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Three Newry, Mourne and Down District Councillors have been appointed to the Board of Warrenpoint Harbour Authority (WHA) by Infrastructure Minister, Nichola Mallon.

The three Councillors' Karen McKevitt, Cathy Mason and Glyn Hanna were nominated by Newry, Mourne and Down District Council and appointed following a selection process. The Board is responsible for operating, maintaining and improving Warrenpoint Port and they are appointed for a maximum of four years.

Councillors McKevitt and Mason have been appointed for a first term with effect from 1 March 2020. Councillor Hanna has been appointed to a second term effective from 22 August 2020.

Warrenpoint Port. Photograph: Columba O'Hare/ Newry.ie
Warrenpoint Port. Photograph: Columba O'Hare/ Newry.ie

Councillor Hanna is a full time member of Newry, Mourne & Down District Council and represents the Mournes Ward.  He is a member of the Enterprise, Regeneration and Tourist Committee and the Planning Committee.  He holds no other Public Appointment positions. Councillor Hanna is a current Non-Executive Member of WHA from 22 August 2016 to 21 August 2020.

Councillor McKevitt is a full time member of Newry, Mourne & Down District Council and represents Crotlieve Ward. She is a member of the Active and Healthy Communities Committee and Neighbourhood Services Committee. She is also Co-Chair of the Nuclear Free Local Authorities Forum and a member of NILGA.

Councillor Mason is a full time member of Newry, Mourne & Down District Council and represents he Slieve Croob Ward. She is a member of the Planning Committee, the Active and Healthy Committee, Neighbourhood Services, the Sports Association Newry, Down and South Armagh  Committee and the Climate Change and Sustainability Working Group.

Acknowledging the three, Minister Mallon said “I congratulate Councillors Hanna, McKevitt and Mason on their appointment to the Board of Warrenpoint Harbour Authority.  I am confident that their experience and knowledge of local issues will add significant value to the work of the Authority and its continued role in contributing to the local community and the wider regional economy.”

The Minister also paid tribute to the outgoing Board Member, saying “I would also thank Councillor Sean Doran for his valuable contribution to the WHA Board during his tenure.”

The Harbour Authority Board has a membership of a Chair, two Executive Members, and seven Non-Executive Directors, this figure includes the three councillors from Newry, Mourne and Down District Council.  The Non-Executive Directors currently receive remuneration of £7,497 per annum. 

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