Archive for: August, 2013

‘Heaney will continue to inspire people across the globe’ – McKevitt


SDLP MLA for Culture, Arts and Leisure has paid tribute to Nobel Prize winning poet Seamus Heaney who passed away this morning in Dublin. Speaking to Newry Times, McKevitt said, “The news that Seamus Heaney has died will be met with great sadness by people on this Island and across the world who held him […]

Letters to the Editor, ‘Sinn Fein political censorship in Derrybeg’

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, I write this letter to draw attention to an embarrassing, petty attempt at political censorship carried out by Sinn Fein in the Derrybeg estate on August 24th, just prior to a parade taking place. While I in no way disagree or oppose the march, indeed I welcome such events. This letter is in […]

Back to school healthy start challenge!

green and red healthy food

Setting your kids up for a successful new school year involves military planning from as early as June. New uniforms, proper school bags where the weight is evenly distributed over the back and shoulders to carry heavy books, shoes made for support, new ribbons, hair gel and the latest One Direction lunchbox..phew! In this article […]

Daisy Hill Hospital visited by local SDLP MLA’s

SDLP MLAs Karen McKevitt and Dominic Bradley

SDLP MLA’s Karen McKevitt and Dominic Bradley availed of an opportunity to visit Daisy Hill Hospital this week to see first-hand the recently refurbished facilities and the new theatre area that is under construction at present. During this visit the representatives met with Mairead McAlinden, Chief Executive, Eileen Murray Head of Service, along with consultants […]

Police call for witnesses to car damage incident


Police in Newry are investigating the report of damage to a parked car in the Shandon Park area on Wednesday 21st August. Sometime between 10.30am and 6pm the car which was parked at the hard shoulder on the A28/Cloghanramer junction opposite the Shandon Park entrance sustained damage to the rear. Police are appealing to anyone […]

McArdle expresses concern over rise of ‘zero hour contracts’

contract of employment

SDLP Newry Councillor John McArdle has expressed his concern over the number of ‘zero hour contracts’ which have been introduced into the Newry area. Zero hour contracts are contracts of employment which do not specify any number of hours that the employee is guaranteed work for. These contracts do not guarantee shifts or any work […]

‘Shop local by supporting Newcastle Shopping Week’ – Clarke

Councillor Clarke

Newcastle Shopping Week, which runs from Saturday 7th to Saturday 14th September, has been welcomed by Alliance Councillor Patrick Clarke. The shop local initiative project is being supported by Down District Council the Department of Social Development and Newcastle Chamber of Commerce. Clarke told Newry Times, “I welcome Newcastle Shopping Week running from Saturday 7th […]

Fantastic Carrickcruppen crowned champions

Marian McGuinness with her Player of the Match trophy and Caroline O'Hanlon with

CARRICKCRUPPEN 2-11 CLANN EIREANN 1-8 Richard Bullick at the Athletic Grounds. Player of the Match Marian McGuinness wore the broadest smile in the Athletic Grounds on Sunday night as Carrickcruppen claimed their second county title by beating Clann Eireann. The characteristically cheery county player remembers being distraught standing on the same pitch last September after […]

Taking your TV? Move your TV Licence on a Monday

TV licence

According to figures released today by TV Licensing, August is the busiest month for moving house, so TV Licensing is reminding summer home movers and renters in Newry & Mourne to ‘take their TV Licence with them.’ Last year, TV Licensing helped over 13,600 home movers across Northern Ireland to transfer their TV Licence from […]

Cross captain salvages dramatic draw

Cross captain Maria O'Donnell in action

CROSSMAGLEN 2-11 GRANGE 2-11 Richard Bullick at the Athletic Grounds. A last-gasp goal by inspirational skipper Maria O’Donnell snatched Crossmaglen Rangers a dramatic draw in a fluctuating Mackin’s Intermediate Championship final in the Athletic Grounds. Cross looked dead and buried when six points down entering injury-time but last year’s beaten finalists netted twice and even […]

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