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SDLP launch plan in Newry for ‘EU Special Status’


SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood has launched the SDLP’s policy document ‘Securing our Place in Europe’ in Newry. The document includes detailed proposals for attaining EU special status for Northern Ireland after Brexit. Eastwood said, “Brexit was a seismic event on the political Richter scale and its aftershocks will be shape the islands of Ireland and […]

Major new St Patrick’s festival announced for Armagh and Down


A major new festival initiative has been launched across counties Armagh and Down to celebrate Ireland’s Patron Saint during a ground-breaking three-week global programme, which gets under way on Friday, March 3rd 2017. The Home of St Patrick Festival promises to be the biggest, best, and most-diverse celebration of Patrick’s life story, values and achievements […]

‘Positive announcement’ on Daisy Hill Hospital welcomed

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Sinn Féin’s Conor Murphy has welcomed confirmation from Health Minister Michelle O’Neill that Daisy Hill Hospital will be a key part of the acute hospital infrastructure.   Speaking to Newry Times, Murphy said, “I invited my party colleague and health minister Michelle O’Neill to Daisy Hill hospital and I was delighted to welcome her to […]

‘Clear and growing demand for Irish language act’ – Fearon

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Sinn Féin’s Megan Fearon has said there is a clear and growing demand for an Irish language act. She was speaking after attending Saturday’s protest in Newry organised by Irish language group, An Dream Dearg.   The Newry and Armagh candidate said, “The large crowd at this demonstration in Newry and similar events in Derry […]

Newry police find ‘suspected heroin’ in man’s underwear

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Police in Newry have arrested a man after they found ‘suspected heroin’ in his underwear. On the PSNI Newry & Mourne Facebook page, police said that Tactical Support Group (TSG) were performing anti crime patrols in the Newry area when the suspected drugs were found.   Officers stopped a vehicle due to the suspicious behaviour […]

Depression charity offering free support to people in Newry

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AWARE – the national depression charity for Northern Ireland, is encouraging people in Newry and the surrounding area affected by depression or bipolar disorder to come to their group support meetings which could prove to be very helpful to them in coping with this illness. The Newry AWARE Group meets in Ballybot House on a […]

24 hour support for mental health crisis now available locally

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A home treatment service for people with a severe mental health crisis is now available across the Southern Health and Social Care Trust 24 hours a day – seven days a week. Around one in four people in Northern Ireland will experience problems with their mental health at some point in their lives. Having just […]

Camlough student wins place on leading graduate programme

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A Newry student has won a place on a leading graduate programme delivered by Willis Insurance & Risk Management and South Eastern Regional College (SERC). Owen Finnegan, a law graduate from Camlough is taking part in the worked-based learning programme which aims to build the management skills of students and open a pathway to employment […]

‘Bell should make all RHI information public’ – Murphy


Sinn Féin’s Conor Murphy has called on Jonathan Bell to put any additional information he has on the RHI scandal into the public domain. Speaking to Newry Times, Murphy said, “There is widespread public anger about the DUP’s handling of the RHI scheme and the drip feed of information and allegations. Article continues below: “If […]

Your Wedding Your Way at Crowne Plaza Dundalk

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What style of bride are you? Traditional, romantic, classical or are you looking for something different, modern or chic? Put a twist on your wedding day and make your wedding unusual, unique and inventive but most of memorable. The Wedding Showcase take place on Sunday 19th February from 2pm until 5pm at Crowne Plaza Dundalk. […]

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