Archive for: January, 2018

Newry police issue warning after elderly couple scammed out of £10,000

Detectives in Newry have issued a warning to members of the public following reports of two scams in recent weeks. Speaking to Newry Times, Detective Sergeant Melanie McGrory said, “In the first incident we were contacted by an elderly couple from County Down to report that they received a telephone call on Thursday from a […]

35 new jobs created with ‘Whopper’ investment in Buttercrane, Newry

Burger King, the home of the Whopper, has opened doors on a new restaurant in Buttercrane Shopping Centre in the heart of Newry. Superdrug also opened its doors in December,  representing a substantial investment in the Newry Shopping Centre, with over 650 square metres of pace leased to the two national brands.     Over […]

Sinn Féin MPs meet with new Northern Ireland Under-Secretary

Newry & Armagh MP Mickey Brady and his Sinn Féin MP colleagues Chris Hazzard MP and Francie Molloy MP this week met with the new Northern Ireland Under-Secretary Shailesh Vara in London. Brady said the meeting was to outline the British government’s responsibility to respect and implement outstanding agreements     Speaking to Newry Times, […]

Protest announced against road dangers in Newry

“Kill Your Speed – Not A Child” – That’s the message from local Republican party Saoradh after they announced that they will be taking to the streets to protest at a notoriously dangerous stretch of road in Newry. Speaking ahead of the protest Saoradh An Iúir activist, and local Derrybeg community leader, Anthony Coyle explained, […]

Remembrance service for patients and staff who have died

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust is hosting a special service of remembrance for patients, clients and staff who have died. It takes place on on Tuesday 20th  February, 2018 at 7.30pm in Seagoe Parish Centre, Portadown.     Organised by the Chaplaincy Team, Human Resources and Bereavement Coordinator the event aims to give […]

Top honour for Newry Anaesthetist

A Consultant Anaesthetist from the Southern Trust, Dr Peter Maguire has been honoured with an Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland Award. Dr Maguire is the first doctor in Northern Ireland to receive the prestigious award in recognition of his contribution to the Association and to the specialty of anaesthesia throughout his career. […]

Call for traffic calming measures on Forkhill Road by Councillor Kimmins

Sinn Féin Councillor Liz Kimmins has warned of the grave dangers facing both pedestrians and motorists on the Forkhill Road and has called on Transport NI to act urgently to prevent further accidents from occurring. “In 2013-14, myself and the previous Sinn Féin councillor for the area, Packie McDonald presented Transport NI (formerly the Roads […]

McNulty meets Ambulance Service over local response times

SDLP MLA for Newry and Armagh Justin McNulty has met with the Operations Director of the Ambulance Service Mr Brian McNeill in Newry.  McNulty sought the meeting to discuss ongoing concerns about Ambulance Response times locally.     Speaking to Newry Times, McNulty said, “The Ambulance Service is one of those services you hope you […]

Three Southern Trust consultants recognised for excellence

Three Children and Young people Services Consultants for the Southern Health and Social Care Trust have been recognised for their outstanding contribution and excellence in their field. Dr Ahmed Khan, Associate Medical Director for Children and Young people’s services has received a Fellowship from the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland whilst Dr Heather Hanna, […]

Council to host Cross Border Conference

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council will host a Cross Border Conference on Wednesday 7th February at the Carrickdale Hotel which will be attended by Tánaiste Simon Coveney. Chairperson of the Enterprise, Regeneration and Tourism Committee Pete Byrne has said that the conference will be aimed at preparing businesses for the impact of Brexit focusing […]

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