Archive for: November, 2011

In Pictures: Public sector strikes in Newry


On Wednesday 30th November, public sector workers from across the UK took to the picket lines in protest to government pension changes. The following pictures and video were taken from the rallies in Newry and were kindly supplied to us by Conor Macauley and the BBC. Video: [fbvideo id=”10150497772913455″ width=”433″ height=”331″] Photo: Images supplied by by Conor […]

Newry trade union strike enjoys large turnout


A public strike today in Newry City centre has been likened to the 1979 “Winter of Discontent” according to trade union leaders, as people protest changes in pensions. Approximately 2 million people are joining those in Newry with protests taking place throughout the UK. The effect of these protests has been felt throughout the country […]

Killer Karen Walsh lodges appeal


Convicted killer Karen Walsh has lodged an appeal against last month’s conviction for murdering Newry grandmother Maire Rankin. At last month’s court appearance Walsh was told she would serve a minimum sentence of 20 years behind bars after the jury unanimously found her guilty of the Christmas morning murder in 2008. Walsh, a legal-aid recipient, […]

Newry set for Holywood

Holywood FC

Newry City FC have been drawn away from home in the Third Round of the Intermediate Cup, to Holywood FC. The north Down side currently sit 11th in the Northern Amateur Football Division 1A. The tie is set to take place on Saturday 7th January 2012 at 1.30pm. The full draw for the Third Round […]

Newry’s Lost Generation, with Laura Toal


Name: Laura Toal Age: 24 Education/experience: Masters in Social Work Liverpool John Moores University. BA Hons Sociology from Queens University Belfast.  A Levels and GCSEs and i’m currently working as a Social Worker in Liverpool. What part of Newry & Mourne are you originally from? Upper Damolly Road (Rathfriland Road) When did you leave Newry? […]

Ireland Revisited: Part 1


This weekly blog will examine  the background of the thirty year Irish conflict before revisiting each major event in depth to ascertain what happened, why, and whether the events in question could have been avoided or were necessary in helping us along the road to peace. The ‘Troubles’ in Northern Ireland encompassed religious, cultural and […]

Night of craft and fine food at Newry Christmas Market

newry market

Forget about Christmas Markets in Bravaria, Belguim or even Belfast.  Newry Market on Friday 2nd December 2011 from 4:00 p.m – 9:00 p.m. will be the place to find that something special for Christmas. Come along and soak up the Christmas atmosphere in Newry Market where you will be able to find handcrafted and home […]

Burning passion that lights the way


What do you want to be when you grow up? Ask most children that question and the majority of them will say, “I want to be a fireman!” Sitting around all day with your friends and then sliding down a pole into a big red truck with flashing blue lights. Sounds great right? But the […]

MLA raises awareness of driving the ‘morning after’


Sinn Féin Road Safety spokesperson and MLA for Newry and Armagh, Cathal Boylan, has spoken of the need for forethought around drinking over the Christmas period. Speaking to Newry Times Boylan said, “Now that we are entering the festive season with works parties and outings I would urge drivers to refrain from drinking and driving. […]

St Joseph’s High School receives funding for new sports facilities.

St Joseph's Newry

St Joseph’s Boys High School in Newry is set to receive funding of up to £258,000 from the Department of Social Development’s Neighbourhood Renewal Investment Fund. The funding will allow the school to develop its physical education programme which will also allow the school’s team to play competitive games within the school’s grounds, a first […]

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