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Information sessions on suicide prevention in Newry


Churches across Northern Ireland are being invited to take part in information sessions hosted by suicide prevention group Flourish! in the coming months. Flourish! is a partnership between Lighthouse and clergy from across the Christian churches in Northern Ireland. The initiative has the support of the leaders of the four larger churches in Ireland and […]

198 million reasons for Newry businesses to talk to NI Water


NI Water has launched a summary of its goods, services and construction contracts, with an estimated value of approximately £198 million, required by the company over the next 12 months. Companies supplying such services are encouraged to attend NI Water’s Supplier Day on 27th October. Along with a full programme of tenders, NI Water is […]

Public urged to apply for fireworks licence before deadline


Justice Minister Claire Sugden has reminded the public that anyone wishing to buy or use fireworks must first obtain a licence. Applications for the use of fireworks over the Halloween period must be submitted to the Department of Justice no later than Monday 24th October 2016. Minister Sugden said, “The law is clear on purchase, […]

Rostrevor-born businessman honoured with first Spirit of the Diaspora award


One of Northern Ireland’s most successful overseas businessmen has been honoured with a special diaspora award by Northern Irish Connections. Rostrevor-born Jim Clerkin, President and CEO of Moët Hennessy North America, was presented with the award at Stormont Castle by deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness and NI Connections CEO Andrew Cowan, in recognition of his […]

Newry police to focus on anti-social behaviour as Halloween approaches


Police in Newry, Mourne & Down are focusing on reducing anti-social behaviour during October. During the coming weeks police hope to raise awareness of the issues surrounding anti-social behaviour and what Police and partner organisations are doing in your area to address it. Officers will be conducting high visibility patrols and to provide reassurance and, […]

Oktoberfest Belfast: Still time to sample the amazing atmosphere


Everyone is invited to join the celebration of food, beer and music at this year’s Oktoberfest held in Kings Hall. It is held every Friday and Saturday over five weekends from 30th of September – 29th October so there’s still time to go. The event is now coming to its fourth weekend and the crowds […]

£13m stolen in Northern Ireland cybercrime last year


As new online crime figures reveal £13 million was lost by people in Northern Ireland last year through fraud, including cybercrime, the internet safety organisation, Get Safe Online, is running three public events this week to increase cyber awareness right across the community. A specially commissioned survey to mark Get Safe Online Day shows that […]

Eastwood leads tributes to Gertrude Mallon


SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood has paid tribute to the contribution of Gertrude Mallon to politics and peace in Ireland following news of her passing. Gertrude was a life-long SDLP member who stood against violence alongside her husband Seamus from the early days of conflict. Eastwood said, “I was deeply saddened to learn of the death […]

Bessbrook Primary School visits Stormont


Ulster Unionist Party Representatives Danny Kennedy MLA and Councillor David Taylor have welcomed pupils and staff from Bessbrook Primary School to Parliament Buildings, Stormont. The pupils and staff participated in the Education Programme facilitated by the Northern Ireland Assembly which included a tour of Parliament Buildings. They were also provided with the opportunity to watch […]

Police charge man with attempted murder after Newry attack

Monaghan Street

Detectives have charged a 32 year old man with attempted murder. He is expected to appear before Armagh Magistrates Court on Tuesday 18th October. It is believed these charges relate to an incident in the Monaghan Street area of Newry. On Saturday 17th March 2012 a 31 year old man was attacked by two males. […]

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