Archive for: January, 2013

Ritchie blasts government’s ‘time-wasting’ over corporation tax

SDLP MP for South Down, Margaret Ritchie has hit out at the UK government’s lengthy delay in coming to a decision on the devolution of corporation tax to Northern Ireland. Speaking from Westminster Ritchie said, “The UK government talk a lot about re balancing the economy but we have seen very little in the way […]

‘Tackling division is key to overcoming social disadvantage’ – Alliance

Alliance Party South Down spokesperson Councillor Patrick Clarke has called upon the Social Development Minister to prioritise tackling division within the local housing sector. Following the recent announcement about the future of the Housing Executive, Clarke has urged the Minister to seize the opportunity and develop a regional shared housing strategy free from fear and […]

Two injured in Newry car accident

Police are appealing for information following a one vehicle road traffic collision that occurred in Ballinacraig Way in the Greenbank Industrial Estate in Newry this afternoon, Tuesday 29th January. The incident, involving a silver Vauxhall Astra, occurred at approximately 3.25pm today. Four males, aged between 16 and 27, were in the car at the time. […]

World famous String Quartet appearing in Newry

Newry Chamber Music has announced that the world famous Brodsky Quartet will be performing as part of their 2013 season on 12th February at Sandy’s Street Presbyterian Church. The Brodsky Quartet, who celebrated their 40th year in 2012 have performed worldwide and have made more than 60 recordings. They have been at the cutting edge […]

Fearon calls on local area to support heart month

Sinn Féin MLA Megan Fearon has called on the people of Newry and Armagh to support heart month in February by wearing something red on the 1st February. Speaking to Newry Times, Fearon said, “Heart disease is one of the biggest killers in the North and across the Island. The Heart Foundation is using February […]

Brady welcomes easing of access to benefits for Cancer sufferers

Sinn Féin MLA Mickey Brady has welcomed the bringing forward of legislation that will make it much easier for those who suffer from cancer to receive benefits that will ease the burden of dealing with the illness. Speaking this week Brady said, “The easing of  criteria for assessing cancer sufferers in relation to the access […]

Gaeláras Mhic Ardghail: Making the vision a reality in Newry

There was a large lively crowd in Newry’s new Gaeláras on Friday 25th January when the Deputy Mayor of Newry and Mourne, Councillor Packie Mac Donald, launched ‘Trioblóidí: A Bilingual Community History Exhibition on the Troubles.’ The newly established cultural and heritage centre on Upper Chapel Street in the centre of Newry will be hosting […]

Minister welcomes St Bronagh’s GAA vision

The Minister for Culture, Arts and Leisure,Cáral Ní Chuilín and MLA Chris Hazzard recently paid a visit to St Bronagh’s GAA Club Rostrevor. They were very impressed by the setup, the energy and forward thinking of the Committee, with the main focus of the evening on the promotion of Vision 2019. Minister Cáral Ní Chuilín […]

McKevitt welcomes ESA support for cancer patients

SDLP South Down MLA Karen McKevitt has welcomed the changes to Employment Support Allowance which will help support cancer patients. Speaking to Newry Times, McKevitt stated, “I welcome the announcement from the Department for Work and Pensions regarding changes to the Employment Support Allowance which will assist those cancer patients who are awaiting, receiving or […]

Newry Chamber ‘Meet & Greet’ event a huge success

Newry Chamber of Commerce & Trade hosted their first ‘Meet & Greet’ on Thursday 24th January in the Canal Court Hotel. Local businesses attending the event learned of the benefits of being part of such a powerful and influencing network. 2013 will see the chamber host a number of influential networking events and business support […]


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