Archive for: July, 2016

Colour Run organisers congratulated

Cllr Terry Hearty has congratulated all those involved in organising the Cullyhanna Colour Run. The 5k event, which took place on Sunday, was held in aid of the Cullyhanna Band. “This was tremendous event, a really unique way of getting people out and active and a first for south Armagh,” he said. “The crowd was […]

‘Spending power report shows union has failed’ – Murphy

Sinn Féin MLA Conor Murphy has said a new report showing that household spending power in the north is only half that of England ‘shows clearly that the union has failed’. The Sinn Féin economy spokesperson said, “This study shows that households in the North have almost 50 per cent less spending power than households […]

‘Taoiseach must ensure democratic rights of all citizens are protected’ – Brady

Sinn Féin MP Mickey Brady has said the Taoiseach should ensure the democratic rights of the people of Ireland are respected. The Newry and Armagh MP was speaking following the first meeting of the Good Friday Agreement committee of the 32nd Dáil. “It has been disappointing that Taoiseach Enda Kenny has been flip flopping in […]

Car burnt in South Armagh causes anger

Slieve Gullion Sinn Féin Councillor Mickey Larkin has conveyed the disgust of the local business and community sector in Forkhill at the burning of a car on Main Street. At about 3.30am on Sunday morning a car was found in flames outside business and community premises at Main Street in Forkhill. The Fire brigade attended […]

Learn a new skill with Naomi at Down Arts Centre

This year as part of August Craft Month tutor Naomi Whan is hosting a range of adult workshops each Saturday in August at Down Arts Centre, Downpatrick. Naomi has worked at the arts centre for numerous years now and has great experience in delivering craft themed workshops. During August her workshops include sewing machine basics, […]

‘Energy contract sees 100% electricity from renewable sources’ – Murphy

Sinn Fein MLA Conor Murphy has welcomed the announcement from Health Minister Michelle O’Neill that electricity supplied to the health and social care sector will come from 100% renewable sources. The Minister made the announcement after the awarding of a new sustainable energy contract for the supply of electricity and natural gas to the health […]

Sarcoma Awareness Month – do you know what to look for?

July is Sarcoma Cancer Awareness Month, so the Public Health Agency (PHA) is highlighting the key signs and symptoms of sarcoma cancer and is urging people to talk to their GP if they think something is wrong. Sarcomas are rare malignant tumours that arise from transformed cells of the connective tissues such as muscle, fat, […]

Health workers pay increase welcomed

Sinn Féin MLA Conor Murphy has welcomed the decision by Health Minister Michelle O’Neill not to implement a change in how some workers in the health service are paid. The decision to move workers from weekly and fortnightly payments to monthly ones had been taken before the Minister took office. “I want to thank and […]

Local community groups urged to apply for £500,000 awards

Local community groups and individuals are being encouraged to apply for a social enterprise awards scheme. The Housing Executive has recently launched the second round of its Social Housing Enterprise Investments awards, with a £500,000 fund. This innovative programme is aimed at developing economically vibrant and self-sustaining communities through the creation and development of social […]

‘DUP/Sinn Fein Executive failing young teachers’ – McNulty

SDLP Assembly Member for Newry and Armagh Justin McNulty MLA has described the anger of many young teachers as real and has claimed that the DUP /SF Executive is forcing many young teachers to emigrate. Speaking to Newry Times, McNulty said, “Peter Weir’s recent confirmation that he is to press ahead with John O’Dowd’s Investing […]

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