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Northern Ireland Civil Service Apprenticeship scheme launched | Newry Times

New Operational Delivery Apprenticeship scheme launched - Newry Times - news newry co down

Finance Minister Conor Murphy has launched a new Operational Delivery Apprenticeship scheme for the Civil Service.     He was speaking as he was joined by both Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey and Economy Minister Gordon Lyons to launch the scheme.     Minister Murphy encouraged people to consider applying for a place as the first […]

Rollout of 20mph speed limit scheme at five Newry and Mourne schools | Newry Times

Roll out of 20mph speed limit scheme at five Newry and Mourne schools - Newry Times - newry news live

Infrastructure Minister, Nichola Mallon has announced the rollout of Phase 2 of the part-time 20mph speed limit schemes at 106 schools across Northern Ireland, including five schools in the Newry and Mourne area.     This takes the total number of schools benefiting from this new road safety scheme introduced by Minister Mallon to 209. […]

‘Skill Up’ scheme launched to kickstart your career prospects | Newry Times

‘Skill Up’ to kickstart your career prospects - Newry Times - county down newspaper

Economy Minister Gordon Lyons has launched Skill Up, a new initiative to deliver free training places, in an investment of up to £23million.     Supported by the Northern Ireland Office, Skill Up will fully fund the local further education colleges and universities to deliver approximately 15,000 training places in over 250 subject areas for […]

Take part in Northern Ireland’s biggest coastal clean-up | Newry Times

Take part in Northern Ireland's biggest coastal cleanup - Newry Times - newry news today

Northern Ireland’s largest community and civic pride initiative, Live Here Love Here, is calling for volunteers in County Down to play their part in cleaning up local beaches on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 September 2021.      The big weekend event marks the start of its annual Healthy Oceans, Healthy Minds campaign, in partnership […]

HMRC warns students of scams | Newry Times

HMRC warns students of scams - Newry Times - newry newspaper online

University students taking part-time jobs are at increased risk of falling victim to scams, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is warning.     Higher numbers of students going to university this year mean more young people may choose to take on part-time work.     Being new to interacting with HMRC and unfamiliar with genuine […]

Hargey extends eviction protection until May 2022 | Newry Times

Hargey extends eviction protection until May 2022 - Newry Times - newry local news

Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey has announced that she is extending legislation to protect private renters from eviction to 4 May 2022.     Introduced at the start of the pandemic the Private Tenancies (Coronavirus Modifications) Act requires landlords to give tenants a 12-week notice to quit period before seeking a court order to begin proceedings […]

Students urged to check entitlements through ‘Make the Call’ service | Newry Times

Students urged to check entitlements through ‘Make the Call’ service - Newry Times - newry news online

Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey has urged students to check if they could be entitled to benefits by using the Department for Communities’ Make the Call Wraparound service.     Minister Hargey was speaking as students began returning to college and university at the start of the academic year.     The Make the Call service […]

FREE Open University courses available for Newry community | Newry Times

FREE Flexible Open University courses available for local people Newry Times - newry news today - newry city jobs and careers

People from all walks of life across the Newry and Mourne area are being encouraged to apply for one of the free Open University courses available this autumn as part of the government’s Skill Up initiative.       The most recent data for students registered with The Open University (the OU) in the Newry […]

Rostrevor end of life charity extends services locally | Newry Times

Rostrevor end of life charity Life and Time extend services locally - Newry Times - newry news

Life and Time Care, the palliative charity which delivers end of life care to Warrenpoint, Burren and the Rostrevor region, has this month launched a new team of nurses to deliver services to the Rathfriland, Hilltown and Mayobridge area.     The established end of life charity, Life & Time Care, provides palliative support to […]

Newry MLA seeks reinstatement of Newry to Dublin bus services | Newry Times

Kimmins seeks reinstatement of Newry to Dublin bus services - Newry Times - county down newspaper

Sinn Féin MLA Liz Kimmins has told the Assembly’s Infrastructure committee that hourly bus services from Newry to Dublin should be reinstated.     The Newry and Armagh MLA stated, “In 2019 there was an hourly bus service from Newry to Dublin and Dublin Airport.     “Currently, Translink’s 2021-2022 timetable only has services from […]

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