Archive for: June, 2016

New investigation launched into RUC killing of Newry IRA man

Sinn Féin MLA Conor Murphy has welcomed the news that an investigation is to be opened into the murder of IRA man Colum Marks. Colum, who was originally from Newry, was killed by the RUC in Downpatrick in 1991. “While I am of course happy to hear that an investigation into Colum’s murder is to […]

“Young people will bear the brunt of Referendum result” – Fearon

Sinn Féin MLA Megan Fearon has said the implications of the EU Referendum result will have major implications for the future of young people. “Thursday’s result will have an untold impact on our children and our children’s children as their opportunities to study, live, love and work in 27 other countries gaining invaluable life experiences […]

‘Villiers should resign’ – Murphy

Sinn Féin MLA Conor Murphy has said Brexit is the price of the continued partition of Ireland and called for Theresa Villiers to resign. “In recent days the EU referendum result has dramatically changed the political and economic landscape,” he told Newry Times. “The majority of voters here from across the political spectrum said the […]

Woman in ‘life threatening condition’ after Newry incident

A woman in her fifties is in a life threatening condition in hospital after she sustained serious head injuries in Newry. The Tandragee Road in Newry currently remains closed this morning as Police investigate an incident at a nearby house in Hollyridge Lane, is between the Fiveways roundabout and Carnbane Industrial Estate. Officers were alerted […]

Cash and cigarettes taken during Newry commercial premises burglary

Police are appealing for information following the report of a burglary at commercial premises in the Dublin Road area of Newry on Friday, 24th June. It is believed that the premises were entered at approximately 4.00am and a quantity of cigarettes and cash stolen. Constable Heidi Middleton would appeal to anyone who may have noticed […]

‘We must move to safeguard our interests after EU vote’ – Ó Muilleoir

Finance Minister Máirtín Ó Muilleoir has said he will seek to urgently address the implications of the Leave vote in the European referendum for our citizens. The Minister said, “I will be working in consort with ministerial colleagues and partners across these islands, in Brussels and the US, to assess and respond to the impact […]

Local charities raise £3000 through Buttercrane activities

Buttercrane Shopping Centre’s nominated charities celebrated this week after they raised some £3,000 through recent in-centre activities. PIPS, Samaritans and Michaela Foundation were selected as the centre’s nominated charities at the start of the year following an application process. The funds were generated through a range of activities hosted in or by the centre over […]

Health Minister outlines plans to champion mental health

Health Minister, Michelle O’Neill, opened the final conference of the Together for You project, and provided an outline of the challenges facing mental health services. Together for You is an innovative partnership project, funded by the Big Lottery Fund, aimed at delivering mental health and wellbeing services to a range of people across the North. […]

Letters to the Editor, ‘Volunteers – ordinary people doing extraordinary things’

Dear Editor, Over the past year your paper has featured the excellent work carried out by many local volunteers who undertake a variety of action from saving lives to making sport happen. This year, when we have just celebrated the 32nd Anniversary of Volunteers’ Week I ask you to join me in thanking these individuals […]

‘Universities have a key role in supporting economic growth’ – Hamilton

Economy Minister Simon Hamilton recently met Ulster University Vice-Chancellor Professor Paddy Nixon to discuss the university’s vision for higher education. Speaking after the visit, the Minister said, “Our local universities have an important role to play in supporting Northern Ireland’s economic growth. “If we are to remain an attractive place to do business we must […]

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