Archive for: September, 2017

‘International community must respect Catalan democracy’ – Brady

Local MP Mickey Brady has called on members of the international community to support the right of the Catalan people to hold an independence referendum on 1st October amid mounting Spanish opposition to the vote. The Newry & Armagh MP said, “In recent days we have seen a gross infringement on the right of the […]

City Park for Newry ‘a key issue for Sinn Féin’

Sinn Féin Newry Mourne & Down Council Group Leader, Cllr Michael Ruane has said that the delivery of a City Park for Newry continues to be a key issue for Sinn Féin. Speaking to Newry Times, he stated, “The delivery of a City Park for Newry continues to be one of the key issues for […]

Exciting opportunities for Newry businesses to work with NI Water

If your business is seeking new opportunities, why not join NI Water in Antrim on 2nd November and see how you can help NI Water deliver what matters? As NI Water marks a decade of delivering water and wastewater services in Northern Ireland, having invested a record £1.8 billion in this infrastructure over the last […]

Rates allowance deadline for landlords fast approaching

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Time is running out for landlords who want to benefit from an available allowance on their rate bills. Land & Property Services (LPS) is reminding landlords who have an Article 20 or Article 21 account that their bills should be paid in full by 29th September 2017 in order to receive the respective reduction on […]

Play your part during ‘Recycle Week’

Today marks the beginning of national ‘Recycle Week’ and the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) is encouraging everyone in Northern Ireland to help the environment by recycling more material. ‘Recycle Week’, which runs from 25th September to 1st October, is delivered by the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) NI and supported […]

Spate of burglaries in South Down and South Armagh

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Detectives are appealing for witnesses following a series of burglaries in South Down and South Armagh in recent days. Sometime overnight on Wednesday 20th September entry was forced to licensed premises on the Hilltown Road in Kilcoo. It is not believed that anything was stolen during the incident.     It was reported that sometime […]

Local businesses celebrated at Ulster Tatler Awards

Local businesses picked up prestigious awards at this year’s Ulster Tatler Awards. Bridgeen King Hair from Castlewellan was awarded the prize for Hairdressing Salon of the Year. Furthermore, ‘spud connoisseur’ Jack Hamilton of Mash Direct, was honoured in the Business Man of the Year category.     Other big winners on the night included stars […]

Universal Credit phased roll out begins in Northern Ireland

Universal Credit will be introduced on a phased basis in Northern Ireland from Wednesday 27th September 2017. Universal Credit replaces six existing benefits with one. It is for people aged 18 to State Pension age and aims to remove many of the barriers to work which exist in the current welfare system.     It […]

Newry’s Banjo Bannon supporting Slieve Donard Trek

Terence ‘Banjo’ Bannon who scaled the heights of Mount Everest in 2003 is urging people to support AWARE at their annual Slieve Donard Trek, which is taking place on Saturday 7th October 2017. AWARE is the national depression charity for Northern Ireland and will hold their annual Slieve Donard Trek event in line with World […]

‘Sinn Féin committed to transforming stroke services’ – South Down MLA

South Down Sinn Féin MLA Emma Rogan said contributions from the public must be carefully considered by the Department of Health and the HSC in relation to improving stroke services. Speaking to Newry Times, the South Down MLA said, “Improving stroke services must mean delivering better outcomes for all those who need stroke care across […]


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