Category archives for: Politics

Swann announces £1m for the NI Air Ambulance | Newry Times

Swann announces £1m for the NI Air Ambulance - Newry Times

Health Minister Robin Swann has announced £1million in funding for Air Ambulance Northern Ireland.     Making the announcement, Minister Swann said, “Since this service was launched over three and a half years ago, it has become a critical component of the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service’s emergency response.     “Many people who have had […]

Poots welcomes packaging partnership to tackle plastic pollution | Newry Times

Poots welcomes packaging partnership to tackle plastic pollution - Newry Times newspaper

Environment Minister Edwin Poots has welcomed a new partnership that will fund training places for packaging technologists in a drive to find more sustainable alternatives to single-use plastics.     Making the announcement that Vickerstock Recruitment will sponsor four students at the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) to study for a Diploma […]

Hargey discusses long term needs of the Arts Sector | Newry Times

Hargey discusses long term needs of the Arts Sector - Newry Arts

Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey recently met with the Arts Collaboration Network, an informal network of the main sector support organisations and a number of creative hubs across NI.     Speaking after the meeting the Minister said, “The Arts Collaboration Network has been a strong advocate for the sector over this past year.      […]

All-island collaboration and partnership ‘key to bringing about positive change’ | Newry Times

All-island collaboration and partnership 'key to bringing about positive change' - Newry headlines

Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon has called for all island collaboration when giving an address at the IBCAN launch of The Framework of Regional Priorities alongside Irish Government Ministers.     The Framework of Regional Priorities is produced by the Irish Central Border Area Network (IBCAN) as a strategic response to the needs and priorities of […]

Boylan slams lack of support for taxi operators | Newry Times

Boylan slams lack of support for taxi operators - Newry taxi

Sinn Féin MLA Cathal Boylan has said it is shocking that only one taxi operator has benefited from one of the Coronavirus Business Restrictions Support Scheme.     Cathal Boylan said, “After meeting with the Department for Infrastructure, taxi operators were denied a sector-specific scheme and told that they can apply for support through Part […]

Options Analysis for Veterinary Education commences | Newry Times

Options Analysis for Veterinary Education commences - Newry vets

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs has commissioned an analysis of options to deliver a more secure, long term supply of vets for NI, including consideration of the various models for third level veterinary education.     Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots commented, “I have been concerned for some time that Northern Ireland may […]

Document sets out ‘bold plan’ for modern courts and tribunals system | Newry Times

Document sets out bold plan for modern courts and tribunals system - Newry news

A document setting out a vision for a modern, innovative, collaborative and responsive 21st Century courts and tribunals system was launched this month.     ‘Modernising the Courts and Tribunals in Northern Ireland’, which has been approved by Justice Minster Naomi Long, the Lord Chief Justice Sir Declan Morgan and the Northern Ireland Courts and […]

Connectivity ‘key to economic growth’ – Dodds | Newry Times

Connectivity 'key to economic growth' – Dodds - Newry Times

Economy Minister Diane Dodds has welcomed the publication of Sir Peter Hendy’s Union Connectivity Review Interim Report.     Speaking of the publication of the Report the Minister said, “This is an ambitious Report which aims to deliver a UK-wide transport network that encompasses sea, rail, air and road.     “Improved connectivity through a […]

Poots launches £1million equipment fund for micro food businesses | Newry Times

Poots launches £1million equipment fund for micro food businesses - Newry newspaper

Rural Affairs Minister Edwin Poots MLA has launched a £1million capital grant scheme to help existing micro food and drink manufacturing businesses upscale production, through the purchase of new equipment, with the aim of securing new markets for their products.     Under the scheme grants of between £5,000 and £50,000 are available for eligible […]

Public Sector Pay Policy set for 2021/22 | Newry Times

Public Sector Pay Policy set for 2021 and 2022 - Newry Times - Newry City news

The Executive has agreed the 2021/22 Public Sector Pay Policy.     This will enable public sector employers to engage with their staff groups and develop pay proposals for approval and implementation.     Making the announcement, Finance Minister Conor Murphy said, “The Public Sector Pay Policy is being set in the midst of a […]

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