Category archives for: Community

Concern at Newry drugs find

Local Republican party Saoradh An Iúir have spoken of their ‘grave concern’ after used heroin needles were found on city centre streets. The drugs apparatus was discovered in the pedestrian tunnels behind Newry Cathedral.     Speaking to Newry Times about the discovery, Saoradh’s Newry spokesperson Stephen Murney said, “The fact that these syringes were […]

Be a ‘Proud Quitter’ on No Smoking Day 2018

This No Smoking Day, Wednesday 14 March, thousands of smokers across Northern Ireland are being urged to stub out their cigarettes and become ‘Proud Quitters’. The Public Health Agency (PHA) has teamed up with voluntary sector organisations, pharmacy, community and HSC Trust stop smoking service providers, and the local No Smoking Day Coordinating Committee to […]

Shelbourne Motors unveils plans for new £5m multi-franchise complex in Newry

Shelbourne Motors has today announced plans for a new £5m multi-franchise complex in Newry as the family-owned vehicle retailer celebrates its 45th Anniversary. The new state-of-the-art facility will create 60 new jobs when it officially opens in early 2019 with an additional 100 jobs during construction.     The purpose built 50,000 sq ft development, […]

Police ‘aware of antisocial behaviour’ in Derrybeg and Carnagat

Police in Newry have said they are aware of recent reports in relation to anti-social behaviour in and around the Derrybeg and Carnagat areas and aware of reports of drug misuse in the wider  Newry Area. Inspector Russell Vogan said, “We would like to reassure the public that the PSNI is always willing to work […]

‘Failure to address roads situation will cost lives’ warns local Councillor

Slieve Gullion Area Councillor Terry Hearty has said that failure by Roads Service to address the dangerous state of the Concession Road could cost lives. Speaking to Newry Times, the local Councillor stated, “This is viewed by many as shameful neglect by the Department of Infrastructure (DfI) Roads Service.     “The conditions of the […]

Byrne welcomes Council support for suicide prevention charities

SDLP Councillor Pete Byrne has welcomed Council support for suicide prevention charities. Speaking to Newry Times, Byrne said, “Statistics can be thrown around in politics but it’s important to put them out there when discussing mental health as it presents the reality of what communities are actually going through.     “232 people have died […]

Pensioner struggles with two men during Rostrevor burglary

Detectives are appealing for witnesses following a burglary of a house in the Cloughmore Park area of Rostrevor on Friday, 23 February. It was reported that at around 7.15pm a man, aged in his 70’s, entered his sister’s house and disturbed two unknown males inside the property.     One of the males is described […]

Newry MP speaks to Norbrook after employees express anger at weather closure

Newry and Armagh MP Mickey Brady has said that there needs to be uniformity in relation to adverse weather conditions and the effect on employees. The Sinn Féin MP was speaking after employees from Norbrook Factory based in Newry had contacted him expressing anger at the fact that they would have to work unpaid to […]

Coffee Morning at Carrickore in Newry

Carrickore staff and Parents Group have hosted a coffee morning to give local people the chance to look around the residential facility and learn more about their services. Carrickore Children’s Respite /Short Breaks Unit opened in 2011 to offer residential breaks for children and young people with complex disabilities, emotional or behavioural difficulties from across […]

Newry welcomes talent from across borders for 2018 St Patrick Festival

The 2018 Home of St Patrick Festival will allow locals from across the region and visitors from near and far to enjoy a global programme of local and international music, theatre, sport, spoken word and spirituality. The bumper festival programme once again celebrates the patron saint with an unrivalled calendar of events, promising to be […]


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