Archive for: February, 2016

£1.1m Minority Ethnic Development Fund open for applications

Junior Ministers Emma Pengelly and Jennifer McCann have announced funding worth up to £1.1m for organisations working with, and on behalf of, minority ethnic people. The Department’s Minority Ethnic Development Fund aims to support voluntary and community groups to promote good relations between people of different ethnic backgrounds and to foster social cohesion. Applications are […]

‘Allow firefighters to use defibrillators’ – Hazzard

Sinn Féin MLA Chris Hazzard has said that the Fire and Resuce Service must be allowed to use life-saving defibrillators while attending emergency situations. The South Down MLA said, “There is no doubt that defibrillators have saved the lives of countless people across South Down in recent years. “Many people across society have been trained […]

£1.5m for Killean PS

South Armagh MLA Megan Fearon has welcomed the announcement of a £1.5m investment in Killean Primary School from Education Minister John O’Dowd. The school received the funding as part of a £35m investment by the Minister in schools across the north under the School Enhancement Programme (SEP). “I’m delighted that Killean Primary School has been […]

Police probe Newry ‘hate crime’ incident

Police in Newry are appealing for information after eggs were thrown at a house. Sometime between 11pm on Tuesday, 9th February and 8.45am on Wednesday, 10th February, eggs were thrown at a house in Shandon Park. This is being treated as a hate crime. Police would like to hear from anyone who has information in […]

Milltown Street improvements to begin soon

Sinn Féin Councillor Sinéad Ennis has welcomed assurances from Transport NI that serious damage to a section of the Milltown Street is to be repaired. “Following numerous requests to address the plethora of potholes and other road defects, I have received assurances from Transport NI that a section of Milltown Street, from The Avenue to […]

The Great Big Slipper Exchange in Newry

The Southern Trust in partnership with Newry and Mourne Senior Citizens Consortium hosted a Slipper Exchange and Information Event to promote Falls Prevention messages at the Canal Court Hotel recently. The event was funded by the Public Health Agency and supported by the Integrated Care Partnership. It attracted around 90 older people – many of […]

Warrenpoint Public Realm Scheme works now underway

Following completion of the Warrenpoint NIE Network Upgrade in 2015 and 2016, the long awaited Environmental Improvement scheme has now commenced works in Warrenpoint town centre. The contractors Northstone NI, will be delivering the scheme during the course of 2016. The Scheme will focus on Church Street, The Square, Dock Street and parts of Charlotte […]

Night Time Gaelic rolled out in Newry, Mourne and Down

Newry, Mourne and Down Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP), in conjunction with the East Down and South Armagh GAA Boards, have recently launched the Night Time Gaels Programme. The programme will be running each Friday night throughout the month of February and will aim to encourage young people to take part in sport as […]

Storey encourages businesses back to the high street

Finance Minister Mervyn Storey MLA today saw first-hand how a 50% rate discount on empty premises is attracting business to a main shopping area. The Minister visited Herbert Gould Home, an interiors store on Belfast’s Lisburn Road, which has benefitted from the Department of Finance and Personnel’s Empty Premises Rate Relief Scheme. The Scheme offers […]

Black Mercedes jeep stolen in South Armagh ‘creeper burglary’

Police in Crossmaglen are appealing for information following a creeper burglary. Sometime between 12.30am and 3am on Sunday, 7th February, entry was forced to the rear of a house on Concession Road, Cullaville. Car keys were taken and a black Mercedes Jeep, registration DFZ 4844 was stolen. Police would like to hear from anyone who […]

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