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Chairperson’s Office

The current Chairperson of Council is Councillor Cathy Mason (SF). Councillor Mason was elected to the Office of Chairperson on 1 June 2021.   

Duties and Responsibilities

As Chairperson of Newry, Mourne and Down District Council, Councillor Mason 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.


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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