Category archives for: Letters to the Editor

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 […]

Letters to the Editor, ‘Say no to cross-border ferry project’

Dear Editor, This letter is written for all those who live in and around the beautiful Mournes. We understand that residents living in the Mourne areas from the Newry area and towards the Downpatrick area have voiced their opinion on the benefits of a cross-border ferry. We would agree with you if it were as […]

Letters to the Editor, ‘Call for Newry foster families’

Dear Editor, This week is Barnardo’s NI Fostering Week. Many of us remember the support and advice we received from our parents when we were growing up and wonder would you consider fostering a child so you can pass on what you’ve learned to a young person in need of a loving home? There is […]

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

Dear Editor, On behalf of Concern Worldwide, I would like to express my sincere thanks to you, the readers of the Newry Times for your generous support in 2014. Last year, you donated £273,384 to help us tackle hunger in 27 of the world’s poorest countries. In addition to this, last autumn, the UK government […]

Letters to the Editor, ‘Local community urged to support Newry British Heart Foundation’

Dear Editor, I am writing to encourage you and your readers to visit your local Newry British Heart Foundation (BHF) Northern Ireland shop this Christmas. By doing your festive shopping with BHF Northern Ireland, you can spend a little and buy a lot. The profit from items bought in Newry BHF Northern Ireland shop will […]