Category archives for: Budget 2012

Police charge man after £11,000 drugs haul in Newry

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A 56 year old man has been charged with a number of drug offences after Police in Newry uncovered a quantity of cannabis plants. The PSNI seized the cannabis plants – believed to have an estimated street value of more than £11,000 – after searching a house in the Ballykeel area of the city. The […]

Murphy: ‘Time to show self-confidence and demand more Fiscal Powers for Assembly’

Sinn Fein's Conor Murphy

Sinn Fein MLA Conor Murphy has said that now is the time to show self-confidence and demand more fiscal powers for the Stormont Assembly. Murphy’s remarks came after the 2012 Budget was announced by British Chancellor George Osborne, who introduced a wide range of cuts across Northern Ireland. He claimed the 2012 Budget highlighted a […]

McKevitt: ‘Budget offers nothing for vulnerable in society’

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South Down SDLP representative Karen McKevitt has slammed Chancellor George Osborne’s budget this week. The MLA has said that those with lower incomes will find life more difficult as a result of the budget. Speaking to Newry Times, McKevitt said, “Apart from boosting tax allowances there is nothing in this budget for low-income families and […]

Irwin sees good and bad in 2012 Budget

DUP MLA William Irwin

The 2012 Budget has left local political representatives seething with rage after British Chancellor George Osbourne announced cuts across Northern Ireland. Local DUP MLA William Irwin, however, insists there are several parts of it that will be good for the local community. Irwin MLA commented, “Some aspects of this budget represent good news for Northern […]

Eirigi warn of ‘generation of despair’ after 2012 Budget is implemented

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Newry republican group Eirigi have described the 2012 Budget as ‘a budget for millionaires’. Eirigi’s Newry spokesman Stephen Murney was speaking to Newry Times after British Chancellor George Osborne announced sweeping cuts across Northern Ireland. Murney stated, “The 2012 British Budget, as with every previous Tory budget, is a welfare budget for the millionaires at […]

Newry pensioners could be hit hardest by 2012 budget

Vernon Coaker

Shadow Secretary of State Vernon Coaker has said this week’s budget is bad news for Northern Ireland, and that one third of pensioners living in Northern Ireland stand to lose out financially. Mr Coaker claims that the budget will see pensioners lose an average of £83, “The Granny Tax raid on Northern Ireland will affect […]

Irwin slams fuel price hike in 2012 Budget

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne holds up his red Ministerial Box at 11 Downing Street

Newry and Armagh DUP Assemblyman and Stormont Agriculture Committee member William Irwin has criticised the budget announcement that fuel prices will rise by an extra 3p per litre from 1st August. Mr Irwin, who with his son George operates a dairy farm near Armagh, said the price rise would really test the industry this summer […]

SDLP’s Dominic Bradley critical of Chancellor’s budget

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The SDLP’s Dominic Bradley has slammed Chancellor George Osborne’s budget this week. The Newry and Armagh MLA has said that those with lower incomes will find life more difficult as a result of the budget. Speaking yesterday, he said, “Today’s budget contains certain welcome measures, but these are as nothing compared to the shameful decision […]

Conor Murphy: ‘Any benefits will be wiped out by fuel duty increases’

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The 2012 Budget has left local political representatives seething with rage after British Chancellor George Osbourne announced cuts across Northern Ireland. Sinn Féin’s Economic Spokesperson Conor Murphy said, “While we will study the implications of the British government’s budget on spending in the north, on cursory examination it would seem that there is little relief […]

Newry Times Budget 2012 special

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne holds up his red Ministerial Box at 11 Downing Street

There has been a mixed reaction to the 2012 Budget in the local community, with many people stating that they will reserve judgement on it until they see how it is implemented. At first glance, low income families appear to be no better off, which Finance Minister Sammy Wilson expressed anger about. Wilson also expressed […]





































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