Archive for: February, 2020

‘Irish political landscape changed forever’ – Sinn Féin President addresses packed Newry meeting

Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald has addressed more than 1,000 people who had gathered in the Canal Court in Newry for the third in a series of post-election Sinn Féin meetings throughout Ireland. “Whatever else will come from this historic election, be sure of one thing,” the Sinn Féin President started. “The days of […]

Newry and Warrenpoint venues named amongst NI’s Top 100 hospitality businesses

The search to find the Top 100 hospitality businesses in Northern Ireland came to a dramatic conclusion with five Newry and Warrenpoint venues amongst the winners. The following venues were revealed as winners at a prestigious gala event held at Crowne Plaza Hotel in Belfast recently. Article continues below Bank Bar and Bistro, Newry Bridge […]

Local social enterprise organisations pitch at Newry event

WIN Business Park recently played host to 12 local social enterprise organisations this week when they gathered together to Pitch in the ‘Dragons Den’ for £800 of investment.   The event was sponsored by the Ulster Community Investment Trust and Newry & Mourne Enterprise Agency and organised by Social Enterprise NI. Article continues below   […]

Murphy allocates additional funds for education, health and infrastructure

Finance Minister Conor Murphy has allocated £18 million to education, health and infrastructure. The allocations outlined in a Written Ministerial Statement follow late changes made to the NI Budget by Treasury. Article continues below   Allocations include £10 million to address pressures within the education sector.     It also includes £5 million for doctor […]

‘£6m won’t plug £400m school maintenance gap’ – Newry MLA

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SDLP Assembly Member for Newry and Armagh Justin McNulty MLA has expressed his astonishment at the lack of action being taken to address the massive backlog in school maintenance by the Department of Education. Speaking to Newry Times, McNulty explained, “During the Education Committee this week we heard evidence from the Department of Education’s Director […]

Police appeal for witnesses after Rostrevor burglary

Detectives are appealing for witnesses and information following the recent report of a burglary. It happened at a home in the Newtown Villas area of Rostrevor. Article continues below Speaking to Newry Times, Detective Constable McAteer said, “It’s believed the burglary took place at some stage between the morning of Thursday 20 and the evening […]

Newry, Mourne and Down experience “exceeds visitors’ expectations” – Tourism NI survey

Results from a survey of leisure visitors across Northern Ireland, commissioned by Tourism NI, show that 97% of respondents believed that the Newry, Mourne and Down Council area met or exceeded expectations. Enjoying the beautiful scenery and landscapes was a key reason for visiting the area, which proved to be particularly popular with couples and […]

Mallon commits to ‘turning Northern Ireland’s lights back on’

Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon has welcomed an additional £3million for winter gritting services, street lighting repairs and road maintenance. The allocation will enable the Department to continue winter gritting services until the end of March, allow the urgent repair of street light outages and increase the road maintenance budget. Article continues below   Minister Mallon […]

‘Urgent support needed for community pharmacy’ – Bradley

SDLP Health spokesperson, Sinead Bradley MLA has responded to a 98% vote to press ahead with industrial action by community pharmacists. Speaking to Newry Times, the South Down MLA said, “Despite apparent cross-party consensus around the importance of local pharmacies in delivering vital services to the public, there is no evidence of practical support from […]

Newry MLA calls for 20mph zones outside schools

Newry and Armagh MLA Liz Kimmins has called for the reduction of the speed limit outside all possible schools throughout the north. She was speaking at a recent week’s Infrastructure committee. Article continues below “I asked the department about lowering the speed limit outside all schools to 20mph, particularly for rural areas where some roads […]

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