Category archives for: Community

Newry Disability Cycling Club wins Inclusive Award

Tandeming Together Cycling Club in Newry secured the Disability Sport NI Inclusive Club Award for Disability Clubs. The Disability Sport NI Inclusive Club Award recognises sports clubs who have made noteworthy improvements or introduced innovative programmes to include people with disabilities in the last twelve months. Article continues below The award was presented to the […]

Newry entrepreneurs urged to start a business in 2020

The new year is the perfect time to set goals for the year ahead and Newry, Mourne and Down District Council is urging local budding entrepreneurs to make starting a business their New Year’s resolution with the support of the Go For It Programme. This project is part-funded by Invest Northern Ireland and the European […]

Appeal for witnesses after memorial ‘hate crime’ incident

Police are appealing for witnesses following a report of criminal damage at a memorial in Castlewellan sometime overnight on Friday 10 January. Speaking to Newry Times, Sergeant Heatley said, “We received a report at 11.10 am today that damage had been caused to a poppy memorial in the Dublin Road area of  Castlewellan, which is […]

Local family launch ‘Pedal for a Purpose’ MacMillan fundraiser

The local Lissummon Community is holding a 24-hour health and wellbeing event for MacMillan Cancer Support. The fundraising event will take place from 8 pm on Friday 31 January 2020 to 8 pm on Saturday 1 February 2020 in Lissummon Community Centre. Article continues below A 24-hour spinathon is the main attraction alongside a coffee […]

£5,500 fines for waste offences in Newry

On Friday 10 January 2020, Justin Dike (44) and BJ Trading Ltd were each convicted at Newry Magistrates’ Court for 11 breaches of waste management legislation. On dates between 22 December 2016 and 6 December 2018, officers from the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) and Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) identified that the defendants […]

FREE digital growth programme to help Newry’s small businesses

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council has joined forces with Ards and North Down Borough Council to launch a Digital Growth Programme to support the development of micro and small businesses in the regions.   This project is part-funded by Invest Northern Ireland and the European Regional Development Fund under the Investment for Growth & […]

Street collection in honour of Stephen Farrell raises £6,644

On Christmas Eve 2019, Sean and Brian Farrell, supported by many of their family members, friends and neighbours and despite the conditions on the day, raised an amazing £6644.50. The funds will go directly towards supporting PIPS Hope and Support and the vital crisis, self-harm, trauma and bereavement counselling and support services they provide. Article […]

IoD opens search for Newry’s best performing business leaders

The Institute of Directors (IoD) has opened the search for the best performing business leaders in the Newry area. And to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the IoD Director of the Year Awards, it is seeking entries across 10 categories open to leaders from the private, public, and third sectors. Article continues below In partnership […]

PwC Assured Skills Academy offers 20 high-quality training places for graduates

The Department for the Economy and PwC have launched a new Assured Skills Academy offering 20 high-quality training places for people with a degree and an ambition to future proof their skill set. Applications are open now for the Academy, which will see participants receive nine weeks of industry-relevant pre-employment training in data analytics at […]

Liz Kimmins selected as MLA for Newry and Armagh

Sinn Féin activists in Newry and Armagh have selected Councillor Liz Kimmins to replace Megan Fearon as MLA for Newry and Armagh via co-option. Speaking after being selected at a convention in Tí Chulainn, Liz Kimmins said, “I am honoured to have been selected to replace Megan Fearon as MLA in Newry and Armagh, following […]

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