Archive for: January, 2022

Radius Housing raises £50k for mental health charity | Newry Times

Radius Housing raises Awareness and £50k for mental health charity - Newry Times - breaking news newry

Radius Housing has raised £50,000 for AWARE to support their work delivering mental health and wellbeing programmes across Northern Ireland.     Through concerted efforts by both staff and tenants, the money was raised through fundraising events as part of their Corporate Charity fundraising partnership with AWARE.     Activities ranged from wearing crazy socks, […]

More than £22k Raised by Warrenpoint Port for Community Christmas | Newry Times

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Warrenpoint Port has announced that it has raised £22,062 for its Community Christmas Appeal.       This money has gone directly towards supporting 43 different community projects, events, activities, and charities in the local area.     In the coming weeks, the Port will be profiling many of the organisations that have benefitted from […]

Newry MLA presses Minister for ‘more ambitious’ road safety target | Newry Times

Kimmins presses Minister for 'more ambitious' road safety target - Newry Times - county down newspaper

Newry Sinn Féin MLA Liz Kimmins has called on Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon to consider strengthening road safety targets for the new Road Safety Strategy to 2030.     The Newry and Armagh MLA says, “At the Committee for Infrastructure I stressed my concern to Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon that in the draft road safety […]

Multi-million pound investment in fishing harbours ‘moves step closer’ | Newry Times

Multi-million pound investment in fishing harbours 'moves step closer' - Newry Times - newry news now

Fisheries Minister Edwin Poots has announced that a multi-million-pound investment in Northern Ireland’s three key fishing harbours has moved a step closer.     During a visit to Kilkeel Harbour, the Minister welcomed the latest development which could mean a major investment in the fishing infrastructure ensuring the industry was fit for the 21st century. […]

Independent Review of Children’s Social Care Services in Northern Ireland announced | Newry Times

Independent Review of Children’s Social Care Services in Northern Ireland announced - Newry Times - newry news headlines

Health Minister Robin Swann has announced a review of children’s social care services in Northern Ireland will begin in February 2022.     Professor Ray Jones will be the independent lead reviewer assisted by an Advisory Panel.      Members of the Advisory Panel are Her Honour Judge Patricia Smyth, Professor Pat Dolan, and Marie […]

£21.9million funding for local councils through Rate Support Grant | Newry Times

£21.9million funding for local councils through Rate Support Grant | Newry Times - newry newspaper

Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey will provide an additional £10million funding for Councils Rates Support Grant bringing it to £21.9million for 2021/22.     A Rates Support Grant provides financial support to eligible councils whose needs exceed their wealth as determined by the statutory formula.      Seven of the 11 councils are eligible. Minister Hargey […]

Northern Ireland joins International Mental Health Group | Newry Times

Northern Ireland joins International Mental Health Group - Newry Times - down newspaper

Health Minster Robin Swann has announced that Northern Ireland has joined the International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership (IIMHL).     The IIMHL is an international collaborative that focuses on improving mental health and addictions services.     It has nine member countries: Australia, England, Canada, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, Scotland, USA […]

Magennis voices concerns on red diesel legislation | Newry Times

Magennis voices concerns on red diesel legislation - Newry Times - newry news today

Sinn Fein Councillor for Slieve Gullion Oonagh Magennis has echoed the words of her party colleague, Caoimhe Archibald MLA; warning that changes to the entitlement for red diesel will be another hit to struggling businesses and could potentially put jobs at risk.     Oonagh explains, “The change to the entitlement won’t reduce emissions. “It […]

Murphy welcomes opening of hospitality support scheme | Newry Times

Murphy welcomes opening of hospitality support scheme - Newry Times - local news newry

Sinn Féin Finance Minister Conor Murphy has welcomed the opening of his £40m hospitality scheme.     Speaking after the announcement Conor comments, “My hospitality support package is now open.     “This scheme will provide grants of between £10,000 and £20,000, helping over 3,000 hospitality businesses recover from the impact of Omicron. “LPS will […]

Bill to extend terminal illness support reaches final stage in Assembly | Newry Times

Bill to extend terminal illness support reaches final stage in Assembly | Newry Times - newry news

The Social Security (Terminal Illness) Bill, introduced by Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey, which extends access to fast-tracked financial support for the terminally ill, reaches its final stage in the Assembly today.     Minister Hargey says, “This reform is a critical step forward which will mean more people who find themselves facing the devastating news […]

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