Archive for: December, 2013

Man, 52, arrested by Newry police on drugs and stolen goods suspicions


Police in Newry arrested a 52 year old man on suspicion of handling stolen goods and possession of Class B drugs. Officers were on patrol in the Maginnis Street area on Saturday, 21st December, when they observed a man acting suspiciously. The man was subsequently searched and police recovered a bank card in another individual’s […]

Local students check in with Allen & Overy


High calibre South Eastern Regional College students from Newry and Lurgan have completed nine days of professional training and mentoring with Allen & Overy, as part of a unique course designed to bolster expertise in the legal market. The four-month Document Skills Foundation Course is the only training programme in Northern Ireland to let students […]

Farm machinery tracker funding available

Sinn Fein's Terry Hearty

Local Sinn Féin agriculture spokesperson Councillor Terry Hearty has encouraged farmers to apply for funding available to fit security devices to farm machinery. This money is being made available by the Departments of Agriculture and Justice and is designed to enable famers in farm theft hotspots across the North to fit Tracker and Cesar security […]

‘Latest fishing cut is harsh and unreasonable’ – Ritchie

Margaret Ritchie

SDLP MP for South Down, Margaret Ritchie has described a cut in the prawn quota for next year as another blow for the fishing industry. Ritchie said, “News that the EU has imposed harsh and unreasonable cuts on the fishing effort and our local fishing industry is very disappointing. “Any progress made in recent years […]

Camlough man Cathal Lennon in running for vacant Millwall FC managerial position

Is David Moyes grooming Camlough man Cathal Lennon to be the next Manchester United manager? Or will Cathal go to Millwall FC?

Camlough man Cathal Lennon has emerged as a potential candidate for the vacant Millwall Football Club managerial position after Newry Times covered his footballing exploits last month. On December 4th 2013 Newry Times sports columnist Sean O’Siridean revealed how former Camlough Rovers footballer Lennon was making waves in the footballing world Down Under after he […]

Elderly Bessbrook woman ‘traumatised’ after interupting burglars

Local Councillor Pat McGinn

The local community has reacted in anger after it emerged that a local woman was left traumatised after callous thieves broke into her house. The incident happened in the Bessbrook area when the elderly lady interrupted thieves in her home in Cloughreagh Park. Newry and Mourne Sinn Féin Councillor Pat McGinn told Newry Times that […]

Police arrest 15 year old after double burglary


Police in Newtownhamilton arrested a 15 year old male following two burglaries in the Meadowvale area on Saturday, 21st December. During the early hours of 21st December a householder disturbed a male in his home. The male made off with keys and a sum of cash. A burglary was also reported at a nearby house […]

You’re hired! Preparing for the perfect interview

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

In today’s world of new technologies, social networks and online resources, you can mix these with good old-fashioned common sense to help yourself stand out at interviews. Johnny Nolan, careers manager for Newry in the Department for Employment and Learning’s Careers Service offers some advice. “The internet can help you to research the company you’re […]

NIIRTA welcomes DETI review of Business Red Tape

Hill Street, Newry

The Northern Ireland Independent Retail Trade Association (NIIRTA) has welcomed DETI Minister Foster’s announcement of a comprehensive review of business red tape. NIIRTA Chief Executive Glyn Roberts said, “This is a welcome announcement and I look forward to contributing to this review and engaging with the Advisory Panel. “In recent years the burden of red […]

‘The time is now for Sexual Orientation Strategy’ – Fearon

Sinn Fein MLA Megan Fearon

Sinn Féin MLA Megan Fearon has welcomed the passing of an Assembly motion to produce a sexual orientation strategy. Speaking to Newry Times, Fearon stated, “The opportunity to debate this motion allowed us to highlight the inequalities and injustices that are faced by the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community. “It is important that we […]

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