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Weir publishes guidance on new school day

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Education Minister Peter Weir has published revised guidance setting out how schools should plan for the new school day.   Embed from Getty Images   The New School Day guidance outlines proposals for the full reopening of schools at the start of the new school year. Progressing from the New School Day Guidance issued in […]

New Northern Ireland law: Furloughed employees to get full redundancy payments

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Economy Minister Diane Dodds has announced a new law to ensure that Northern Ireland furloughed employees who are made redundant receive statutory redundancy pay based on their normal wages, rather than a reduced furlough rate.     Employees with more than two years’ continuous service who are made redundant are usually entitled to a statutory […]

Clinical Psychology training places increased at Queen’s University Belfast (QUB)

QUB postgraduate Doctorate in Clinical Psychology - Newry news

Health Minister Robin Swann has announced the commissioning of four additional training places on the postgraduate Doctorate in Clinical Psychology programme.     Psychologists play a key role in providing mental health services in Northern Ireland and provided essential support to those in need during the COVID-19 crisis.     The expansion in training places, […]

Crieve Road residents “have had enough”

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Newry and Armagh Sinn Féin MLA Liz Kimmins has written to Infrastructure Minister, Nichola Mallon, appealing to her to take urgent action to address what she described as “the serious road safety concerns” on the Crieve Road.     The local MLA said that concerns about traffic speed and management had been a long-running issue […]

Southern Trust ‘leading the way with pandemic research’

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The Southern Trust is making a significant contribution to international COVID-19 research.     Trust medical and research staff, assisted by student doctors, have recruited hundreds of patients to participate in COVID-19 clinical trials.                   A number of senior Trust Consultants have been leading COVID-19 studies prioritised by Chief Medical Officers of Northern […]

Communities Minister announces £3.2m COVID-19 funding boost

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Communities Minister Carál Ní Chuilín has announced £3.2 million in additional funding to Councils to allow them to support the voluntary and community sector as it continues to recover and help citizens to get through the COVID-19 crisis.     The funding boost will support local grassroots community and voluntary organisations across council areas working […]

Buttercrane Shopping Centre customers urged to wear a mask during visits

Buttercrane Shopping Centre Newry, face coverings - Newry business news

With shoppers legally required to wear face coverings from Monday 10 August 2020, Newry’s Buttercrane Shopping Centre is encouraging shoppers to protect themselves and others.     Buttercrane management is encouraging shoppers (other than those who are exempt) to protect themselves and others by wearing a face-covering when visiting the centre.      Buttercrane Centre […]

Minister announces Neueda to expand with 230 new jobs

Neueda jobs Belfast - NI business news

Economy Minister Diane Dodds has announced that Belfast based digital solutions company, Neueda, will create 230 jobs in a £20million investment.     Neueda develops a range of software solutions for its public, private sector and Capital Markets clients globally. It has experienced major revenue growth year on year and has previously made it on […]

Nine Non-Executive Members sought for Belfast Harbour Commissioners board

Belfast Harbour Commissioners’ Board (BHC) - NI business news

The Department for Infrastructure (DfI) Minister Nichola Mallon has announced a recruitment campaign to appoint nine Non-Executive Members to the Belfast Harbour Commissioners’ Board (BHC).     Belfast Harbour is a leading Trust Port and Northern Ireland’s principal maritime gateway and key economic hub for logistics, trade and tourism, serving the Northern Ireland economy and […]

Public urged to ‘Wear one for everyone’ as face coverings become mandatory

Coronavirus Covid-19 mandatory face maskes in Northern Ireland -Newry news

Shoppers legally required to wear face coverings from Monday 10 August 2020.   Embed from Getty Images   The Northern Ireland Executive has urged the public to ‘Wear one for everyone’ after face coverings became mandatory this week. The legislation applies to certain indoor settings, including shops.     In a joint statement, the Executive […]

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