McKevitt shocked at closure of Kilmorey Arms Hotel
She said: “This news has come as a massive shock to the community as a whole. I believe the hotel ceased trading on Tuesday but news is only coming through today.
“Every job in South Down is precious, especially in the weeks before Christmas and every hotel is precious, particularly in this area where there is a shortage.
“My colleague Sean Rogers has requested an immediate meeting with the Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster on this and I concur with that. This hotel has a personal connection with the area and those twenty-two families will be hit hardest. I have worked with the owner in the past and was always impressed and I hope there are ways that can be found around this.”