Archive for: July, 2013

Ritchie calls for ‘protected meal times’ in hospitals

Daisy Hill Newry

SDLP MP for South Down Margaret Ritchie has called for the introduction of protected meal times in hospitals across Northern Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales in the best interests of patients. Ritchie told Newry Times, “The Hospital Caterer’s Association (HCA) carries out vital work in providing regular meals for patients. “The Francis Review highlighted the […]

Children in Crossfire to establish Support Group in Newry


Children in Crossfire, the Northern Ireland based charity with close links to Newry is planning to establish a support group in the greater Newry area. The charity is looking for volunteers to help with their fundraising for essential relief projects in Ethiopia, Tanzania and The Gambia. The aim of the group is to raise awareness […]

Teens charged with car theft

PSNI officers

Police in Newry have charged two teenagers following the theft of a car in the Republic of Ireland. A 16 year old man and 18 year old man were arrested after a car was observed driving erratically on Sugar Island during the early hours of Sunday, 28th July. The car was found to have been […]

New medical surgery for Meigh


The long anticipated new build medical surgery in Meigh looks like becoming a reality following confirmation from Dr Giby that all of the necessary administration has now been completed and work is to begin in Autumn. Sinn Féin Assembly Member Megan Fearon, described her joy on learning that the new surgery had been confirmed. “The […]

South Down top spot for Mountain Bike Trails

John McCallister MLA, Margaret Ritchie MP, Karen McKevitt MLA and Glyn O’Brien

SDLP Spokesperson for Culture, Arts and Leisure Karen McKevitt MLA says that South Down is now the top spot for mountain bike trails in Ireland. Speaking after she attended the official Launch of the already popular mountain bike trails in Kilbroney Park, Rostrevor Mrs McKevitt said, “The mountain bike trails in Kilbroney Forest Park and […]

Fearon leads Newry Armagh Women’s Delegation

Sinn Fein MLA Megan Fearon

Assembly Member Megan Fearon has led a delegation of 16 women to a specially convened Sinn Féin women’s conference held at Kelly’s Inn, Ballygawley on Saturday 27th July. Speaking from the event Fearon praised the event organisers saying, “Sinn Féin is taking underrepresentation by women in politics very seriously and today is one of a […]

Police seek woman in connection with Newry burglary


Police in Newry are appealing for information following a burglary in the Warren Hill area. At 4.51pm on Monday, 22nd July, it was reported that a female had entered a house and rifled through a number of drawers. The female occupant was in the house at the time and, when she became aware of the […]

Clarke calls for refurbishment repairs to Castle Park Toilets

Councillor Clarke

Alliance Councillor Patrick Clarke is calling on Down District Council to carry out minor refurbishment works to Castle Park Toilets situated near the outdoor bowling green in Newcastle. Clarke stated, “Over the last number of weeks I have had a number of complaints about the poor condition of Castle Park toilets particularly the gents. Both […]

Theft of life-saving equipment angers Clarke

Clarke during the Newcastle beach clean-up

Alliance Newcastle area Councillor Patrick Clarke has strongly condemned the recent theft of vital life-saving equipment which was stolen recently from the RNLI Lifeguard hut near Murlough beach after it was broken into over the July holidays. Two pairs of binoculars, which the lifeguards use to scour both the beach and water, and an air […]

Book your free seat on Ring of Gullion guided tour


Newry and Mourne District Council are inviting visitors to the area and locals to join them to become immersed in the rich natural, built, archaeological and cultural heritage of the Ring of Gullion area, not forgetting the many myths and legends in which the area is steeped. The Council, as part of the Ring of […]

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