Archive for: August, 2018

Weed problem in Bessbrook ‘needs addressed’

SDLP Councillor Kate Loughran has called for the weed problem in John F Kennedy Park and the wider Bessbrook area to be addressed after she received calls from residents. Speaking to Newry Times, Loughran said, “Following calls from residents, I have contacted DFI Roads to have this issue addressed.     “While green areas in […]

Parking problems in Drumalane continue

Newry Sinn Féin Councilor Charlie Casey has met with the manager of The Quays, Newry to discuss ongoing parking problems in the Drumalane area. Speaking to Newry Times about the meeting Councillor Casey said, “The ongoing parking problems that residents are having is now becoming a health and safety issue.     “Residents are facing […]

Excitement builds as Newry city hosts weekend of ‘trad treats’ at Iúr Cinn Fleadh

There is a ‘trad treat’ of home-grown, national and international acts in store soon when Iúr Cinn Fleadh fills the streets of Newry with story and song. From 6-9 September residents, visitors and music lovers will enjoy a packed programme of concerts, culture and comedy headlined by a living legend of Irish music, Sharon Shannon. […]

Appeal for information after Mercedes theft

Local police are investigating the report of a vehicle theft in Newtownhamilton and are appealing for witnesses and information. Speaking to Newry Times, Constable Young said, “We received a report at 2 pm on Friday, 24 August that a black Mercedes parked along the road in the Fords Cross area, within the vicinity of Dundalk […]

‘Council contracts must be accessible to local businesses’ – Councillor Byrne

SDLP Councillor Pete Byrne has called for increased support for small local businesses after Councillors completed a Procurement training session.     This was following complaints from several small businesses about the lack of access to Council contracts at a local level.     Speaking to Newry Times, Byrne said, “I initially called for Procurement […]

Newry musicians crowned ‘Belfast’s Best Buskers’

Music, merriment and a city full of fun and frivolity was the order of the day at the recent Great Belfast Busk Off. And it was two young musicians from Newry, ‘Paul and the Meanie’, (pictured above) who took home the crown of ‘Belfast’s Best Buskers’, entertaining the crowds with their rock hits and cover […]

Excitement builds for first All-Ireland Pantomime Horse Derby in Rostrevor

A Co Down-based cycling and running club are set to host an ‘Irish first’ to raise funds for Life & Time – a local charity dedicated to providing end of life support for those wishing to die at home. ROSSI Rostrevor has launched the first ever All-Ireland Pantomime Horse Derby, which will take place on […]

Widespread anger and condemnation after Newry shooting

There is widespread anger and condemnation in Newry today after shots were fired at a house in Barcroft Park. Police are investigating after a number of shots were fired at a property in Newry overnight. Speaking to Newry Times, Inspector Frances McCullough said, “At around 11.45pm last night, it was reported that a volley of […]

Friends of Daisy Hill donation ‘generous and thoughtful’

The ‘Friends of Daisy Hill’ group have donated two Dyson fans to the Cardiac Rehabilitation Service at Daisy Hill Hospital. The fans have been donated for patients taking part in exercise programmes in the hospital’s physiotherapy gym.     Staff have thanked the group for yet another extremely generous and thoughtful donation.     Photo […]

Queen’s Accommodation opens to non-Queen’s students

Northern Ireland students starting university next month will have the opportunity to live in Queen’s Accommodation – even if they aren’t studying at Queen’s University. Queen’s University Belfast Accommodation announced today that they are welcoming students from St Mary’s University College, Ulster University, Belfast Met and Stranmillis University College. The news will delight local students […]

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