Archive for: February, 2015

Price freeze on Newry Swimming Pool welcomed

SDLP Newry Councillor Kevin McAteer has welcomed the Council’s decision to hold off on the recent swimming pool price hike and has described it as ‘a victory for the people’. The decision comes after a recent shadow development committee meeting where a review of the prices was conducted and was unanimously backed by all Councillors […]

Graduate Export Sales and Marketing Academy launched

Following on from the first Sales and Marketing Academy, Employment and Learning Minister Dr. Stephen Farry and Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Arlene Foster have welcomed the launch of the second intake of the Academy. The Academy aims to provide graduates with the practical skills and expertise required to take up exciting new opportunities in […]

Tracing your roots at Newry and Mourne Museum

Newry and Mourne Museum recently hosted a group from Kilkeel looking to explore their family history. Shane McGivern, Collections Research Assistant at the Museum gave the group a talk about the Collections held at the Museum. The Reside Collection and the Hugh Irvine Collection were discussed, both of which are rich in genealogical value. The […]

‘Border regions losing faith in PSNI’ – Murphy

Local Sinn Fein MP Conor Murphy has warned the PSNI that more must be done to retain the confidence of people in border areas. Speaking after a meeting with Assistant Chief Constable Stephen Martin and District Commander Pauline Shields, Murphy said people were losing faith in the PSNI’s ability and willingness to tackle crime in […]

Farmers urged to return TPDA forms

Councillor Terry Hearty is urging farmers to ensure that they fully complete and return TPDA forms to DARD before the deadline on March 13th. The Transitional Payment to Disadvantaged Areas scheme is a one off payment to farmers from disadvantaged areas who are no longer eligible to receive less favoured area payments. The Sinn Fein […]

Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust helps 60 grieving Irish families

The Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust has been responsible for helping grieving families bring home the bodies of 60 loved ones in the last 19 months. Popular 26 year old Newry man Kevin Bell was killed in a hit and run incident in New York in June 2013 and the fund was set up initially to bring […]

‘SDLP should come clean on welfare deal’ – Murphy

Sinn Féin MP Conor Murphy has called on SDLP leader Alasdair McDonnell to tell his party the truth about a welfare deal he had accepted during the Stormont negotiations, which fell well short of the final package achieved by Sinn Féin and the DUP. Speaking to Newry Times, Murphy said, “Last December, during the negotiations, […]

Ennis urges Newry dog owners to act responsibly

Crotlieve Sinn Féin Councillor Sinead Ennis has requested a response from NMDC Council Environmental Control on behalf of residents residents of Innisfree Park. The issue concerns dog fouling and Sinead said that a letter from the relevant body has now been sent to dog owners, advising of the penalties they may incur if they do […]

Mournes route included in Giro d’Italia legacy event

Following the announcement that a ‘Mournes’ route has been included in the G’iro d’Iitalia legacy event the Gran Fondo SDLP MLA Seán Rogers has said much work still needs to be done to ensure the area can capitalise on the prestigious event. Rogers said, “Following the disappointment that South Down was excluded from last years […]

‘Thugs wont intimidate community’ – Brady after South Armagh attack

Speaking at a large gathering of Sinn Fein activists in south Armagh last night MLA Mickey Brady said neither his party nor the community would be intimidated by violent thugs. The Westminster candidate was addressing a crowd of over 200 Sinn Fein activists at an election rally in Mullaghbawn just hours after news broke that […]

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