Archive for: April, 2013

‘Obvious need to build more, adequately planned, social housing’ – Ruane

The new Newry Lord Mayor Mickey Ruane

Sinn Féin Councillor Mickey Ruane believes that the issue of housing provision in the greater Warrenpoint area is becoming a cause for concern, saying that the Sinn Féin constituency office in Warrenpoint have been inundated with ever increasing numbers of enquiries relating to topic. Ruane has expressed his serious concerns that more and more families […]

Ulster Bank announces big push on mortgage lending in Newry


Ulster Bank has launched a major new campaign to further support mortgage lending in Newry. A leading provider of financial services here, the Bank has significant funds to lend to a wide range of borrowers, and is gearing up to further stimulate and support demand during a key period of the year for the mortgage […]

Ritchie challenges PM over Universal Credit trial

Margaret Ritchie

SDLP South Down MP Margaret Ritchie has challenged the Prime Minister on the implementation of the government’s welfare reform proposals. Ritchie was speaking during Prime Ministers Question recently and stated, “It was revealed last month that the Universal Credit pilot trial was being scaled back and that three pilots were being pushed back to July […]

Clarke comments on Shared Education report

Councillor Clarke

Alliance Party South Down spokesperson Councillor Patrick Clarke has commented on the Shared Education report by the Ministerial Advisory Group. Speaking to Newry Times, Clarke stated, “Whether it is shared or integrated education, contact between pupils from different traditions is key.The sharing of buildings won’t help, it is the sharing of educational experiences that will […]

Police charge man (25) with possession of firearm and drugs


Detectives from the Tactical Crime Unit in E District – which incorporates Newry & Mourne – have charged a 25 year old man with possession of a class B drug, possession of a class B drug with intent to supply and possessing a firearm other than handgun without certificate. The charge follows the search of […]

‘Sheep carcass dumping disgusting’ – White


Sinn Féin councillor Gerard Paul White has branded those responsible for dumping a sheep carcass near a waterway as ‘thoughtless individuals’. The dead animal was found near a stream on Donnelly’s Hill Road, Tullysaran and Councillor White has already ensured that Armagh Council’s Environmental Health department have removed the carcass. “The people responsible for this […]

67 year old remanded on drugs charges

Newry Court House

A 67 year old man has been remanded in court after answering drugs charges. Detectives in Banbridge charged the man on Tuesday, 23rd April, with cultivating cannabis, possession of Class B drugs with intent to supply and dishonestly using electricity after finding a DNA match on the Police Database. The charges relates to the recovery […]

Police seek man with ‘V haircut’ in connection with Newry bottling assault

Monaghan Street

Police in Newry are appealing for information following an assault during the early hours of Sunday, 28th April. Around 3am a man was assaulted by five men with bottles outside takeaway premises on Monaghan Street when his friend attempted to intervene. This 30 year old man was then assaulted and sustained injuries to his face […]

Newry and Mourne Special Olympics takes to the saddle


Mayor John McArdle made his way out to Wendy McCrea’s riding School in Newry to congratulate the eleven athletes and many more aspiring athletes who took part in Special Olympics horse riding. This is a new Sport for Special Olympic Athletes in our area and Wendy McCrea from the Oakwood Riding School is the head […]

Independents’ Day at Buttercrane


“We want YOU…to shop local” is the message from Buttercrane Centre who is making it its business to back Newry & Mourne’s Buy Local campaign. The initiative aims to encourage citizens to spend their money within the local community and support local businesses. Buttercrane’s city centre mall plays quite a part on the jobs front […]

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