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New urgent care helpline for GPs piloted in Newry

The Southern Trust’s Emergency Department team has set up a new phone helpline for GPs to discuss patients who need urgent care. Initially being piloted in the Newry and Mourne area, GPs can speak directly to a senior Emergency Department medic to discuss urgent but non-emergency cases.     Launching the new phone line, Emergency […]

Newry businesses urged to register for Grant Thornton 5K

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Grant Thornton’s 5K will run across the island of Ireland on 14, 15 and 16 August.     Leading professional services firm Grant Thornton is calling on businesses in the Newry area to register for its digital 5K challenge race series (GT5K) with races set to take place virtually around the island of Ireland for […]

Slieve Gullion Councillor welcomes Mental Health Champion Appointment

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Slieve Gullion Councillor Pete Byrne has welcomed the interim appointment of Professor Siobhan O’Neill as the Mental Health Champion for Northern Ireland. Speaking to Newry Times, Councillor Byrne said, “I am delighted that Professor Siobhan O’Neill has agreed to act as an interim Mental Health Champion, until a permanent appointee in April 2021.     […]

Two SVP NI volunteers have been recognised by Newry Council

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Two SVP NI volunteers have been recognised by Newry, Mourne and Down District Council for their outstanding work within their local communities. At a special virtual awards ceremony co-hosted by former Council Chairperson, Councillor Charlie Casey, and entertainer David Meade, Hugh McShane of St Joseph’s SVP NI and Noel Mussen of St Mary’s SVP NI […]

“We want them all!” – Newry Councillor wants Civic Centre, City Park and Arts and Theatre Complex

Newry Sinn Féin Councillor Roisin Mulgrew has said that her party is committed to the regeneration of Newry and says projects like the new Arts and Theatre complex, the new Civic Centre and 15 acre City Park are key to this.     The Newry City Councillor was commenting on a motion going to Council […]

Killeavy named Castle Hotel of the Year at Irish Hotel Awards

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The award comes as hotel reopens on its first anniversary. Killeavy Castle Estate has won the coveted All Island Award of Castle Hotel of the Year 2020 at the Irish Hotel Awards. The Estate, which has just opened its doors for the second time in its first year, took the title after being rigorously inspected […]

Coronavirus Northern Ireland: Clap for the NHS this Sunday

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Health Minister Robin Swann has urged everyone in Northern Ireland to take part in the nationwide applause for the NHS on its 72nd birthday on Sunday, 5 July. Embed from Getty Images The Minister said the planned 5.00 pm tribute is especially significant given the sacrifices health and social care staff have made during the […]

Minister Ní Chuilín provides £10million to Co-Ownership

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Communities Minister Carál Ní Chuilín has allocated £10million to enable Co-Ownership to reopen to new customers. Co-Ownership is the Department’s main delivery partner for affordable housing.     It offers people the opportunity to enter homeownership through its products Co-Own and Rent to Own. Co-Ownership paused the processing of new applications on 24 March 2020 […]

Wedding reception cancelled? For better, for worse – know your rights

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The cancellation of a long-planned for wedding day is just one of the consequences of the current lockdown to combat the spread of the coronavirus. The Department for the Economy’s free consumer advice service, Consumerline, has been receiving complaints from disappointed couples who have seen their big day dreams dashed, only to encounter further unhappiness […]

Get More Space at Your Place with Natural Gas

Homeowners in Northern Ireland could reclaim up to 75 square feet of space in their homes just by upgrading their old oil heating system to natural gas according to firmus energy. The natural gas company says that creating additional space at home is a relatively easy process allowing home-owners additional space to create a much-needed […]

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