Archive for: January, 2015

Farry opens ‘The Hub’ Enterprise Facility in Newry

Employment and Learning Minister Dr Stephen Farry has officially opened the Southern Regional College’s (SRC) new student enterprise facility ‘The Hub’ at its campus in Newry. The Hub has been developed by SRC to help encourage more students to study Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects and to provide learners with the opportunity to […]

Newry and Mourne Youth Council launch YAFTAs Youth Awards

Young people from the Newry and Mourne Youth Council (SELB Youth Service) officially launched the second annual youth awards for the Newry and Mourne area at Newry Youth Resource Centre at Carnbane in Newry. The event was supported by Margaret Ritchie MP for South Down and several local councillors. These awards were created by young […]

Praise for St Mark’s pupils for completing Restorative Practices course

Education Minister John O’Dowd has praised pupils at St Mark’s High School in Warrenpoint for completing a course in Restorative Practices. The 10-week course is externally accredited by the Open College Network NI, a nationally recognised awarding organisation which offers high quality, flexible, credit-based qualifications. Speaking as he presented certificates to Year 14 pupils, the […]

Public urged to choose the right care service during winter pressures

Choosing the right care may not mean a trip to an Emergency Department. The Health and Social Care Board (HSCB) is urging the public to ‘Think Where and Choose Well’ to help ease pressures on Health and Social Care services across Northern Ireland. There are a range of health services available to you in your […]

Measures to prevent dangerous parking in Rostrevor

Crotlieve Sinn Féin Councillor Mick Murphy has arranged for Newry and Mourne District Council to install a series of posts on the pavement along Bridge Street to prevent dangerous parking. “After a number of complaints from residents and one incident in which a women narrowly escaped serious injury,” Councillor Murphy said, “ I called on […]

New management for Newry’s Corry Square Car Park

Commencing Monday 2nd February 2015 Euro Car Parks will be undertaking new management of Corry Square Car Park at Catherine Street, located in the Creamery Quarter. The car park will be transferred to a 24 hour patrolled Pay and Displayed Car Park which is within walking distance of all Newry’s retail sector and all night […]

Hazzard welcomes additional funds for schools

South Down MLA Chris Hazzard has welcomed this week’s announcement that an additional £63 million will be allocated to the Education Budget for 2015/2016. The Sinn Féin Education Spokesperson said, “Sinn Féin has argued that the Education budget needs to be protected so the announcement that the Department is to gain another £63m vindicates that […]

Farry meets Norbrook’s Newry apprentices

Employment and Learning Minister Dr Stephen Farry has met apprentices on the new Higher Level Apprenticeship in Applied Industrial Science (Chemical Science) at Norbrook Laboratories Ltd in Newry. Thirteen apprentices commenced the programme in January and are employed by Norbrook through the two year Apprenticeship programme which is equivalent to a Foundation Degree. The Higher […]

Call for street lights to be fixed in Rostrevor

Crotlieve Sinn Féin Councillor Mick Murphy has expressed concern at the current lack of adequate lighting in two areas of Rostrevor. “I have contacted the DRD department responsible for street lighting to ask them to urgently address three different problems in Rostrevor”, Councillor Murphy said. “There are currently five street lamps which are not working […]

‘Corporation Tax powers must tackle regional imbalance’- Ritchie

SDLP MP for South Down Margaret Ritchie has called on the UK government to work with the Executive to ensure that the potential benefits of a devolved rate of corporation tax are delivered across Northern Ireland. Speaking following Northern Ireland questions Ritchie stated, “It is important that full and proper scrutiny is given as the […]

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