Archive for: June, 2019

Four new faces at Warrenpoint Town FC

Warrenpoint Town FC has welcomed the arrivals of Dermot McVeigh, Gavin Smith, Jake O’Connor and Kaleem Simon to the club. The new signings will start the 2019/20 season in the ‘Point colours, with Manager Stephen McDonnell absolutely delighted to have secured the services of all four players.     Speaking to Newry Times, McDonnell said, […]

Cyber-related sex crimes against children up to almost five every week

Children are increasingly being targeted on the web by sex offenders – with almost five cyber-enabled sex crimes being recorded each week against children in Northern Ireland. In 2018/19, a total of 243 recorded sexual offences against children were ‘flagged’ by the PSNI as having an online element, representing a 268 per cent increase over […]

Brady challenges Irish government over ‘legacy failures’

Sinn Féin MP Mickey Brady has challenged the Irish government over its failures to deal with the legacy of the conflict and lack of proper investigations into the killing of Seamus Ludlow and the attack on Kay’s Tavern in Dundalk. The Newry and Armagh MP said, “At a meeting of the Oireachtas committee on the […]

Restoration of Newry’s Ivybrook House

Ivybrook House on the Southern Trust’s Drumalane Site in Newry has undergone a major transformation to restore its beautiful 19th Century interior. Originally constructed in 1800, the category B1 listed building was home to 15 Social Work staff but was not fully occupied.      With a number of new community based teams being set […]

Jennie’s charity head shave raises incredible funds for PIPS Newry

Local woman Jennie Clyde recently presented PIPS Hope and Support’s Padraig Harte and Roisin Martin with a cheque for a remarkable £12,000 in memory of her nephew Curtis Clyde.  Jennie decided she wanted to raise awareness and funds for PIPS Hope and Support in Curtis’s memory by having a charity head shave and raffle in […]

‘It’s clear that no-deal Brexit will be disastrous’ – Hazzard

Sinn Féin MP Chris Hazzard has said an expert panel is not needed to show how disastrous the impact of a no-deal Brexit will be on the north. The South Down MP said, “The British government has now convened a panel of experts to determine the impact of a no-deal Brexit on the north.   […]

Call for a “Home to Hospital” Scheme

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Following on from the recent Slieve Gullion District Electoral Area (DEA) meeting Sinn Féin Councillor Roisin Mulgrew has called on the Public Health Agency (PHA) to fund a pilot Home to Hospital Scheme in the South Armagh area. The local Councillor explained, “For several years a home to hospital service has been running in the […]

PSNI and SRC Newry celebrate #SoberingMoment 2019

PSNI and Southern Regional College are working together to encourage young people to think carefully about the consequences of their actions and to avoid having a #SoberingMoment. PSNI Corporate Communications Department, PSNI Antrim and Newtownabbey and Northern Regional College joined forces at the beginning of the academic year to take part in this year’s #SoberingMoment […]

Stroke and breast consultation extension welcomed by Newry MLA

Sinn Féin MLA Megan Fearon has welcomed moves by the Department of Health to extend the consultation on proposals to reshape stroke and breast assessment services to 2 August. The Newry and Armagh MLA said, “I welcome that the Department of Health has now extended the public consultation on proposals to reshape stroke and breast […]

Newry MLA raises concerns at briefing on breast and stroke services

SDLP Newry and Armagh MLA Justin McNulty has raised concerns about the impact on local patients and ambulance services if plans to centralise breast assessment and stroke services proceed. McNulty attended a briefing with Health officials on the plans and again raised his serious concerns about travel times and patient care.     He told […]

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