Archive for: January, 2018

Eason announce closure of Newry store

Eason in Newry is to close its Buttercrane store. The Dublin-based company is also shutting their Craigavon store.     It is believed to be the result of unsuccessful attempts to secure terms on leases for both stores. An Eason spokesperson stated, “Eason are commencing a consultation process with all staff in both stores and […]

Love is in the air at Jurys Inn Belfast

Jurys Inn Belfast has just completed a stunning £2 million refurbishment of its city centre hotel. The hotel, located in the heart of the city on Great Victoria Street, has undergone a complete transformation of its 190 bedrooms, lobby, bar and restaurant facilities . The new look spacious bedrooms feature the exclusive DREAM bed by […]

‘Subcontractors must not lose out in Carillion collapse’ – Brady

Local subcontractors in the construction industry must not be forced under due to the collapse of British construction giant Carillion, Sinn Féin MP Mickey Brady has said. The Newry & Armagh MP told Newry Times, “In recent days I have been in contact with several construction workers who are fearful of their future and livelihoods […]

Newry police charge five people with drugs offences

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A number of men and women have been charged by Newry police with drugs offences. The charges follow a property search in Newry on 17th January and the subsequent arrests of five people. A 32 year old male has been charged with Possession of a Class A controlled drug, namely heroin, and appeared at Newry […]

‘Road repairs must be prioritised in new allocations’ – McNulty

SDLP MLA for Newry and Armagh Justin McNulty has called for the repair of local roads to be prioritised as £8.1million additional funds have been allocated to the Department of Infrastructure by the head of the Department of Finance. Speaking to Newry Times, McNulty explained, “The Head of the Department of Finance has announced the […]

Newry MLA calls for urgent action over ‘escalating Newry drug problem’

SDLP MLA for Newry and Armagh Justin McNulty has called for urgent multi-agency action to tackle a growing drug problem in Newry.  Speaking to Newry Times, McNulty explained, “Illegal drugs are a scourge on our society, they have a devastating impact on those who suffer from addiction, their families and our community.      “This […]

Man found dead in Newry house

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Police in Newry have charged a 32-year-old-man with manslaughter following the death of a man in the city. The charge comes after the death of a 51-year-old man in the Dublin Road area on Wednesday.     Detectives also arrested four men aged 56, 46, 34 and 32 and a woman (50). They were arrested […]

Initiative re-launched in a bid to stop bogus callers

Quick Check 101, an initiative to help stop bogus callers, was re-launched recently by the Utility Regulator and the Police Service of Northern Ireland. Under the scheme, residents can now phone 101, the police non-emergency number, to check the identity of callers to their home who claim to represent an energy or water network company. […]

Stay well during cold and flu season with Public Health Agency advice

With flu levels having risen in recent weeks and many of us experiencing coughs and colds, the Public Health Agency (PHA) is offering some simple advice to us get through winter. They are also reminding everyone that hand hygiene and self-care are essential when preventing and managing colds and flu.     Dr Lucy Jessop, […]

New and improved ‘Red Book’ launches for new parents

The Public Health Agency (PHA) has launched a revised version of the Personal Child Health Record also known as the ‘Red Book’. This book is given to all parents following the birth of their child or if they move to Northern Ireland from another country. The redesigned version is being introduced following consultation with parents […]


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