Category archives for: Letters to the Editor

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

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’

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’

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’

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?’

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 […]


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