Archive for: October, 2013

South Armagh priest climbs out bathroom window after burglary and hammer assault

There was widespread outrage in the local community today after it emerged that a local parish priest was attacked with a hammer and injured in a burglary. Fr Dermot Moloney, Parish Priest at St Patrick’s Church, Dromintee, was attacked last night when three armed intruders entered the parochial house. Father Moloney unwittingly walked in and […]

Newry Sinn Fein MP Conor Murphy receives UVF death threats

Sinn Fein MP Conor Murphy

Newry Sinn Féin MP Conor Murphy has received death threats from a person claiming to represent the UVF (Ulster Volunteer Force). Murphy told Newry Times that he received the threats over the phone to his Newry constituency office yesterday afternoon, Tuesday 29th October. According to Murphy, the caller threatened to shoot the Member of Parliament […]

Gibbons calls on public to stay safe this Halloween


Rostrevor Sinn Féin representative Mark Gibbons has sent an appeal to the public to be ‘firework safe’ this Halloween. Speaking to Newry Times, Gibbons urged people to be safe this Halloween and always follow the firework code. “It is extremely important that young people should watch and enjoy fireworks at a safe distance and follow […]

Osteoporosis – not just a dairy issue?


As the clocks changed last weekend our attentions turn to the darker evenings. Most of us now leave for work each morning and return home each evening in the dark, venturing perhaps as far as the staff canteen for lunch midday. This often means we see little to no actual daylight, which can be a […]

Police seize car after man, 21, stopped in Jonesborough

psni officer

Police in Newry have arrested a 21 year old man for a motoring offence. A blue BMW car was stopped by police in the Edenappa Road area of Jonesborough on Monday evening, 14th October. The 21 year old male driver was arrested for driving with no insurance and the vehicle was seized. The male was […]

Donnelly seeks urgent road works in Crossmaglen


Slieve Gullion SDLP Councillor Geraldine Donnelly has raised concerns with DRD Roads Service about the a busy junction of the Square in Crossmaglen and asked for urgent works. Councillor Donnelly was speaking as Roads Service made their Interim Report to Newry and Mourne District Council. She said, “The entire Square in Crossmaglen is busy however […]

Bradley questions Foras na Gaeilge funding model

Local SDLP MLA Dominic Bradley

SDLP MLA for Newry and Armagh Dominic Bradley has questioned officials from Foras na Gaeilge on its new funding model for the Irish language during a meeting of the Assembly’s Cultural, Arts and Leisure Committee. Commenting after the meeting Bradley said he was concerned that the new funding model for core Irish language organisations may […]

Brady attends Action Cancer event at Stormont


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Action Cancer has been encouraging women aged 40-49 and 70 plus – outside the NHS screening age – to avail of its free breast screening service available at Action Cancer House in South Belfast and also onboard the charity’s Big Bus. As part of this campaign the Big […]

Witnesses sought after Belfast Road car theft


Police in Newry are appealing for information following the theft of a vehicle from Belfast Road. Some time between 9am and 6.45pm on Friday, 18th October, a black Toyota 4×4 Hilux Invincible was taken from the park and ride, close to Sheepsbridge Inn, on Belfast Road. The registration of the vehicle is VLZ 7263. Police […]

Newry student celebrates academic and professional services


Newry woman Magdalena Ryan, a part time accounting student at the Ulster Business School, has been placed 1st in Ireland and 11th in the world in the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) exams in 2013. Magdalena, who works for Envirogroup Ltd in Warrenpoint, excelled in the Taxation paper and was presented with the ACCA […]

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