Archive for: December, 2020

Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey outlines her plans for 2021

Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey - Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey outlines her plans for 2021 - Newry newspaper

Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey has set out some of her key priorities for the New Year including progressing the development of Casement Park.     The Minister also committed to delivering on the biggest transformational housing reform in a generation; ensuring the social security system delivers for people most in need; to drive forward changes […]

Jury trials and other Courts and tribunals business to continue during lockdown

Jury trials and other Courts and tribunals business to continue during lockdown - Northern Ireland courts news

Justice Minister Naomi Long has confirmed jury trials and other courts and tribunals hearings will continue to be held within the public health guidelines following the imposition of new Covid restrictions.     Following the latest restrictions approved by the Executive and which come into effect from 26 December, the Minister moved to allay concerns […]

Newry parents claiming Child Benefit reminded to register births

New parents claiming Child Benefit reminded to register births - Newry newspapers

Parents in Northern Ireland are being urged to register the birth of their newborns, so HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) can verify their Child Benefit claims.     Normally, a birth must be registered before claiming Child Benefit.      However, with some local register offices operating at reduced capacity and some parents unable to […]

Time “running out” to get ready for end of Brexit transition

Time is running out to get ready for end of Brexit transition - Newry Brexit news - NI Protocol - EU Exit

With just days to go until the Brexit Transition period ends, HMRC is urging traders to complete crucial preparations needed to trade with Europe from 1 January 2021.     This month, HMRC has sent 250,000 letters and emails to VAT-registered traders urging them to get ready for the new trading rules.     Ongoing […]

Minister Swann praises work of Mental Health staff

Minister Swann praises work of Mental Health staff - Newry newspaper

Health Minister Robin Swann has visited Holywell hospital to meet staff and show his appreciation to all Mental Health workforce in Northern Ireland.     Minister Swann said, “This pandemic has taken a massive physical toll on us all but it has also had a significant impact on emotional wellbeing and mental health among our […]

Maghaberry prisoners Christmas gift for autistic children

Maghaberry prisoners have embraced the gift of giving at Christmas by donating cash from their fundraising efforts during the Covid pandemic to an autistic children’s charity.     Maghaberry Prison Deputy Governor, David Savage, recently visited the Newtownards Branch of the National Autistic Society to present a cheque for £5,185, proceeds of prisoners’ recycling and […]

Translink Staff Charity Fund gives £36,000 to local charities

Translink Staff Charity Fund gives £36,000 to Local Charities - Newry News Headlines

Translink staff have recently made donations to twelve local charities including Translink charity partner Cancer Focus Northern Ireland along with eleven other staff nominated charities ahead of Christmas.     The transport operator’s employees raised funds through their payroll Give As You Earn Scheme and nominated a range of charities for donations focusing on key […]

New Translink advice to customers as tighter Covid restrictions introduced from Boxing Day

New Translink advice to customers as tighter Covid restrictions introduced from Boxing Day - Newry bus times

With the recently announced tighter COVD-19 restrictions coming into effect from Boxing Day, Translink is advising passengers to plan ahead and regularly check the website, social media or use the Journey Planner for the latest timetable information.     Translink also reminds all those travelling cross-border to book online in advance.     Current arrangements […]

Newry solicitors to go extra mile for Women’s Aid

Local Solicitors To Go Extra Mile For Women’s Aid NI - Womens Aid - Newry solicitors

Two solicitors from Newry are to go the extra mile on Christmas morning all in aid of Women’s Aid NI.     Ryan Elliott and John Murphy from The Elliott Trainor Partnership Solicitors will be undertaking a gruelling half-marathon of 13.1miles on Christmas Day to help raise urgent funds for Women’s Aid Armagh/Down area.   […]

Helpline worker from NSPCC “proud to work on Christmas Day”

Sharon Coyle - Helpline worker from NSPCC Northern Ireland is proud to work on Christmas Day to help keep children safe - Newry headlines

Belfast woman, Sharon Coyle, 37, will be spending her Christmas Day working in NSPCC’s Helpline base in Belfast and although it means she will be parted from her family at this festive time, she explains why she is happy to do this.     The service provides adults with a place they can get advice […]

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