Archive for: November, 2015

Call for witnesses after spate of South Armagh break-ins

Newry burglary: 5 masked intruders prevent occupants from leaving while ransacking house - Newry news

Police are appealing for information following a number of car break-ins in Jonesborough on Tuesday morning, 17th November. Shortly before 7am police received reports of three vehicles broken into in the Bay View area. Tools were stolen from a white Mercedes Sprinter van and cash and documents were taken from another car. Further reports were […]

Newry Christmas Fayre and Family Funday for Autism

The only place to be on Sunday 6th December from 11am – 5pm is Newry Variety Market where you will be met with an array of 70 craft stalls selling everything from the perfect Christmas gift to unique festive decorations ready to brighten up any home. Stop by for some tasty food and bakery stalls […]

Newry Fire Cadets Leaders win Community Award

The Leaders of the Newry Fire Cadets Programme have Won the Community Award at the NIFRS Employee Awards 2015. The 18 Leaders were nominated because of their valuable contribution to the success of the Newry Fire Cadets Programme and their work with the young people in the area. The Leaders are all volunteers who give […]

Local environmental groups urged to apply for funding

SDLP South Down MLA Seán Rogers has urged local environmental groups to apply for the recently announced funding pot from Department of Environment. Speaking to Newry Times, Rogers said, “There are some exceptional groups working hard to protect and promote our environment in a range of ways. “Funding has been under threat and I very […]

Cash and cigarettes taken in local burglary

Local police are appealing for information following two burglaries in Kilkeel. Overnight between Thursday, 12th November and Friday, 13th November, business premises on Newry Street and Harbour Road were broken into. Cash and cigarettes were taken from newsagent premises on Newry Street while a sum of cash was taken from a dental practice on Harbour […]

Excitement builds for Cuan Mhuire Newry Christmas Fayre and Bazaar

Cuan Mhuire, Newry is hosting its annual Christmas Craft Fayre & Bazaar on Saturday 28th November and Sr Consilio, together with residents, management and staff, extend an invitation to all to come along and enjoy the day. Cuan Mhuire was founded by Sr Consilio Fitzgerald and is currently Ireland’s largest voluntary provider of support and […]

Attempted burglary at Newry’s Buttercrane Shopping Centre

Police in Newry are appealing for information following an attempted burglary at Buttercrane Shopping Centre. Sometime between 1am and 1.30am  during the early hours of Thursday, 26th November an attempt was made to enter the premises via the glazed roof. Entry was not gained however two panes of glass were damaged. Police would like to […]

Use of ICT from a young age is ‘an essential core skill’ – O’Dowd

Education Minister John O’Dowd has said the ability to use ICT confidently from a young age is an essential core skill. The Minister was speaking at the Inspire 2015 conference to showcase the Education Network Service provided for all our grant-aided schools and the finalists of the first Education Network ICT Excellence Competition which celebrates […]

Shared Education Bill ‘a good first step’ says Rogers

SDLP South Down MLA Seán Rogers has described the Assembly’s Shared Education Bill as a “good first step in truly meaningful shared education in the North.” Speaking at an Assembly debate, Rogers said that the SDLP is broadly supportive of the Bill. “It is clear for the SDLP that principles of shared education must be […]

Delight at £129,500 funding announcement for St Mary’s

Sinn Féin Newry and Armagh MLA Conor Murphy has welcomed an announcement from the Heritage Lottery Fund that they are to award £129,500 to St Mary’s Church. The funding is for capital repair, conservation works and audience development. “This is fantastic news for the church and the local community,” he told Newry Times. “There has […]


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