Archive for: September, 2021

Health Minister announces grants for groups supporting carers | Newry Times

Health Minister announces grants for groups supporting carers - Newry Times - news newry northern ireland

Health Minister Robin Swann has announced the allocation of the first tranche of grants to organisations providing vital support for carers.     Almost £600,000 of the £4.4m Support for Carers Fund has been awarded to groups across Northern Ireland.     It’s part of a £24m package of funding made available in response to […]

£10,000 grant available for Healthy Heart projects | Newry Times

£10,000 grant available for Healthy Heart projects - Newry Times - newry newspaper

Community groups in Northern Ireland that help local people look after their hearts can now apply for a regional grant of up to £10,000, thanks to the national charity Heart Research UK and the Subway® brand.     The Heart Research UK and Subway® Healthy Heart Grant are available for new and innovative projects that […]

Vaccine clinics announced for Balmoral Show | Newry Times

Vaccine clinics announced for Balmoral Show - Newry Times - newry news today

The Health and Agriculture Ministers have jointly urged the farming and rural community to protect themselves from Covid-19 through vaccination.     The appeal came as new initiatives to boost vaccine take-up were announced.     These include walk-in vaccination clinics at the Balmoral Show later this month. In addition, vaccination will be offered to […]

Ministers hold progress meeting on All-island Rail Review | Newry Times

Ministers hold progress meeting on All-island Rail Review - Newry Times - breaking news newry

Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon and the Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan T.D. held their first progress meeting with the consultants ARUP who are taking forward the all-island Strategic Rail Review.      This All-Island Strategic Rail Review will consider how the rail network on the island of Ireland can improve sustainable connectivity between major cities […]

Mental Health Champion appointed | Newry Times

Mental Health Champion appointed - Newry Times - newry local newspaper

Following a recent external recruitment process, Health Minister Robin Swann has appointed Professor Siobhan O’Neill as the Mental Health Champion for Northern Ireland.     Professor O’Neill is the current Interim Mental Health Champion and Professor of Mental Health Sciences at Ulster University.     She is one of Northern Ireland’s leading experts in the […]

Northern Ireland Childcare Survey now open | Newry Times

Northern Ireland Childcare Survey now open - Newry Times - newry news latest

Childcare was a critical issue during Covid-19 which highlighted just how vital the sector is to our economy as we seek to rebuild from the pandemic, allowing parents to go to work and supporting children’s development.     The last year has seen real changes – and challenges – for parents using childcare, as well […]

Newry MLA raises shortfall in home upgrade grants for disabled people | Newry Times

McNulty raises shortfall in grants for disabled people to upgrade homes - Newry Times - down newspaper

Newry SDLP MLA Justin McNulty has raised concerns that grants to assist people with disabilities to make adaptations to their homes are falling short.       The SDLP has written to Communities Minster Deirdre Hargey urging her to increase the NI Housing Executive’s Disabled Facilities Grant in line with the increasing construction and materials costs […]

Newry teenagers ‘missing out on Child Trust Fund cash’ | Newry Times

Thousands of teenagers 'missing out on Child Trust Fund cash' - Newry Times - newry news facebook

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is urging young people to check if they have a hidden pot of gold – in the shape of a Child Trust Fund (CTF).      It is now one year since the first account holders started turning 18 and around 55,000 CTFs mature every month.     This means […]

Young people ‘being left out in the cold’ – Newry MLA | Newry Times

Young people 'being left out in the cold' - Newry MLA - Newry Times - newry news headlines

Newry SDLP MLA Justin McNulty has hit out at the decision by the Executive to exclude 16-18-year-olds from the High Street Voucher Scheme.     The Newry and Armagh MLA, “I have had some reservations about this scheme from the outset.     “Initially, the stated intention of the Voucher Scheme was to provide a […]

Northern Ireland Civil Service Apprenticeship scheme launched | Newry Times

New Operational Delivery Apprenticeship scheme launched - Newry Times - news newry co down

Finance Minister Conor Murphy has launched a new Operational Delivery Apprenticeship scheme for the Civil Service.     He was speaking as he was joined by both Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey and Economy Minister Gordon Lyons to launch the scheme.     Minister Murphy encouraged people to consider applying for a place as the first […]

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