Archive for: August, 2012

Local politicians united in anger at Ulster Bank compensation scheme

Ulster Bank Newry

Local elected representatives in the Newry and Mourne area have reacted angrily to the Ulster Bank compensation scheme. Newry Times reported this morning how Ulster Bank planned to compensate customers after an IT glitch which saw thousands of customers throughout the country suffering major inconvenience. Ulster Bank Chief Executive Jim Brown spoke this morning about […]

Meigh assault prompts police investigation

The south Armagh village of Meigh

Police in Newry are appealing for information following an assault in the Chapel Road area of Meigh. Around 7.10am on Tuesday morning, 28th August, a 19 year old male was assaulted by four males who pulled up in a car. The male sustained extensive bruising and required medical treatment. Police are appealing to anyone who […]

Police appeal for information after Hilltown incident

PSNI officers

Police in Hilltown are appealing for information following an incident of criminal damage in the St John’s Terrace area. Some time between 3am and 9.45am on Sunday, 26th August, a red Audi A4 was damaged with a grating. Windows were smashed and the bodywork dented. Police are appealing to anyone who witnessed the damage being […]

Parents concerned at school bus pick-up point


Parents in Kilkeel have expressed concern over a bus pick-up point for St. Marks High School students. Councillor Sean Doran said concerns have been raised regarding limited parking spaces and heavy traffic at Kilfeaghan Lane, Killowen, prompting him to request Newry and Mourne District Council to explore the issue further with the local Education and […]

‘Ulster Bank compensation scheme an insult to customers’ – Ritchie

Margaret Ritchie

South Down SDLP MLA Margaret Ritchie has said Ulster Bank’s compensation scheme is ‘totally insufficient’ and will do little to reimburse the thousands of personal and business customers who were left out of pocket due to their system failure. Ritchie met with the Chairman of RBS during the Ulster Bank crisis and insisted she will […]

Ulster Bank finally announce compensation details

Ulster Bank Newry

Ulster Bank has announced details of how the bank will compensate customers after an IT glitch which saw thousands of customers throughout the country suffering major inconvenience. Ulster Bank stated that they are determined to make amends to all affected customers for what they described as their ‘technical incident’. Ulster Bank Chief Executive Jim Brown […]

HMRC discover diesel laundering plant in South Armagh


HM Revenue and Customs has revealed that staff and the police have dismantled an illegal diesel laundering plant in Crossmaglen, South Armagh. The joint operation between HMRC and the PSNI was carried out this week in the Blaney Road area of Crossmaglen and HMRC stated that there was no fuel at the premises at the […]

Ulster Bank compensation process to begin tomorrow

Ulster Bank Newry

Ulster Bank will tomorrow morning begin the process of compensating customers for an IT glitch which left thousands of local people inconvenienced and out of pocket. Newry Times has learnt that Ulster Bank will release a statement tomorrow morning detailing how customers – both personal and business – can begin the process of getting compensation. […]

PIPS Newry launch ‘Balloon Release’ for World Suicide Awareness Day

Suicide Support Group Newry - PIPS

To mark ‘World Suicide Awareness Day’ on Monday 10th September 2012, PIPS Newry & Mourne has invited the local community and all interested parties to attend their annual Balloon Release Event at 1pm outside the Newry Town Hall. Various events and activities are held during this occasion to raise awareness that suicide is a major […]

‘Make your voice heard, demand your right to vote’ – Ruane


Sinn Féin MLA Caitriona Ruane has called on local people to sign an online petition calling on the Irish Government to grant voting rights for all Irish citizens regardless of where they live. Sinn Féin is sending a delegation including local activist Noeleen McPolin to Australia to speak to all those Irish people who have […]

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