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£790m package announced by Minister Murphy includes £560m to bolster health service

£790m package announced by Minister Murphy includes £560m to bolster health service - Daisy Hill Hospital Newry opening hours visiting times - Newry latest news

Finance Minister, Conor Murphy has allocated over £790 million as part of Covid-19 and October monitoring round allocations.     £687 million of this is Covid-19 funding and over £100 million is part of October monitoring and will have a positive impact on a range of sectors including health, education, transport and sport.     […]

Coronavirus Northern Ireland: Re-introduction of free car parking for HSC staff

Coronavirus Northern Ireland: Re-introduction of free car parking for HSC staff - Southern Trust - Health staff free parking Northern Ireland - Newry News

Health Minister Robin Swann has instructed Trusts to put in place, with immediate effect, the provision of free car parking to HSC staff until 31 March 2021.     Speaking to Newry Times, Mr Swann said, “As our valued staff enter into a most challenging and pressurised time, I hope that this provides some welcome […]

£15m Covid-19 relief funding for the NI sports sector announced

£15m Covid-19 relief funding for the sports sector announced - Coronavirus Northern Ireland - Newry headlines

Communities Minister Carál Ní Chuilín has announced a fund of £15m to help the sports sector deal with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.     The restrictions imposed on the sector so far have impacted widely on the ability of sports organisations and clubs to generate income through the normal means such as club […]

£19m Support Fund for Taxi Drivers and Private Coach and Bus Operators announced

£19m Support Fund for Taxi Drivers and Private Coach and Bus Operators announced - Taxi Bus Drivers Northern Ireland - Covid news NI - Newry news

Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon has announced a £19m Support Fund for Taxi Drivers and Private Coach and Bus Operators.     Embed from Getty Images   The support fund recognises the exceptional circumstances that these businesses have faced from the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic and is to assist with unavoidable overheads and loss of income […]

COVID-19 Northern Ireland: Face coverings to be mandatory on all school transport for post primary children

Face coverings to be mandatory on all school transport for post primary children Coronavirus Covid19 Newry Times News - Newry online

The wearing of face coverings on all dedicated school buses and public transport will be mandatory for all post-primary children in Northern Ireland when schools reopen next week.   Embed from Getty Images   Currently, it is mandatory for passengers aged over 13 to wear a face-covering on public transport.     Department of Education […]

Covid-19 related deaths: 42 more deaths as grim death total rises to 979

Covid-19 related deaths: week ending 23rd October - Northern Ireland coronavirus deaths 2020 - Coronavirus Newry - Newry news headlines

Latest figures published today by NISRA show that forty-two more deaths involving Covid-19 occurred in the last week.     The sad total was from 17 to 23 October 2020.      The total Covid-19 related deaths figure stands at 979. Of this total, 547 (55.9%) took place in a hospital, 363 (37.1%) in care […]

Fireworks placed in Newry letterboxes “needs to stop” – Newry City Councillor

Councillor appeals for dangerous behaviour to stop - Newry fireworks - Newry newspapers

Councillor Roisin Mulgrew has said that reports of fireworks being placed in the letterboxes of Newry homes was a great cause of concern and she has appealed for the activities to cease.     The Sinn Féin Councillor said she was contacted by “a number of distressed residents”.     She said the Chanellors Road, […]

Vehicles, money and tobacco taken in spate of overnight burglaries in Newry

Vehicles, money and tobacco taken in spate of overnight burglaries in Newry - Newry news headlines

Newry police are appealing for information following the report of a series of burglaries at a number of premises overnight.     Two garages on the Forkhill Road and one on the Dublin Road were targeted.     In addition, an office building at Edward Street, Newry was also targeted. The incidents happened sometime between […]

Extension of Free School Meal payments to cover Halloween break

Extension of Free School Meal payments to cover Halloween break - Newry Times newspaper

Education Minister Peter Weir has welcomed the Executive’s decision to extend Free School Meal payments to cover the Halloween break.     The Executive decided that support was vital for families struggling financially due to Covid19.     Welcoming the Executive’s decision the Minister said, “I welcome the decision taken by the Executive to extend […]

Northern Ireland COVID: 27 deaths in the last week brings grim total to 942 deaths

Northern Ireland COVID: 27 deaths in the last week brings grim total to 942 deaths - NI covid deaths - newry news headlines

Latest figures published today by NISRA show that twenty-seven deaths involving Covid-19 occurred in the last week, from 10 to 16 October.     The total Covid-19 related deaths figure stands at 942. Of this total, 519 (55.1%) took place in a hospital, 357 (37.9%) in care homes, eight (0.8%) in hospices and 58 (6.2%) […]

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