Archive for: November, 2013

Newry Times celebrates 2 years of news


Tomorrow is the second birthday of Newry Times and what an amazing two years it has been. Newry Times was launched on 30th November 2011 with several key aims: to provide the latest news and views to the local community, to provide quality content at absolutely no cost to the readers and lastly, to make […]

PSNI probe Newry car vandalism incident

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Police in Newry are appealing for information following an incident of criminal damage in Ardfreelin. Some time overnight between Wednesday, 6th November and Thursday, 7th November a grey Volkswagen Jetta was damaged. Damage was caused to the boot and rear offside quarter panel. Police are appealing to anyone who witnessed the damage being caused or […]

Magical Winter Wonderland at the USPCA Animal Hospital in Newry


Both young and old are gearing up for a Magical Winter Wonderland this Christmas. The USPCA Animal Hospital in conjunction with Phil’s Farm hopes that the Santa Grotto at the Hospital will be a phenomenal success for the Charity this year. The Magical Winter Wonderland will be launching on Saturday the 30th November from 2pm […]

‘They are devoid of republicanism’ – Murphy slams hoax device culprits


MP for Newry and Armagh Conor Murphy has said those behind an elaborate hoax device on Crossmaglen’s Dundalk Road are only interested in ‘publicity stunts’ and are ‘devoid of republicanism’. Speaking to Newry Times, Conor Murphy said, “The people responsible for this incident succeeded in closing roads , moving people out of people their homes […]

Local SDLP representatives attend Dublin briefing on ‘Undocumented Irish’


South Down representative Sean Rogers MLA and his SDLP predecessor in the Assembly P.J. Bradley represented the SDLP at an All Party briefing in Leinster House hosted by the Irish American Association. The briefing, held last weekend, was an update on the current situation in Washington regarding immigration reform and the work being done on […]

Police declare suspicious object an ‘elaborate hoax’


The security alert at the Dundalk Road, Crossmaglen area has now ended. ATO have finished examining a suspicious object in the area and have declared it as an elaborate hoax. The object has been taken away for further forensic examinations. Newry Area Commander Chief Inspector David Beck told Newry Times, “Firstly, I would like to […]

Police launch winter drink drive operation


Not even one – because just one drink can kill, is the key message from police as this year’s winter drink drive operation got underway this week. Specialist officers from the Road and Armed Support Branch, Tactical Support Group and District Policing were joined by Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service and Northern Ireland Ambulance […]

‘Rural post offices must be backed by UK Government’ – Ritchie

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SDLP MP for South Down Margaret Ritchie has asked the UK under-Secretary of State for Business to back rural postal services as she outlined plans for the future of the Post Office in a statement to the House of Commons. Speaking from Westminster Ritchie stated, “Rural post offices may not be the most profitable but […]

Career advice inquiry welcomed by Ruane


Sinn Féin MLA Caitriona Ruane has welcomed the Employment and Learning Committee Inquiry into Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance. Ruane told Newry Times, “I welcome the inquiry into career advice as we must ensure that we are providing the correct information that will allow us to grow the economy by allowing people to take […]

‘Re-Uniting Ireland – Lessons from Europe Conference’ held in Brussels


MP Conor Murphy and Assembly Member Megan Fearon have attended a Sinn Féin conference in the European Parliament, Brussels focusing on the practical issues faced by other countries in their attempts at reunification. Murphy, who chaired a section of the event, said, “Today we have heard of the experiences of Germany and Cyprus, two countries […]

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