Archive for: December, 2011

New action plan for Ring of Gullion launched

A new action plan for the Ring of Gullion area was launched this month by Environment Minister Alex Attwood. The Ring of Gullion Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Management Action Plan 2011-2016 has commenced in the area with projects such as repairing the footpath at Slieve Gullion already underway. The Ring of Gullion also played […]

Proposed closure of running track at St.Colman’s College

The Council has confirmed that the Running Track at St.Colman’s College and Community Complex will close for a period of construction for the High Jump Stand in the New Year. The funding application was successful to Department for Social Development to ensure provision of the run up area to the high jump stand provided at […]

Newry set for Focus on Finance business seminar

Invest Northern Ireland have announced a business seminar to take place on the 11th of January at the Canal Court Hotel. The seminar, labelled ‘Focus on Finance’, will offer local businesses advice on financial management. Speaking about the event, Mayor of Newry and Mourne Charlie Casey said; “In the current economic climate any assistance or […]

“IT CAN HELP” Workshop in Newry

The Lord Mayor for Newry and Mourne, Charlie Casey expressed his delight after welcoming Mr David Brew from “IT CAN HELP”, an organisation built around offering free IT help for disabled people. David and the “IT CAN HELP” team are coming to the Sean Hollywood Arts Centre on Saturday 14th January 2012 from 10.00am – […]

Newry neighbourhood police visit Belfast youth club

Officers from Newry Neighbourhood Policing Team visited Greater Belfast Road Youth Club’s Christmas party to help with the celebrations. One of the officers donned the big red suit to spread a little Christmas cheer to the kids. The neighbourhood team work continually with the youth club to develop and promote engagement with young people in […]

Players of the Carnbane, with Darren Byrne

Darren Byrne

Name:Darren Byrne. Age: 23. Occupation: Customer Service Representative. Current Club: Rostrevor Rovers. Previous Club(s): Warrenpoint Town, Ballybot. Position: Centre Back/ Right Back. Favourite player: Lionel Messi. Favourite drink: White Russian. Favourite food: Steak, chips and pepper sauce. What team do you support? Manchester United. What are your interests outside of football? I Enjoy watching the NFL, […]

Ireland Revisited: Part 5

Despite 1972 being the bloodiest year of the Troubles, murders and bombings continued at a consistently lethal level. However, the British and Irish governments were desperately working behind the scenes to find a political settlement. This took the form of the Sunningdale Agreement of 1973-74. Despite some general goodwill from both governments the agreement was […]

Newry’s Lost Generation, with Ruairi Quinn

Name: Ruairi Quinn. Age: 24. Education/experience:  I Graduated from Part II Barch Architecture in July 2011. What part of Newry & Mourne are you originally from? Belleeks. When did you leave Newry? July 2011. Why did you leave Newry? Throughout my final year at university all I heard about was the bad work prospects for […]

Shocking statistics reveal true extent of child poverty in Newry

Newry Times has discovered that a staggering 33% of children living in the Newry and Mourne Area live below average income levels. According to recently released figures from the Department of Social Development, Newry comes third in the child poverty league table after Derry and Limavady. The Department of Social Development and NISRA published the […]

Williams box trailer stolen from Belleek building site

Police in Bessbrook are appealing for information following the theft of an Ifor Williams box trailer from a building site. Some time between 11am on Friday 16th December and 11am on Monday 19th December, the trailer was taken from a site, a quarter mile from Belleeks Village on the Carrickananny Road. The trailer may have […]

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