Archive for: August, 2017

Community in shock after death of ‘gentleman’

A 78-year-old man who died in a collision near his home in Newcastle has been described as ‘a gentleman, who was liked by everyone’. Geoffrey Cartwright died after being struck by a car as he walked along Newcastle’s South Promenade on Thursday night.     Mournes Sinn Féin Councillor Willie Clarke said, “I would like […]

‘Operation Exposure’ social media campaign rolled out by Newry PSNI

Police in Newry, Mourne and Down are rolling out an ‘Operation Exposure’ social media campaign which will see images of people officers want to identify published on local Facebook pages.  Speaking to Newry Times, Supt. Paul Reid explained, “You will see images of people appear on our local PSNI Facebook pages over the coming weeks […]

McNulty disappointed at Interconnector ruling

SDLP Assembly Member for Newry and Armagh Justin McNulty has expressed his disappointment at the ruling by the High Court in Dublin rejecting a challenge taken against An Bord Pleanála’s approval for the North South Interconnector. Speaking to Newry Times, McNulty said, “The proposal for the North South Interconnector through some of the most beautiful […]

Calls for introduction of Universal Credit to be postponed

Sinn Féin MP Micky Brady has called for the planned introduction of the Universal Credit system to be postponed. Speaking to Newry Times, the Newry and Armagh MP said, “Tory plans to introduce the Universal Credit system in September have created considerable concern, particularly around the processing of payments. “The unacceptable delay of, on average, […]

Heritage event celebrates 20 years of success

The Department for Communities has launched the 20th year of the European Heritage Open Days (EHOD) Weekend on 9th and 10th September 2017. The theme for the 2017 event is Heritage and Nature: A landscape of possibilities.  History and culture will be brought to life at over 370 properties, some of which are only open […]

Newry Abbey Grammar students complete Novosco Cloud Camp

Abbey Christian Brothers’ Grammar School students, John Cosgrove and Cathal Doran, and New-Bridge Integrated College student, Amy Jordan, recently received their certificates for successfully completing the prestigious Novosco Cloud Camp in association with Almac Group from Jonathan Graham, Almac Group and Patrick McAliskey, Novosco Managing Director.   Novosco Cloud Camp, which is organised by Novosco […]

Newry police find £15,000 of suspected Heroin during car search

A 34 year old man and a 29 year old women have been arrested by police from Belfast. It follows the seizure of £15,000 worth of suspected Heroin just outside Newry, which was bound for sale in Belfast.     Speaking to Newry Times, Chief Inspector Kelly Moore said, “The arrests were made after officers […]

A-level success for Our Lady’s Grammar School, Newry

Our Lady’s Grammar School students are celebrating after a very successful year, with A-level students achieving superb results. Speaking to Newry Times, Mrs Fiona McAlinden, Principal, expressed her congratulations. ‘‘I am delighted by the girls’ success.   “These excellent results reward hard work and dedication and will enable our students to progress along many varied […]

Southern Trust breast care nurse shortlisted for Nursing Times Award

A Breast Care Nurse from the Southern Trust, Eimer McGeown has been shortlisted for a prestigious UK wide Nursing Times Award 2017. Eimer was shortlisted in the category ‘Cancer Nursing’ for introducing a new group based aftercare service to women following breast cancer treatment.   Breast Care Nurses are key workers for patients with a […]

PSNI urge livestock transporters to be aware of ‘bogus inspectors’

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs and the PSNI have warned drivers transporting livestock to be vigilant and be certain of identification of anyone asking to inspect their vehicles. The warning comes after a recent incident where a vehicle transporting livestock was stopped on a motorway by persons purporting to be DAERA inspectors. […]

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