Archive for: July, 2018

17 vehicles damaged in Rostrevor incident

Local police are appealing for information and witnesses after over a dozen vehicles were damaged in Rostrevor last weekend. Speaking to Newry Times, Sergeant Steven Lawson said, “We received a report at approximately 10:10 pm on Saturday, 28 July that a car parked in the Kilbroney Court area had been sprayed with orange paint on […]

NI Water donation to Brain Injury Foundation

NI Water has donated a waterbutt to the Brain Injury Foundation, Camlough for their outdoor planting area.  Waterbutts are a great way of harvesting rainwater, which can then be used to water plants or wash windows.     We get plenty of rain in Northern Ireland but this rainwater has to be cleaned at NI […]

Newry Canal to feature in next episode of Joe Mahon’s Ulster Giants

The new series celebrating the achievements in Northern Ireland of the Institution of Civil Engineers on the occasion of their 200th anniversary continues on Monday 6th August at 8pm on UTV. In this episode Joe Mahon discovers the engineering know-how that went into building that essential element of 18th century infrastructure – canals – and […]

Positive tourism figures for Newry and Mourne

SDLP Slieve Gullion Councillor and Vice Chair of the Council’s Tourism Committee Pete Byrne has welcomed the positive tourism figures released by NISRA showing a rise in overnight trips to the Newry, Mourne and Down District area. Speaking to Newry Times, Byrne said, “This is more welcome news for local business and for the Council […]

Anger after ‘thugs’ vandalise memorial and nail Irish tricolour to it

Police are appealing for information following an incident of criminal damage to a memorial in the Kingsmill Road area of Bessbrook. Police discovered damage to the memorial early this morning, Monday 30 July.      A flower pot at the memorial was damaged and a tricolour was nailed to the memorial. Speaking to Newry Times, […]

‘Clarity needed over pay rise for public sector workers’ – Newry MLA

SDLP MLA for Newry and Armagh Justin McNulty has said that the Head of the Civil Service and the Department of Finance must urgently clarify as to whether or not public sector workers will receive a pay rise in line with other devolved regions. Speaking to Newry Times, McNulty said, “Public sector workers are at […]

Back to School essentials at Buttercrane Newry

If you are thinking of doing a back to school shop with the kids make a date to visit Buttercrane Shopping Centre, Newry this summer. With hundreds of parking spaces and big name brands including Dunnes Stores, Primark, Clarks Shoes, Specsavers, Louis Boyds, Trespass, the Works and Shoe Zone – you’ll be able to get […]

Daisy Hill Hospital: 93% of fines are for cars parking in disabled spaces

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust is appealing for drivers to respect designated disabled car parking spaces across its sites. Since the Trust introduced parking enforcement at Craigavon and Daisy Hill hospitals last year 93% of fines issued were to cars parked in disabled spaces without a blue badge.     Speaking to Newry […]

Newry murder: Police find car linked to stabbing

Detectives from PSNI’s Serious Crime Branch investigating the murder of 33-year-old local man Brian Phelan on the Carrivekeeney Road in Newry yesterday (Thursday, 26 June) have recovered a blue coloured Peugeot 206 that they believe was involved in the murder.  Speaking to Newry Times, Detective Chief Inspector Eamonn Corrigan said, “We thank the public for […]

‘Unfair criteria disadvantaging South Armagh’ – Councillor Byrne

Slieve Gullion SDLP Councillor Pete Byrne has said that unfair criteria and policy is becoming a running theme in disadvantaging South Armagh from key strategies, funding and economic opportunities. Speaking to Newry Times, Byrne said, “Since my co-option to Newry Mourne and Down District Council in 2016, I have been struck by how criteria and […]

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