Archive for: February, 2014

Rostrevorfest European Beer Festival excitement reaches fever pitch


What are you doing this St Patrick’s Weekend? Rostrevorfest is a European Beer Festival with an Irish Rock twist! The festival is taking place in a specially erected marquee at St Bronagh’s GAA Club, Mary Street, Rostrevor on 15th and 16th March. It promises to be a real crowd pleaser with live bands taking the […]

‘British Government must take responsibility for secret deals’ – Ritchie

Margaret Ritchie

SDLP MP for South Down Margaret Ritchie has challenged the Prime Minister to take responsibility for the British government’s role in the fiasco surrounding the secret deals that have emerged following this week’s court judgement on John Downey. Speaking during yesterday’s Prime Minister’s Questions Ritchie stated, “Given the court revelations of a secret scheme, does […]

Newry men jailed for part in ‘sophisticated’ £3m money laundering operation


Two Newry men and an Armagh man involved in a huge money laundering operation have been sentenced today. Detectives from Organised Crime Branch described the money laundering operation involving a series of mortgage and loan frauds in Counties Armagh and Louth at the height of the property boom involving millions of pounds as ‘a severe […]

Newry’s ‘Banjo’ Bannon tells young volunteers to ‘follow their dreams’


Young people from across Northern Ireland who have been involved in volunteering within a sports club or organisation have received their MV ‘Goldmark’ Awards of Excellence from Minister of Education, John O’Dowd MLA at a celebration organised by Volunteer Now and held in Belfast City Hall. The Awards recognise the volunteering commitment given by young […]

Police operation uncovers drugs


Police in E District – which incorporates Newry & Mourne – have uncovered a cannabis factory and seized a quantity of drugs as Operation Torus was launched across Armagh, Banbridge, Craigavon and Newry and Mourne. Operation Torus targets street level drug dealers and was launched to coincide with the province wide ‘Drug dealers don’t care, […]

Excitement builds for Rostrevor Mountainbike Festival


On the 8th and 9th March the second annual Rostrevor Mountainbike Festival in Association with Newry & Mourne District Council will be held in Kilbroney park, Rostrevor. This picturesque village is the home of Northern Irelands most extensive mountainbike trail centre and boasts some of the most technically demanding trails on offer. The trail centre […]

Excitement builds in Newry for the ‘Return of the Monkey’

Marie Therese has followed some very famous faces in her pursuit of greatness

The Brass Monkey has long been a part of the Newry social scene since opening over 40 years ago and this Friday evening will see the monkey return to its former glory thanks to ambitious new owner Marie Therese McKenna. Local face Marie Therese McKenna, or ‘MT’ as she is affectionately known as by the […]

Kennedy meets Secretary of State to discuss justice for Kingsmills families

Danny Kennedy

Ulster Unionist MLA Danny Kennedy has accompanied the families of the victims of the Kingsmills Massacre to a meeting with the Secretary of State. Following the meeting at Hillsborough Castle, Kennedy said, “The meeting was a frank and forceful exchange of views regarding a range of matters. “At the outset I took the opportunity to […]

Murphy to press Secretary of State over ‘inaction on Haass’


Sinn Fein MP Conor Murphy is in London for a series of meetings with MPs in Westminster, including with British Secretary of State Theresa Villiers and Labour Shadow Secretary of State Ivan Lewis, to continue to press the case for the implementation of the Haass’ proposals and for the British Government to positively engage with […]

Newry police to host ‘Farm Watch and trailer marking’ event


As part of their focus on rural and agricultural crime, Police in Newry are hosting a Farm Watch and trailer marking event. Members of the rural community are invited to attend 31 Ardaragh Road (close to the Ardaragh/Curley Road Crossroads) between 10am and 2pm on Thursday, 6th March. Those attending are invited to bring along […]

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