Archive for: November, 2017

‘British Government covering up DUP dark money’ – Conor Murphy

The British Government’s refusal to backdate new laws on political donations is aimed at covering-up so-called Brexit ‘dark money’ that was paid to the DUP, Sinn Féin MLA Conor Murphy has said. The Newry-Armagh MLA was speaking after the British Government introduced an order to lift the ban on naming political donors here, but did […]

Manage your money and make savings for Christmas

For many people, Christmas is a special time of year, but with the cost of presents and food shopping, it can also be financially stressful.  One way to relieve some of the pressure associated with Christmas spend is to set a realistic budget in advance – and stick to it.     The Consumer Council […]

Consultation launched on proposed changes to the Affordable Warmth Scheme

The Department for Communities has launched a public consultation on proposed changes to the Affordable Warmth Scheme. Any future changes to the Scheme will be subject to approval by an incoming Minister for the Department.     The purpose of the consultation is solely to seek views on possible changes to the Scheme. These views […]

Bird of prey killing widespread across Northern Ireland

57 birds of prey were confirmed victims of reckless or intentional criminal activity in Northern Ireland during the last eight years, two of which occurred in Counties Down and Armagh. The latest report detailing the illegal killing of Northern Ireland’s native birds of prey has been published by the Partnership for Action against Wildlife Crime (PAW […]

Potholes must be ‘ankle deep’ or they don’t count – Newry MLA

SDLP MLA for Newry and Armagh Justin McNulty has lambasted a new approach by Transport NI for the way they judge if roads are bad enough to warrant repair.  McNulty was speaking after leading an SDLP delegation to meet with the Permanent Secretary at the Department of Infrastructure Peter May in Belfast recently.     […]

Dip into 2018 in style with AWARE’s New Year Splash on the Beach

Splash your way into the New Year by taking part in the New Year Splash event on Newcastle beach on Monday 1st January 2018. The splash event is an annual event organised by Northern Ireland’s national depression charity, AWARE with support from the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa.     Taking place on the beach […]

Newry residents urged to nominate local stars for Sports Awards 2017

Sports fans, clubs, sporting bodies and schools in Newry are being urged to nominate their top sporting stars for 2017 with the launch of the Belfast Telegraph Sports Awards. Steeped in local sporting success, the Newry area has many beacons of local, regional and national sporting arenas who deserve to be recognised for their accomplishments. […]

Free ‘Finance and Funding’ seminars in Newry and Dundalk

Award-winning firm ASM Chartered Accountants has announced a seminar series aimed at providing SMEs with professional advice on finance and funding business in uncertain times. The FREE seminars will take place in Canal Court Hotel Newry on Wednesday 29th November and 5th December at the Crowne Plaza, Dundalk.     Delegates will be addressed by […]

Amazing half price Christmas deal at Shandon Hotel & Spa

Shandon Hotel & Spa has the perfect solution for those who are special in your life this Christmas. Give the gift of the #Shandon and only pay half of what it would normally cost. 1 night B&B in a Seaview Room Hot Chocolate & Cookies by the Turf Fire €20 voucher for their luxury Spa […]

‘DUP want parity on Brexit but not people’s rights’ – Murphy

Sinn Féin MLA Conor Murphy has accused the DUP of contradicting itself by seeking parity with Britain on Brexit arrangements but not on people’s rights. The Newry-Armagh MLA was commenting after DUP Leader Arlene Foster said Brexit cannot be allowed to lead to different arrangements here than in Britain.     “Arlene Foster’s comments expose […]

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