Archive for: May, 2017

Reduce cervical cancer risk with HPV vaccine

Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women worldwide but there is a vaccine to help protect against it. The Public Health Agency (PHA) is encouraging parents and guardians of teenage girls to talk to their daughters about the benefits of the vaccine, which they can receive this school term. Receiving the Human […]

Two PSNI officers injured in Warrenpoint ramming incident

Two police officers have been injured after their car was rammed. The incident happened at around 4:00am on Monday after police responded to a report of males acting suspiciously in Warrenpoint. Police discovered a camper van, which was stolen from Dundalk in a burglary.   The men involved made off after ramming a police vehicle […]

Two men appear at Newry Court on hijacking and false imprisonment charges

Police have charged two men, aged 29 and 36, with a number of offences including blackmail, false imprisonment and hijacking. A 33 year old man was driving his car near Kilkeel when he was stopped by a ‘road closed’ sign and two men wearing hi vis jackets.   They proceeded to take the driver’s car […]

‘Mental Health issues need to be talked about’ – Mulgrew

Newry Mourne & Down Sinn Féin Councillor Roisin Mulgrew has said that mental health issues need to be talked about and heard. She was speaking after attending a conference focusing on the issue of dual diagnosis. The Slieve Gullion Councillor stated, “This was an informative conference attended by many with an interest in mental health, […]

Reminder to landlords to renew registration or face fine

The Department for Communities is reminding landlords who registered with the Landlord Registration Scheme in 2014 that it is time to renew their registration if they are still a landlord. The Landlord Registration Scheme was introduced in February 2014 and the period of registration lasts for three years.   Therefore landlords who registered with the […]

Appeal for local dog owners to keep pets under control after recent incidents

A sheep kill incident in farm land in Ballsmill Glassdrumnond has prompted local Councillor Terry Hearty to remind dog owners of their responsibilities to keep their pets under control. The Sinn Féin representative explained, “This is the second attack on this family’s flock of sheep. Last year they had a lot of their flock killed […]

‘Environmental crime’ at Flagstaff Viewpoint in Newry

Sinn Féin Newry, Mourne & Down Councillor Liz Kimmins has stated that those who dumped waste diesel cubes at the Flagstaff Viewpoint have no respect for the community or the environment. “This is an act of environmental crime which has angered the local community,” she told Newry Times.   “Those engaged in dumping their toxic […]

Hospital Passport for people with a learning disability launched

A new Regional Hospital Passport has been launched to help improve the experience of hospital visits for people with a learning disability. The Public Health Agency (PHA), in partnership with the Regional General Hospital Forum for Learning Disabilities, health and social care trusts, and people with a learning disability and their carers, developed the passport […]

Experts warn Brexit could cost 1200 local jobs

SDLP MLA for Newry and Armagh Justin McNulty has warned of the serious consequences of Brexit on Newry and Armagh after he attended the Brexit and the Border Corridor Conference recently. Speaking after the conference, McNulty said, “The UK Government are playing Russian Roulette with our economy and there is a real danger that Theresa […]

Ritchie condemns Tory winter fuel plans

SDLP candidate for South Down Margaret Ritchie has railed against Tory plans to cut the Winter Fuel Payment for thousands of pensioners. She was responding to Conservative Party’s plans to introduce a means-test in Winter Fuel Payments.   Ritchie said, “Theresa May called this election to give herself a strong hand for Brexit and a […]


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