Archive for: May, 2017

‘Focus must remain on permanent solution for Daisy Hill Hospital’ – McNulty

SDLP MLA for Newry and Armagh Justin McNulty has reiterated his call for a permanent solution to the staffing issues in the Emergency Department at Daisy Hill Hospital. McNulty was speaking after the Southern Trust confirmed the future of the Emergency Department’s 24/7 service is secure for at least fifteen months.   McNulty and South […]

Police issue traffic arrangements ahead of local road closures

As final preparations get underway for the Gran Fondo Giro d’Italia on Sunday 4th June the public are being advised to plan their journey and be aware of local road closures. Road closures will be in place across various parts of Northern Ireland on Sunday and there will be some travel disruption. The Police Service […]

Warrenpoint incident being treated as a hate crime

Police are appealing for information after damage was caused to a memorial at Narrow Water in Warrenpoint. Shortly before 8.30am on the morning of Thursday 25th May, police received a report that floral tributes at the memorial at Narrow Water Castle had been damaged. Speaking to Newry Times, Sergeant Allister Patterson said, “We are treating […]

Moy Park ‘Rules the Roost’ at Newry Fiveways

Moy Park’s little yellow sampling van visited Nisa Fiveways to celebrate Moy Park’s, ‘Rule the Roost’ gameshow – which features families from across the island of Ireland competing to see who ‘Rules the Roost’ in each home. The series, which airs on Facebook Live is hosted by Radio & TV presenter Hector Ó hEochagáin and […]

House ransacked and money stolen in burglary

Police are investigating a burglary at a house at Tullyframe Road in Kilkeel. The burglary happened on Monday 8th May.   Entry was gained to the property sometime between 5.15pm and 9.15pm. Article continues below: The house was ransacked and a sum of money was reported stolen.   Detectives would ask anyone who noticed any […]

Man, 55, suffers serious injuries in collision

Police in Newry are appealing for witnesses following a road traffic collision between a car and a motorcycle. The collision happened near the junction with the main Kilkeel Road and Pat’s Road in Ballymartin around midday on Sunday 28th May.   Speaking to Newry Times, Sergeant Paul Connolly said, “We would like to hear from […]

‘Chronic shortage of space at St Patrick’s needs resolved’ – Ennis

Local MLA Sinéad Ennis has urged the Department of Education and the Education Authority to provide much needed extra teaching space in St. Patrick’s Primary School, Hilltown. Speaking to Newry Times, Ennis said, “St. Patrick’s P.S. currently has an enrolment of 330 pupils and has been on a Department of Education waiting list for the […]

New Rural Community Award announced by Housing Executive

The ‘Sustainable Village of the Year’ award has been launched as part of the Housing Executive’s Rural Community Awards. The announcement was made at this year’s Balmoral Show by the Housing Executive. The Sustainable Village of the Year award will be the overall winner of the two existing award categories: the Cleaner and Greener Award […]

Nominations announced for Newry ‘Shining Lights’ Awards 2017

The Confederation of Community Groups (CCG) has announced details of the nominations received for the Community Volunteering Awards of 2017. The ‘Shining Light’ Community Volunteering Awards were established by the Confederation in memory of Patricia Graham, a dedicated member of staff who sadly passed away in 2009. The Awards ceremony will take place in the […]

Newry businesses urged to ‘Go Global’ with funded access to overseas markets

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council is funding FREE fast-track access to overseas markets for 20 local businesses through Overseas Results, an innovative online system which takes care of the difficult first steps involved in exporting. A funded place will enable your business to use the service at no cost. Simply select any country in […]

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