office
Oifig an Iúir
Newry Office
O’Hagan House
Monaghan Row 
Newry BT35 8DJ 

Telephone: 0330 137 4011

Email: democratic.services@nmandd.org


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