Archive for: January, 2016

Traffic disruption expected in Newry today

Police in Newry are warning of traffic disruption on Saturday, 30th January, as Down meet Donegal in the GAA Allianz Football League. The game begins at 7pm in Pairc Esler and turnstiles will open at 5.30pm. Motorists should make use of car parks within Newry City Centre or in Greenbank Industrial Estates. Parking is not […]

Volkswagen Bora taken in South Armagh creeper burglary

Police are appealing for information following a creeper burglary. Sometime between 9pm and 11.45pm on Tuesday, 12th January, a house in Moylinn Close, Silverbridge, was entered and car keys were taken. A silver Volkswagen Bora was subsequently stolen. The car was found abandoned on Markethill Road, Newtownhamilton around 11.54pm on the same night. Police would […]

Daisy Hill Hospital Midwife wins prestigious award

Nominated by Aine Cunningham, a local mum and a midwife herself, Donna McLoughlin has been honoured as the Emma’s Diary Mums’ Midwife of the Year 2016 for Northern Ireland. The award is one of The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) Annual Midwifery Awards, recognising the incredible work done by exceptional midwives across the country. Midwives […]

Man and woman due in Newry Court on drugs charges

A 23 year old woman and a 38 year old man have both been charged with possession of class A drugs and possession of class A drugs with intent to supply. The charges follow the seizure of over £8000 suspected heroin in Poyntzpass. The woman has also been charged with driving offences. Both are due […]

‘Brucellosis lift good for farmers’ – Fearon

Sinn Féin MLA Megan Fearon has welcomed the final hurdle on testing of cattle for brucellosis being lifted. The South Armagh MLA said the move would be good for farmers here. “I welcome the announcement that from the 1st February all cattle will be free to be exported without having to go through the rigorous […]

Newry based FM Environmental win Grand Central Station contract

Enterprise Trade and Investment Minister Jonathan Bell has announced that Newry based FM Environmental has won a significant contract with Grand Central Station in New York. Announcing the project at Grand Central Station at the end of a week-long visit to the US, Jonathan Bell said, “This is an impressive development for a very ambitious […]

Peugeot van damaged in criminal damage incident

Police in Kilkeel are appealing for information following an incident of criminal damage. Sometime between 5.15pm and 5.55pm pm Thursday, 14th January, the windscreen of a black Peugeot van, parked in Seaview Avenue, Kilkeel was damaged. Police are appealing to anyone who has information in relation to this incident to contact them in Kilkeel on […]

‘Stay safe online’ cyber security events in Newry

Newry, Mourne and Down Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP), in association with PSNI, are helping young people and adults to understand and survive the digital age. The PCSP will host two cyber safety events in February. The first event, entitled ‘Staying Safe Online: Surviving the Digital Age’ will take place on Friday, 12th February […]

Letters to Editor – ‘Appeal for foster carers’

Dear Editor, In Northern Ireland latest figures show there are over 2000 children in care. That means, assuming an average class size is 25, there are enough children in care here to fill over 80 classrooms. These children are some of the most vulnerable in Northern Ireland. Tragically, what they most need is the thing […]

Get involved in the Ring of Gullion River Watch Project

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council is calling for volunteers to join the new Ring of Gullion Riverfly Monitoring Project. Training for the project will take place at 10am on Saturday 30th January in Crossmaglen Community Centre. The Ring of Gullion has joined The Riverfly Partnership, which is a national scheme focused on the monitoring […]

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