Archive for: June, 2015

Reds suffer Minor setback

DOWN MINOR ACFL DIVISION ONE – MATCHDAY SEVEN ROSTREVOR MINORS 0-16 – 2-10 CARRYDUFF By Kieran McNally Aaron Fearon needed to slot a late equaliser for Rostrevor, as Carryduff’s brave fightback nearly snatched an unlikely victory for the visitors to Pettit Park. Goals from Peter Loughran and Nick Turkington turned a largely comfortable night into […]

Shock after racist attack on 11 year old boy in Warrenpoint

The local community has rallied in support of a Polish family in Warrenpoint after an 11 year old boy was assaulted in what police are treating as a hate crime. 11-year-old Igor Tredewicz suffered facial injuries after he was attacked in Clonallon Park in Warrenpoint on Saturday. The news spread rapidly after the victim’s mother Gosia […]

Newry food business fined £70k over ‘beef heart in burgers’ scandal

A Newry food business, Freeza Meats Ltd, has pleaded guilty in Newry Magistrates Court to a total of twelve offences relating to misdescription of food, failing to provide traceability information and obstructing Authorised Officers of the former Newry and Mourne District Council. Following an in-depth investigation into the practices at the Freeza Meats Ltd by […]

UVF graffiti on Newry memorial a ‘worrying development’ says Brady

Newry & Armagh MP Mickey Brady has said that the painting of the letters ‘UVF’ on a memorial in Newry was a worrying development and was viewed by many as a deliberate attempt to heighten tensions. “The daubing of the letters UVF on this memorial is an act of vandalism and sectarian hate,” he told […]

New road safety initiative with driving instructors launched

Environment Minister Mark H Durkan today launched an innovative new road safety initiative with the help of Approved Driving Instructors (ADIs). DOE has produced a Safe Driving Teaching Aid, in partnership with PSNI, to support the role driving instructors play in preparing new and young drivers for the risks of driving independently. The aim of […]

“Heaven has gained two angels” – Tributes pour in following death of Newry man Eamonn Morgan

The local community is in mourning after the death of popular local man Eamonn Morgan. The 24-year-old died in tragic circumstances in a dune buggy accident along with his partner Charlotte Sant in Qatar on Saturday. Speaking to Newry Times, Newry independent councillor Kevin McAteer, a family friend of Mr Morgan, said the community was […]

Minors back on track: Rostrevor 4-15 – 0-10 An Riocht

DOWN MINOR ACFL DIVISION ONE ROSTREVOR 4-15 – 0-10 AN RIOCHT By Kieran McNally Early goals from Aaron Fearon and Peter Magee set Rostrevor on their way, as they returned to winning ways with a comfortable win over An Riocht at Pettit Park on Tuesday evening. The Reds responded to their first defeat of the […]

Two arrests in Bessbrook after ‘machete and beer bottle disturbance’

Police in South Armagh have arrested two people following a disturbance in the Orior Park area of Bessbrook. On Monday, 15th June, 2015 at around 6.45pm, an altercation took place between a group of people. It is alleged a machete and beer bottle were used. A 41 year old woman and 41 year old man […]

Man suffers jaw injury after late night Newry assault

Police in Newry are appealing for information following an assault on Martins Laneway. At around 2am on Sunday, 7th June, a 26 year old man was walking along the laneway when he was assaulted by three unknown males. The victim was punched and kicked and sustained an injury to his jaw. Speaking to Newry Times, […]

Ruane welcomes news of new footpath for Burren

Sinn Féin South Down MLA Caitríona Ruane has said she is delighted that work will begin in August on the creation of a footpath along Milltown Street. Speaking to Newry Times, Ruane said, “I have been campaigning for the extension of a footpath along Milltown street for a number of years and I am delighted […]

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