Archive for: June, 2013

Police investigate Hilltown theft

Police in Warrenpoint are appealing for information following the report of a theft from a vehicle in the Sandbank Road area of Hilltown on Thursday 20th June. It was reported that at sometime between 11.45am and 2.15pm a window from a parked silver coloured Ford Transit minibus was removed with property belonging to students on a […]

Sonas harp ensemble play at international conference

On Wednesday evening last the Sonas Harp Ensemble were featured performers at an international conference event promoted in Drogheda by NASCO. The Carroll School of Harp ensemble got to perform to an international audience, meet government ministers and were even featured on the RTE evening news. The Sonas Harp Ensemble performed for almost an hour […]

Clarke backs call for peaceful marching season

Alliance South Down Representative Councillor Patrick Clarke has called on all sides to work together to secure a peaceful marching season. Speaking to Newry Times, Councillor Clarke said, “If all sides are open to talks and negotiations then there is every possibility that we can have a peaceful marching season. “I would urge people on […]

SDLP calls for more targeted economic support for South Down

South Down MLA Sean Rogers has called for more targeted and coordinated economic support from Invest NI and the Northern Ireland Executive to support investment and job creation in Down District. Speaking at the Assembly debate this week on the lack of economic development in Down District, Rogers said it was good to get the economic development needs […]

Man arrested after Class A drugs find

Police on patrol in Newry on Friday, 21st June, stopped a male in the Edward Street area around 7.30pm. Officers seized two bags of white powder and the 21 year old male was arrested for possession of Class A drugs. He was later released on bail pending further enquiries.

Police charge man, 42, with attempted rape after Newry incident

Detectives from the PSNI’s Rape Crime Unit have charged a 42 year old man with the Attempted Rape of a woman, Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm and two counts of Criminal Damage. It is believed the charges are in relation to an incident which occurred in the Newry area in the early evening of Wednesday, […]

Man, 44, arrested after Newry police seize £15,000 of cannabis

Detectives from the PSNI’s local Tactical Crime Team have recovered cannabis plants worth an estimated £15,000. The drugs haul came following a planned search of a house in the Ballycoshone Road area of Newry this morning (Friday 28th June). A 44 year old man has been arrested and is currently helping police with their enquiries.

McKevitt highlights tourism potential of South Down

SDLP MLA for South Down and Spokesperson on Culture, Arts and Leisure, Karen McKevitt, has highlighted the immense tourism potential of South Down. McKevitt asked the Minister for Environment in the Assembly this week for an update on his Department’s investment in both the natural and built heritage in the South Down area. Speaking afterwards, the South […]

Police investigate burglary and assault

Police in Newry are appealing for information following a burglary and assault at Killysaven Villas, Poyntzpass. Around 2pm on Saturday, 22nd June, entry was gained to a house. The male occupant was assaulted and sustained injuries to his head, shoulder and arm. Police are appealing to anyone who has information in relation to this incident […]

Police investigate GAA goal posts incident

Police in Newry are investigating criminal damage to GAA goal posts in the Carrigenagh Road area of Killkeel overnight on Friday 21st into the early hours of Saturday 22nd June. A hate crime is one motive for the incident and a number of lines of enquiry are being followed. Police are appealing to anyone who […]

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