Archive for: September, 2012

‘Brain injury does not define me, it is my motivation’ – Headway Newry


An exciting venture was undertaken by members of Headway Newry – the brain injury association – on Friday 7th to Sunday 9th September 2012. Sixteen people from Headway Newry participated in a three day residential weekend to the Share Centre, Fermanagh. During this three day event members from Headway Newry joined with members of Headway […]

‘Small businesses will prove worth of Ulster Bank lending scheme’ – Bradley

SDLP MLA Dominic Bradley

SDLP Finance Spokesperson Dominic Bradley has welcomed Ulster Bank’s announcement that they will be signing up to the Bank of England’s Funding for Lending scheme for businesses, but says that the worth of the scheme will be proven by the experience of Small and Medium Enterprises who get finance from them. Speaking to Newry Times, […]

Towpath Walk in aid of local Samaritans


On 4th October a walk along the canal towpath from Jerrettspass to Newry will take place to raise some much needed funding for the local branch of the Samaritans. It has been arranged by pupils from the local schools who are using it to arrange sponsorship to help fund the work of Samaritans. It should […]

Ruane ‘supports’ ambitious St. Bronagh’s GAA Club masterplan

'Vision 2019' requires the support of the local community

Sinn Féin MLA Caitriona Ruane has met with local chairperson of the GAA Malachy McCourt to offer her support to Rostrevor GAA in their development plan. St. Bronagh’s GAA Club in Rostrevor revealed in August that the club plans to mark its centenary year – 2019 – with a host of improvements to the infrastructure […]

Children’s Heartbeat Trust Consultation


Sinn Féin MLA Caitriona Ruane has called on people to participate in the consultation on the future of pediatric cardiac care services at the RVH. Speaking to Newry Times, Ruane said: “The future of pediatric cardiac surgery is a very serious issue and will impact many, many people. The Health Committee brought a motion to […]

Windmill Stars and Orchard City to meet in Bessbrook Cup Final

Hillen celebrates his winner with team mate Phily McCorry and manager Clifford Sterrit.

Windmill Stars will meet Orchard City in the final of the Bessbrook Cup after both teams secured semi-final wins at Derrylecky on Saturday. Orchard City’s game with Ballybot United was a stalemate until the 85th minute when Orchard striker Darren Hillen rose highest and steered a header past ‘Bot keeper Ronan O’Reilly to send them […]

Newry Times ‘City Day’ competition winner announced


Newry Times is delighted to announce the winner of the biggest competition ever in Newry. Newry Times teamed up with Newry & Mourne District Council and the crème de la crème of local businesses to offer one lucky reader the prize of a lifetime. Bessbrook lady Ann Doran-Kennedy got the phone call this afternoon from […]

Hazzard calls for local support for Age NI Foreign Currency Appeal

Sinn Fein MLA Chris Hazzard

Sinn Féin MLA Chris Hazzard has called on local people to support Age NI Foreign Currency Appeal by donating any foreign currency they return home with from holiday. Speaking to Newry Times, Hazzard stated, “A recent survey showed that 89% of people return from foreign holiday with currency that usually ends up lying in a […]

“Tory Welfare Bill would cut £460 million from our economy” – Brady

Mickey Brady

Sinn Féin MLA Mickey Brady told a public meeting on Friday night that Sinn Féin would oppose the Tory Welfare Reform Bill through a series of amendments in the Assembly. The bill in its current form would see the withdrawal of £460 million from the local economy which would have a serious affect on town […]

Council urge local community to recycle old TVs

Brian Dillion (Household Recycling Centre Attendant), Mayor Cllr John McArdle and Ruth Colgan (Recycling Officer)

Newry and Mourne District Council are encouraging householders to recycle their old TV’s during the digital switch over. If you have decided to upgrade your TV inline with the digital switch over (beginning on the 10th October) you can recycle your old TV for free at any of the 7 Household Recycling Centres in the […]

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