Archive for: January, 2018

2018 YAFTA Awards launched in Newry and Mourne

Young people from Newry & Mourne Youth Council and Down Youth Council, Education Authority (EA) Youth Service controlled groups attended Newry Youth Resource Centre to officially launch the fifth annual Youth and Future Talent Awards (YAFTA’s) for the Newry, Mourne and Down District Council area. The YAFTA’s aim to highlight the ‘unsung heroes’ throughout the […]

Views sought on experience of bereavement

The Southern Health & Social Care Trust are urging people who have experienced bereavement, whether the death was expected or sudden and in any care setting or at home, to share their story through the 10,000 More Voices programme to help shape how care is delivered in Northern Ireland. 10,000 More Voices is a Public […]

‘Budgetary outlook spells disaster for South Armagh roads’ – Byrne

SDLP Slieve Gullion Councillor Pete Byrne has said the scenarios presented in the Budgetary Outlook for 2018-2020 spells disaster for South Armagh roads. Speaking to Newry Times, Byrne said, “The purpose of the Budgetary Outlook is to set out broad strategic issues that will inform an incoming Executive’s decisions on Budget from now until 2020 […]

Drug warning issued after rise in deaths relating to ‘benzos’

The Public Health Agency (PHA) and Health and Social Care Board (HSCB) are warning of the dangers of misusing benzodiazepines (benzos) and are urging those who feel unwell after taking them to seek medical help urgently. The most recently published drug death figures show that deaths relating to benzo use increased from 45 in 2014 […]

‘Ireland won’t be Britian’s nuclear dumping ground’ – Newry and Armagh MLA

Sinn Féin Spokesperson on Energy, Environment and Climate Change Cathal Boylan has slammed British Government plans that would potentially see a nuclear waste disposal facility sited in Northern Ireland. The Newry and Armagh MLA was speaking after the British Government announced a consultation to find a site to develop a geological disposal facility (GDF) to […]

‘A fatality waiting to happen’ – Local motorists under siege by “boy racers”

Newry, Mourne and Down Sinn Féin Councillor Liz Kimmins has said that the antics of “boy racers” in the Killeen area are causing grave concerns within the local community. She has appealed for a coordinated effort by the PSNI and Garda to tackle the problem.     Speaking to Newry Times, the local Sinn Féin […]

Major Job Fair serves up variety of opportunities

The Department for Communities, in partnership with Belfast City Council, is hosting a major job fair in Belfast’s Europa Hotel, on Wednesday 7 February 2018. The event will run between 10.00am and 3.00pm and is free to attend.     Jobseekers are encouraged to come along to the event, where more than 75 employers will […]

Applications sought for School Governors across Northern Ireland

A new campaign has been launched to encourage applications to the role of school governors. The Boards of Governors of schools have an important role to play in the management of a school alongside the Principal.     A key function of the school governor role is to make sure that the school provides its […]

Delight after Mayobridge Play Park announcement

SDLP Crotlieve Councillor Gillian Fitzpatrick has welcomed the news that the Mayobridge youth and wider community are finally to get the play park they have long campaigned for.  Speaking to Newry Times, Councillor Fitzpatrick stated, “The provision of proper play facilities for children is an essential need in our community.     “I have campaigned […]

M&S staff bid fond farewell to Buttercrane after 30 years

Waving a fond farewell this week to Buttercrane Shopping Centre are six retail employees who first came to work in the Centre 30 years ago. They initially worked for Wellworths and latterly Marks & Spencer, both of which were located in the same premises.     Together they have the combined retail knowledge of 180 […]


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