Archive for: October, 2012

Letters to the Editor, ‘Local teen disco Rapture respond to concerned parent’

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, This letter is in response to the previous Letters to the Editor posted on Newry Times on 30th October 2012: Letters to the Editor, ‘Concerned parent unhappy at adult TV celebrity appearing at local teen disco’ We would like to express our disappointment at the content of the letter submitted to the editor […]

‘Mind Your Own Business – understanding data protection’


Security locks and CCTV on your premises, money locked in the safe but how do you protect what might be your biggest asset – the information held about your customers and staff? Without that personal data, could your business survive? To help you understand your legal responsibilities about Data Protection on both sides of the […]

Unique cross-border voice established

Newry and Mourne District Council

A new and unique cross-border group is being established by Newry and Mourne District Council, Louth County Council and the PEACE III Southern Partnership’s Future Foundations priority. Up to fifty individuals from all walks of life from Newry and Mourne and from Dundalk and North County Louth are being invited to come together in a […]

‘Minister must ensure agencies are prepared for extreme cold weather’ – Clark

Councillor Clarke

South Down Alliance spokesperson Patrick Clarke has said that the Regional Development Minister must have a plan in place to ensure that the relevant agencies are well prepared to deal with any extreme cold weather this winter. The Newcastle Councillor said the Minister must communicate with the public to show that these agencies are adequately […]

Woman loses two teeth after Camlough Road assault

Newry's Camlough Road

Police are appealing for information following an incident in the Green Road and Camlough Road areas of Bessbrook on Monday 29th October. At approximately 7.45pm it was reported that three females aged 25, 16 and 15 had been assaulted in the area of Green Road. The females were not seriously injured during the incident. It […]

Community recovery of stolen tractor welcomed

McDonald said the road is treacherous

Sinn Féin Councillor Packie McDonald has welcomed the recovery of a tractor that was stolen from Monaghan and found at Dromintee Community Centre Car Park. Speaking to Newry Times, Councillor McDonald said, “This is the second time in recent weeks that stolen property has been traced in this area, I want to congratulate the community […]

Newry PSNI launch Facebook page

The new Facebook page for Newry PSNI

Police in Newry have launched a Facebook page to provide local residents and businesses with another channel to engage with officers and contribute to the policing debate. The page contains information and news about policing and community initiatives in your own area. The Newry page is just one of four new Facebook pages launched in […]

Jack Frost casts a spell this Halloween

Northern Ireland Water

As ghosts and ghouls emerge this Halloween, it appears that Jack Frost has cast his spell on the weather, with low temperatures and frost forecast for the weekend. With this in mind, NI Water is calling on all customers to carry out the two step pipe check and ensure their property is protected against the […]

Irwin to speak on Brush support motion

Irwin said both the SDLP and Sinn Fein appear determined to pursue a 'divisive agenda'

Newry & Armagh DUP Assemblyman Cllr. William Irwin MLA is due to speak to on a motion tabled by First Minister Peter Robinson MLA, DUP Peer Lord Morrow MLA and Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster MLA. The motion is calling for unequivocal support for their Councillor colleague Sammy Brush, who was shot by what Irwin described as […]

If you’ve never failed, you’ve never tried anything new


It was Einstein who so wisely said, “If you’ve never failed, you’ve never tried anything new”. But, it was Tommy Bowe who brought this message home for me at a recent business forum in Belfast. Tommy described in detail his rise to fame as a mere teenager, receiving continuous acclaim for his contribution to provincial […]

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