Category archives for: Letters to the Editor

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 […]

Letters to the Editor, ‘New local council should be named Donard’

Dear Editor, It is very encouraging to see that the short list of five names selected for the new Newry Mourne and Down council. The list includes names that are already known nationally and internationally and would achieve the objective of bringing the two parts that were the old councils in to one new fresh […]

Letters to the Editor, ‘DUP racists attack Irish language again’

Dear Editor, Gregory Campbell used the opportunity of the DUP annual conference to declare that his party would treat the long-sought after Irish language Act like ‘toilet paper’. His comments were greeted with loud applause by the assembled bigots who had previously cheered when he had held a yogurt pot aloft to the conference. Earlier […]

Letters to the Editor, ‘Sinn Fein’s illusion of radicalism disappears’

Dear Editor, In the past éirígí has generally avoided singling out individual parties among the Stormont Coalition for criticism – choosing instead to address the collective actions and responsibility of all members of that Coalition in implementing Westminster’s austerity programme. However, following the publication of the draft Stormont budget (largely agreed by Sinn Féin and […]

Letters to the Editor, ‘Stormont budget an attack on us all’

Dear Editor, It was quite apt that the two main Stormont parties chose the run-up to Halloween to announce agreement on their draft budget which will see several hundred million pounds being slashed from public service spending across the Six Counties. In recent times, members of at least one Stormont party opted to don the […]

Letters to the Editor, ‘Fears over Drumgullion Avenue replacement lighting scheme’

Dear Editor, Drumgullion Avenue in Newry faces a replacement street lighting scheme into early dark nights with fears of a reduction of lighting and community safety. The community has been landed with a double whammy as contractors intend to gain access to a new site for much needed housing which we all welcome and the […]


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