Archive for: November, 2015

Make Christmas brighter in Newry for underprivileged children and families

Northern Ireland’s biggest Christmas present appeal is underway again. The Salvation Army and Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP) have teamed once more for the Family Appeal – which is set to bring festive cheer to underprivileged children and families in Newry. Last year’s appeal distributed over 30,000 gifts to children across Northern Ireland […]

Three locals graduate from Deloitte Human Capital Academy

Niamh Lambe from Warrenpoint, Kevin Johnston from Newry and Raymond O’Rourke from Rostrevor are among 16 local people to graduate from Deloitte’s Human Capital Academy. Employment and Learning Minister Dr Stephen Farry hosted an awards ceremony for those graduating from the Academy at Belfast Metropolitan College’s (Belfast Met) E3 Campus. The six week Academy, delivered […]

McAteer welcomes £3.7m Buttercrane investment

Independent Newry City Councillor Kevin McAteer has welcomed the recent news of a £3.7m investment at the Buttercrane Shopping Centre in Newry. Buttercrane Shopping Centre announced last week that it had secured seven new brands and some £3.7m investment in new shop fit and expansion, resulting in the creation of 120 new jobs. Speaking to […]

Young people urged to participate in ‘RYE Connect’ Programme

Rural Development Minister Michelle O’Neill has urged young people in rural areas to grasp the opportunity to improve their career prospects by participating in the ‘RYE Connect’ Programme. The ‘RYE Connect’ Programme is an innovative approach aimed at igniting ideas and encouraging enterprise development among young people in rural areas. Minister O’Neill has allocated match […]

‘Agreement is a sop to big business’ – Newry Unite Community

Newry Unite Community branch spokesperson Martin McKeown, has described the recent Northern Ireland agreement as ‘a sop to big business’. Speaking to Newry Times, Martin said the new agreement is effectively ‘Robin Hood in reverse’. “Instead of taxing the rich to provide for the poor, our politicians have agreed to the biggest attack on Social […]

‘Relationship building key to winning business in China’ – Bell

Enterprise, Trade & Investment Minister Jonathan Bell has said companies from Northern Ireland are setting a trail blazing example that others should follow. Bell said building relationships was key to success in what is a market place with huge potential. “In China, the term guanxi refers to the relationships fostered between individuals or organisations. This […]

Pre-school enrolment opened

Parents can now apply for a pre-school place for the 2016/17 academic year. Application forms are available from all pre-school providers and should be returned by 12 noon on Wednesday 13th January 2016. Last year, 85% of children were placed in their first preference setting, while 99.8% of children whose parents engaged fully with the […]

200 shopping trolleys removed from Newry’s Clanrye riverbed

The Belfast Telegraph recently highlighted Newry’s unattractive city centre river course blighted by discarded shopping trolleys. With a low tide occurring recently, the opportunity was taken to remove over 200 old and rusty trolleys from the Clanrye riverbed (between Soho car parking and River Street). Speaking about the removal project, Newry, Mourne and Down District […]

Murphy dismisses ‘baseless scaremongering’

Sinn Féin MLA Conor Murphy has said recent claims that discretionary welfare funds will be cut or subsumed into the new welfare mitigation package are ‘baseless scaremongering’. “The ‘Fresh Start’ Agreement makes clear that the Executive will allocate from its own funds £585 million over four years to support those most in need,” the Newry […]

Newry police urge public to report suspicious ATM machine activity

Police are asking the public to report any suspicious or unusual items or activity at ATMs. The call comes after attempts were made to either steal or enter two cash machines in Mayobridge and Carrickmore earlier this month. At premises on Newry Road, Mayobridge on 11th November thieves attempted to blow open an ATM after […]

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