Archive for: March, 2012

Bradley praises fire fighter’s work on gorse fires

SDLP MLA Dominic Bradley has commended the fantastic work by the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service after fire fighters bravely tackled gorse fires throughout the Newry and Mourne area over the past 48 hours. Speaking to Newry Times, Mr Bradley said, “Fire and Rescue Service personnel worked extremely hard in difficult circumstances over long […]

PSNI: ‘Gorse fires were started deliberately’

Police in South Down are appealing for information following fires at land in Edentrumly Road, Newry and Killowen Road, Rostrevor last night (Wednesday, 29th March). Newry Times reported last night about the huge fires, which caused destruction and put the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service under severe pressure. Speaking to Newry Times, a spokesman […]

Community in mourning after missing man’s body found

The local community is in mourning today after the body of Crossmaglen man Padraig Campbell was recovered from a lake by Irish Police in County Monaghan. Newry Times has reported extensively over the past number of weeks about the missing man, after the PSNI and Padraig’s family grew increasingly concerned about his whereabouts. The 37 […]

Plucky Windmill bow out of Junior Cup

Windmill Star’s Junior cup run is over for another season after their opponents Strathroy Harps grabbed their second successive Carnbane scalp in the competition at Loughall on Wednesday evening. Windmill were left pondering what might have been as they will feel they did enough over the course of the 90 minutes to warrant them a […]

Local transport company directors disqualified for eight years

Two local directors of Tinnelly International Transport Limited have this month been disqualified for eight years. Two local directors of Tinnelly International Transport Limited have this month been disqualified for eight years. The two, a man aged 47 and woman aged 49, are from Kilbroney Road, Rostrevor, Newry and appeared on High Court in Belfast […]

Northern Ireland’s first zero carbon house opens in Armagh

Environment Minister Alex Attwood MLA and Irish Environment Minister Phil Hogan T.D officially open Northern Ireland’s first zero carbon home. The ‘Green Future House’ built by Armagh based construction firm Green Future NI Ltd is the first ever in the province to be awarded five years of free council rates under the Low Carbon and […]

Burns welcomes resurfacing of rural roads

Slieve Gullion area Sinn Féin Councillor Colman Burns has warmly welcomed continuing road improvements on the Tullynavall Road, Cullyhanna and has called for a major cash injection to tackle the deterioration of South Armagh’s rural roads. Speaking to Newry Times about the work Councillor Burns said, “This is a busy road that runs from the […]

Two Newry City pupils win Newry and Mourne heat of Environmental Youth Speak 2012

The winners of the Newry and Mourne Council heats of the Environmental Youth Speak 2012 have been announced. Hannah O’Neill of St Joseph’s Primary School Meigh, and Alex Shortall of Sacred Heart Grammar School were judged to be the best speakers in the competition, which is ran annually by all the Councils in Northern Ireland, […]

Newry Times Picture Special: Gorse fires out of control

Parts of Newry and Mourne are engulfed tonight in thick black smoke after gorse fires continued to rage on the outskirts of the city at Camlough Mountain. The mountain, which experienced an incredible blaze last year, experienced a fire at around 2pm earlier today which was tackled by approximately 40 fire fighters. Fire crews are […]

Fires break out around Camlough Mountain

Newry Times can confirm tonight that fires have broken out around the Camlough Mountain area. With locals remembering last year’s incidents, a local councillor has decided to voice his concerns. Newry and Mourne Fews area Sinn Fein Councillor Pat Mc Ginn has said gorse fires in the locality are diverting the vital resources of the […]


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