Archive for: August, 2016

Ritchie urges May to take final step and cancel Hinkley Point C

SDLP South Down MP Margaret Ritchie has called on the Prime Minister to cancel the new nuclear development at Hinkley Point C ahead of a Cabinet meeting that will consider the project’s future Speaking to Newry Times, she said, “New nuclear power is the wrong solution for the environment, for bill payers and for local […]

Population topped 1.85 million in 2015

The population of Northern Ireland was estimated to be 1.852 million at 30th June 2015, representing an increase of 11,100 people (0.6%) since mid-2014. This is one of the findings of the statistics published today by the Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA). Almost 80% of this population increase can be attributed to natural growth (i.e. […]

Launch of Workplace Health and Wellbeing Service

The Public Health Agency (PHA) has launched a new initiative to work with employers to promote better health at work. Three organisations have been chosen to deliver the Workplace Health and Wellbeing Service, which will engage small, medium and large businesses to commit to improve the health, wellbeing and safety of employees within the workplace. […]

Possible link between two Newry burglaries

Detectives are investigating two burglaries of residential properties in the Newry area last week. It was reported that sometime between Sunday 21st August and Tuesday 23rd August a house in the New Line area of Drumintee was entered and a number of items of jewellery stolen. It was also reported that sometime between 1pm and […]

McAteer welcomes Pride in Newry event

Independent Newry City Councillor Kevin McAteer has welcomed this year’s pride in Newry event and commended the organisers for what is set to the biggest pride in Newry event to date. Speaking about the event the Independent Councillor stated, “Pride in Newry which is in its 5th year has always been a great success bringing […]

Footsteps in the Forest festival a huge success

Slieve Gullion Forest Park was the host venue for lots magical creatures from across the district last week as Trolls, fawns, the Birdman of Slieve Donard, Finn McCool, the Fairy Queen and the legendary witch Cailleach Bheara, as they descended on the mountain on the 26th and 27th of August for Footsteps in the Forest […]

Festival highlights South Armagh’s potential

The phenomenal success of the Footsteps in the Forest Festival held in Slieve Gullion last weekend is a clear indicator of this areas potential according to Sinn Fein councillor Roisin Mulgrew. “To get a full feel for the event, myself and my family visited on both days using the park and ride to get the […]

Pat Jennings joins hundreds of children at Camlough Rovers FC

On Sunday 28th August, McDonald’s Head of Northern Ireland Football Pat Jennings visited the Camlough Rovers FC Community Football Day for a fun filled day to encourage even more young people to get active while playing the beautiful game. The event, hosted by the Irish FA, saw hundreds of young footballers flock to Camlough’s grounds […]

Southern Trust celebrates Short Breaks Programme

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust held a celebration event on Friday in recognition of the Children’s Short Breaks (CSB) Residential Programme for young people with disabilities. The CSB Residential Programme was a pilot project delivered by the Southern Trust in partnership with Enable NI – and was a huge success in its opening […]

‘Hazzard has no plans to invest in Newry rail services’ – McNulty

SDLP Assembly Member for Newry and Armagh Justin McNulty MLA has expressed his shock and disappointment that new Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard has no plans to increase the number of rail services to and from Newry. McNulty said, “Rail services to and from Newry are seen by many as a key issue in the economic […]

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