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‘Trips and falls due to unrepaired footpaths’ – McNulty


SDLP MLA for Newry and Armagh Justin McNulty has claimed that footpaths in town centres have deteriorated so much that he has had to report numerous incidents to the Department of Infrastructure locally.   McNulty told Newry Times, “Over recent weeks I have been contacted by quite a number of people regarding the state of […]

Consultation on free school meals and uniform grants eligibility criteria


The Department of Education has launched a public consultation on proposed changes to eligibility criteria for free school meals and uniform grants. The changes are necessary due to the roll out of Universal Credit across Northern Ireland which begins in September 2017 and will be phased in over a number of years.   The Department’s […]

STEM students showcase innovation and inspiration at Newry competition

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Southern Regional College students from a range of creative and technical disciplines and across all campuses took part in a STEM competition on the College’s Newry campus recently. The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) competition showcased the innovative and entrepreneurial talents of the College’s students as they presented their product, design and business ideas. […]

Free stress control courses in Newry


The Southern Health and Social Care Trust is running a series of free Stress Management classes. Funded by the Public Health Agency, the classes aim to help anyone of any age who feels they are suffering from stress, anxiety or depression. The six week programmes have been organised in conjunction with the Southern Regional College […]

South Armagh couple donate 40th birthday celebration funds to cancer unit


Pauline Faughey and Padraig Traynor have donated £2,280 to the Mandeville and Glenanne Unit at Craigavon Area Hospital.   The couple from Culloville recently held their joint 40th birthday celebrations. Article continues below: They donated the funds raised by family and friends to charities close to their hearts. Article continues below: Staff of the Mandeville […]

Warrenpoint students join ‘IT’ crowd

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A programme to teach young people about the skills required to make it in the IT industry visited students at St Mark’s High School in Warrenpoint. The Department for the Economy funded Bring IT On programme has just been launched and is being rolled out in schools across the country by Sentinus in association with […]

South Armagh road repairs ‘near completion’


As emergency repairs to the Dromintee Road near completion, Slieve Gullion Sinn Féin Councillor Mickey Larkin has acknowledged the prompt action by the Department of Infrastructure to address the concerns of the local residents, pedestrians and motorists.   The local Councillor explained, “Within a few weeks of attending a site meeting with an engineer from […]

Newry SRC students wins City and Guilds gold medal

Gary Doyle

Southern Regional College star apprentice Gary Doyle has been awarded yet another medal to add to his collection. City and Guilds have recognised Gary’s outstanding achievements at NVQ Level 3 Domestic Plumbing and Heating and presented him with a gold medal.   Gary has previously been crowned Best Plumber in the World at WorldSkills in […]

Newry republican plot attacked hours before Easter commemorations


Vandals have targeted the republican plot in St Marys Cemetery in Newry in a graffiti attack. Spray paint was used to deface the memorial in the Newry graveyard.   Speaking to Newry Times, Sinn Fein MP Mickey Brady described it as an “outrageous attack”. Article continues below: “The Republican Plot in Newry was desecrated last […]

‘Residents face lock-down’ during Newry parade says Newry MP Mickey Brady

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Newry and Armagh MP Mickey Brady has had what he described as a “frank but constructive” meeting with the PSNI. He said he raised concerns about the upcoming Band Parade on 21st April and what he labelled ‘the impact on local residents and traffic disruption’.     At the recent meeting he said he raised a range […]

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