Category archives for: Letters to the Editor

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

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”

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’

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 […]

Letters to the Editor, ‘Sectarian marches set for Newry’

Dear Editor, Within the next week residents in Newry and the surrounding area are going to be subjected to numerous sectarian marches. A total of nine sectarian parades are listed to take place in Newry between 11th July – 14th July. Each of these parade routes include some of the busiest streets in the centre […]

Letters to the Editor, ‘Local community thanked for recent street collection’

Dear Editor, Unite Union would like to thank all the people of Newry who contributed £1907.40 and €289.70 to a recent street collection in aid of Northern Ireland Chest, Heart and Stroke. These funds will be spent in the Newry area to fund the local Stroke Scheme. NICHS offers support to the people of Newry […]

Letters to the Editor, ‘Appreciation for Daisy Hill staff after recent procedure’

Dear Editor, I would like to relate my recent experience at Daisy Hill Hospital, Newry, especially with the Welfare Cuts looming. I had to attend Daisy Hill for a Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy last Thursday. To say I was anticipating this with trepidation was an understatement, especially after listening to various horror stories. I have to […]

Letters to the Editor, ‘Support 5k in memory of local woman Mary Delargy’

Dear Editor, My mum fought cancer three times. The first time, she was a warrior, determined to survive at all costs. As a schoolteacher with 30 years experience in both Mayobridge and Newry, mum was well used to being in charge. She was going to take a big stick to the Big C and teach […]

Letters to the Editor, ‘Call for Newry Heart Heroes volunteers’

Dear Editor, British Heart Foundation (BHF) Northern Ireland is calling for local people living in Newry and the surrounding area to become Heart Heroes and use some of their spare time to volunteer with the local BHF Northern Ireland Shop. We are always on the lookout for more volunteers to join the fight against heart […]

Letters to the Editor, ‘Newry Carnbane development needs to be back on agenda ahead of elections’

Dear Editor, In recent months we have had our Council and public disputes over a play park and the new swimming pool which are emotive issues and should not be undermined or trivialised. However a massive, life-changing, contentious issue of the proposed Carnbane Development dispute has gone under the media radar, much to Sinn Fein’s […]

Letters to the Editor, ‘Sinn Fein rolled over on Welfare Reform and Newry Swimming Pool price hike is a consequence’

Dear Editor, For two years Sinn Fein promised us that they would never sign up to Welfare Reform and implementing the British Government and other draconian economic cuts yet they capitulated, rolled over and did just that. Sinn Fein MP Conor Murphy vowed recently that once the cuts and reductions in benefits occur not one […]

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