Archive for: September, 2016

Magnet Centre’s homelessness awareness day commended

Independent Newry City Councillor Kevin McAteer has commended the Magnet Centre in Newry for their recent homelessness awareness day highlighting the issue of homelessness. Speaking to Newry Times, the Independent Councillor stated, “Its great to see so many young people taking part in such an important event with a big message. “I want to commend […]

Question Time event in Newry to mark European Local Democracy Week

SDLP Newry Councillor Gary Stokes has welcomed the news that a Question Time event for local youth councils will take place in the Downshire Civic Centre on Wednesday 12th October to mark European Local Democracy Week 2016. Speaking to Newry Times, Stokes said, “Events like this are great for engaging today’s youth in local politics. […]

Local community urged to support Newry ‘Brexit day of action’

Sinn Féin MLA Conor Murphy has encouraged people to support a day of action against Brexit organised by the campaign group, Border Communities Against Brexit. “In the recent EU referendum the majority of people in the north – unionist, nationalists and republicans – voted to remain in the EU,” Murphy told Newry Times. “It is […]

‘Aint no mountain high enough’ for local trekkers climbing Slieve Donard

Leading mental health charity AWARE is encouraging groups of friends, families and colleagues to get together to take on Northern Ireland’s highest peak and help raise money for mental health charity, AWARE. On Saturday 8th October 2016, AWARE is expecting 100 people to climb Slieve Donard and raise £10,000 to celebrate World Mental Health Day […]

Public urged to support ‘Run for Autism’

SDLP Slieve Gullion Councillor Kate Loughran has encouraged the public to get behind the Run for Autism which will take place on Saturday 1st October in Newtownhamilton. The event is organised by Helping Autism in the Newry District (H.A.N.D.) Speaking to Newry Times, Loughran said, “This has become an annual event in Newtownhamilton due to […]

‘Concentrix leaving families in financial mess’ – McNulty

SDLP Assembly Member for Newry and Armagh Justin McNulty MLA has claimed that many families across Newry and Armagh are facing real financial hardship because of the way in which HMRC and Concentrix have been handling claims. McNulty made the comments after it was revealed that Concentrix had lost the contract for the service with […]

Online Blue Badge application form launched

Roads Minister Chris Hazzard has launched a new online application form for Blue Badges. Applicants will now be able to make a full application through the nidirect website, including uploading evidence of entitlements and photos. Payment can also be made online. Minister Hazzard said, “In this modern age, online transactions are the norm and this […]

Mountain bikes and golf clubs taken in burglary

Police are appealing for information following a burglary that occurred in the Spelga Drive area of Rathfriland. Sometime between 11pm on Monday 12th September and 5am on Tuesday 13th September, two sheds at a house were broken into. Two mountain bikes, a set of golf clubs and some tools were stolen. Speaking to Newry Times, […]

‘Sinn Fein will work with anyone to fight Brexit’ – Murphy

Sinn Féin MLA Conor Murphy has said Sinn Féin will work with anyone to fight against an EU exit and for Irish reunification. The Newry representative and Economy Committee Chair said anti-Brexit groups must work together as huge sums of money could be lost to Stormont departments and communities in the event of an EU […]

University students urged to ‘drink water for life’

With the new university term about to get up and running, NI Water is encouraging new and returning students to keep themselves hydrated to that they can get the most out of the university experience in every way. As students across Northern Ireland embark upon academic studies, drinking a little extra water every day could […]

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