Archive for: September, 2015

Southern Trust psychiatrist achieves prestigious accreditation

A Consultant Medical Psychotherapist for the Southern Health and Social Care Trust has been awarded with full NIASP membership. Dr Heather Mills works across the Trust area specialising in the assessment and treatment of patients suffering from an eating disorder. NIASP is the Northern Ireland Association for the Study of Psychoanalysis and is the only […]

‘Tax Credit Cut is an attack on working families’ – Ritchie

SDLP MP for South Down, Margaret Ritchie, has criticised the Conservative Government’s move to cut working tax credit and child tax credit as an attack on working, low-income families. She was speaking after the SDLP voted against the measures that will see many families lose an average of £1000 a year. Ritchie said, “Tax credits […]

New state of the art Dermatology Unit for Daisy Hill Hospital

A new Dermatology Unit has opened at Daisy Hill Hospital. Based in the Nurses Home, the Unit has two clinical rooms, a wet room and the latest technology in photo therapy. There are around 7,500 new patients each year in the Southern Health and Social Care Trust with skin conditions ranging from chronic psoriasis, eczema […]

Brady concerned over loss of Miami massacre evidence

Newry and Armagh MP Mickey Brady has said he is deeply concerned that the PSNI has lost instruments held as evidence into the Miami Showband Massacre. The Sinn Féin MP wrote to the PSNI asking about the whereabouts of the instruments after he was approached by surviving members of the band at a memorial service […]

Hearty opens discussions on Rural development millions

Sinn Féin Councillor Terry Hearty gave the opening brief at the first public consultation event on Rural Development money. The events are designed to give local people a say in how the £11.18m from the LEADER programme will be delivered across the district over the next five years. The Slieve Gullion representative, who was joined […]

Council awards local Community and Voluntary Sector £837,000

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council celebrated the first year of the Financial Assistance Programme which has awarded £837,000 to local Community projects across the district. The Financial Assistance programme is targeted at the Community/Voluntary Sector organisations across the new Council area, and invited groups to apply for funding ranging from £250 – £100,000 to […]

Newry police issue appeal for missing woman

Police in Newry and the family of missing 23 year old Lesley-Ann Hanna are becoming increasingly concerned about her whereabouts. Lesley-Ann was last seen in Buttercrane Shopping centre on Monday, 21st September. She is described as being around 5ft 5in tall, of slim build with short blonde hair and brown eyes. Lesley-Ann has a tattoo […]

Call for information after theft

Police in Newtownhamilton are appealing for information following the theft of cattle. Sometime between 6.45pm on Thursday, 10th September and 1.30pm on Friday, 11th September, 39 cattle were taken from land at Tullymacreeve Road, Mullaghbawn. It is believed a vehicle would have been needed to transport the cattle. Police would like to hear from anyone […]

Community Relations Week 2015

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council has put in place a programme of activity to celebrate Community Relations Week 2015 (28th September – 4th October). The theme for 2015 is ‘One Place Many People’ and the Good Relations Unit of the Council has organised a series of lectures which will focus on themes such as […]

Retracing the steps of Famine emigrants in Warrenpoint

One of the highlights of this year’s Annual Famine Commemoration will be the Newpoint Players’ production ‘Retracing The Steps’ which will be performed in Warrenpoint on Sunday 27th September at locations by the waterside from 2pm – 3.30pm. The scenes, written and devised by Sean Treanor and directed by Aveen Stewart, Emma O’Hanlon, Donal O’Hanlon […]

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