Archive for: December, 2012

Rogers congratulates SRC GAA success


South Down Assembly Member Sean Rogers has congratulated the Southern Regional College GAA team on winning the Division 3 final of the Higher Education Divisional Football competition. Speaking to Newry Times, Rogers said, “The victory in Meath over Marino College Dublin is more than just a victory; it is a breakthrough and fitting reward for […]

Alliance welcomes DEL Investment in NEET Projects

South Down Alliance Party Spokesperson Councillor Patrick Clarke has welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Employment and Learning of an investment of nine million over the next three years in 18 projects to assist 5000 people who fall into the NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training) category. Speaking to Newry Times about the […]

Ritchie questions Justice Minister on fraudulent whiplash claims

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SDLP South Down MP Margaret Ritchie has questioned UK Justice Minister, Damian Green, about the impact of whiplash claims on the cost of car insurance premiums in Northern Ireland. Speaking following Justice Questions in the House of Commons Ms Ritchie stated, “The UK Ministry of Justice launched a consultation into the assessment of insurance claims for […]

Police appeal for information after Carnagat Road incident

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Police in Newry are appealing for information following a one vehicle collision on Carnagat Road. At around 6.30pm on Saturday, 22nd December, a silver Peugeot 306, travelling form the direction of Martins Lane toward Camlough Road, was in collision with a lamp post. The car landed on its roof and a male was seen getting […]

Christmas prize for Recycler of the Month

Mrs Pepi Kelly, Mayobridge was chosen as Christmas 2012 Recycler of the Month. Mrs Kelly has a blue and a brown bin which she uses to their full recycling capacity every fortnight. She often has to go to Aughnagun with her other recyclable items but the introduction of glass into the blue bin has been a huge help. […]

First Derivatives breaks new ground in deal with Australian market regulator

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First Derivatives, a leading provider of software and consulting services to global financial institutions, is celebrating its most significant deal in its 16-year history. The firm’s Delta Stream product has been selected as the basis of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) multi-market surveillance system for an initial four-year term. Working with investment banks, […]

Two arrested after discovery of cannabis factory


Police in Newry have arrested two people following the seizure of cannabis plants from a house in Ashgrove Park. At around 11.40pm on Tuesday, 25th December, police received a report of a male causing a disturbance. Officers attended the property and, during their enquiries, uncovered a cannabis factory. A quantity of cannabis plants, equipment, cash […]

Republic of Ireland Squad recruit from Newry talent


Newry Net Ball Club are delighted with the success of their squad in the recent selections made by theRepublic of Ireland. Six girls will be taking their places in January 2013: Kerry Davidson, Nicola O´Gorman, Kirsty McKevitt, Sara Armstrong O’Hare, Catriona McArdle and Nicole Sheridan. The Mayor Cllr John McArdle congratulated the girls on their […]

‘My father is innocent and should be released’ – Murder accused tells Turkish court


The father and son at the centre of a murder trial in Turkey have proclaimed their innocence, with the latter demanding the acquittal of his father. The horrific 2011 murder of the two Newry women left the local community in shock. Marion Elizabeth Graham (54) and Kathy Dinsmore (54), were stabbed to death in a […]

PSNI launch investigation into Windmill Road van damage

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Police in Newry are appealing for information following an incident of criminal damage on the Windmill Road on Thursday, 13th December. Some time between 5pm and 6.30pm the  passenger and driver’s window of a white Volkswagen Caddy van were  smashed. Police are appealing to anyone who  witnessed the damage being caused or has information in relation […]

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