Archive for: May, 2018

Support scheme launched to help tackle quad and small trailer theft

The Rural Crime Partnership (RCP), including partners from the Department of Justice and Police Service of Northern Ireland, has launched a subsidised support scheme especially for people living in rural areas. The scheme aims to help tackle the growing number of quad and trailer theft by encouraging owners to fit an electronic tracking device to […]

Newry athlete shines in Fab Five series

The second of this year’s firmus energy Fab Five Athletic Series hailed another great success with 230 participants taking part, including a number of first time competitors. The popularity of this much-coveted event has grown in the last few years and the recent second event saw participants come from across the region, including groups from […]

Shock and sadness after death of ‘true gentleman’

There is widespread shock and sadness today in the local community after the death of a young Warrenpoint man in a collision. 27-year-old Karl Heaney from the Warrenpoint area was the driver of a silver Ford Fusion that was involved in a collision with a black Kia Ceed close to the junction of the Halfway […]

‘Community support for Raymond McCreesh Park’ – Newry MP

Local MP Mickey Brady has said that the residents of Ballybot support the retention of the name of the Raymond McCreesh park. He recently addressed the several hundred strong crowd at the park to mark the 37th anniversary of the Hunger Strike.     The Newry Armagh MP said, “I am proud that three times […]

‘Shining Light’ Awards 2018 award nominations announced

The Confederation of Community Groups (CCG) has announced details of the nominations received for the Community Volunteering Awards of 2018. The ‘Shining Light’ Community Volunteering Awards were established by the Confederation in memory of their esteemed colleague Patricia Graham, and this year marks the 10th Year of the Awards.      The Awards ceremony which […]

Newry business leader celebrated in Director of the Year awards

The founder of one of Newry’s and Northern Ireland’s most successful firms was among 11 business leaders to be honoured at the annual Institute of Directors Northern Ireland (IoD NI) Director of the Year Awards sponsored by First Trust Bank. Brian Conlon, who established software firm First Derivatives more than 20 years ago, building it […]

Southern Trust promote Insulin Safety

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust is taking part in a national drive to improve diabetes care by raising awareness of insulin safety. The first ever Insulin Awareness Week took place from 14-20 May and throughout the week, the Trust’s Diabetes and Pharmacy teams promoted insulin safety and sharing good practice amongst staff in […]

‘North cannot fulfil its potential because of political deadlock’ – Bradley

SDLP Infrastructure Spokesperson Sinead Bradley MLA has reiterated concerns around the threat caused to a host of infrastructure projects whilst ambiguity surrounds the decision making process in the absence of a functioning Assembly. Bradley voiced these concerns after the Institute of Directors articulated their disappointment that £1bn of Infrastructure projects are on hold after the […]

Choice awards £560,000 construction contracts to Newry contractor

Choice Housing has appointed Newry-based firm Peter O’Hare Limited to complete two major south Belfast renovation schemes totalling more than £560,000. The first of the projects will deliver three apartments at a Stranmillis Road property and includes the construction of a new three-storey extension, replacing an existing two-storey return, and significant upgrades to the main […]

Gavin Brennan signs for Warrenpoint Town FC

Warrenpoint Town FC has announced Gavin Brennan as their second signing for the 2018/19 season. Gavin comes to the club with a lot of experience playing in the League of Ireland for teams such as Drogheda United and Shamrock Rovers.     Gavin has also played in the Europa League for Shamrock Rovers. Speaking to […]


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