Archive for: November, 2014

Appeal for information after Warrenpoint Police Station attack

Police in South Down are appealing for information following an incident at Warrenpoint Police Station in the early hours of Sunday 23rd November. Officers from Warrenpoint station had been out on regular patrol duties and returned to the station at around 3.30am to find that a petrol bomb had been thrown over the perimeter wall […]

26 year old man charged with Newry assault

Police in Newry have arrested and charged a man following an assault in Monaghan Street during the early hours of Monday, 3rd November. Speaking to Newry Times, Constable Jill Browne explained, “A 27 year old man was assaulted by another male on 3rd November. “We conducted a number of enquiries and arrested a 26 year […]

‘Tory welfare policy driving more people to food banks’ – Brady

Sinn Féin MLA Mickey Brady has said the dramatic increase in the numbers using food banks is an indictment of the welfare cuts agenda of the British government. He was speaking after it was reported that there has been a huge increase in the numbers of people using food banks. The Newry and Armagh MLA […]

Irwin slams BBC Spotlight for ‘distortion of facts’

Newry & Armagh DUP Assemblyman William Irwin MLA has slammed those involved in the production of the BBC Spotlight Programme which he says ‘falsely claimed’ that he had claimed £1725 for a single desk, which he insists was in reality was ‘a front reception area’. Irwin said the programme was a gross misrepresentation of the […]

Mobile police station set for Bessbrook

South Armagh Neighbourhood Policing Team will be delivering their services directly to the doorsteps of residents in Bessbrook with a visit in the mobile Police Station. The mobile station will travel to Bessbrook on Saturday, 6th December and will be open to the public from 10am to 2pm. Constable Mark McGarrity, South Armagh NPT, said, […]

Police arrest two after Warrenpoint burglary

Police in South Down have arrested two people following a burglary from a restaurant in Warrenpoint. Police received a report of a break in at the premises on Church Street at 7am on Tuesday, 25th November. House to house enquiries were conducted and the premises were examined. Police arrested two males, aged 18 and 20 […]

Murphy meets with Treasury Officials about Newry jobs

Sinn Féin MP Conor Murphy along with Margaret Ritchie MP and Mark Durkan MP has met with David Gauke Treasury Minister and senior HMRC Officials in London to discuss the ongoing issue of the closure of the HMRC office in Newry. Speaking after the meeting Mr Murphy said, “The Treasury Minister and Officers were pressed […]

New HIV diagnoses remain at ‘worryingly high level’

Ahead of World AIDS Day on 1st December, the Public Health Agency (PHA) has published the ‘HIV surveillance in Northern Ireland 2014’ report. The annual number of new first-UK diagnoses made in Northern Ireland is similar to 2012, with 95 cases in 2012 and 94 cases in 2013, the year which the report covers. However, […]

‘Benefits awareness campaign for Carers needed’ – Ruane

Sinn Féin MLA Caitriona Ruane has called on DSD Minister Mervyn Storey to initiate a Carers Allowance awareness campaign to ensure maximum take-up of available benefits. Speaking to Newry Times, Ruane said, “Carers are the least recognised and under-appreciated contributors to our social care system by government. “It is unacceptable that while we have a […]

Police charge two with South Armagh waste offences

Local police have charged two people with waste and contaminated land offences as part of an ongoing joint working protocol between PSNI and Northern Ireland Environment Agency. Following the discovery of a fuel laundering plant in Cullaville Road, Crossmaglen on 15th July, 2014, a 45 year old woman and 48 year old man were arrested […]

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