Archive for: May, 2015

Places extended for St. Paul’s Bessbrook students

Newly elected Newry and Armagh MP Mickey Brady has said he is delighted to announce that Sinn Fein Education Minister John O’Dowd has granted a temporary variation to St. Paul’s High School, allowing for the admission of extra students into the school for Year 8. “Following the lengthy application process for applying to Post- Primary […]

Excitement builds for Newry Mitchels GFC Under 12 Football Blitz

Newry Mitchels GFC will host their annual underage football blitz tournament at Derryleckagh playing fields, on Saturday 30th May 2015, commencing at 9.30am when all participating teams will parade behind Mayobridge Band. With 46 teams from thirteen counties having secured places at this year’s tournament, underage teams are expected from as far away as County […]

‘Success of Irish Open needs to be built upon’ – Ruane

Sinn Féin MLA Caitriona Ruane has said that the success of the Irish Open in bringing people into South Down needs to be built upon. Speaking to Newry Times, Ruane said, “I would congratulate the organisers of the Irish Open for selecting the Royal County Down course at Newcastle for this years’ tournament. “Already we […]

Witnesses sought after jeep set on fire

Police are appealing for information following an arson incident that occurred in the Dungormley Estate area of Newtownhamilton in the early hours of Friday 29th May. Just after 12.30am, police received a report of a jeep being set alight. A man was seen throwing something at the vehicle and then leaving the area in a […]

‘It’s time to move on from Raymond McCreesh Park issue’ – Kimmins urges Unionists

Sinn Féin Councillor Liz Kimmins has responded to claims that unionists are to once again raise the issue of Raymond McCreesh Park and that the SDLP are to support a changing of the name. The Newry councillor said it was well past time for unionist and SDLP councillors to respect the wishes of the people […]

£4,000 up for grabs in Rural Community Awards

The Housing Executive is calling for entries to this year’s Rural Community Awards. The second annual Rural Community Awards was launched at the Balmoral Show and aims to improve community spirit within rural neighbourhoods. On offer is a prize fund of £4,000, with four prizes of £1,000 being awarded to help and support those communities […]

Newry and Mourne’s over 50’s population to jump by 29,000

A Queen’s University project seeking to understand Northern Ireland’s ageing population has suggested that between 2012 and 2037 the number of over-50s in Newry, Mourne & Down District Council will increase by 28,585, rising from just 31% of the population to 40%. The project also noted that official statistics indicate that there will be a […]

St Ronan’s Pupils become Nature Detectives at Silent Valley

Pupils from St Ronan’s Primary School recently stepped into the role of nature detectives with NI Water when they paid a visit to Silent Valley Reservoir. During the study trip to the beauty spot, the children learnt why the site was chosen to become one of the most important water supplies in Northern Ireland. NI […]

41 year old injured in Newry incident

Police in Newtownhamilton are appealing for information after a 41 year old man sustained injuries on Sunday afternoon, 17th May. Speaking to Newry Times, Constable Michael Finucane said, “We would like to speak to a taxi driver who collected a 41 year old man from Marcus Square, Newry on Sunday afternoon, 17th May, between 3 […]

Programme that turned Belfast man’s life around now running in Newry

Father of two Paddy Lynas from Belfast thought his life was over when he was diagnosed with COPD, a respiratory disease. Then he got a letter from Northern Ireland Chest Heart & Stroke asking if he would like to join their “Taking Control” Self Management Programme for people with long term chest, heart and stroke […]

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