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Newry Council Chairperson pledges to ensure Brexit concerns are addressed

Newry Mourne & Down Council Chairperson Cllr Roisin Mulgrew has said that Councils along the border will work together to ensure their common concerns are addressed during Brexit negotiations. She was speaking after attending the launch of the Brexit Border Corridor Document in Brussels.     Speaking in Brussels the Council Chairperson stated, “Councils from […]

Warrenpoint cements position as second largest port in Northern Ireland

Warrenpoint Harbour Authority (WHA) has published an Economic Impact Assessment which has highlighted the port’s value to the local economy and confirmed its position as the second largest port in Northern Ireland. The report carried out by independent economist, Ryan Hogg, working alongside Richard Johnston, an Associate Director in the Ulster University Economic Policy Centre […]

Newry locals take on Cancer Fund for Children’s Bog Run

Over 350 people got absolutely boggin’ on Sunday 8th October at Cancer Fund for Children’s Bog Run in Castlewellan Forest Park. The muddy 5K charity run, which was sponsored by local community supermarkets EUROSPAR and ViVOXTRA, was the biggest yet, with hundreds of Bog Runners from across Northern Ireland getting mucked to the eyeballs in […]

Exciting new job vacancies with Netwatch, Newry

Job Title: Intervention Specialist Department: Communications Hub Location: Newry, Co. Down, Northern Ireland Join our growing team! We are seeking a full-time Intervention Specialist to support our customers across the world from our Communications Hub in Carnbane Industrial Estate, Newry. Our Intervention Specialists will operate Netwatch’s advanced protection technologies to support customer site security. Successful […]

DAERA launches new text alert service for Avian Flu threat

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has launched a new text alert service to inform bird keepers of any disease outbreaks. The new system ‘goes live’ as Chief Veterinary Officer for NI, Robert Huey urges bird keepers to remain vigilant to the threat of Avian Flu as the migratory cycle begins. Speaking […]

Newry Councillor urges movement on Southern Relief Road

Movement on securing funding for the Southern Relief Road in Newry must be a priority over the coming weeks as a budget for the North is finalised, a Newry Councillor has said. SDLP Newry City Councillor Michael Savage said it is vital that the funding for the much-needed Southern Relief Road is earmarked in any […]

Ennis welcomes reinstatement of schools’ sports development grant

Sinn Féin’s Culture, Arts and Sport spokesperson Sinéad Ennis has welcomed the reinstatement of the schools’ sports development grant. Speaking to Newry Times, the South Down MLA said, “Sinn Féin welcome the reinstatement of this valuable scheme. This announcement will be great news to the schools, coaches and children who benefit from this scheme.   […]

Stop smoking in Stoptober!

During Stoptober the Public Health Agency (PHA) is urging all smokers in Northern Ireland to use this time as an opportunity to quit for good by availing of one of the free stop smoking services that are available here. Colette Rogers, Strategic Lead for Tobacco Control with the PHA, said, “Stopping smoking is the single […]

New housing development for older people opens

A new supported housing development has opened in Kilkeel to give older people the chance to live more independently. The ‘Ben Crom’ complex has 10 single and two, two-bedroom apartments, accommodating up to 14 people. The complex was developed in partnership between the Southern Health and Social Care Trust, Supporting People, Choice Housing and MindWise. […]

Car park company ‘preying on Newry motorists’ says local Councillor

A car park management company has been accused of preying on local motorists by imposing £100 fines without providing adequate warning signage at a Newry city-centre car park. SDLP Newry City Councillor Michael Savage accused Smart Parking, which manages the two car parks to the rear of Merchants Quay in the City, of not doing […]


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