Archive for: November, 2012

Newry Times celebrates 1st Birthday


Today is the first birthday of Newry Times and what a year it has been! Newry Times was launched last year with several key aims: to provide the latest news and views to the local community, to provide quality content at absolutely no cost to the readers and lastly, to make Newry Times the city’s […]

Newry police appeal for witnesses after fatal Newry crash


Police investigating the fatal car accident on the Dublin Road in Newry on the morning of Wednesday 28th November are issuing a re-appeal for witnesses. 51 year old Paul Connolly from the Jonesborough area died as a result of the collision between a white Renault Traffic van and a red Nissan Micra. Police are especially […]

Letters to the Editor, ‘Sponsor a child this Christmas’

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, As Christmas approaches I’m sure, like me, a lot of your readers’ thoughts will turn to ideas of what to buy a loved one. But this year I’d like to suggest a truly wonderful gift that will change lives across the world: sponsoring a child with Plan UK. It costs just £15 a […]

Pre-school admissions process commences


The admissions process for entry into pre-school education in September 2013 has commenced today. The pre-school education programme is targeted at children in the year immediately before they enter Primary 1. For September 2013, that means children who reach their third birthday on or before 1st July 2013. Speaking to Newry Times, a Department of […]

Operation ‘Season’s Greetings’ gets under way in Newry

Photo by Aaron McCracken/Harrisons

Police are encouraging people throughout Northern Ireland to make this a Christmas to remember for all the right reasons and have set themselves three key priorities to help keep people safe in their homes, on the roads and when out socialising this festive season. ‘Operation Season’s Greetings’ aims to provide reassurance to the public by […]

Local Sinn Féin MLA to visit Gaza


Sinn Féin MLA’s Pat Sheehan and Caitriona Ruane are to travel to Gaza this week as part of a European parliamentarian delegation. The purpose of the visit is to witness  first hand the situation in Gaza following eight days of intensive naval and aerial bombardment by Israeli forces. Speaking ahead of the visit Ms Ruane […]

Clarke welcomes Digital TV Switchover success

Digital Switchover

South Down Alliance Party spokesperson Councillor Patrick Clarke has expressed his delight that the Digital TV Switchover is now complete, extending Freeview coverage to thousands of homes previously unable to receive digital television through an aerial. Speaking to Newry Times, Councillor Patrick Clarke  said, “A number of constituents in Newcastle, Castlewellan and Dundrum had contacted […]

‘New farming maps should be scrutinised immediately’ – Ruane


Sinn Féin MLA Caitriona Ruane has called on farmers to give the new mapping system, soon to be sent out from the Department of Agriculture their urgent attention. Speaking to Newry Times, Ms. Ruane said, “In order to meet the criteria set down by the EU Commission every new map must state the Maximum Eligible […]

Letters to the Editor, ‘Lights in tunnels need to be fixed’

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, I would like to tell you a story that happened to me a few days ago. I was coming from Hill Street to Abbey yard at approximately 8pm on my way home. As you are aware it is dark at this time and I proceeded to go through the tunnels and go under […]

‘Inequalities in Civil Service Recruitment must be addressed’ – Bradley

SDLP MLA Dominic Bradley

SDLP MLA for Newry and Armagh Dominic Bradley has urged the Department of Finance and Personnel to act on the inequality surrounding recruitment to the Northern Ireland Civil Service. He was speaking following a meeting of the Finance and Personnel Committee at Stormont this week. “There is a clear and worrying trend that Northern Ireland […]

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