Archive for: October, 2016

Newry Museum event to focus on Edith Cavell and the Newry Connection

On Tuesday 11th October 2016, the Ulster History Circle unveiled a blue plaque in William Street, commemorating Ada Bodart (née Doherty). Born in Newry in 1874, Ada was the niece of Robert Hogg Doherty, long serving Clerk of Newry Town Commissioners and Urban District Council. Ada moved to Belgium where she married Louis Joseph Bodart […]

Decrease in unemployment rate welcomed

Economy Minister Simon Hamilton has welcomed the latest labour market figures which show another decrease in the unemployment rate. Figures released for the period June – August 2016 show that the Northern Ireland Labour Force Survey unemployment rate was 5.5% – a decrease of 0.4 percentage points over the quarter and 0.5 percentage points over […]

Fearon outlines her support for migrant workers

South Armagh MLA and Executive Office Junior Minister Megan Fearon has outlined her support for migrant workers. She was speaking during a debate in the Assembly on the rise of racism following the English EU exit vote. “There is an onus on all of us to show support to our minority ethnic communities and our […]

McNulty seeks assurances on Breast Cancer services

SDLP Assembly Member for Newry and Armagh Justin McNulty MLA has claimed that waiting even fourteen days for an appointment with a Breast Cancer specialist is too long for those impacted and has sought assurances from the Health Minister that vacant specialist posts at Craigavon Area Hospital will be filled as a matter of urgency. […]

Top Tips for Energy Saving Week

During Energy Saving Week (30th October – 6th November 2016) the Housing Executive is encouraging you to do just three things: Call / Save / Insulate! Make one free call: To save on your energy costs call freephone 0800 1422 865 today. Receive free, impartial advice on how you can make your home more energy […]

Seven County Down businesses shortlisted for 2016 Pub of the Year Awards

The search to find Northern Ireland’s best hospitality venues steps up a notch this week, as the shortlist for Hospitality Ulster’s prestigious Pub of the Year Awards 2016 is revealed. Seven Pubs, Restaurants, Hotels and Individuals across County Down have been named amongst the 46 shortlisted premises from right across Northern Ireland that will go […]

Newry family escape injury in stone throwing attack

Newry Sinn Féin councilor Charlie Casey has condemned those responsible for the latest stone throwing attack in Carnagat which has badly damaged a family car and left the occupants shaken. Speaking to Newry Times about the incident, Cllr Casey said, “Once again we are reporting a stone throwing incident where a car has been badly […]

‘Rockwell must safeguard South Down jobs following B/E takeover’ – Ritchie

SDLP MP for South Down Margaret Ritchie has made representations to the Minister for the Economy after it was announced that US firm Rockwell Collins have taken over B/E Aerospace. B/E Aerospace currently employ around 800 people at their aircraft seat manufacturing factory in Kilkeel. Speaking to Newry Times, Ritchie said, “This announcement will understandably […]

Warning over Bogus Callers this Hallowe’en

Hallowe’en, the season of trick and treat and ghostly knocks, is almost upon us again, and NI Water is calling on customers in every part of Northern Ireland to be extra vigilant and beware of bogus callers. With the clocks about to go back as well, it will be darker that bit earlier and the […]

Excitement builds for record breaking attempt at Buttercrane Shopping Centre

Buttercrane Shopping Centre is inviting local people to become ‘Record Breakers’ as they attempt to host the ‘World’s Largest Gathering of People Dressed as Snowmen in one Place’. The attempt on Thursday 17th November, culminates in the arrival of Santa in the Centre by train. Speaking to Newry Times, Centre Manager Peter Murray, “We’re looking […]

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