Archive for: March, 2019

Local Councillor expresses concern about state of roads

SDLP Councillor Kate Loughran has expressed concern about the state of local roads in rural communities that pose a safety risk to commuters. Speaking to Newry Times, Councillor Loughran commented, “Recently I’ve been inundated with messages about the sorry state of our roads across the Slieve Gullion DEA.     “Road surfaces across many rural […]

19 trained nurses ‘on the ground’ for official launch of Rostrevor charity

Life & Time, the new charity set up to deliver extra end of life care to people in the Rostrevor Warrenpoint and Burren region, has officially been launched. After almost a year since the concept of a community-driven, end-of-life service was proposed through a series of open meetings in Rostrevor, Warrenpoint and Burren; Life & […]

Newry woman’s legacy lives on through £16,000 grants

The Ann McGeeney Charitable Trust, established to support women working on peacebuilding in and across communities throughout Ireland, is open for 2019 fund applications until 8 April. The Trust, which also supports the integration of ethnic minorities into communities as well as women working to strengthen their communities, was established in recognition of the life […]

Anger after attack on Newry church

Police are appealing for information after a report of criminal damage at premises in the John Mitchel Place area of Newry. Speaking to Newry Times, Sergeant McDonald said, “Sometime overnight, Wednesday 27 March and Thursday 28 March, it was reported that a window of a church was damaged.     “Enquiries are continuing and at […]

NI Parent’s Parliament comes to Newry

National charity Parentkind is hosting a “Parents’ Parliament” on Tuesday 2 April 2019 at Rathore School, 23 Martin’s Lane, Newry, where parents, politicians and education stakeholders will come together to discuss school policies that impact directly on families.  This is the third of five Northern Ireland Parents’ Parliaments that Parentkind, the national charity that enables […]

New £2m fund launched for churches and faith groups

A new £2m fund has been launched by the Ulster Community Investment Trust (UCIT) to assist church groups and faith-based organisations across Northern Ireland.    UCIT is calling upon groups in the Newry area to apply for funding.     Alan Moneypenny, Chairman of UCIT, said, “UCIT can provide churches and faith-based organisations with tailored, […]

Wedding and engagement ring taken during spate of Bessbrook burglaries

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after reports of a number of burglaries in the Bessbrook area. Speaking to Newry Times, Detective Constable Brannigan said, “We received reports of burglaries in the Clogharevan Park, Millvale Park, Riverside Crescent and Main Street areas of Bessbrook between 8.40 and 10pm on Wednesday 13 March.     “The next […]

‘Stroke services shake up not surprising’ – Newry MLA

SDLP MLA for Newry and Armagh Justin McNulty has said he is saddened but not surprised by the proposed shake up of Stroke Services by the Permanent Secretary at the Department of Health Richard Pengelly. Speaking to Newry Times, McNulty said, “The consultation launched by the Permanent Secretary is deeply disappointing.     “It is […]

Firmus confirms Camlough pipeline extension

Local MP Mickey Brady has confirmed that Firmus Gas have confirmed they intend to extend their Gas Pipeline from the Green Road to Camlough. The Sinn Féin MP was commenting after he had facilitated a meeting with senior company officers to discuss the provision of their services.     Mickey, who was accompanied by Oonagh […]

Mother makes donation to Trust in memory of daughter Hannah

Lynne Metcalfe from Banbridge recently donated £1,416 to the Southern Health and Social Care Trust Acute Services Fund in memory of her daughter Hannah. Lynne completed the Belfast half-marathon in September and the Dublin marathon in October alongside organising a fundraising page to raise the money for the Bereavement Suite at Craigavon Area Hospital.   […]

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