Archive for: May, 2019

Cross border families could benefit from new change in childcare support

Cross border families may benefit from a change in the law that allows eligible parents using a registered childcare provider in the Republic of Ireland to access support through Tax-Free Childcare or Tax Credits. The law came in to effect on 21 March 2019 and could save families £100s on their childcare bill.     […]

More than 3,400 people in Newry, Mourne and Down living with AF

Local charity Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke (NICHS), in partnership with local retailer MACE, has launched a new awareness campaign highlighting the major risk of stroke for people who have Atrial Fibrillation, or AF, which increases your risk of stroke by five times. AF is a heart condition that causes an irregular and often […]

Waterbus visits St Patrick’s Primary School

The Waterbus from NI Water visited St Patrick’s Primary School, Crossmaglen, to tell pupils about the water cycle. During the visit, the children learned about what can and can’t be put down the toilet; only flush the 3 Ps: pee, poo and paper.     They also learned what NI Water does to clean the […]

Local NSPCC volunteer details her experiences of supporting children giving evidence in court 

A Co Down woman has told a major conference in Belfast about her volunteering experiences helping support young people giving evidence in court. Judith Smyth, from Newcastle, has been volunteering with the NSPCC’s Young Witness Service, for almost 16 years.     She addressed the charity’s recent Young Witness Service conference in Belfast which was […]

Relocation of Community Dental Service announced

From Thursday 20 June, the Community Dental Service which ran one day a month from Newtownhamilton Health Centre will no longer operate. All Community Dental clients who normally attend Newtownhamilton are being directly notified and have been given the option to attend Victoria House, Tower Hill, Armagh or John Mitchel Place in Newry for their […]

Newry man named in Team Ireland Butchers line up

Newry man Bryan McNamee has been named in the Team Ireland Butchers line up that will represent Ireland at the next World Butchery Challenge which is taking place in Sacramento, California in 2020. As the reigning World Champions, Team Ireland’s butchery team has just been revealed with the nine-strong team selected from the best butchers […]

Over £12,000 raised by Newry Council Chairman’s 66-mile charity walk

Councillor Mark Murnin, Chairman of Newry, Mourne and Down District Council, has completed the 66-mile walking challenge he set himself earlier this year and raised an estimated £12k for his three nominated charities. The outgoing Chairman wanted to raise money for his chosen charities –  NI Air Ambulance; Newry Gateway and Glebe House – and […]

Greater Newry Area Business Awards 2019 now open for applications

The Greater Newry Area Business Awards 2019 is now open for applications. The awards will recognise and reward excellence right across many sectors of the local business community throughout the Newry, Mourne and Down District Council area.     Why enter? Organised by Newry Chamber of Commerce & Trade, some of the benefits of applying […]

Deloitte Academy offers almost 50 graduate training opportunities

The latest Deloitte Assured Skills Academy is offering graduates industry-leading training opportunities to prepare them for working in the fast moving, cutting edge business consulting sector. Supported by the Department for the Economy, the Transformation, Finance and Technology Assured Skills Academy will see 48 graduates receive high quality pre-employment training, with a guaranteed interview at […]

Local teacher Daniel Guiney opens tuition centre in Newry for Primary School children

A new tuition centre specialising in primary school level Maths, English and the transfer exams has opened on Monaghan Street. Education Support Hub provides children of all primary ages and abilities an opportunity to bridge their learning gaps, while also catering for gifted and talented learners.     It was founded by Newry man Daniel […]


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