Archive for: September, 2013

Special homecoming event for World Champion Shane McKeever


Newry and Mourne District Council are hosting a special homecoming family event for Shane McKeever, who won gold in line dancing at the World Dance Sport Games in China. The dance competition, which only recently has been officially recognised as a sport, attracts competitors from all over the world for what is widely acknowledged as […]

Councillor Harte praises safety measures at Needham Bridge


Newry Sinn Féin Councillor Valerie Harte has welcomed increased safety measures at Needham Bridge at one of the town’s busiest junctions. Speaking to Newry Times, Councillor Harte said, “Roads Service has replaced a section of foot-way bollards with 30 meters of pedestrian guard rail at the Needham Bridge entrance to Newry Bus Station. “I recently […]

Rogers urges OFMdFM to make representations on behalf of Undocumented Irish

American passport

SDLP MLA Sean Rogers has urged the First and Deputy First Minister to make what representations they can on behalf of the undocumented Irish ahead of US Immigration reform legislation coming before the House of Representatives. Rogers was speaking following questions to OFMdFM in which he raised the matter. He said, “I believe the First […]

Multi-agency initiative to tackle rural crime


Police have conducted a number of proactive checks on livestock marts across Northern Ireland in a bid to tackle rural crime. Rural and agricultural crime is a serious issue and police say they understand the concerns of those who have been directly involved. The PSNI said it is important to stress that they take a […]

‘UK Government must reduce VAT for businesses in tourism and hospitality sector’ – Ritchie

Margaret Ritchie

SDLP MP for South Down Margaret Ritchie has criticised the UK government for failing to follow the lead of the Irish government in reducing the VAT rate for businesses that operate in the tourism and hospitality sector. Speaking to Newry Times, Ritchie stated, “The Irish government took the positive step of cutting the vat rate […]

Five PPS Newry staff to lose jobs

SDLP MLA Dominic Bradley

SDLP MLA for Newry and Armagh Dominic Bradley has expressed his anger that five members of staff are being made redundant in the Public Prosecution Service in Newry. Commenting on the news to Newry Times, Bradley said he was ‘angry’. “I have asked PPS not to proceed with this action as I do not believe […]

Rogers welcomes European Commission decision on roaming charges

Hazzard insists people living in the border areas of Newry should not be incurring roaming charges

SDLP MLA for South Down Seán Rogers has welcomed the European Commission’s decision to completely abolish roaming charges in 2014. Speaking to Newry Times, Rogers said, “Further to my meeting with Ofcom during the Summer, I had been highlighting the arbitrary effect on mobile users of roaming charges. “Such charges have a particularly adverse effect […]

Major General Robert Ross three day event in Rostrevor


A special conference focusing on the life and career of Major General Ross of Rostrevor is to take place in Rostrevor on 18th-20th October 2013 with BBC veteran Peter Snow as a key speaker. Major General Robert Ross from Rostrevor became a British commander during the War of 1812 and fought in America and Europe. […]

Apprenticeships, health and well-being the focus of new Youth Arts Strategy


The Arts Council of Northern Ireland has launched its new Youth Arts Strategy which provides strategic direction and vision for the youth arts sector for the period 2013 – 2017 and announces new programming to help meet the development needs of our young people. At its heart, the strategy promotes access to high quality and […]

First university application deadline approaching

Johnny Nolan, Careers Manager for Newry in the Department for Employment and Learning's Careers Service

The first important careers deadline that year 14 students need to be aware of is October 15th for UCAS. Johnny Nolan, careers manager for Newry, Downpatrick and Newcastle in the Department for Employment and Learning’s Careers Service explained to Newry Times. “UCAS is responsible for managing applications to higher education courses in the UK. They […]

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