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£13million to help Northern Ireland’s first-time home buyers

Minister Hargey announces further £13million to help first-time buyers - Newry property, to buy to let Newry and Mourne

Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey has announced a further £13m funding to Co-Ownership to provide assistance to first-time buyers struggling to raise a deposit to purchase their own home.     The Minister is allocating this funding in response to an increase in demand for Co-Ownership’s shared ownership product.      Co-Ownership is seeing an increase […]

Newry Tik Tok Star to Feature in New BBC NI Documentary


The heart of the matter with Caoimhe – Aesthetic Treatments – Monday 1 February 2021, 10 pm on BBC 2 NI.     BBC Blas presenter Caoimhe Ní Chathail investigates the growing demand for treatments such as fillers and anti-wrinkle injections that seem to be becoming the norm with young people today.     Caoimhe […]

Newry driving tests: Minister Mallon details plans on the resumption of driving tests

Mallon details plans on the resumption of driving tests - Newry MOT and Driving Test Latest News

Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon has announced that customers with theory test pass certificates due to expire will be given priority access to the booking system by the Driver & Vehicle Agency (DVA) when practical driving tests are able to resume.     Minister Mallon said, “Practical driving tests have been disrupted due to the Executive […]

Less than one week left to apply for Assured Skills Academy

Dodds launches Assured Skills Academy with FinTrU Belfast - Newry jobs and careers

Economy Minister Diane Dodds has announced a new Assured Skills Academy with FinTrU in Belfast offering 20 high-quality training places to people with degrees.     Participants in the academy will receive industry-relevant pre-employment training from Belfast Met and Ulster University over four weeks. Those who successfully complete the academy are guaranteed an interview for […]

‘Important that admissions criteria are fair and robust’ – Education Minister Peter Weir

'Important that admissions criteria are fair and robust' - Education Minister Peter Weir - Newry online

Education Minister Peter Weir said the impact of the pandemic has created great uncertainty for P7 pupils preparing to move to post-primary schools.     Peter Weir said, “I wanted to speak directly to parents and let them know I realise that the process of transfer from primary to post-primary education can be a stressful […]

Man, 68, sentenced to 14 months at Newry Court for serious sexual offences

Man, 68, sentenced to 14 months at Newry Court for serious sexual offences - Newry news headlines

Detectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Public Protection Branch have welcomed the conviction of a 68 year old man for historical serious sexual offences against a child in the County Armagh area.     Appearing at Newry Crown Court tyesterday, Thursday, 21 January, Seamus Murphy was sentenced to 14 months imprisonment for serious […]

£3.25m Income Support Scheme for Northern Ireland Substitute Teachers

Income Support Scheme for Substitute Teachers - Covid Coronavirus NI Newry news

Education Minister, Peter Weir has introduced a further scheme to help support substitute teachers during the current six-week period of school closures.     Substitute teachers have been unable to access secure work as schools are closed to pupils except for vulnerable children and those of key workers.     The Minister said, “I am […]

Northern Ireland TikTok star joins forces with AWARE NI

Northern Ireland TIKTOK STAR JOINS FORCES WITH AWARE NI DEMANDING BETTER MENTAL HEALTH FOR CHILDREN - Joel in branded 'Express Yourself' campaign hoodie - Newry newspaper

Northern Ireland social media sensation and magician, Joel M, will lend his support to an exciting new poetry competition to support children’s mental health organised by AWARE NI, the depression charity for Northern Ireland.     The competition ‘Express Yourself’ will seek submissions from Primary 6 and 7 pupils to express their thoughts and feelings […]

Support available for electricity and gas consumers during Covid-19 restrictions

Support available for electricity and gas consumers during further period of Covid-19 restrictions - Newry online

Following the further Covid-19 related restrictions introduced by the NI Executive, the Utility Regulator and The Consumer Council are reminding gas and electricity customers in Northern Ireland of the support available to them.     John French, Chief Executive of the Utility Regulator said, “We understand that this continues to be a worrying time for […]

Fiveways Supermarket’s Nomination wins £5,000 for PIPS Newry

Fiveways Supermarket’s Nomination WINS Suicide Prevention Charity Thousands - PIPS Newry - Newry news

The team at Fiveways Supermarket, Newry recently nominated local suicide prevention charity PIPS Hope and Support in Nisa’s ‘Heart of the Community Awards’.      The Heart of the Community Awards was organised by NISA as part of their ‘making a difference locally’ to allow their retailers to nominate local charities to win a donation […]


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