Archive for: August, 2017

Talented Newry singers/songwriters sought for new live music initiative

Buttercrane Shopping Centre, in conjunction with IUR FM, is searching for local people with musical talent to take to the stage throughout September as part of a new live music initiative – Saturday Sessions. They are looking for talented local people (16+) to enter via their Facebook page.   Whether you’re a solo act, duo, […]

Newry athletes shine in penultimate firmus energy Super Six

The fifth event in this year’s firmus energy Super Six Series welcomed more than 130 young athletes to the Mary Peters Track in Belfast last Thursday evening. With four previous events under the athletes’ belts, there was a real competitive edge as they competed in a number of disciplines aiming to better their previous outing. […]

Concerns raised over emergency health care needs in Newry

Sinn Féin MLA Megan Fearon has expressed concerns regarding the lack of accessible facilities for urgent and emergency health care needs in Newry and Armagh, particularly in rural communities. Speaking following contact with the Southern Health & Social Care Trust, Fearon stressed that inadequate ambulance cover, and major concerns with the unavailability of breast cancer […]

‘What cuts are we not being told about?’ – McNulty asks

SDLP Newry and Armagh MLA Justin McNulty has expressed concerns that government departments will push through a range of cuts to front line services in the coming weeks and that the emergency meetings called by the Health Trusts this week does not bode well.   Speaking to Newry Times, McNulty said, “This week the Southern […]

‘Rail concern’ for Newry MLA after Translink losses revealed

SDLP MLA for Newry and Armagh Justin McNulty has said that the reported black hole in Translink finances cannot hit local and cross border rail services.  McNulty was speaking as Translink Chief Executive Chris Conway warned that the transport company would need an additional £12million from the public purse just to retain services at their […]

50 motorists caught speeding during Newry police operation

Tactical Support Group (TSG) recently worked in partnership with colleagues in the Road Safety Camera Vans in the Newry and South Down areas. TSG officers utilised the Laser Speed testing device.     The officers performed speed tests on roads where complaints and concerns had previously been raised by members of the community. Over 50 […]

Nominate your Newry SuperStar today

People across Northern Ireland are being called on by SuperValu to nominate their local SuperStars as part of a major new campaign to uncover our most inspirational individuals.  Due to a great response, SuperValu is extending the deadline until 31st August, 2017, so there is still time to let SuperValu know about your local SuperStar. […]

Motorcyclist dies after colliding with car

A motorcyclist has died following a collision just outside Newry. The 43-year-old’s motorcycle collided with a car on the Castlewellan Road in Cabra.     The crash happened at approximately 8:30pm on on Saturday evening [26th August].     He died as a result of his injuries.     Speaking to Newry Times, Inspector Lynsey […]

Southern Trust agrees savings plans for 2017/2018

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust Board has published its draft Savings Plan for 2017/2018. Speaking to Newry Times, a Department of Health spokesperson said, “The indicative resource allocation for the Department of Health is £5,095.4m, which provides an additional £224.8m for Health, when compared against the allocated budget at the start of the […]

Savage selected as Newry Councillor

Michael Savage has been selected to fill a vacancy on Newry, Mourne and Down Council. Mr Savage said he is delighted to have the opportunity to represent local people and will be a fierce advocate for their rights. Speaking after his selection, he said, “It’s an honour to be selected to represent the people of […]

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