Category archives for: Community

‘Phased return’ of fertility services welcomed

Minister Swann - Newry news

Health Minister Robin Swann has welcomed the return of services at the Regional Fertility Centre (RFC) which recommenced on a phased basis.     Minister Swann also said that the eligibility for anyone currently on the waiting list will be extended by a year, in recognition of the disruption to the service caused by COVID-19. […]

NI Travel businesses warned to “treat consumers fairly or face enforcement action”

Northern Ireland businesses operating in the travel sector have been warned to treat consumers fairly or face enforcement action.     The warning comes in the wake of over 800 complaints since mid-March to the Department’s free consumer advice service, Consumerline, from consumers who have had their holidays cancelled as a result of the current […]

Current Northern Ireland ‘R number’ estimate published

Coronavirus Newry

The Department of Health continues to publish the Covid-19 reproduction number on a weekly basis.     The current estimate of R is 1.2 – 2.0 This means R is likely to be around 1.6 at present.     R represents the number of individuals who, on average, will be infected by a single person […]

Appeal for witnesses after Newry restaurant burglary

Newry restaurant burglary in Merchant's Quay - Newry news

Police in Newry are appealing for information following a report of a burglary at commercial premises.     The burglary happened at a restaurant in the Merchant’s Quay area of the city.     Between 12:45 am and 11:40 am on Tuesday 11 August, it was reported that entry was gained to the rear of […]

Minister congratulates A and AS level students

NI alevel gcse results - Newry newspaper

Education Minister Peter Weir has congratulated A level and AS level students who received results today and acknowledged the exceptional circumstances in which they have been awarded.     Students across Northern Ireland received A level and AS level results which confirm the upward trend in improvement that has been evident in our education system […]

Weir publishes guidance on new school day

Coronavirus Covid19 Newry news

Education Minister Peter Weir has published revised guidance setting out how schools should plan for the new school day.   Embed from Getty Images   The New School Day guidance outlines proposals for the full reopening of schools at the start of the new school year. Progressing from the New School Day Guidance issued in […]

Crieve Road residents “have had enough”

Crieve Road residents Newry - Newry news headlines

Newry and Armagh Sinn Féin MLA Liz Kimmins has written to Infrastructure Minister, Nichola Mallon, appealing to her to take urgent action to address what she described as “the serious road safety concerns” on the Crieve Road.     The local MLA said that concerns about traffic speed and management had been a long-running issue […]

Southern Trust ‘leading the way with pandemic research’

Coronavirus Covid19 Newry 119

The Southern Trust is making a significant contribution to international COVID-19 research.     Trust medical and research staff, assisted by student doctors, have recruited hundreds of patients to participate in COVID-19 clinical trials.                   A number of senior Trust Consultants have been leading COVID-19 studies prioritised by Chief Medical Officers of Northern […]

Communities Minister announces £3.2m COVID-19 funding boost

Stormont - Newry newspaper

Communities Minister Carál Ní Chuilín has announced £3.2 million in additional funding to Councils to allow them to support the voluntary and community sector as it continues to recover and help citizens to get through the COVID-19 crisis.     The funding boost will support local grassroots community and voluntary organisations across council areas working […]

Buttercrane Shopping Centre customers urged to wear a mask during visits

Buttercrane Shopping Centre Newry, face coverings - Newry business news

With shoppers legally required to wear face coverings from Monday 10 August 2020, Newry’s Buttercrane Shopping Centre is encouraging shoppers to protect themselves and others.     Buttercrane management is encouraging shoppers (other than those who are exempt) to protect themselves and others by wearing a face-covering when visiting the centre.      Buttercrane Centre […]


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