Archive for: April, 2014

Helping hands needed for ‘Hands up Slieve Gullion’


Raising funds for good causes can sometimes seem like an uphill task but two well known South Armagh men are appealing for helping hands as they attempt to literally scale the heights this May. With support from family, friends and the general public, local men Owen Reel and Mickey Treanor are hoping to create a […]

Bosco ABC box their way to glory

The Ulster Champions with Coaches Barry 'The Tank' Tucker and Adrian Patterson

After winning their mid ulster titles last weekend their 5 champions met the winners of the Derry/Donegal championships in the ulster finals in Newtownstewart. First up for the Bosco was reigning Irish Champion Jake Tucker, who defeated Ryan Ward from Convoy ABC 3-0 on the judges score cards to secure his second Ulster title in […]

NIIRTA launches Economic 80 Point Plan for Newry Super Council


The business community in Newry needs to waken up to the challenges of the new super-Council – that was the message from the Northern Ireland Independent Retail Trade Association (NIIRTA) as it launched its manifesto ‘Local First’, for the Local Government Elections in Newry recently. Local First has over 80 recommendations for the new super-Councils. […]

Launch of Newry Docker artwork

Newry Lord Mayor Mickey Ruane

A new public piece of artwork will be unveiled in Newry on Saturday 26th April 2014. It is a permanent sculptural which represents the contribution made on Newry Canal by Dockers and their families. It is a project jointly funded by NMDC an N.I Executive through the Department of Social Development Neighbourhood Renewal Programme. This […]

‘Immediate Action needed to make Sellafield waste safe’ – Ritchie

Margaret Ritchie

SDLP South Down MP Margaret Ritchie has said that she is shocked by the contents of an Environment Agency report which says that the UK’s Cumbria Nuclear Waste dump is virtually certain to be eroded by rising sea levels. Speaking to Newry Times, Ritchie said, “This situation is totally unacceptable and should never have been […]

Local police investigate ‘hate crime’ assault


Local police are appealing for information after a report of an assault at the Newry Street, Warrenpoint area on Sunday 20th April. At around 10:30pm, it was reported between 4 to 5 men assaulted a man in the Square area. The male is believed to have received head and facial injuries as a result of […]

Áine Malone celebrates World Irish Dancing Championship victory

Aine is World Champion.   Photo: St Pauls High School Twitter

SDLP council candidate for the new Slieve Gullion area Kate Loughran has hailed the victory of Whitecross girl Áine Malone at the World Irish Dancing Championships in Killarney. Congratulating Áine,  Loughran said, “This is a great achievement for Áine personally, for her family, and for her teachers in the Rooney O’Malley Maguire School whose U16 […]

Investors in People accreditation for Newry and Mourne Citizens Advice Bureau


Newry and Mourne Citizens Advice, based in Newry and employing six people, is among 31 Northern Ireland organisations celebrating being awarded with the prestigious Investors in People (IiP) accreditation. Minister for Employment and Learning Dr Stephen Farry congratulated those receiving the business award at a celebration event held in Hillsborough Castle. The Minister said, “Today’s […]

Local schools attend Medical Career Symposium

Daisy Hill Newry

Around 50 pupils from local schools have attended the annual Medical Careers Symposium at Daisy Hill Hospital. Dr John Harty, Co-Director for Postgraduate & Undergraduate Education and a Consultant Nephrologist at the Hospital who also demonstrated lumbar puncture using a simulator, said, “The medical careers symposium was very successful and enjoyable this year. “The event […]

The Big Lunch 2014 Countdown


On April 12th, with under 50 days to go until the UK’s annual get-together for neighbours, The Big Lunch is urging everyone in Newry to get involved in this year’s event on Sunday 1st June. The Big Lunch is a very simple idea from the Eden Project. The aim of the Lottery-funded event, which is […]

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