Archive for: January, 2019

Details emerge of ‘cold-blooded’ murder in Warrenpoint

The Senior Investigating Officer of the PSNI has appealed for information following the brutal murder of Wayne Boylan in Warrenpoint yesterday evening. Wayne was enjoying an evening with friends at his friend’s home in Lower Dromore Road when two cold-blooded killers burst into the house at around 7:30 pm.     The pair, who were […]

BREAKING NEWS: Man dead after Warrenpoint shooting

Detectives have launched a murder investigation following the fatal shooting of a man on the Lower Dromore Road, Warrenpoint at around 7.30pm this evening. A woman has also been taken to hospital after the incident in Warrenpoint this evening. Police stated, “A female has also sustained serious injuries during the incident and has been taken […]

BREAKING NEWS: Woman in hospital after Warrenpoint shooting

READ the update to this news story HERE.   A woman has been taken to hospital after a shooting in Warrenpoint this evening. It is believed the shooting happened in the seaside town at around 8 pm.     The woman was admitted to Daisy Hill Hospital in Newry and her condition is not yet […]

Plan for £45m Southern Regional College educational campus approved

Southern Regional College (SRC) has been given the go-ahead to create a new £45 million campus in Craigavon, completing its £95 million investment plans to open three new, state-of-the-art educational facilities. SRC is already advancing the development of two campuses in Armagh and Banbridge as part of the overall investment by the Department for the […]

McNulty seeks clarity on broadcasting of GAA games

SDLP MLA for Newry and Armagh Justin McNulty has called on the GAA, RTÉ and BBC Northern Ireland to clarify what games, including where Ulster Clubs and Counties are competing, are to be broadcast during 2019. McNulty was speaking as RTÉ announced it would be expanding its coverage of games to include National League and […]

Fresh call for Curriculum Sports Programme to be restored

SDLP Councillor Kate Loughran has called on the Permanent Secretary of the Department of Education Derek Baker to reinstate the Curriculum Sports Programme as six Councils across the North support motion calling for funding to be restored. Speaking to Newry Times, Loughran said, “In November 2018, the Department of Education pulled the plug on the […]

Alcohol-related deaths reach highest on record

2017 saw the number of alcohol-related deaths in Northern Ireland increase for the fourth consecutive year to the highest on record. This is one of the findings of the statistics published this week by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA).     The statistics show that 303 of the 16,036 deaths registered in […]

Raw sewage ‘seeping out of manholes’ in Newry estate

Newry SDLP Councillor Michael Savage has called for sewers serving The Meadow area to be monitored as part of the ongoing Area Drainage Plan for the city. Councillor Michael Savage made the call after NI Water staff met with him and local residents of the Killeavy Road in The Meadow recently to discuss ongoing flooding […]

New sensory room for Daisy Hill Children’s Ward

Thanks to the generosity of a local family, a new sensory room has opened in The Daisy Children and Young People’s Unit at Daisy Hill Hospital. ‘Harvey’s Haven’ was the dream of Bessbrook woman Clare McCabe, following the sad loss of her little boy Harvey who passed away in January 2015, aged just two and […]

McNulty commends Newry Civil Rights March

SDLP MLA for Newry and Armagh Justin McNulty has praised the organisers of the commemorative Civil Rights March held in Newry on Sunday.  Speaking to Newry Times, McNulty said, “Sunday’s commemorative march was hugely symbolic and deeply personal for many who took part both 50 years ago and again on Sunday. “50 years ago campaigners […]


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