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Armagh City and District Council is a district council in County Armagh in Northern Ireland. It includes the city of Armagh, as well as the surrounding area and its population is about 54,000. City status was officially conferred in 1995. Armagh has a long reputation as an administrative centre and the headquarters of the Southern Education and Library Board and the Southern Health and Social Services Board are currently located in the city. The Armagh Outreach Centre was established in 1995 and is linked to the Queen's University of Belfast. The heads of both the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland and the Church of Ireland reside in the city which was established by St Patrick as the Christian capital of Ireland. It also has some important Georgian architecture.

The district consists of four electoral areas: Armagh City, Cusher, Crossmore and The Orchard, from which 22 councillors are elected for a period of four years by proportional representation. At the last election in 2005 members were elected from the following political parties: 6 Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), 6 Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP), 5 Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) and 5 Sinn Féin. Councillor Paul Berry was elected for the DUP but is now an independent. The current mayor of Armagh is Councillor Jim Speers (UUP). The next election was due to take place in May 2009, but on April 25, 2008, Shaun Woodward, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland announced that the scheduled 2009 district council elections were to be postponed until the introduction of the eleven new councils in 2011. The proposed reforms were abandoned in 2010, and the next district council elections will take place in 2011

In May 2011 council elections the results were as followed;

4 (-2)Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), 5 (-1) Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP), 6 (+1) Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) and 6 (+1) Sinn Féin. Councillor Paul Berry was elected as an independent.

Together with part of the district of Newry and Mourne, it forms the Newry & Armagh constituency for elections to the Westminster Parliament and Northern Ireland Assembly.

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Bognor Today--A spokesperson for Arun -District Council- said: "The -council- takes all complaints from residents seriously. When action needs to be taken, we have to follow ... - Date : Thu, 14 Oct 2010 08:02:52 GMT+00:00
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Indian Express--Arun Kumar, -district- president, said bus passes were valid only in the Punjab Roadways buses but they do not ply on inner routes of the -city-. ... - Date : Wed, 13 Oct 2010 01:40:21 GMT+00:00
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The -District Council- leader Gillian Brown said: “The regeneration of this contaminated site will bring important jobs, skills and training into the town, ... - Date : Wed, 13 Oct 2010 11:24:40 GMT+00:00
'Sleeper town' fears over new Bersted homes plans - Chichester Today Tweet this news
Chichester Today--A decision on the new planning application will be made by the planning committee at Arun -District Council- by January next year. To view the plans quote the ... - Date : Thu, 28 Oct 2010 07:33:47 GMT+00:00
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Portadown Today--The event - organised by Seagoe Youth with Playing For The Future on board as a partner - was promoted by -Armagh City and District Council- on behalf of the ... - Date : Fri, 29 Oct 2010 14:18:58 GMT+00:00
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Bognor Today--Residents campaigning to bring free parking to Bognor Regis are furious after learning Arun -District Council- has been funding a similar scheme in ... - Date : Fri, 29 Oct 2010 06:52:56 GMT+00:00
Plea for Bognor seafront shelters to be removed - Bognor Today Tweet this news
Bognor Today--The meeting was chaired by town, -district- and county councillor Paul Wells, he said: “The problems in the shelter are not new ones, it has been going on for ... - Date : Sat, 30 Oct 2010 06:08:33 GMT+00:00
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Littlehampton Gazette--Arun -District Council's- development control committee granted planning permission on Thursday, and work is expected to start shortly. ... - Date : Thu, 21 Oct 2010 10:09:52 GMT+00:00

Local authorities of Northern Ireland

Antrim * Ards * Armagh * Ballymena * Ballymoney * Banbridge * Belfast * Carrickfergus * Castlereagh * Coleraine * Cookstown * Craigavon * Derry * Down * Dungannon and South Tyrone * Fermanagh * Larne * Limavady * Lisburn * Magherafelt * Moyle * Newry and Mourne * Newtownabbey * North Down * Omagh * Strabane

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