Archive for: January, 2017

Ritchie leads Westminster debate on EU funding in NI

Margaret Ritchie MP has led a debate in Westminster on the impact of Brexit on EU Funding in Northern Ireland Ritchie said, “EU funding has been essential in regenerating Northern Ireland’s economy, through the PEACE fund, INTERREG funding and the provision of agricultural subsidies. “The non-aligned cross-border impact of European funding would be very difficult […]

Local police ‘will continue to focus on burglary’

Local police have said that they continue to focus their attentions on those areas affected by burglary and those criminals intent on committing burglary. “Following police concerns regarding the level of burglaries in a number of districts, we are working to focus our resources on identified locations and potential suspects,” Supt. Sean Wright said. “We will […]

Newry mum shares heartbreaking story to raise funds to save child’s life

A Newry mum has spoken to Newry Times in a bid to raise awareness of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy after her child was recently diagnosed with the disease. There are around 2,500 people in the UK living with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, which is caused by the lack of a protein called dystrophin. It is a serious […]

‘Holocaust genocide must never be forgotten’ – Megan Fearon

Speaking at the annual Holocaust Memorial Event, this year being held in Armagh, Junior Minister Megan Fearon has said that the genocide and horrors of the Holocaust must never be forgotten. The Newry & Armagh Sinn Féin Assembly Election candidate said, “It is a great honour to host this event in Armagh. We are here […]

Our Lady’s Grammar School, Newry secures £3.2m investment

Education Minister Peter Weir has announced that work valued at over £10million will now begin at four schools under the School Enhancement Programme (SEP). Improvement schemes at St Malachy’s College, Belfast, Our Lady’s Grammar School, Newry, St Michael’s College, Enniskillen and Slemish Integrated College, Ballymena have been given approval to move to the construction phase. […]

Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission to visit Newry

The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission will visit Newry and Downpatrick on Monday 30th January as part of its ongoing community engagement programme. The visit will include a meeting with Councillors and elected representatives at Newry, Mourne & Down District Council. The Commission will also meet with representatives of the Police Service of Northern Ireland, […]

Newry SRC student launches his career at United Space School

Maciej Mareh Zych from Southern Regional College’s Armagh Campus is set to experience a once in a lifetime opportunity after winning a 2-week placement to the United Space School in Houston, Texas. Maciej, who lives in Newry and is a former student at St. Joseph’s High School (Newry), entered the competition alongside fellow students from […]

Park and Ride: Police appeal to Newry motorists to remove valuables from vehicles

Police in Newry, Mourne and Down are appealing for those who use park and ride facilities or similar communal parking areas to make sure all valuables are removed before leaving their vehicles. Speaking to Newry Times, Superintendent Paul Reid explained, “In recent weeks we have seen increased reports of thefts from vehicles at these parking […]

Review of parking enforcement deployment underway

A review of parking enforcement deployment is being undertaken across the north. The review will consider effectiveness of deployment and the number of Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) / Warning Notices issued and the number of Vehicle Drive Aways (VDAs) recorded. Commenting on the review, Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard said, “My priority as Minister is to […]

Newry Councillor criticises DUP role in RHI scandal

Local Councillor Sinéad Ennis has sharply criticised the role of the DUP in the RHI scandal, as she described ‘further revelations emerge of close connections between between beneficiaries and the party’. Speaking while canvassing in Mayobridge, Cllr. Ennis said, “There is no doubt in the minds of people I have been speaking with that the […]

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