Archive for: February, 2017

Final call for 2017 Excellence Awards nominations

Do you know a member of health and social care staff who has provided exceptional treatment and care for you or your relative? The Southern Health and Social Care Trust has launched the Excellence Awards for 2017 and is asking for members of the public to play their part and nominate a member of staff […]

Brexit to take centre stage at Newry Business Breakfast

Amidst political flux, impending Brexit negotiations and changes to trade structures, local businesses are being invited to come together and discuss the implications and challenges that lie ahead at a special business breakfast.   Hosted by First Trust Bank and in association with the Newry Chamber of Commerce & Trade, the event will take place […]

Taxi drivers reminded of their legal requirement to carry assistance dogs

The Department for Infrastructure has reminded taxi drivers of the legal requirement to carry assistance dogs when required by passengers with disabilities.   It is currently an offence under Section 37 of the Disability Discrimination Act for a taxi driver to refuse to carry an assistance dog or to make any additional charges for doing […]

£750,000 investment for suicide prevention and mental health

Sinn Féin’s Megan Fearon has welcomed the investment of £750,000 by Health Minister Michelle O’Neill into suicide prevention and mental health programmes. The Newry & Armagh Assembly candidate said, “I welcome this announcement from my party colleague and Health Minister of an additional £750,000 investment in suicide prevention and mental health programmes.   “More than […]

Newry Chamber addresses leading European journalists on Brexit implications

Twelve leading European journalists representing national newspapers such as Spanish newspaper ‘El Pais’ and French newspaper ‘Le Figaro’, recently met with representatives of Newry Chamber of Commerce at a press conference organised by the Department of Foreign Affairs.   Newry Chamber along with representatives of other regional Chambers, spoke very frankly and openly on the […]

£900,000 DAERA Research Challenge Fund reopens

A grant scheme worth almost £900,000 to help stimulate innovation in Northern Ireland’s agri-food industry has reopened, the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Development has announced. The Research Challenge Fund (RCF) provides funding for Small to Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) to get involved in industry-led collaborative research projects that have potential to further the […]

Newry Orange Hall damaged by suspected arsonists

Police are appealing for witnesses following a fire at an Orange Hall on Martins Lane in Newry last night, Saturday 25th February. Shortly after 7.15pm police received a report that a number of tyres had been placed against the rear of the building and set on fire.   Damage was caused to the eves of […]

Man charged with drugs offences as police probe Bessbrook sudden death

A 48 year old man has been charged by police with being concerned in the supply of a class A controlled drug and possession of a class B controlled drug.   The charges are in connection with the arrest of a man by Detectives in Reactive and Organised Crime in Newry investigating the sudden death […]

Significant improvements to Newry Train provision announced

Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard has announced significant enhancements to rail provision for passengers in the Newry area. Following on from a review launched by the Minister in recent weeks, there will be a number of additional services for those commuting to and from Belfast both during the week and at the weekend.   Speaking to […]

Widespread anger after Warrenpoint First Trust bank closure announcement

Local political representatives have reacted with anger to the announcement that First Trust Bank will close half of its Northern Ireland branches in 2017. With 15 of the bank’s 30 branches closing this year, around 130 jobs are at risk, including those in local branches.   The Warrenpoint branch is among those due to close […]

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