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Newry SRC’s Kieran is crowned UK Apprentice of the Year

Southern Regional College apprentice Kieran Magee has been chosen from a vast selection of impressive candidates to be crowned UK Apprentice of the Year at the Federation of Master Builder Awards.  The awards celebrate the best of the best in the UK construction industry with the winners decided by a team of leading experts.   […]

Call for red kite volunteers in Newry and Mourne

It’s a pivotal time for red kites in Northern Ireland – and RSPB NI needs your help. Northern Ireland has been home to these stunning raptors for nine years now since their reintroduction in 2008 thanks to RSPB NI, the Golden Eagle Trust and the Welsh Kite Trust. They are a spectacular sight and people […]

Advice for Ryanair passengers affected by cancelled flights

As the statutory body representing air passengers flying in and out of Northern Ireland, The Consumer Council is providing advice to those impacted by Ryanair’s decision to cancel flights. Scott Kennerley, Head of Transport at The Consumer Council, advises, “Passengers who have been affected by Ryanair’s decision to cancel flights should be offered a full […]

Young local referee praised for her volunteering effort

Ulster GAA in association with Translink has unearthed an outstanding young GAA volunteer from Killeavy GAA, Co Armagh.  24 year old Cliodhna McAteer has been awarded the Translink Young GAA Volunteer of the Month Award for August 2017, following a nomination from her club which demonstrated her outstanding contribution to Killeavy GAA.     Cliodhna […]

Excitement builds for Hospice Motorbike Run

Southern Area Hospice are holding a motorbike run in order to raise much needed funds for their Services this Saturday 23rd September. It will depart at 2pm from Greenbank Industrial Estate, Newry.     The route tracks along the coast via Warrenpoint, Rostrevor, Kilkeel and on to Newcastle to finish at Donard Car Park. Entry […]

Opposition to proposed prospecting license

Sinn Fein MLA Megan Fearon has responded to the Department of the Economy regarding the proposal to grant a prospecting licence in County Armagh to Conroy Gold and Natural Resources plc. Speaking to Newry Times, Megan stated, “Sinn Féin will not support a renewal of the prospecting licence in relation to Conroy Gold.     […]

Newry sets sail with first City of Merchants festival

Newry scores a new festival first this month as a brand new spectacular weekend-long event sails in to captivate a city renowned for its rich maritime and industrial heritage and its prowess in trade and commerce. Organised by Newry, Mourne and Down District Council and designed to showcase Newry’s unique history and success, the inaugural […]

Payment rates for small dairy farmer scheme announced

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has announced details of payments for small dairy farmers in Northern Ireland, under the EU Exceptional Adjustment Aid (EAA) package. A Departmental spokesperson said, “£1.6m is being set aside to fund the Small Dairy Farmer scheme in Northern Ireland. The rate of payment is 0.2 pence […]

Southern Trust ‘Fit 4 U’ participants enjoy walk through Newry

Participants of the Southern Trust Fit 4 U Project have been taking part in walking groups across the Southern area during August.  Venues included Dungannon Park, Lurgan Park, Newry Tow Path, The Mall in Armagh and Riverside Walk in Banbridge.        Fit 4 U provides a range of physical activity and sporting opportunities for […]

Employers: Find the right apprentice or work placement for your business

The Department for the Economy has now added apprenticeships, including higher level apprenticeships, onto its new on-line portal Connect to Success NI. To date, this website for the advertisement and application of opportunities has supported school work experience.     Connect to Success NI is a free online resource enabling employers to advertise apprenticeships (including […]


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