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Commercial premises damaged on Newry’s Armagh Road

Police are appealing for information following the report of criminal damage that was caused to a commercial premises located on the Armagh Road in the Newry area. Speaking to Newry Times, Constable Coombs said, “It was reported that at approximately 3.30pm on Saturday 1st July , a number of windows belonging to a commercial premises […]

Sinn Féin Councillor urges against improper waste disposal

Sinn Féin Councillor for Slieve Gullion Terry Hearty has urged those responsible for filling public bins with excess household waste to be more mindful of the needs of whole community. Hearty has said several residents have approached him regarding the filling of St. Patricks Primary School bin, and other units of public waste disposal, with […]

Harbour Authority opposition to Waste Plant Proposal welcomed

Sinn Féin’s Chris Hazzard MP has welcomed the decision from Warrenpoint Harbour Authority to request that ReGen Waste withdraw proposals for a hazardous waste plant on Carlingford Lough. The South Down MP said the local community on all sides of Carlingford Lough had been “disturbed” by news that such a facility had been proposed, adding […]

House ransacked in South Armagh burglary

Detectives in Newry are appealing for information following a burglary in the Blaney Road area of Crossmaglen on the morning of Thursday 13th July between 10am – 10.30am. Speaking to Newry Times, Detective Sergeant Peter Stewart said, “This house was broken into and the property ransacked. The householder was not at home at the time. […]

Mulgrew condemns vandalism in Bessbrook

Councillor Roisin Mulgrew has condemned the mindless actions of vandals who have destroyed a treasured public art sculpture and related signage at Bessbrook pond. Erected by the Slieve Gullion Landscape Partnership and created by local artist Alan Burke, the sculpture was based on a flax flower and highlighted the central role the Bessbrook linen mill […]

Local Leukemia survivor has new lease of life following graduation

A young leukemia survivor has graduated from university, following what he has described as the most challenging experience of his life. Shaun Haw (23) from Mayobridge outside Newry graduated with a BSc Hons in Accounting and Advertising from Ulster University on Monday 10th July. It was a poignant and emotional celebration for the bright young […]

Police appeal for witnesses after collision

Police are appealing for witnesses following a road traffic collision involving a motorcycle on the Northbound carriageway of the A1 south of Newry. It was reported that shortly after 3pm the collision involving a BMW motorcycle occurred close to the junction of the Old Dublin Road. The male motorcyclist, aged in his 40’s, was airlifted […]

Man suffers facial injuries in Newry assault

Police in Newry are appealing for information in relation to an assault in the Mourneview Park/Erskine Street area of Newry on Wednesday, 21st June. Speaking to Newry Times, Constable Leahy said, “It was reported that sometime between 7:00 – 7:15 pm a man in his 20s was assaulted and received facial injuries as a result […]

Anger over “blatantly sectarian songs” played on the streets of Newry

Sinn Féin Councillor Charlie Casey has filed a complaint with the Parades Commission following an early morning Royal Black Preceptory parade on 13th July in which he said several “blatantly sectarian songs” were played on the streets of Newry by the Markethill Protestant Boys Band. After saying he witnessed the playing of ‘The Famine Song’, […]

‘Serious concerns’ raised over children’s respite services in Newry

SDLP South Down MLA Sinead Bradley has expressed serious concerns that children’s respite services at Carrickore have all but stopped for many children and families in need. Speaking to Newry Times, Bradley said, “Following a meeting with the Southern Health Trust it has been confirmed that the facilities at Carrickore are under pressure. “The difficulty […]

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