Archive for: February, 2013

‘Continuing use of court house for benefit appeals unacceptable’ – Brady

Newry and Armagh Sinn Féin MLA Mickey Brady facilitated a meeting on Monday 25th February between Justice Minister David Ford and Rosemarie McDonnell from Citizens Advice Bureau, Newry at which the continuing use of Newry court house for hearing appeals was discussed. Speaking to Newry Times after the meeting Brady said, “We as a party […]

Curran demands Old Warrenpoint Road speed limit decrease

Sinn Féin Councillor Brendan Curran has called a meeting with Roads Service and the PSNI to demand the lowering of the speed limit on the Old Warrenpoint Road. Speaking to Newry Times, Curran said, “I have called a meeting with Roads Service and the PSNI to insist that the speed limit be lowered on the […]

Quad theft prompts police investigation

Police in Kilkeel are appealing for information following the theft of a quad from the Camphill Community. The red Honda TRX 420 FEA quad was taken from a locked shed, adjacent to Ballyardle Road between 7pm on Sunday, 24th February and 8am on Monday, 25th February. The quad has a removable black frame for attaching […]

‘Access to life-saving vaccines essential’ – Ritchie

SDLP MP for South Down has asked the UK Secretary of State for Health to include the newly licensed meningitis B vaccine on the NHS. Speaking to Newry Times following Health Questions in Westminster Ritchie stated, “Every year parents across the north of Ireland are confronted with the horrifying impact of meningitis, which is fatal […]

Funding applications now available for Irish Summer Camps

Sinn Fein Councillor Colman Burns has advised that applications are now open for funding for suitable Irish language Summer Camps, through Foras Na Gaeilge. Speaking to Newry Times, Councillor Burns explained, “Irish Language Summer Camps are very popular throughout our District and are seen as a means of strengthening the Irish language through a range […]

‘Groceries code adjudicator must look at food safety’ – Ritchie

SDLP MP for South Down Margaret Ritchie has called for the Groceries Code Adjudicator to be granted the remit to investigate and address matters related to food provenance, food safety and the wider operation of the supply chain. Speaking following her contribution to the debate on the remaining stages of the Groceries Code Adjudicator Bill, […]

Newry Times GAA Special: Seán Doran on his love of Gaelic football

In the second week of our new weekly feature, Newry Times caught up with local political representative, Newry and Mourne Sinn Féin councillor Seán Doran from the Scrogg Road area of Kilkeel. Seán speaks about his love of, and life in, Gaelic football. Earliest GAA memories? Going as a schoolboy to watch the Cassidy Cup […]

Wood falls off lorry and hits car in Warrenpoint Road incident

Police in Warrenpoint are appealing for information following an incident on the carriageway between Newry and Warrenpoint on Thursday, 21st February. At around 8.20am, close to the entrance to the quarry on the Warrenpoint bound side of the carriageway, a wooden plank fell off the back of a lorry and hit the bonnet of another […]

‘Go further for fairtrade’, urges McGinn

Newry and Mourne Sinn Féin Councillor Pat McGinn has encouraged all to “Go Further for Fairtrade.” The councillor was speaking as fair-trade Fortnight begins (25th February- 10th March). Speaking to Newry Times, the Sinn Féin representative explained, “The theme is, “Go further for Fairtrade”. The two-week long campaign will highlight the need to think about where our food […]

Ballyholland set for £1million SOAR funding

SDLP South Down MLA Karen McKevitt has welcomed the news that SOAR funding of nearly £1million has been awarded to the Ballyholland Development Association (BDA). The funding will enable the BDA to develop a community resource centre to be used by everyone, young and old. Speaking to Newry Times, Karen said, “I am delighted that […]


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