Archive for: March, 2013

£450,000 upgrade for Crossmaglen Community Centre


Local councillor Terry Hearty has said that following an extensive community campaign the Community Centre in Crossmaglen has been successful in its bid for renovations. Speaking to Newry Times, Hearty stated, “Newry & Mourne District Council received confirmation from funding body SOAR that the Department of Rural Development would be making 75% of the necessary […]

‘Bradley’s distraction doesn’t mask SDLP’s anti-agreement stance’ – Fearon

Sinn Fein MLA Megan Fearon

Sinn Féin MLA Megan Fearon has described the recent statement from SDLP MLA Dominic Bradley on the Special Advisors Bill as a petty attempt to distract attention from the real issue. Speaking to Newry Times, Fearon said, “I defy Dominic Bradley to find anyone who has observed this process of the Special Advisors Bill from […]

Launch of Newry Style City 2013


Newry Chamber of Commerce & Trade hosted the launch party of Newry Style City weekend in The Bank Newry on Wednesday, 27th March. At the launch delegates representing Newry’s retail, hospitality and service sectors were informed about the exciting plans for Newry Style City 2013. Ms Colleen Dowdall, Acting Chief Executive, Newry Chamber, advised, “Newry […]

Newry Council announces completion of Mourne coastal route investment


Newry and Mourne District Council have announced the final completion of the Mourne Coastal Route. The project involved significant upgrade works to the Narrow Water Amenity Area, Ross Monument Amenity Area, Donaghaguy Amenity Area, Whitewater Amenity Area and Millbay Amenity Area. A total of £283,000 was spent across the 5 amenity sites as part of […]

Bessbrook pipe bomb explosion ‘part of traveller feud’, locals claim

PSNI officers

Police in Newry have confirmed they are investigating reports that a pipe bomb exploded in Bessbrook last night. According to local sources, the explosion was part of an escalating traveller feud between warring families in the Bessbrook area with Newry-based travellers. Last Summer, Sinn Fein Councillor Pat McGinn expressed his fear that a feud between […]

Local businesses unite to support Newry ‘Buy Local’ Campaign

Newry City 'Buy Local' Campaign Launch

Newry’s first ever ‘Buy Local’ campaign was launched last night to a packed Sean Hollywood Arts Centre. The project, designed to encourage local people to spend their money within the community, is spearheaded by Newry & Mourne District Council. The focus of the campaign is to inform local people about the economic and cultural benefits […]

Managing interview nerves and your inner gremlin


Through providing successful interview coaching to hundreds of candidates across many sectors and at all levels I know that there are three keys to managing interview nerves and harnessing that little adrenalin rush that all candidates get to really make it work for you and not hinder your performance. When you can be absolutely prepared […]

Temporary closure of Warrenpoint Household Recycling Centre

Newry and Mourne District Council

Newry and Mourne District Council would like to inform residents that due to improvement and resurfacing works Warrenpoint Household Recycling Centre, Upper Dromore Road will be closing from Thursday 4th April 2013 to Thursday 18th April 2013 (inclusive). In order to minimise disruption and to allow residents to continue recycling, a temporary facility will be […]

Danske Bank Newry flicks the switch on new £500 mortgage deal

Pictured launching Danske Bank’s new mortgage campaign are Danske Bank Mortgage Consultants Eleanor Flanagan and Louise Jones with Adrienne Cockram, Senior Branch Manager at Danske Bank in Newry

House hunters and home owners in Newry could benefit from a major new campaign from Danske Bank aimed at attracting new mortgage customers and boosting the mortgage market. The campaign includes a £500 cashback incentive for all new to bank switchers and first time buyers taking out a Danske Bank mortgage, the removal of arrangement […]

Upgrade of Daisy Hill’s Emergency Department continues

Daisy Hill

The third and final stage of redevelopment of the Emergency Department at Daisy Hill Hospital is underway. Work has begun on developing a new central nurse’s station, additional offices, a relatives’ room and new improved waiting room. The conclusion of this work by the summer will see the completion of what has been a total […]

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