Category archives for: Community

Southern Trust welcomes new Chief Executive

Shane Devlin has been appointed as the new permanent Chief Executive of the Southern Health and Social Care Trust effective from Monday 19 March. Speaking to Newry Times, Southern Trust Chairperson Roberta Brownlee said, “‘I am delighted to welcome Shane into this important role.     “A Southern Trust resident himself, Shane joins us from […]

EU invests €7.6 million in mental health recovery

A €7.6 million EU INTERREG VA funded cross-border project has been launched in response to the increase in numbers of people with mental health problems. The three areas which will have new recovery college services are: Area 1 West: Derry, Coleraine, Letterkenny, Strabane and West Donegal; Area 2 South: Cavan, Monaghan, Sligo, Leitrim and Fermanagh; […]

FREE Stress Control class in Newry

The Southern Trust is running free Stress Control classes in Armagh, Lurgan and Newry.  If you are currently suffering from stress, know someone who is or just want to be better equipped, then this is the course for you.     The six-week course designed to help people who may be suffering from stress, anxiety […]

Police issue HMRC scam alert warning

Police are urging members of the public to protect themselves against fraudsters who claim to represent HMRC and trick them into making a bogus payment. The warning comes after more than a dozen reports were made to police recently, where residents in the Holywood and Bangor areas said they had received calls from fraudsters claiming […]

Southern Trust makes ‘checking-in’ easier at Daisy Hill Hospital

Patients attending the Southern Health and Social Care Trust for appointments are now able to check themselves in, even easier, at the Self Check-in Kiosks with the introduction of new barcode scanners. The Kiosks are installed in the Outpatient Departments of Daisy Hill, South Tyrone and Craigavon Area Hospitals as well as Armagh Community Hospital […]

Repairs to Rostrevor Road weclomed

Sinn Féin Crotlieve Councillor Oksana McMahon has welcomed repairs to the Rostrevor Road. The Crotlieve Councillor welcomed plans to make repairs along the main Hilltown to Rostrevor road.     These repairs will mostly be the filling in of potholes along this main road. The Sinn Fein Councillor stated, “I am very pleased that the […]

Consultation opens on stricter penalties for using a mobile phone while driving

A public consultation has opened on proposals aimed at deterring the illegal use of a mobile phone while driving. It is already an offence to drive a vehicle while ‘using’ a hand-held mobile phone or similar device and is currently punishable by a fixed penalty of £60 and three penalty points.     Despite this, […]

Buying a house or remortgaging just got easier

The process of buying a new house or re-mortgaging your home just got faster thanks to the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA). Instead of taking up to nearly three weeks to get copies of a Water Order Discharge Consent, solicitors and vendors can now access the information online.     David Small, NIEA Chief Executive, […]

Man sentenced at Newry Court for explosive offences

Police have welcomed the sentencing of a man at Newry Crown Court, sitting at Dungannon courthouse today, Thursday 15th March 2018, in relation to conspiracy to cause an explosion likely to endanger life or cause serious injury to property. 40-year-old Ioan Anton was sentenced to 2 years – 1-year imprisonment and 1 year on licence. […]

Construction boom boosts turnover for Newry business

The Irish operation of Newry-based mac-group has recorded a 67 percent rise in revenues to £94m for the year to December 31, 2017, with the £38m increase from the previous year driven by a number of high value projects for multi-national clients such as Oracle, Jacobs and EY. Profits for 2017 were also up significantly, […]


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