Category archives for: Community

Police treating Warrenpoint incident as a hate crime

Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses following reports of criminal damage to a memorial at Narrow Water in Warrenpoint on the evening of Saturday 15 September. Speaking to Newry Times, Chief Inspector Gerry McGrath said, “We received a report of this incident at around 5.20pm and we are currently treating it as a hate […]

Mission at Newry Metropolitan Church

Entitled ‘A Time to Encounter God’, Mission at Newry Metropolitan Church takes place from 23-30 September, Sundays at 7pm and Monday-Friday at 8pm. Many people these days asking questions about the meaning of life (What’s it all about? / Why is there such suffering in the world? / Who is God? What happens when I die?) […]

Temporary road closures in Newry to facilitate £60k NI Water work

NI Water together with their appointed contractor Conwell Contracts Ltd. will commence work on a new storm sewer on New Street / Canal Street, Newry this month.   The first section of work on New Street will begin on Monday 24 September 2018 and following completion of this section, work will progress onto Canal Street. […]

Anger at Green Road resurfacing failure

Newry, Mourne and Down Sinn Féin Councillor Róisín Mulgrew has expressed her anger at the failure by Roads Service to resurface a 110 metre stretch of the Green Road prior to the reopening of the local schools after the summer break. Speaking to Newry Times, the local Councillor explained, “This is a missed opportunity. Last […]

Warrenpoint Port asks for public views on dredging proposal

Warrenpoint Port is inviting members of the public and other key stakeholders to comment on proposed changes to how dredged material from the harbour is dealt with. The Port currently carries out a major dredging programme every two to five years with material disposed of in the Irish Sea.     However, new plans have […]

Newry parking issues ‘causing grave concern for residents’

Newry City Councillor Liz Kimmins has met with residents living in Thomas Street and Cleary Crescent in Newry after they expressed concern over parking issues in the area. At the meeting, which the Sinn Féin Councillor described as ‘useful’, residents highlighted the ongoing issues they are having as a result of people parking along their […]

Arson attack on pensioner’s property condemned

Sinn Féin Fews Councillor Roisin Mulgrew has hit out at those responsible for starting a fire to a hedge adjacent to a pensioners bungalow in John F Kennedy Park. Speaking to Newry Times about the incident Cllr Mulgrew said, “I totally condemn this arson attack on this elderly gentleman’s property.     “Thanks to the […]

Crossmaglen recycling centre ‘must become more accessible’

SDLP Councillor Pete Byrne has called for the rules surrounding access to the Crossmaglen Recycling Centre to be relaxed to address the growing issue of domestic dumping in the South Armagh area. Speaking to Newry Times, Byrne said, “With the rise of waste turning up on illegal dumps and on the side of roads in […]

7 top tips to avoid back-to-school germs

As the first weeks of the new school year gets under way, the Public Health Agency (PHA) is raising awareness with parents about the importance of good hygiene – both in school and at home. “Schools can be a common breeding ground for germs and bugs so it is important to take steps to reduce […]

Carrickcruppen GAA builds for the future with Danske Bank grant

Local GAA club Carrickcruppen was one of 18 local organisations to benefit from nearly £10,000 of funding from Danske Bank in recent months. The Camlough club received £485 through the Danske Volunteer Grants programme, which provides grants to local organisations with which Danske employees are involved outside of work.     Danske Bank employee, Dave […]

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