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Major new St Patrick’s festival announced for Armagh and Down


A major new festival initiative has been launched across counties Armagh and Down to celebrate Ireland’s Patron Saint during a ground-breaking three-week global programme, which gets under way on Friday, March 3rd 2017. The Home of St Patrick Festival promises to be the biggest, best, and most-diverse celebration of Patrick’s life story, values and achievements […]

After 25 years Newry ‘Black Santa’ presents final cheque to Southern Area Hospice

John 2016 Presentation stairs

After 25 bitterly cold winters, John Dalzell MBE has presented his final cheque to Southern Area Hospice. Every Christmas for two and a half decades local ‘Black Santa’ John spent his birthday the same way – standing on Newry’s oldest shopping street to collect money for the local Hospice. Turning 75 this year, John has […]

McAteer leaves politics due to ill health

Councillor Kevin McAteer

Independent Newry City Councillor and Assembly candidate for People Before Profit Alliance, Kevin McAteer has announced his intention to leave politics due to ill health, Newry Times can reveal. McAteer, who has been battling depression and anxiety, has said he has decided to call time on his political career, with immediate effect, to focus on […]

Newry mum shares heartbreaking story to raise funds to save child’s life

Four-year-old Alfie was diagnosed

A Newry mum has spoken to Newry Times in a bid to raise awareness of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy after her child was recently diagnosed with the disease. There are around 2,500 people in the UK living with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, which is caused by the lack of a protein called dystrophin. It is a serious […]

Woman dies in South Armagh house fire


Police have confirmed that a woman, aged in her 90’s, has died following a fire at a house in Bay View in Jonesborough last night, Sunday 22nd January. Police received a report of a fire at a house shortly after 7.30pm. Emergency Services attended but unfortunately the woman was found deceased at the scene. An […]

On-street parking tariffs for Newry to increase

Parking Meter

On-street parking tariffs in Newry will increase from Monday 20th February. Charges in Newry will increase from 40p to 60p per hour. Belfast and Lisburn will also see an increase. Commenting on the change in tariffs, Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard said, “On-street parking tariffs in Belfast have not increased since 2011 and have therefore not […]

Ruane not putting name forward for selection


Sinn Féin MLA Caitríona Ruane has said she will not be putting her name forward for selection for the next Assembly election. Speaking to Newry Times, Ruane said, “It has been an honour and privilege to represent the people of South Down in the Assembly for the last 14 years. “Over the years I have […]

County Down couple lose almost £5,000 in Swedish car scam

Scam Alert

Trading Standards Service (TSS) has once again urged potential car buyers to exercise extreme caution after local motorists were again targeted in a car buying scam. Typically advertisements appear in local newspapers and car sale websites for vehicles at exceptionally keen prices. The seller engages in very convincing dialogue with prospective customers solely by text […]

Warning over use of knives after Newry stabbing


Sinn Féin Newry & Armagh MP Mickey Brady has warned people of the dangers of knife crime and the use of knives on our streets. He was speaking after a stabbing incident in Newry. Detectives launched an appeal for witnesses following a serious assault in the Ardcarne Park area of Newry on the morning of […]

€23m funding for cross-border greenway linking Newry to Carlingford

Digital art of a family walking through the woods

The EU’s INTERREG VA Programme has offered approximately €23.27 million in funding for three new cross-border greenway projects that will open up new sustainable travel routes for both cyclists and pedestrians. Greenways are corridors of land that are recognised for their ability to connect people and places together. They enhance existing outdoor recreational opportunities and […]

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