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Newry school students to ‘Learn with the Lords’

Members of the House of Lords are taking part in virtual visits to schools and colleges across the UK to speak to students and young people, as part of the House of Lords’ engagement programme.   Embed from Getty Images   The virtual visits are part of the Learn with the Lords Online scheme and […]

“British government deluded if it thinks it is well regarded internationally” – Hazzard

Sinn Féin MP Chris Hazzard has said the British government is deluded if it thinks it is well regarded on the international stage.     The South Down MP said, “We had the frankly bizarre spectacle of the British Foreign Secretary claiming that Britain is regarded on the world stage as an upholder or defender […]

Children and parents “at the forefront” as Education Minister launches SEN consultation

SEN Northern Ireland - Newry City newspaper

Education Minister Peter Weir has launched a public consultation which will improve the provision of education for children and young people with Special Educational Needs (SEN).     The Minister has also announced funding of £7.5million to deliver a new SEN framework which will provide additional resources for schools. Launching the consultation, Education Minister Peter […]

Withholding of Brexit plans “shows British government can’t be trusted” – Hazzard

Brexit Chris Hazzard Sinn Fein - Newry news

Sinn Féin MP Chris Hazzard has said reports that the British government deliberately withheld Brexit planning documents from devolved institutions shows that it cannot be trusted.     The South Down MP said, “Reports that the British government deliberately held Brexit planning documents from the political institutions in the North, Wales and Scotland are very […]

“Relationship with US will support recovery” – Foster and Kearney

Arlene Foster US Special Envoy - Newry politics

A strengthened relationship with the United States will support our economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, First Minister Arlene Foster and Junior Minister Declan Kearney have said.     They were speaking after a meeting with US Special Envoy Mick Mulvaney. First Minister Arlene Foster said, “It was a pleasure to meet Mr Mulvaney for […]

Economy Minister announces skills and innovation support for social enterprises

Diane Dodds NI Social enterprises - Newry newspaper

Economy Minister Diane Dodds has announced skills and innovation support for social enterprises.     Eligibility criteria for the Department for the Economy’s Skills Focus and InnovateUs programmes have been extended to enable social enterprises to apply for support.     Highlighting the nature of the support available, the Minister said, “Skills development will be […]

Minister opens £1m COVID Safe Sports Pack fund

Minister opens £1million COVID Safe Sports Pack fund - Newry headlines

Communities Minister Carál Ní Chuilín has announced the opening of a £1million fund to assist with the safe return to sport.     The Covid-19 Safe Sports Packs fund, which will be administered by SportNI, will be used for equipment to help clubs ensure a safe return to sport for children, participants, coaches, volunteers and […]

NI beef farmers granted access to US market for first time in 20 years

For the first time in 20 years, beef from Northern Ireland will soon be available in the USA after two local beef processors were granted access to the US market.     Foyle Food Group (Foyle Campsie) and WD Meats have been listed as meat plants eligible to export meat to the United States.   […]

Local MP urges Westminster parties to “protect Good Friday Agreement”

Northern Ireland Brexit, Chris Hazzard Sinn Fein - Newry news

Sinn Féin MP Chris Hazzard has written to the leaders of the main political parties at Westminster to outline “the huge damage the British government’s Internal Market Bill would do to the Good Friday Agreement”.     The Sinn Féin Brexit spokesperson said, “The British government have been blatant in their intention to break international […]

Finance Ministers express real concerns over UK Internal Market Bill

Finance Minister Calls for More Financial Control - Newry Coronavirus COVID - Newry online

Finance Minister, Conor Murphy has met with the Finance Ministers from Wales and Scotland to discuss a range of fiscal matters and voice their collective concerns about the financial implications the UK Internal Market Bill will have on devolved governments.     Conor Murphy, Rebecca Evans and Kate Forbes expressed their joint concerns on the […]


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