Category archives for: Community

ATM Bank Machine charges concerns to be discussed at Newry Council

Sinn Féin Councillor Oonagh Magennis has said that the growing trend of ATM Bank Machines charging for cash withdrawals has compounded the isolation and social exclusion of many. The Councillor, who is taking a motion to Council to highlight the growing concern about the issue, explained, “In the present economic climate in particular, but also […]

Top doctors release new guidance on how to stay fit and healthy

The UK’s leading doctors are recommending that people take up dancing, bowls or even activities like tai chi to help stave off injury and illness in old age. New guidance issued emphasises the importance of building strength and balance for adults, as well as focusing on cardiovascular exercise. Article continues below Falls are the number […]

Two arrests after “deliberate” house fire

Police investigating a house fire in Castlewellan on Tuesday 17 September have made two arrests. Speaking to Newry Times, Sergeant Sarah Sloan said, “NIFRS reported the blaze at the property in O’Donnell Park to us shortly after 8.20pm. Article continues below “When emergency services arrived at the property, no one was reported to be inside […]

Falls in wholesale energy costs “should be passed onto consumers”

Following further decreases in the wholesale electricity and gas markets from the corresponding period last year, The Consumer Council is calling on energy suppliers to transparently pass these reductions onto consumers. Maeve Holly, Energy Officer at The Consumer Council said, “The launch of the August 2019 Bord Gáis Energy Index shows that there has been […]

Three men convicted in Newry Court following £1million cannabis seizure

Detectives from PSNI’s Organised Crime Unit have welcomed the conviction of three men at Newry Crown Court on Wednesday 18 September, for their involvement in the importation of cannabis with an estimated street value of around one million pounds into Northern Ireland. James McAleese (43), Kevin McPolin (33) and Niall Mallon (39), all from County […]

Anger after Newry children’s arts facility break-in

Newry and Armagh MP Mickey Brady has condemned the break-in at the popular Sticky Fingers Arts Imaginarium In Edward Street, Newry. The local MP has appealed for vigilance within communities as fears rise about a growing trend of break-ins and robberies within the city. Article continues below Speaking to Newry Times, Brady said, “Grainne and […]

Advice for passengers as Ryanair cuts Belfast International Airport flights

Following the announcement by Ryanair that it is cutting or ending some routes from Belfast International Airport from November 2019, The Consumer Council is reminding people of their rights. From November, Ryanair will no longer operate its winter flights between Belfast International Airport and Berlin, Manchester and Lanzarote. Article continues below Richard Williams, Head of […]

Top 10 tips for a healthy student life

During Freshers’ Week, the Public Health Agency (PHA) is encouraging students across Northern Ireland to take steps to look after their health and wellbeing as they get ready to begin a new term at college or university. Brendan Bonner, Assistant Director for Health and Social Wellbeing Improvement at the PHA, said, “This is a really […]

Click Energy customers the latest to be hit with increase

Click Energy customers will be disappointed to hear that as well as seeing a 5.87% increase in the unit rate of electricity they pay, from 1 October 2019 they will also have to pay a standing charge of 8.895p or 11.138p per day. Speaking to Newry Times, Paulino Garcia, Head of Energy Policy at The […]

IoD NI drop-in comes to Newry

The Institute of Directors Northern Ireland (IoD NI) is coming to Newry in a bid to enable leaders in the area to find out more about the business organisation. The regional drop-in will take place at PKF-FPM Accountants, Newry on Tuesday 24 September from 8.30am to 4pm. Article continues below It is part of a […]


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