Archive for: January, 2021

WIN a £500 Lidl gift card in kid’s shopping bag design competition

Lidl Northern Ireland on the Hunt for Kids with Bags of Style - Lidl Newry - NEWRY BUSINESS NEWS

Lidl Northern Ireland is calling budding young artists across the region to unleash their inner Picasso and create an eye-catching design to feature on the retailer’s brand new heavy-duty plastic shopping bags, due to hit stores later this year.     Lidl is set to introduce durable, reusable shopping bags, made from 100% recycled plastic, […]

‘Education Minister must provide guidance for special schools’ – Newry MLA Liz Kimmins

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Sinn Féin MLA Liz Kimmins has said the Education Minister must provide guidance on the current COVID restrictions for special schools and childcare settings.     The Newry/Armagh MLA said, “It is unacceptable that special schools and other childcare settings who have been asked to open have not been provided with up-to-date guidance on the […]

£13million to help Northern Ireland’s first-time home buyers

Minister Hargey announces further £13million to help first-time buyers - Newry property, to buy to let Newry and Mourne

Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey has announced a further £13m funding to Co-Ownership to provide assistance to first-time buyers struggling to raise a deposit to purchase their own home.     The Minister is allocating this funding in response to an increase in demand for Co-Ownership’s shared ownership product.      Co-Ownership is seeing an increase […]

New processes for the movement of hay and straw from GB to NI

New processes for the movement of hay and straw from GB to NI - Brexit - NI Protocol - Newry online

Following the end of the EU-UK transition period on 31 December 2020, new rules now apply when importing consignments of hay and straw from Great Britain (GB) to Northern Ireland (NI), the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has advised.     Under the requirements of the Northern Ireland Protocol, and associated UK […]

‘Sinn Fein must provide clarity on funding for Casement Park’ – McNulty

SDLP Sports Spokesperson Justin McNulty has said that Sinn Fein must provide ‘urgent clarity on the entire funding package’ available for the redevelopment of Casement Park.      The Newry and Armagh MLA commented, “Casement Park is a key project and has been more than a decade in the making. “Planning approval was recommended months […]

Plan to ‘eliminate hepatitis C’ as a public health threat in Northern Ireland by 2025

Plan to 'eliminate hepatitis C' in Northern Ireland - Newry Newspaper

The Department of Health and Public Health Agency has published a new action plan to eliminate hepatitis C in Northern Ireland by 2025.     Hepatitis C is a virus that can infect the liver and, if left untreated, cause serious and potentially life-threatening damage over many years. The virus is usually spread through blood-to-blood […]

Newry Tik Tok Star to Feature in New BBC NI Documentary


The heart of the matter with Caoimhe – Aesthetic Treatments – Monday 1 February 2021, 10 pm on BBC 2 NI.     BBC Blas presenter Caoimhe Ní Chathail investigates the growing demand for treatments such as fillers and anti-wrinkle injections that seem to be becoming the norm with young people today.     Caoimhe […]

Newry driving tests: Minister Mallon details plans on the resumption of driving tests

Mallon details plans on the resumption of driving tests - Newry MOT and Driving Test Latest News

Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon has announced that customers with theory test pass certificates due to expire will be given priority access to the booking system by the Driver & Vehicle Agency (DVA) when practical driving tests are able to resume.     Minister Mallon said, “Practical driving tests have been disrupted due to the Executive […]

Less than one week left to apply for Assured Skills Academy

Dodds launches Assured Skills Academy with FinTrU Belfast - Newry jobs and careers

Economy Minister Diane Dodds has announced a new Assured Skills Academy with FinTrU in Belfast offering 20 high-quality training places to people with degrees.     Participants in the academy will receive industry-relevant pre-employment training from Belfast Met and Ulster University over four weeks. Those who successfully complete the academy are guaranteed an interview for […]

‘Important that admissions criteria are fair and robust’ – Education Minister Peter Weir

'Important that admissions criteria are fair and robust' - Education Minister Peter Weir - Newry online

Education Minister Peter Weir said the impact of the pandemic has created great uncertainty for P7 pupils preparing to move to post-primary schools.     Peter Weir said, “I wanted to speak directly to parents and let them know I realise that the process of transfer from primary to post-primary education can be a stressful […]


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