Archive for: February, 2019

Newry MLA questions RTE’s stance on competitions

SDLP MLA for Newry and Armagh Justin McNulty has called on RTÉ to clarify the reason northern viewers are not able to take part in competitions on some of the station’s most popular television shows. Speaking to Newry Times, McNulty explained, “Over recent weeks I have noticed that competitions on shows such as the Sunday […]

Relocation of Community Nursing Team “a cause of great concern”

Newry Mourne and Down Councillor Róisín Mulgrew has said the decision by the Southern Health Trust to relocate the Community Nursing team to a central hub at Ivybrook in Newry, was a cause of great concern. The Sinn Féin representative said, “I have been informed that the Community Nursing Team serving the wider Newry and […]

Newry attractions urged to enter search for best small visitor attraction

Attractions and experiences in the Newry area have until Friday 1 March to enter the search for Northern Ireland’s Best Small Visitor Attraction – a competition which will offer the winner a prize of £30,000 free marketing support and brand visibility at George Best Belfast City Airport. Launched by the airport in partnership with Tourism […]

Newry Council approves £2.5 million Play Strategy projects

Newry Mourne and Down Councillor Liz Kimmins has said the decision by the Council’s Active & Healthy Communities Committee to approve a large number of capital schemes projects will help improve the quality of life of all who will benefit from the projects. The local representative explained, “The Active & Healthy Communities Committee, as a […]

Road surface in Camlough estate “a battlefield for wheelchair users”

A candidate in the forthcoming Local Council Elections has said that some pavements and road surfaces are a battlefield for many wheelchair users and people with mobility issues and she has urged Roads Service to address the issue. Oonagh Magennis, a Sinn Féin candidate for the Slieve Gullion Area, made her appeal after visiting St […]

Newry students visit Westminster

Sinn Féin MP Mickey Brady has welcomed a group of students from Abbey CBS, Newry, to Westminster. The Newry and Armagh MP said, “I welcomed a group of students and staff from Abbey CBS Grammar School in Newry to Westminster.     “I had an engaging discussion with the students on a variety of topics […]

Two new play parks in Newry welcomed

Newry SDLP Councillor Michael Savage has welcomed the news that residents in the Carrivemaclone and Newtowncloughoge areas are to get two new play parks. Newry, Mourne and Down District Council AHC Committee agreed to include the two local play parks for major upgrade early in the new financial year.     Speaking to Newry Times, Councillor Savage […]

FAST campaign re-launched – call 999 if you see any signs of stroke

Stroke is a common cause of death and disability in Northern Ireland. There are approximately 2,800 new strokes here every year and in 2017, 988 people died following a stroke.     While the majority of strokes occur in people over the age of 65, it can strike at any age, with 25% occurring in […]

Job opportunities to be seized at major Job Fair

The Department for Communities, in partnership with Belfast City Council, is hosting a major job fair in Belfast on Tuesday 5 March 2019. The job fair will take place in the Europa Hotel, Belfast between 11.00am and 4.00pm and admission is free.     More than 60 employers will take part, with representatives from the […]

Drugs valued at £20,000 found during police search

Police in South Armagh have dismantled a cannabis factory situated in an uninhabited cottage on the Annaghad Road in Cullaville. Speaking to Newry Times, Sergeant William Nulty said, “We received information in the early hours of Tuesday 19 February that illegal drugs were being grown at the property.     “Officers attended and found cannabis […]

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