Archive for: October, 2016

Woman seriously injured in collision

The Moyad Road, Newry, has been closed between the gatekeeper’s lodge and the Bryansford Road at its junction with the Slievenaman Road. It follows a serious one vehicle road traffic collision that occurred just before 11.30pm on Tuesday 25th October. A woman aged in her 20s has been taken to hospital for treatment to her […]

South Armagh footpath refurbishment welcomed

Sinn Féin Councillor Mickey Larkin has welcomed the long overdue refurbishment of footpaths at Forest Park in Dromintee. “This work was scheduled to take place over twelve months ago but fell foul of Danny Kennedy’s policy of stagnation and neglect,” he told Newry Times. “These paths had deteriorated to such an extent that they were […]

Ó Muilleoir announces £30m stimulus package

Finance Minister Máirtín Ó Muilleoir has announced £30million funding for the Executive’s First Step Stimulus package. Addressing the Assembly on the outcome of the October Monitoring round, the Minister outlined details of the package which will include an additional £25million for infrastructure investment and £5million for community regeneration projects this year. The Minister said, “We […]

10 year vision for Health & Social Care launched

Health Minister Michelle O’Neill today launched her 10-year vision, to transform the current health and social care system. Michelle O’Neill launched her vision entitled, ‘Health and Wellbeing 2026: Delivering Together’ after considering the Expert Panel’s report, led by Professor Rafael Bengoa, ‘Systems, Not Structures: Changing Health and Social Care’ which clearly sets out the need […]

Dumped tyres could endanger life, warns local Councillor

Slieve Gullion Sinn Féin Councillor Mickey Larkin has described the dumping of tyres close to the dual carriageway at the border as a reckless act that could endanger road users. “These waste tyres have been dumped at the slip road used by emergency services to access the dual carriageway,” he told Newry Times. “Any delay […]

Newry & Armagh Young Unionists launch new Constituency Association

Newry & Armagh Young Unionists have officially launched a new Constituency Association at an event held in Glenanne Orange Hall recently. Members of the new Association were very encouraged by the number of young people who attended the event. They stated it was great to see so many expressing a strong desire to become actively […]

Access NI extends criminal record checks to EU countries

Justice Minister Claire Sugden MLA has announced an extension to AccessNI criminal records checks in some EU countries. The change now allows AccessNI to check whether applicants coming from a number of EU countries who want to work with children in Northern Ireland, have criminal records in their home countries. Working in partnership with ACRO […]

Ó Muilleoir hosts trilateral ministerial meeting in Newry

Finance Minister, Máirtín Ó Muilleoir MLA recently hosted a trilateral ministerial meeting with his Scottish and Welsh counterparts in Newry. The Minister brought together Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Constitution Derek Mackay MSP and Welsh Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Mark Drakeford AM to discuss key financial issues ahead of their meeting with the […]

Half of population ‘highly stressed’ research reveals

Research carried out by a local charity has revealed that two fifths of people in Northern Ireland regularly feel stressed out with almost half of 35-64 year olds reporting “considerable levels of stress on a regular basis”. The survey, commissioned by Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke, revealed that across all age groups, 39% of […]

Police charge man with ‘serious terrorist offences’

Detectives from Serious Crime Branch have charged a 34 year old man with belonging to or professing to belong to a proscribed organisation. The charges are in connection with what police described as ‘significant and serious terrorist offences’ detected during an investigation by Serious Crime Branch on 10th November 2014 at a house in the […]


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