Archive for: April, 2019

Call for information after serious car accidents

SDLP Slieve Gullion Councillor Pete Byrne has called for information on two car incidents in the Crossmaglen area over the last two weeks. Speaking to Newry Times, Byrne said, “On the evening of Friday 12 April, a vehicle was involved in a hit and run incident in Crossmaglen Square.     “Eye witnesses noticed that […]

Rates discount deadline approaching

A 4% discount is available to domestic ratepayers if they pay their rate bill in full by Friday 10 May 2019. The discount is available to ratepayers of occupied or vacant domestic properties.     If Land & Property Services (LPS) receives payment in full in a single transaction by the discount day, ratepayers will […]

Newry and Mourne attractions shortlisted for ‘Best Small Visitor Attraction’

Belfast City Airport has partnered with Tourism NI and all eleven local Councils for a competition to celebrate the region’s lesser known attractions and experiences.     The shortlist for Northern Ireland’s ‘Best’ Small Visitor Attraction, a competition launched by George Best Belfast City Airport in partnership with Tourism NI, has been announced. The shortlisted […]

‘Renewed talks must address and resolve equality and rights issues’ – Newry MLA

Newry and Armagh MLA Conor Murphy has said that Sinn Féin wants the institutions restored immediately and it was essential that renewed talks delivered rights and equality for all. The MLA, who is his Party’s Chief Negotiator, was commenting on the announcement of renewed political talks. “Renewed political talks must urgently address and resolve the […]

Sheep and lambs attacked and killed by dogs

Slieve Gullion area Sinn Féin candidate Oonagh Magennis has appealed for dog owners to know where their animals are at all times. She was commenting after it was revealed that sheep had been attacked and lambs killed in an attack by dogs in the Longfield Road area of Lislea.     The local Council election […]

Warrenpoint business steps up investment

Local Business First Steps Nursery is set to take up residence in a new 6,500 square facilities later this month on the Burren Road, Warrenpoint, following investment in developing a dedicated new nursery facility by local business owners and First Steps Directors Barry Gray and Colin Dalton. The new larger facility, managed by Karen Fegan, […]

New water stations at Newry school thanks to Warrenpoint Port funding

New drinking stations have been installed at a Newry school thanks to funding from Warrenpoint Port. The project, which provided bottle filling docks at Our Lady’s Grammar School in the city, will enable students to access drinking water and reduce the use of plastics within the school.     The initiative is among the first […]

Employers urged to sign up to Active Travel Challenge

Employers across Northern Ireland are being encouraged to sign-up to the Active Travel Challenge for a healthier and more environmentally-friendly commute. The Department for Infrastructure, Public Health Agency, Sustrans and Translink have joined forces to launch the new initiative.     Throughout June, employers are asked to encourage staff to leave the car at home […]

Parent’s Parliament gives Newry mums and dads a voice

National charity Parentkind hosted the third of its regional “Parent’s Parliaments” recently at Rathore School, Newry, where parents, politicians and education stakeholders came together to discuss school policies that impact families directly.  Parentkind enables parents to take an active role in their child’s education.     It has been running a series of Parent’s Parliaments […]

Top tips for a spring clean

While most people’s spring cleaning to-do lists have more to do with mops and brooms than safety precautions, the Public Health Agency (PHA) and local councils in Northern Ireland are urging people to take steps to improve home safety when carrying out the spring clean. Hilary Johnston, Health and Social Wellbeing Improvement Manager with the […]

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