Archive for: June, 2017

‘Hard pressed households feeling inflation squeeze’ – Bradley

SDLP Economy Spokesperson Sinead Bradley MLA has said families being financially squeezed by a rise in inflation and the cost of living needs urgently addressed. Speaking to Newry Times, she said, “Hard pressed households across the North are struggling even more as the biggest price rises in four years begin to bite. “The latest information […]

Abolition of EU roaming charges welcomed

Sinn Féin Assembly representative Cathal Boylan has praised the implementation of an EU directive in which all networks must now allow customers to use their inclusive minutes, and data within the EU at no additional costs. Branding this as a victory for consumers, particularly those plagued with roaming charges in our border communities, Boylan also […]

Residents ‘jumped over garden walls’ to escape death drivers in South Armagh

Slieve Gullion Sinn Féin Councillor Mickey Larkin has called for an end to reckless driving at Jonesborough. He told Newry Times, “On Sunday 4th June during the afternoon a thoughtless driver sped up and down the Edenappa Road past houses hand-breaking and doing doughnuts whilst children played outside their homes. “As parents ran to gather […]

Young Newry filmmaker calls action on feature film Grace and Goliath

37 young trainee filmmakers, aged 18-25, have started work in Belfast on Cinemagic’s second feature film Grace and Goliath. The young people, aged 18-25 will have the chance to earn their first credit on a feature and train alongside industry professionals led by director Tony Mitchell (The Bible, AD The Bible Continues, Primeval, Supervolcano and […]

‘Show unwanted cold callers the door’ says PSNI after recent reports

Following a number of recent reports, police have issued some advice on what to do when faced with an unwanted cold caller to your door. Supt. Simon Walls said, “Older and more vulnerable members of the community may feel pressurised into accepting goods or service from cold callers therefore the following advice should be shared […]

Get involved in European Heritage Open Days

As part of Volunteers Week, European Heritage Open Days, organised by the Department for Communities, are seeking volunteers to help out at different properties on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 September 2017. This is the 20th year that Northern Ireland has taken part in this free European-wide event, which aims to reflect our common and […]

Excitement builds for the Mourne International Walking Festival

Get your walking boots on and join hundreds of international visitors for the Award Winning Mourne International Walking Festival, June 23-25th. Newry Mourne, Down region is an area of outstanding natural beauty but how many of us have ever walked in the Mourne Mountains? If you are curious – this is the ideal time to […]

Barnardo’s Newry Helper’s Group volunteers recognised

Barnardo’s volunteer fundraisers from its Newry Helper’s Group were recently recognised for their roles during National Volunteer Week 2017. The volunteers were presented with certificates of acknowledgement for their time and dedication at an event held at Parliament Buildings, Stormont. Barnardo’s NI Director Lynda Wilson said, “Volunteers enrich us. We are a community of people […]

Kick-start a career in software engineering with Metaswitch

Metaswitch Networks is offering graduates the opportunity to kick-start their career in software support engineering as they look to expand their Belfast team. The UK headquartered company announced in September 2016 that it was opening a new Centre of Excellence in Belfast, creating 94 new jobs in ICT and Research & Development. This is the […]

Rates discount deadline fast approaching

Land & Property Services (LPS) are reminding customers that there is a 4% discount available to all domestic ratepayers if they pay their 2017/18 rate bill in full by Friday 16th June 2017. This discount is available to ratepayers of occupied or vacant domestic properties. Direct Debit is the easiest and most convenient way to […]

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