Archive for: August, 2021

Ryanair withdrawal ‘further blow to North’s travel sector’ | Newry Times

Ryanair withdrawal 'further blow to North's travel sector' - Newry Times - news newry co down

SDLP South Down MLA Colin McGrath has said that the decision by Ryanair to pull out of the North will be a further blow to a travel industry that is on its knees.     The SDLP Chair of the Executive Office Committee said, “I have been contacted by travel sector representatives who are concerned […]

Growing levels of food poverty ‘are indefensible’ – Newry MLA | Newry Times

Growing levels of food poverty 'are indefensible' - Newry MLA - Newry Times - newry news facebook

SDLP MLA Justin McNulty has branded the growing levels of food poverty in Northern Ireland as ‘an abject failure of governance’.     A report from the Family Resources Survey highlighted that a tenth of children here are facing ‘food insecurity.’     The Newry and Armagh MLA commented, “Ever since the draconian imposition of […]

Hazzard welcomes progress on Mayobridge Scheme | Newry Times

Hazzard welcomes progress on Mayobridge Scheme - Newry Times - todays news in newry

Sinn Féin’s Chris Hazzard MP has said a forthcoming road safety improvement scheme in Mayobridge will be a “welcome upgrade” to the village’s road layout.      The South Down MP recently met with DFI Roads to discuss a number of local roads projects, including the need to enhance the existing mini-roundabout at the Chapel […]

Deadline looms for Newry parents to update Child Benefit for 16 year olds | Newry Times

Deadline looms for parents to update Child Benefit for 16 year olds - Newry Times - newry news now

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is reminding parents and carers they have until 31 August 2021 to confirm whether their teenagers are staying in full-time education or training beyond 16.     Last week, teenagers across the UK received their GSCE or Scottish National Certificate results and many are now considering their future.     […]

New regional Mental Health Crisis Service for Northern Ireland | Newry Times

New regional Mental Health Crisis Service for Northern Ireland - Newry Times - newry news online

Health Minister Robin Swann has announced a new regional Mental Health Crisis Service in line with a commitment in the Mental Health Action Plan (MHAP).      The MHAP contained the commitment to reconfigure mental health crisis services and in late 2020, the Department commissioned a review of crisis services.     The review report, […]

94% of NI parents ‘concerned about cost of school uniform’ | Newry Times

94% of NI parents 'concerned about cost of school uniform' - Newry Times - todays news in newry

A new poll finds that parents are, on a yearly average, spending £173 per primary school child and £378 per post-primary school child on school uniform, PE kit and footwear.     A new poll of 1415 NI parents has revealed that a large majority are negatively impacted by the financial burden of school uniforms […]

Call for Evidence on potential introduction of MOT testing every two years | Newry Times

Call for Evidence on potential introduction of MOT testing every two years - Newry Times - newry newspaper

Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon has launched a Call for Evidence to seek views that will inform a decision on the potential introduction of biennial (every two years) MOT testing for cars, light goods vehicles and motorcycles.     Currently, private cars and motorcycles are first MOT tested at four years old and light goods vehicles […]

Man, 32, charged after Warrenpoint armed robbery | Newry Times

Man, 32, charged after Warrenpoint armed robbery - Newry Times - newry court news

A 32-year-old man has been charged with robbery and other related offences.     It is believed that the charges are in relation to a report of an armed robbery at commercial premises at the Duke Street area of Warrenpoint. The Warrenpoint robbery happened on Friday 16 July 2021.     The man is due […]

How to get your Covid-19 jab in Northern Ireland | Newry Times

Mobile vaccination clinics are continuing to deliver first doses. Vaccination is also available by appointment for the Moderna vaccine at around 50 participating community pharmacies.     More pharmacies will be joining the programme.     Further details on pharmacy bookings are available on the Health and Care NI website. You can continue to get […]

Three men sentenced after ‘vicious assault’ in Newry | Newry Times

Three men sentenced after 'vicious assault' in Newry - Newry Times - breaking news newry

Detectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Criminal Investigation Department in Newry have welcomed the sentencing of three men at Newry Crown Court this week for their part in the vicious assault of a 36-year-old man in the city on 19 October 2019.     Detective Sergeant Johnston said, “The victim was walking on […]

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