Archive for: September, 2015

Letters to the Editor, ‘Is the Great Famine still with us?’

Dear Editor, Recent images of people from Syria and other countries fleeing their own lands across dangerous waters in flimsy boats with little or no possessions evoke the experience of Irish famine victims who left Ireland for a better life in Britain, Australia, and America. Whilst aspects of the Great Irish Famine, the policies, laws, […]

Newry school to benefit from £14million School Enhancement Projects

Education Minister John O’Dowd has given the go ahead for a further six schools to proceed to construction on the School Enhancement Programme. Sacred Heart Grammar School, Newry will get a share of £14m released by the Minister. Speaking about his decision, the Minister said, “I am delighted to announce that a further six schemes […]

Meeting over South Armagh ambulance response times

SDLP Representatives Dominic Bradley MLA and Councillor Geraldine Donnelly have met with senior representatives of the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service to discuss their concerns about response times across South Armagh. Speaking after the meeting Bradley said, “Both Councillor Geraldine Donnelly and I met with John Wright (Assistant Director of Operations) and David McManus (Medical Director) […]

Students encouraged to look after their mental health

With thousands of students across Northern Ireland getting ready to begin a new term at college or university this freshers’ week, the Public Health Agency (PHA) is encouraging them to look after their mental health. Amanda O’Neill, Senior Health and Wellbeing Improvement Officer with the PHA, said, “This is a really exciting time for students […]

Afternoon Tea in Newry raises £3700 for Alzheimer’s Society

A Newry Afternoon Tea event has raised an impressive £3700 for Alzheimer’s Society. The Afternoon Tea event was hosted by the Hughes’ in their family run Boulevard Restaurant in memory of their mum, Anne, who sadly passed away following her dementia illness. Along with their dad, Frank, the four sisters spent a wonderful afternoon with […]

‘Emergency services vital at Daisy Hill hospital’ – Fearon

Sinn Féin MLA Megan Fearon has said it is vital that emergency medical services are delivered at Daisy Hill hospital. Speaking during an Assembly adjournment debate on the issue, the Newry and Armagh MLA said, “Daisy Hill Hospital has a great record of providing care for people across South Armagh. “It was disappointing that the […]

Hard new evidence proves novice drivers most ‘at risk’ road users

Hard new evidence has revealed that novice drivers are the most at risk on our roads. While this has been a common assumption, this is the first time in Northern Ireland that detailed statistics have been drawn up to gauge the extent of the problem. The evidence has been published in statistics released by DOE […]

Police renew operation against street-level drug dealing

The Police Service of Northern Ireland is running the latest phase of a campaign to tackle street-level drug dealing across Northern Ireland. Operation Torus is an initiative which the Police Service runs twice a year to help remove drugs from our streets. Detective Superintendent Andrea McMullan, from Reactive and Organised Crime Branch, said, “Over the […]

‘Protect our libraries’ – Ruane

Sinn Féin MLA Caitriona Ruane has highlighted the importance of protecting library services following a meeting with Ms Irene Knox, Chief Executive of Libraries NI in Warrenpoint recently. “During a very productive meeting”, Ruane said, “I emphasised to Ms Knox Sinn Fein’s continued and active support for our libraries, which are a vital community resource. […]

Show your support for CR Morrow Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan

CR Morrow are holding a Coffee Morning this Friday, 25th September in aid of Macmillan. The coffee morning will start at 10am and is open to the general public. Coffee, tea and a variety of buns, cakes and other goodies will be on offer in their Vauxhall showroom located in Bessbrook. Speaking to Newry Times, […]


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