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Newry businesses urged to register for Grant Thornton 5K

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Grant Thornton’s 5K will run across the island of Ireland on 14, 15 and 16 August.     Leading professional services firm Grant Thornton is calling on businesses in the Newry area to register for its digital 5K challenge race series (GT5K) with races set to take place virtually around the island of Ireland for […]

Killeavy named Castle Hotel of the Year at Irish Hotel Awards

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The award comes as hotel reopens on its first anniversary. Killeavy Castle Estate has won the coveted All Island Award of Castle Hotel of the Year 2020 at the Irish Hotel Awards. The Estate, which has just opened its doors for the second time in its first year, took the title after being rigorously inspected […]

Murphy encourages applicants for Boardroom Apprentice 2020

Finance Minister Conor Murphy is encouraging people to take part in this year’s Boardroom Apprentice. The unique programme, which is supported by the Department of Finance, is looking for boardroom apprentices to take a seat at one of over 50 host boards.     The 12-month board learning and development programme, which is now in […]

JMK Solicitors embrace innovation with work-life balance initiative

JMK Solicitors, Northern Ireland’s Number 1 Personal Injury Specialists, are amongst the first employers locally to announce they have reduced their working week for staff, with no impact on pay after a two-year-long research project. The firm, based in Belfast and Newry, who specialises in personal injury and road traffic accident claims, have reduced full-time […]

Coronavirus Northern Ireland: Murphy extends support for suppliers impacted by Covid-19

Finance Minister Conor Murphy has announced the extension of measures to ensure Government departments continue paying suppliers impacted by Covid-19. Relief measures for suppliers who provide goods and services, and construction contractors, for which demand has reduced or been paused temporarily due to Covid-19 will continue to be provided during recovery.     Speaking to […]

Coronavirus Northern Ireland: Pavement Café Licences in Newry?

Slieve Gullion area Sinn Féin Councillor Aoife Finnegan has said that she is hopeful Newry, Mourne & Down Council will follow the example of Belfast City Council by introducing a temporary application process for Pavement Café Licences. Embed from Getty Images   Speaking to Newry Times, the Councillor commented, “The announcement by Belfast City Council […]

Newry Council launches ‘Tender For Growth’ programme

In efforts to continue the availability of tailored support to local businesses, Newry, Mourne and Down District Council has launched a new ‘Tender for Growth’ programme to support businesses to access advice in the preparation of tenders, helping them to compete more effectively for public and private sector contracts. The programme is part-funded by Invest […]

The ultimate checklist: 10 top tips for writing great copy

Guest post from the College of Media and Publishing.   We are in a competitive environment where an article can cost as little as 30 pence! So, you must know how to write a good copy before thinking of making this your living. Many people struggle to write good copy. If that’s you, you are […]

Coronavirus Northern Ireland: Buttercrane Manager explains reopening steps

Following Economy Minister Diane Dodds announcement, Buttercrane Centre expects to see the phased reopening of non-essential retailers over the next ten days. Speaking to Newry Times, Peter Murray, Centre Manager said, “Stores are responding as quickly as possible to this afternoon’s news and are working behind the scenes on staff training, deep cleaning and putting […]

Silver award for Newry engineering company

Newry specialist precision engineering and composite finishing company, Exact Group, has become the first-ever company in Ireland to enter the esteemed Aerospace Supply Chain Programme, SC21, with a Silver Award on its first engagement. The generic route for companies entering the programme is with the accreditation of a Bronze award, before progressing to Silver. The […]


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