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BBC urged to enhance GAA coverage

South Down MLA Sinéad Ennis is urging the BBC to explore what steps it can take to ensure it provides enhanced coverage of GAA fixtures, particularly the latter stages of the All-Ireland Championship. Speaking to Newry Times, Ennis, the Sinn Féin Spokesperson for Culture, Arts and Sport said, “I will be seeking a meeting with […]

St Paul’s students get a ‘QuickStart’ into business

Students from St Paul’s High School are celebrating the completion of the ‘QuickStart Programme’ this week with local charity Young Enterprise NI. The QuickStart Programme, supported by Ulster Bank, sees Year 8 students develop a marketable product and business plan under the guidance of Young Enterprise volunteer Nichola Mc Camley from Demenex Plant Hire Ltd […]

Local views sought on Personal Independence Payment assessment process

Local people who have been through an assessment for the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) are being asked to share their experience of the process.    An independent review of the assessment process is being carried out by Walter Rader.     He is seeking feedback from any individuals in the Newry, Mourne and Down District Council […]

Customer Data Challenges lie ahead for Newry Businesses

Ulster Bank is bringing its Boost Bites roadshow of events to Newry to help local businesses better equip themselves in a digital economy as the May 2018 deadline for general data protection regulations (GDPR) nears. ‘Boost Bites’ is a series of free-to-attend business-focused events covering topics including cyber security, GDPR, growing your business and challenges […]

Fearon calls for domestic violence funding

Agencies assisting victims of domestic violence here should receive funding generated through the so-called ‘tampon tax’, Sinn Féin MLA Megan Fearon has said. Addressing the Women’s Aid Children and Domestic Violence Conference in Stranmillis College recently, the party’s Equality spokesperson also called for such organisations to receive mainstream funding.     “There is no doubt […]

‘Urgent action required for busy Newry City road route’ – Charlie Casey

Newry City Sinn Féin Councillor Charlie Casey has said that the condition of road surfaces along Catherine and Erskine Streets in Newry is causing havoc for motorists and pedestrians alike. He said he is contacting local Roads Services demanding urgent action.     The Newry City Councillor stated, “These are extremely busy routes, both for […]

Traffic calming measures in Ballyholland and Mayobridge ‘being assessed’

Crotlieve Sinn Fein Councillor Oksana McMahon has welcomed a response from Department for Infrastructure (DFI) that traffic calming measures in Ballyholland and Mayobridge are being assessed. Speaking to Newry Times, Councillor McMahon said, “I have been campaigning for speeding reduction and traffic calming measures thought out the Crotlieve area for several months.     “Having […]

Driver licensing services now available online

New online driver licensing services allowing drivers to renew their licence, change an address or order a duplicate licence are now available online at These services are the first in a series of digital service improvements being offered by the Department for Infrastructure’s Driver & Vehicle Agency (DVA).     Since December, more than […]

Community anger at Council bus shelter decision in Cloughreagh

Slieve Gullion Area Sinn Féin Councillor Roisin Mulgrew has said that the recent decision by Newry Mourne and Down Council to remove the Bus Shelter in Cloughreagh has left many in the Cloughreagh and John F Kennedy Park areas ‘very angry’. The local Councillor, who on behalf of residents made the request for a bus […]

Work to begin on new Bereavement Suite for Daisy Hill Hospital

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust is to begin work on a new Bereavement Suite within the Delivery Suite at Daisy Hill Hospital, thanks to a number of very generous donations. Staff Midwife Aine Cunningham has raised a significant £15,171.55 towards the Bereavement Suite in memory of her baby boy Eoghan who was born […]


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