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Translink announces enhanced services from 22 March | Newry Times

Translink announces enhanced services from 22 March - Newry Times - Newry bus station

Translink has announced details of timetable changes to be implemented from Monday 22 March 2021, in line with the phased return of schools.     Full details of the new timetables are available on Translink’s website and journey planner.     Ian Campbell, Director of Service Operations explains, “We continue to work closely with the […]

Ministers announce programme of regular Covid-19 testing in schools | Newry Times

Ministers announce programme of regular Covid-19 testing in schools - Newry Times news

Health Minister Robin Swann and Education Minister Peter Weir have announced a programme of regular testing for Covid-19 is to be introduced in schools in Northern Ireland.     Departmental officials will be liaising with the education sector in the coming days to discuss operational preparation and delivery with a view to rolling out the […]

£875k support for the Community and Voluntary Sector organisations | Newry Times

£875k support for the Community and Voluntary Sector organisations - Newry Times

Health Minister Robin Swann has announced additional financial support for community and voluntary sector organisations.     Making the announcement this week, the Health Minister said the Department of Health is providing an additional £875,000 of financial support to the 65 community and voluntary sector organisations which are funded directly by the Department in 2021/22. […]

Northern Ireland Covid-19 Restrictions: Early Relaxations to NI Coronavirus Regulations | Newry Times

Executive agrees a number of early relaxations to Covid-19 regulations - Newry Times - NI Covid restrictions

The Executive has agreed on several measured relaxations to the current Coronavirus Health Regulations.     While the majority of the current restrictions will remain in place until after Easter, the Executive agreed to gradual changes which will come into effect before the next formal review date on or before April 15. In relation to […]

All primary school pupils to return next week | Newry Times

All primary school pupils to return next week - Newry Times - Newry schools reopening - Covid19 Coronavirus County Down

Primary school pupils in P4 to P7 will return to face to face teaching on 22 March.     Following agreement by the Executive yesterday, pupils in P4 to P7 will join the younger students who started back to full-time face to face teaching last week.       All remaining pupils (Years 8 to 11) […]

‘Outstanding response’ to vaccination programme | Newry Times

'Outstanding response' to vaccination programme - Coronavirus Covid-19 Newry Times

The Northern Ireland Vaccination Programme is continuing at pace with the announcement that anyone aged 50 or over can get a Covid-19 vaccination at a Trust vaccination centre.     Interest remains extremely high and you are asked to be patient.     Patricia Donnelly Head of the Vaccine Programme says, “Everyone who is eligible […]

World Lights Up Green For St Patrick’s Day | Newry Times

World Lights Up Green For St Patrick’s Day - Newry Times - St Patrick's Day Newry City

Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative is taking off across the world, with a record-breaking 690 iconic landmarks and sites in 66 different countries lighting up green.     Tourism Ireland’s annual Global Greening initiative has gone from strength to strength – from its beginning back in 2010, when just the Sydney Opera House and the […]

Opening of second financial support scheme for bus and coach operators | Newry Times

Opening of second financial support scheme for bus and coach operators - Bus coach drivers Covid grant NI - Newry Times

Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon has opened a further financial assistance scheme for bus and coach operators.     This second scheme will cover the period from 1 October 2020 until 31 March 2021.      This scheme will provide financial assistance to bus and coach operators for ongoing overhead costs and expenses which they have […]

£1.1m additional support for travel agency businesses | Newry Times

Executive announces £1.175m additional support for travel agency businesses - NI covid grants and funding - Newry Times

The Executive has announced a Covid support scheme for travel agents experiencing difficulties as a result of the pandemic.     Welcoming the Travel Agents Scheme, First Minister Arlene Foster and deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill said the support scheme was necessary to ensure the continued viability of the travel agency sector.     First […]

Murphy bolsters business with £230 million rates holiday | Newry Times

Murphy bolsters business with £230 million rates holiday | Newry Times - newry city business

Finance Minister, Conor Murphy has announced he is extending the rates holiday for a further 12 months for 29,000 businesses at a cost of £230 million.     Conor Murphy said, “This £230 million package will provide continued support for businesses dealing with the impacts of the pandemic.     “Recognising that the months ahead […]

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