Archive for: February, 2012

Audit Office to investigate RUC role in PSNI

RUC emblem

The Audit Office is to investigate the PSNI’s rehiring of retired RUC officers as civilian staff. According to BBC reports, the Audit Office – the government’s spending watchdog – will begin the investigation next week and hopes to have a draft report ready by the end of May. The investigation surrounds an alleged £60m paid […]

Police describe pensioner house robbery as ‘despicable’ and ‘heinous’

Lurganare Cross

Condemning the actions of those who burgled a home in Lurganare Cross on Monday night, Area Commander, Chief Inspector David Beck said, “Crimes against any vulnerable member of our community are abhorrent and a conscious decision to break into the home of an elderly person and violate their personal property is despicable. The two gentlemen in this […]

Local companies develop partnership to provide alternative to oil and gas heating

The start of a warm relationship: Power NI’s Gwyneth Compston joins Jonathan Jennings from Dimplex Renewables to announce the new relationship between both companies to provide an alternative to oil and gas heating.

Power NI, Northern Ireland’s leading energy provider has joined forces with local company Dimplex Renewables to offer an alternative and local home heating solution to oil and gas. This joint venture has enabled the companies to offer customers the opportunity to switch to an air source heat pump, designed specifically for the local market. The […]

Margaret Ritchie calls for rates relief to those on “ghost estates”

Margaret Ritchie

SDLP MLA for South Down Margaret Ritchie, has called for those who live on “ghost estates” to receive a rates exception. People are forced to live in areas with half finished developments as developers could not afford to finish them following the crash of the property market. In Northern Ireland alone there are approximately 5000 […]

Newry City u16s, Meet the players: Gáelen Magill

Meet The Players

Recently Newry Times caught up with Gáelen Magill. Gáelen is a regular for Newry u16s and also makes frequent appearances with the u18 team. Magill was signed to Newry by James Feehan, the Newry u16s manager and Academy Coach, after a spell with Glenavon FC and is now one of the upcoming talents the Newry […]

Police appeal for witnesses to car incident

Bridge Street, Newry

Police in Newry are appealing for information following an incident of criminal damage in the Bridge Street area. Some time between 8pm and 11pm on Sunday 22nd January, a black Toyota Hi-lux (pick up style vehicle), parked in a car park just off Bridge Street, was damaged. Police believe the car park would have been […]

Seán Ó Sirideán – ‘Clandestine payments are the scourge of our games’


Those of us who love the GAA and all it stands for are often torn on the one issue that is at the very foundations of which the association was built on. The ethos of the association is that of amateurism and the driving force being the association is the thousands of volunteers at grass […]

Irwin brands OAP attack gang as ‘thugs’

DUP MLA William Irwin

Newry and Armagh DUP Assemblyman Councillor William Irwin MLA has condemned those responsible for attacking two elderly men in their home at Lurganare Cross on the outskirts of Newry. Men armed with iron bars forced their way into the home and struck one of the elderly brothers when he tried to stop the men ransacking […]

Newry in shock after elderly brothers robbed and attacked again

Lurganare Cross

Newry was in shock today after it emerged that two elderly brothers were attacked and robbed in their Newry homes by a gang of iron bar wielding men wearing masks. The two pensioners – Patsy Murtagh (81) and Jimmy Murtagh (83) – were attacked after the gang forced their way into their Lurganare Cross home […]

Ireland Revisited: Part 12


In the wake of the Brighton bombing the Irish and British governments both sought to reach a compromise over the North, in particular its constitutional status. Although relations between the pair had soured significantly after the Hunger Strikes of 1981 both acknowledged that in order for any agreement to be reached, they would have to […]

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