Archive for: June, 2012

Ulster Bank problems an ‘intolerably drawn out fiasco’ – Bradley

Ulster Bank Newry

SDLP Finance spokesperson Dominic Bradley has condemned the failure of RBS and its subsidiary Ulster Bank to speedily clear the backlog of transactions caused by technical failures in their IT systems, leaving many customers without access to money. Speaking to Newry Times, the Newry and Armagh MLA said: “For the past ten days, we have […]

Bradley welcomes Newry jobs boost

SDLP MLA Dominic Bradley

SDLP Newry and Armagh MLA Dominic Bradley has warmly welcomed the news that telecoms company Teleperformance is to create 400 new jobs across their sites in Bangor and Newry. Speaking to Newry Times, Bradley said: “Teleperformance already employs 2500 people in its offices in the Quays complex in Newry and I am delighted that they […]

‘Government must step in to resolve Ulster Bank chaos immediately’ – Ritchie

Ulster Bank Newry

SDLP MP for South Down Margaret Ritchie has called on Chancellor of Exchequer and Government, the owners of 82% of RBS, to assist Ulster Bank in ending the current chaos, as people go into a second consecutive weekend without proper access to their own bank account. Speaking to Newry Times, Ritchie said: “As we approach […]

Newry City Ladies, Meet the Players: Alex Hurst

Alex Hurst

Recently, Newry Times caught up with Newry City Ladies defender and Northern Ireland international Alex Hurst to find out a little more about her. Speaking to Newry City Ladies manager James Feehan, he stated, “We have been trying to get Alex to sign for Newry this past couple of seasons and were delighted when she […]

Tension mounts as Newry gets set for Orange parade

Parts of Newry will be closed during the parade

Tensions are mounting in Newry over a contentious Orange parade due to take place in the city on 12th July. The parade, believed to contain nearly 40 bands from the Newry District LOL no 9 lodge, has been slammed by local political representatives and organisations, who claim it will stir up ‘sectarianism’ and negatively impact […]

Teleperformance to create 400 new jobs in Newry

The Teleperformance premises in Newry

Teleperformance has today revealed that it will create 400 new jobs in its Newry and Bangor premises. The news will be a welcome boost to the local area and comes just weeks after Newry Times exclusively revealed that up to 1,130 new jobs could be created at Greenbank. Teleperformance, which represents major clients in the […]

Newry Council celebrates first anniversary of Food Hygiene Ratings

Newry and Mourne District Council

Newry and Mourne District Council are celebrating the success of the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme one year on this week after it emerged that a further seven district councils launched the scheme this week. The scheme is designed to inform people about the food hygiene ratings of local food outlets and rates the food hygiene […]

Youth Fest NI Events Guide 2012 launched


  The Youth Fest NI Guide for the 2012 extravaganza has been officially launched. Youth Fest NI – 7th July, Kilbroney Park, Rostrevor – is an ambitious cross border initiative from a committee of young professionals who wanted to create a free summer event for children and young adults which would showcase youth entertainment and […]

Abbey Grammar vows to ‘phase out’ academic selection


The Abbey Christian Brothers Grammar School in Newry has said it backs plans by the Catholic church to phase out academic selection for 11 year olds. The Abbey, which is part of the Edmund Rice Schools Trust, is one of the first grammar schools in the country to back the bishop’s June 21st call for a […]

Hospice Staff Give 369 Years of Service

Back row, left to right: Eileen Kerr (Staff Nurse), Ann Cooney (CEO), Dr Osmond Morris (Medical Director), Jacqueline McAteer (Staff Nurse), Bernie Duncan (Staff Nurse), Angela McCartney (Staff Nurse), Bernie Ferris (Staff Nurse), Angela Fegan (Nursing Auxiliary)  Front row left to right: Betty Finnegan (Fundraising Finance), Sheila McGivern (Receptionist), Alan O’Hare (Maintenance Manager – retired June 2012), Kate Hughes (Staff Nurse – retired 2012), Maureen O’Hare (Support Services Manager)

Management and staff at the Southern Area Hospice recently paid tribute to 13 employees who have each dedicated over 20 plus years of service to the hospice, accumulating to an incredible 369 years! The Long Service Awards Party was held in the Hospice on Friday 15th June, where presentations were made to each of the […]

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