Archive for: March, 2021

Boylan slams lack of support for taxi operators | Newry Times

Boylan slams lack of support for taxi operators - Newry taxi

Sinn Féin MLA Cathal Boylan has said it is shocking that only one taxi operator has benefited from one of the Coronavirus Business Restrictions Support Scheme.     Cathal Boylan said, “After meeting with the Department for Infrastructure, taxi operators were denied a sector-specific scheme and told that they can apply for support through Part […]

Options Analysis for Veterinary Education commences | Newry Times

Options Analysis for Veterinary Education commences - Newry vets

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs has commissioned an analysis of options to deliver a more secure, long term supply of vets for NI, including consideration of the various models for third level veterinary education.     Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots commented, “I have been concerned for some time that Northern Ireland may […]

Get involved! – Dodds launches NI Apprenticeship Week 2021 | Newry Times

Get involved! – Dodds launches NI Apprenticeship Week 2021 | Newry Times

Economy Minister Diane Dodds has announced that the second annual Northern Ireland Apprenticeship Week will take place from 26 to 30 April 2021.     Led by the Department for the Economy, the annual week-long celebration aims to raise the profile of apprenticeships across Northern Ireland by bringing together partners including local councils, employers, universities, […]

SSE Arena taking bookings for Covid-19 Vaccine | Newry Times

SSE Arena taking bookings for Covid-19 Vaccine - Coronavirus Newry

People from Northern Ireland can now book their Covid-19 vaccine at the SSE Arena ahead of its opening on 29 March 2021.     The SSE Arena will be a regional vaccination centre working alongside Trust centres and GP practices.      Community Pharmacists will also join the vaccination programme next week, bringing vaccinations to […]

Updated advice for CEV people | Newry Times

Updated advice for CEV people - Covid-19 Coronavirus Newry

A change in the advice for people who are Clinically Extremely Vulnerable (CEV) to Covid-19 is planned.     Since 26 December 2020, CEV people have been advised to adhere to additional steps to keep themselves safe from exposure to Covid-19, including advice not to attend the workplace if they are unable to work from […]

PSNI welcome sentencing of 19-year-old man for sexual activity with a child | Newry Times

PSNI welcome sentencing of 19-year-old man for sexual activity with a child - Newry news

Detectives from Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Public Protection Branch have welcomed the sentence handed down to a 19-year-old man at Newry Magistrates Court this week for sexual activity with a child.     The offence took place in July 2018.     The man was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment suspended for 3 years […]

Police officer injured and vehicle damaged during A1 pursuit | Newry Times

Police officer injured and vehicle damaged during A1 pursuit - Newry Times news

Police are appealing for witnesses following an incident in Newry on Friday night, 19 March 2021 that left a police officer injured and a police car damaged.     At 8:10 pm, officers from the Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) Intercept Team were alerted to a vehicle travelling southbound on the A1, Newry Road.   […]

Document sets out ‘bold plan’ for modern courts and tribunals system | Newry Times

Document sets out bold plan for modern courts and tribunals system - Newry news

A document setting out a vision for a modern, innovative, collaborative and responsive 21st Century courts and tribunals system was launched this month.     ‘Modernising the Courts and Tribunals in Northern Ireland’, which has been approved by Justice Minster Naomi Long, the Lord Chief Justice Sir Declan Morgan and the Northern Ireland Courts and […]

Connectivity ‘key to economic growth’ – Dodds | Newry Times

Connectivity 'key to economic growth' – Dodds - Newry Times

Economy Minister Diane Dodds has welcomed the publication of Sir Peter Hendy’s Union Connectivity Review Interim Report.     Speaking of the publication of the Report the Minister said, “This is an ambitious Report which aims to deliver a UK-wide transport network that encompasses sea, rail, air and road.     “Improved connectivity through a […]

Animation launched to raise awareness of swallowing difficulty | Newry Times

Animation launched to raise awareness of swallowing difficulty - Newry Times Newspaper

Eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties can affect anyone at any stage of their life, so the Public Health Agency (PHA) has released a new animation to raise awareness of this issue.     Dysphagia is the medical term for swallowing difficulties. Some people with dysphagia have problems swallowing certain foods or liquids, while others can’t […]

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