Category archives for: Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor, ‘88% of under 18s lack confidence’

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, It is 150 years since Dublin-born Dr Thomas Barnardo founded the first ever children’s charity with the opening of a home for boys in the East End of London. Today Barnardo’s is still working to provide safer childhoods, stronger families and positive futures. In Northern Ireland we support over 8,000 children, young people […]

Letters to the Editor, ‘Border communities battle Brexit’

Local business owners, community groups and farmers from both sides of the border at the Old Customs Post at Carrickcarnon where they are calling for people to assemble on Saturday, October 8 to voice their opposition to Brexit and the return of a hard border

Dear Editor, Border Communities Against Brexit is a group of people from all sectors – business, community, farming, and individuals, who have come together out of concern that the North’s remain vote will not be respected. We are deeply concerned about the devastating impact that Brexit will have on this region and we want to […]

Letters to the Editor, ‘Newry Brexit protest’

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, A protest was organised in Newry, where the Secretary of State James Brokenshire was due to meet the local Chamber of Commerce. The protest was organised by a group of concerned citizens from communities on both sides of the border. We are made up of farmers, business owners, community groups and individuals from […]

Letters to the Editor, ‘Volunteers – ordinary people doing extraordinary things’

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Over the past year your paper has featured the excellent work carried out by many local volunteers who undertake a variety of action from saving lives to making sport happen. This year, when we have just celebrated the 32nd Anniversary of Volunteers’ Week I ask you to join me in thanking these individuals […]

Letters to the Editor, ‘Concern Worldwide thanks people of Newry for support’

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, On behalf of Concern Worldwide, I would sincerely like to thank the readers of the Newry Times for your support during 2015. Last year, the people of Newry donated £204,027 to help us tackle hunger, poverty and injustice in some of the toughest places of the world. Every day, more than 3,000 Concern […]

Letters to Editor – ‘Appeal for foster carers’

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, In Northern Ireland latest figures show there are over 2000 children in care. That means, assuming an average class size is 25, there are enough children in care here to fill over 80 classrooms. These children are some of the most vulnerable in Northern Ireland. Tragically, what they most need is the thing […]

Letters to the Editor, ‘Millvale Animal Sanctuary thanks Newry public for support’

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, On behalf of Millvale Animal Sanctuary I would like to say a very big thank-you to all who contributed to the collection held in Warrenpoint on Saturday 17th October. A total of £643.33 was collected, all of which will go toward the upkeep of the animals in the Sanctuary’s care. As always, we […]

Letters to the Editor, ‘Is the Great Famine still with us?’

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Recent images of people from Syria and other countries fleeing their own lands across dangerous waters in flimsy boats with little or no possessions evoke the experience of Irish famine victims who left Ireland for a better life in Britain, Australia, and America. Whilst aspects of the Great Irish Famine, the policies, laws, […]

Letters to the Editor, ‘Newry parade and competition”

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, South Down Defenders Flute Band Newry will be holding their annual parade and competition in Newry on Friday 28th August 2015 at 7:15pm. All genres of music will be on parade including silver, flute and accordion bands which should provide entertainment to suit all musical tastes. Top accordion outfit Dunloy Accordian will be […]

Letters to the Editor, ‘Sinn Fein should reflect on their opposition to Carnbane development’

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, As an Armagh Road resident from day one I have supported the Carnbane Industrial and Social Housing Development. This I have very publicly declared through our local and national media, including your own newspaper. The High Court ruling upon the project to fight off amongst others Sinn Fein’s supported opposition to planning permission […]

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