Archive for: October, 2014

£70m rural development funding welcomed

South Armagh Sinn Féin representatives have welcomed a significant announcement made by DRD Minister Michelle O’Neill. The Priority 6 Budget which totals almost £70 million is aimed at tackling rural inequalities. Welcoming the news South Armagh MLA Megan Fearon said, “Since becoming an MLA for this area I have been highlighting the lack of funding […]

Newry police catch man removing car registration plates

Police in Newry have arrested a man after a number of registration plates were taken from cars. Speaking to Newry Times, Constable Stephen Downey explained, “Around 8.45pm on Wednesday, 15th October, a man was seen taking number plates off parked vehicles in the Dominic Street/Pool Lane area. “Seven vehicles had their number plates removed. We […]

Camlough Rovers FC congratulated

Fews Area Sinn Féin Councillor Roisin Mulgrew has congratulated Camlough Rovers after the official opening of their new 3G facilities at their playing grounds in Camlough. “These excellent facilities are a credit to this vibrant football club which is rooted throughout the local community,” she told Newry Times. “The new facilities will be of great […]

‘Nurses deserve overdue pay increase’ – Bradley

SDLP MLA for Newry and Armagh has said hard-working nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants deserve an overdue pay increase. Bradley has been contacted in recent weeks by a number of nurses who have highlighted that the deterioration in pay standards combined with service stresses is having a negative impact on professional morale. Bradley told Newry […]

Improved access to Paediatric Services at Daisy Hill Hospital

Extended opening hours at Daisy Hill Hospital’s Paediatric Ambulatory Ward is making life easier for families. Previously open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Fridays, the service is now available up to 9pm on week nights, causing less disruption for families and meaning that staff can treat more children in the ambulatory setting preventing unnecessary […]

Exercise tests preparedness for Ebola in Northern Ireland

The Public Health Agency (PHA) and Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS) held a comprehensive exercise to enable a review of Ebola preparedness in Northern Ireland. Senior health professionals from the DHSSPS, PHA, Health and Social Care Board, the five health trusts and the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service participated in the exercise. […]

Newry strikes gold at UTV Business Eye Awards

Three Newry companies and a Newry-based business leader have picked up some of the top accolades at the UTV Business Eye Awards. The Awards were presented at the Culloden Estate & Spa near Belfast last Thursday evening. Norbrook Laboratories won the International Award for its continued achievement in export markets. It was a poignant achievement […]

Newry car damaged in attempted theft

Police in Newry are appealing for information following the attempted theft of a car. Speaking to Newry Times, Sergeant Colin Massey, Newry Neighbourhood Policing Team, explained, “Some time between 10.30pm on Sunday, 26th October and 8am on Monday, 27th October the driver’s side door of a red Vauxhall Corsa, parked in Cleary Crescent, was pulled […]

Murder of South Armagh man raised in Stormont

SDLP MLA for Newry and Armagh Dominic Bradley, on the 7th Anniversary of the murder of Paul Quinn, has raised the issue with the Minister of Justice during Question Time in the Assembly. Bradley asked, “Is the Minister aware that today is the 7th Anniversary of the brutal murder of Paul Quinn who, in the […]

Police warn community about home heating oil scam

Local police are reminding the public to be vigilant of heating oil scams and to order their heating fuel from reputable companies. The reminder follows a number of incidents across the District where members of the public have bought oil from individuals at a reduced price, only to have the oil reclaimed from companies who […]


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