Archive for: November, 2017

‘Figures highlight need for anti-poverty strategy’ – Sinn Féin

The latest Multiple Deprivation figures published by NISRA demonstrate the need for an anti-poverty strategy to combat ongoing inequalities, Newry & Armagh MP Mickey Brady has said. He was commenting on the recently published figures which identify District Wards in Newry, South Armagh and Armagh City in the top 100 most deprived areas in the […]

Newry-based Mac-group scoops top industry award

Newry-based mac-group has been named fit out contractor of the year for the second year in a row at the Fit Out Awards in Dublin. The specialist firm is a contractor in the construction, refurbishment and fit-out of office space and commercial buildings.     Established in 2002, it currently has offices in Newry, Dublin, […]

‘Lazy, ignorant and spiteful’ river dumping causes anger

Sinn Féin Councillor Terry Hearty has hit out at those responsible for dumping household waste in the Creggan River. The Slieve Gullion representative made the comments after removing several bags of rubbish from the water himself.     “I’m absolutely baffled and appalled at how someone could do this,” he told Newry Times. “Not only […]

Southern Trust hosts Type 1 Diabetes Sports and Exercise Event

Young people with diabetes from across the Southern Trust have been learning how they can enjoy exercise from international and local sports professionals and their peers at an event organised by the Southern Health and Social Care Trust.      The event was held at the Seagoe Parish Centre recently for young people aged 12 […]

‘Cracking’ Christmas offers at The Lodge Hotel

If you fancy a little break away or perhaps you’re looking for a fabulous present for a loved one for Christmas then The Lodge Hotel, Coleraine has it all. Renowned for its award winning accommodation and great food, The Lodge Hotel, Coleraine is the ideal base for touring the North Coast. Guests can enjoy relaxation […]

Slieve Gullion dumping causes fury

Sinn Féin Councillor Mickey Larkin has condemned extensive dumping on the slopes of Slieve Gullion mountain after car parts and scores of tyres had been dumped along several hundred metres of the forest drive. Speaking to Newry Times, Larkin stated, “The community is furious that the beauty of South Armagh has been sullied by those […]

TV stars remind people not to use emergency departments for non-emergencies

Stars from local comedy show ‘Give my head peace’ have teamed up with the Southern Health Trust once again to remind people not to use emergency departments unless the condition is serious and urgent. ‘Ma’, ‘Da’ and ‘Uncle Andy’ from the series feature in a short video designed to increase public understanding of the appropriate […]

Martin McGinn & Sons acquire Burren’s Murdock Oil

Martin McGinn & Sons have announced they are expanding their client base in South Down through the acquisition of Murdock Oil’s client base. It follows Gerard and Elish Murdock’s retirement this month.     Murdock Oil, based in Burren, have operated over 25 years and ceased trading at the start of November. Handing over to […]

Santa has arrived at Buttercrane Shopping Centre

Make sure your children experience the Magic of Santa’s Ice Grotto in Buttercrane Shopping Centre. Santa is now in the Buttercrane every day up until Christmas Eve. You can choose your type of visit, with gift and photo options all bookable using their new app. Book your slot now to ensure a pleasant visit, free […]

£20million investment in Newry City announced

Plans to invest £20m in a new Civic Centre and enhanced theatre and conferencing facilities right in the heart of Newry City were unveiled today at a briefing in the Canal Court Hotel. The investment, which will focus on developing a new, modern, purpose built Civic Centre, replacing existing Council sites on Monaghan Row and […]

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