Category archives for: Community

Agencies ‘ready to respond’ to Storm Dennis

Multi-agency partners have met as preparations continue ahead of forecast severe weather and Storm Dennis this weekend and early next week. Staff from all agencies are on the ground monitoring the situation and will be ready to respond to any impacts. Article continues below Traffic disruption and some localised flooding are possible and the public […]

Spoil your loved one, with HMRC’s Valentine’s Day cash boost

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is proposing to married couples and those in civil partnerships to sign up to a £250 tax break this Valentine’s Day. More than 1.78 million couples are already committed to the Marriage Allowance boost, but it is estimated more than 2 million are missing out on up to £250 this […]

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Review

The Department for Communities has appointed Ms Marie Cavanagh to carry out the second independent statutory Review of the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) assessment. The Welfare Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 2015 states that the Department must lay before the Assembly an independent review of the operation of PIP assessments within two years of go-live and […]

Local dog owners urged to ‘keep pets secure to prevent attacks’

Sinn Féin councillor Terry Hearty has called on dog owners to make sure that their animals are securely kept inside or on their property at night or when they are away from home. The Slieve Gullion councillor was speaking after dogs slaughtered a number of sheep and lambs in the Lisseraw recently. Article continues below […]

Newry police appeal for witnesses after ‘deliberate fire’ causes significant damage

Police are appealing for information or witnesses following the report of a fire at a hayshed in the Millvale Road area of Bessbrook on the evening of Sunday 19 January. Speaking to Newry Times, Constable Quigley said, “It’s believed the fire was started at around 7.30 pm. Article continues below “Colleagues from Northern Ireland Fire […]

Police Ombudsman’s office appeals for witnesses to Newry Collision

The Police Ombudsman’s Office has appealed for information about a collision between a police car and another vehicle near Newry. The collision left a young woman with serious injuries. Article continues below The collision happened shortly after midnight on 10 May 2019, near Morgan’s Fuel depot on the Dublin Road outside Newry.     The […]

FREE six-week Stress Control class in Newry

The Southern Trust is running a number of free Stress Control classes over the course of the next four months. 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 evening sessions start in SRC Newry Campus (Lecture […]

Consultation on Daisy Hill Hospital car parking charges

The Southern Trust is currently consulting on a proposal to change car parking charges at Craigavon and Daisy Hill hospitals. The plans propose to decrease the charge for parking up to 70 minutes from £1.20 to 40p whilst increasing charges from 70 minutes up to two hours by 20p.  Article continues below Hospital car parking […]

New Newry Sinn Féin Councillor vows to help build ‘cleaner, greener, safer, stronger communities’

New Sinn Fein Councillor Declan Murphy has said that he is looking forward to working with his party colleagues and all who wished to help build a cleaner, greener, stronger and safer community throughout the Council area. He was speaking after being formally co-opted on to Newry, Mourne and Down Council to replace Liz Kimmins, […]

Delight at local ‘Home to Hospital’ scheme

Local Councillor Barra Ó Muirí has spoken of his delight at the launch of the new Home to Hospital scheme in Slieve Gullion District Electoral Area (DEA). Speaking to those present at Lislea Community Shed for the launch, the Sinn Féin elected representative explained how the idea came through the DEA Forum in Slieve Gullion, […]


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