Archive for: September, 2017

Housing Executive outlines Newry, Mourne & Down investment plans

The Housing Executive met Newry, Mourne & Down District Council to update it on the housing body’s plans for the next 12 months and on the previous year’s investment.  The Housing Executive is due to make a significant investment during 2017/18 in the Newry, Mourne & Down area to support the delivery of new homes. […]

‘Rugby World Cup an exciting opportunity for Ireland’ – Newry MLA

SDLP Assembly Member for Newry and Armagh Justin McNulty MLA has described the prospect of Ireland hosting the Rugby World Cup in 2023 as an exciting opportunity for the whole island.  McNulty was speaking as the IRFU delegation travelled to London to make their presentation before the World Rugby Council. Also submitting their bids are […]

Crossmaglen Day Care Centre ‘in the pipeline for 13 years’

Local MLA Megan Fearon and Cllr Terry Hearty of Sinn Féin have called on Richard Pengelly, Department of Health Permanent Secretary, to outline plans regarding the provision of the long awaited Day Care Centre in Crossmaglen. Speaking to Newry Times, Megan Fearon said, “The Crossmaglen Day Care Centre has been in the pipeline for over […]

Local woman Victoria puts cancer strategy firmly on the political agenda

Local woman Victoria Poole, Campaigns Ambassador for Cancer Research UK (CRUK) in Newry and Armagh, recently met local political representatives Mickey Brady MP, Cathal Boylan MLA, William Irwin MLA and Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council, Alderman Gareth Wilson at Cancer Research UK’s shop in Armagh to discuss the need for […]

Ennis meets IFA on sports development grant

Sinn Féin Culture, Arts and Sport spokesperson Sinéad Ennis has reiterated her call on the Department for Education to reconsider its decision to close the sports development programme and reinstate the sports development grant. The South Down MLA was speaking after a meeting with the Irish Football Association. Speaking to Newry Times, Sinéad Ennis said, […]

Funding scheme launched to conserve historic buildings

A funding scheme to help conserve our historic built heritage has been opened to applications. The Repair Stream of the Historic Environment Fund, managed by the Department for Communities (DfC), is focused on supporting scheduled monuments and priority categories of listed buildings such as those that are on the buildings at risk register, thatched buildings, […]

SRC Newry student training with the world’s best

Southern Regional College’s Armondas Tamulis is currently in training for the upcoming WorldSkills competition scheduled to take place in Abu Dhabi next month.  After winning a gold medal in the WorldSkills UK Competitions National Finals in Wall and Floor Tiling, Armondas successfully secured a place to represent Team UK at WorldSkills.      When Armondas […]

Traffic management measures introduced at Newry’s Abbey Yard junction

Newry City Sinn Féin Councillor Valerie Harte has welcomed the placing of road markings by Transport NI at the Abbey Yard Junction in a development she says will help alleviate some of the problems currently being experienced by residents and motorists there.     “I share the delight of many that Transport NI, after a […]

Donate old pound coins and help vulnerable children

Former BBC Correspondent Jennie Bond is urging people in Newry to donate their old pound coins before they cease to be legal tender to Barnardo’s shop on at Damolly Retail Park to help Barnardo’s change the lives of the most vulnerable children. The former BBC Royal Correspondent has helped families make money by selling their […]

Hilltown to host Autumn Farm Safety Workshop

The Rural Development Council (RDC) has announced several new dates for farm health and safety workshops as part of its delivery of the Northern Ireland Rural Development Programme (RDP) 2014-2020 – Farm Family Key Skills. Local farmers, farm family members and farm workers are being encouraged to attend a Farm Safety workshop taking place in […]

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