Archive for: April, 2012

‘1981 play is fitting’ – Hazzard

Sinn Féin MLA Chris Hazzard has said that the play ‘1981’ is a fitting way for South Down to end the commemorations of the 30th Anniversary of the Long Kesh Hungerstrikes. Speaking to Newry Times, Mr Hazzard stated, “Over the past year Republicans have been remembering with dignity and reverence the sacrifice of the ten […]

Newry aims to lead the way in electric cars

Newry and Mourne District Council’s ambitions of leading Northern Ireland towards a sustainable energy future has this month taken a step further with the installation of electric vehicle charging infrastructure in the city. As part of Newry & Mourne efforts to become the regions leading eco-city, Regional Development Minister Danny Kennedy attended the launch of […]

Quarter of students in Northern Ireland suffer from mental health illnesses according to survey

A survey has this week revealed that more than a quarter of students in Northern Ireland are suffering or have suffered from a mental illness. The research was carried out as part of the Open Your Mind campaign, which aims to promote the issues around mental health. 1500 students took part in the survey which […]

Irwin expresses concern over mistakes in farm maps

DUP Assemblyman and Stormont Agriculture Committee member William Irwin has raised concerns with the agriculture minister over mistakes in farm maps issued to orchard owners in his Newry and Armagh constituency. Mr Irwin, who lives in the heart of apple growing country near Loughgall, said he was shocked to discover that orchards had been shaded […]

Hazzard welcomes Action Cancer ‘Big Bus’ to Drumaness

The Action Cancer ‘Big Bus’ arrived at Drumaness GAC on Saturday 21st April, and South Down MLA Chris Hazzard was delighted to have been given a tour around the facility with local Down District Cllr Mick Coogan. With the ‘Big Bus’ providing an opportunity for men and women to go along and have a health […]

Claragh Bridge now entering ninth year

Claragh Bridge Vintage Club held their annual general meeting on Wednesday 18th April in the Blacksmith’s Shop at Claragh.  Following re-election of officers and AGM business Chairperson Mr. Liam Quinn said that 2011 was one of the club’s busiest ever years since the founding of the club back in 2004. He added that the 2011 […]

Poots: ‘Contribution of carers is immeasurable as health service transforms’

The value of carers should be better recognised and their expertise better harnessed said Health Minister Edwin Poots during a visit to Newry and Mourne Carers Centre today. The Minister was speaking as he launched a report of a survey on the lives and challenges faced by older carers in Northern Ireland. The report, Mind […]

‘Bombers are devoid of any political principle’ – McDonald

Sinn Féin Councillor Packie McDonald has accused those responsible for abandoning a 600lb-primed bomb on a busy road as being ‘devoid of any political principle’. Speaking to Newry Times, Councillor McDonald said, “The people who abandoned a primed 600lb bomb need to explain to the people who then drove pass the van as to why […]

‘Had van bomb exploded it would have caused devastation and claimed lives’ – Police

A spokesman for the police revealed this evening that if the bomb which was discovered in a van last night exploded, it would have ’caused devastation’. Chief Superintendent Alasdair Robinson was speaking after it emerged that the bomb found in a Citroen Berlingo van parked on the Fathom Line in Newry contained a staggering 600 […]

Community warned about latest money scam

Police in Newry have advised members of the public who are selling high value items on internet websites of a scam that has been brought to their attention. On two separate occasions, in the South Armagh area, people selling cars on a website were contacted via e-mail from abroad. The ‘cheque for cash scam’ works […]

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