Archive for: July, 2017

Witnesses sought after serious Newry collision

Police in Newry are appealing for witnesses to a serious road traffic collision on the A1 carriageway on Tuesday 18th July to come forward. Speaking to Newry Times, Inspector Denise Graham said, “Shortly after 12.30pm on the afternoon of Tuesday 18th July, police received a report of a single vehicle collision on the A1 carriageway, […]

Court ruling on Glenanne Gang killings welcomed by local MLA

Sinn Féin MLA for Newry & Armagh Cathal Boylan has welcomed a judgement in the High Court in Belfast that the PSNI had failed to conduct a thorough investigation into collusion between the British state and the loyalist Glenanne Gang. He was speaking after Justice Seamus Treacy delivered his judgement on a judicial review taken […]

Excitement builds for Mourne Truck Run

On Saturday 5th August several hundred truck and van drivers will be taking to the hills of Newry and Mourne to raise much needed funds for the Southern Area Hospice and the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust.  Gathering in St Christopher’s Park, Newry they will begin to depart from 1.00p.m. onwards.   The impressive convoy will head […]

Help eliminate hepatitis on World Hepatitis Day

On World Hepatitis Day (28th July) the Public Health Agency is supporting the World Hepatitis Alliance campaign message to eliminate hepatitis. In May 2016, the World Health Assembly endorsed the Global Health Sector Strategy (GHSS) on viral hepatitis 2016–2021. This calls for the elimination of viral hepatitis as a public health threat by 2030 (reducing […]

Brady to travel as international observer in Venezuelan elections

Sinn Féin MP for Newry & Armagh, Mickey Brady, will travel to Venezuela this week to act as an official international observer for the nation’s upcoming Constitutional Assembly elections on Sunday 30th July. Speaking in advance of the vote, Brady stressed the importance of this election, and the role of observers, in the current Venezuelan […]

5 Top Tips when buying second hand tickets

The Consumer Council is reminding consumers what they are entitled to when buying from secondary ticket sellers. This advice comes on the back of recent findings from Which? that show almost a quarter of tickets are going on sale via secondary ticket websites. Which? also found that many websites were breaking consumer law by not […]

Newry arts organisations benefit from share of £1.5m funding

50 arts organisations across Northern Ireland are set to benefit from over £1.5 million of Arts Council of Northern Ireland National Lottery funding, to bring a series of high quality arts projects to people across the region. The funding will be used by groups to support the development and creation of events, exhibitions, performances and […]

Newry job vacancy (Receptionist / Administrative Assistant)

Receptionist /Administrative Assistant (20 hours Part-time, including evening, 1 year fixed term) PIPS Newry & Mourne Limited seeks to appoint a part-time (20 hours per week) Receptionist / Administrative Assistant to support their ongoing work. The successful applicant will have: A minimum of 5 GCSEs (grades A-C) or equivalent including English and Maths essential At […]

Job vacancy in Newry (Community Fundraiser)

Community Fundraiser (30 hours per week, 1 year fixed term) PIPS Newry & Mourne Limited seeks to appoint a 30 hours per week Community Fundraiser to support their ongoing work. The successful applicant will have: 3rd Level Qualification or 2 years’ experience of fundraising in a paid or voluntary capacity Excellent presentation, organisation and IT […]

Warning over carbon monoxide poisoning

Over the summer holidays many families will be heading off camping, caravanning or boating, so the Public Health Agency (PHA) is reminding people of the danger of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning in enclosed spaces. Hilary Johnston, Health and Social Wellbeing Improvement Manager with the PHA, said, “While carbon monoxide is usually associated with domestic fossil […]

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