Archive for: October, 2019

Anti-Slavery Day: PSNI investigated 54 cases in last 7 months

The Department of Justice is calling on the public to be vigilant for signs of slavery and trafficking happening in Northern Ireland. The reminder comes on Anti-Slavery Day as the latest figures report an increase in cases of modern slavery being investigated in Northern Ireland. Article continues below Since April 2019, the PSNI has investigated […]

30-year-old man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder

Detectives in Newry investigating incidents in Forkhill in South Armagh on Tuesday 15 October have arrested a 30-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder, possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life and criminal damage. The news comes after Detectives in Newry launched an investigation into incidents in South Armagh this week, where one […]

Money and jewellery taken during Newry burglary

Detectives in Ardmore are appealing for witnesses following a burglary of a house. The incident took place on the Manse Road, Newry. Article continues below Speaking to Newry Times, Detective Constable Brannigan said, “It was reported that sometime between 7.30pm and 10.10pm on Saturday 12 October entry was gained to the house.     “A […]

‘Health and social care services moving into most challenging ever period’ – Permanent Secretary

Department of Health Permanent Secretary Richard Pengelly has highlighted that health and social care services are moving into their most challenging ever period. Mr Pengelly was speaking at a Healthcare Financial Management Association event at the Dunadry Hotel. Article continues below He said, “Yesterday, the organisation NHS Providers in England called for a full, frank […]

Independent expert to consider RHI financial hardship claims

The Department for the Economy (DfE) has announced the appointment of energy expert Andrew Buglass to consider the issue of hardship relating to participants in the NI Non-Domestic RHI scheme (NIRHI). Mr Buglass’ appointment follows a Call for Evidence process with NIRHI participants, which took place in the summer. Article continues below It sought evidence […]

Newry police charge two men after “public order incidents”

Detectives in Newry investigating a number of public order incidents in the Bearna Park area of Meigh last Thursday, 10 October, have charged two men with a number of offences. The two men, aged 25 and 50 years old, have been charged with offences including criminal damage and arson. Article continues below They were also […]

Residents urged to be vigilant after spate of local burglaries

Sinn Féin Councillor Roisin Mulgrew is urging South Armagh residents to be vigilant following a spate of burglaries in the area. “I have been contacted by a number of concerned residents following a recent spate of burglaries in the Camlough and Bessbrook areas,” she told Newry Times. Article continues below “Having met with the PSNI […]

Houses ransacked during spate of local burglaries

Detectives in Ardmore are appealing for information following a spate of burglaries in the South Armagh area over the weekend of 5 October- 6 October 2019. Speaking to Newry Times, Detective Sergeant Johnston said, “At around 7 pm on Saturday 5 October, it was reported that four men arrived in a silver-coloured Audi car and […]

Eco-friendly day care centre opens in Newry

An eco-friendly child day care centre has opened in Newry following a six-figure investment supported by Ulster Bank. Kidz Miniversity, formerly the Mulberry Bush, based on the Ashgrove Road in Newry, has relaunched under new management following a significant investment in its facilities and day care provision. Article continues below The new management team took […]

37-year-old man arrested after shooting incident

Detectives in Ardmore investigating incidents in Forkhill in South Armagh last night, Tuesday 15 October, have arrested a 37-year-old man on suspicion of a number of offences, including attempted murder, possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life and criminal damage. He remains in police custody at this time assisting with enquiries. Article continues […]


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