Archive for: March, 2012

Millennium Volunteers Presentation Night a huge success

On 21st March Sinn Féin MLA Mickey Brady participated in the Millennium Volunteers presentation ceremony in the Market Place Theatre, Armagh to celebrate young volunteers from across the North who had completed 200 hours of voluntary service. Speaking after the event Mr Brady said, “I was delighted to be invited to this event to present […]

Police ask residents to support ‘School Watch’ initiative

As we approach the Easter holidays police in Newry are asking local people to support the ‘School Watch’ initiative to help protect local schools over the break. Crime Prevention Officer, Paula Nicholl said: “The impact of criminal damage such as graffiti and broken windows can have a detrimental effect on our local schools causing funding […]

Newry business support organisations at Equality event

Charlie Casey, Newry’s Mayor, attended an event in Newry on March 22, run by Equality Commission and Labour Relations Agency staff to brief local business support organisations about services to help small and medium sized businesses with key challenges like recruitment, maternity, flexible working and redundancy.  The picture shows, from left, Jim Glacken, Equality Commission, […]

Murphy: ‘Assembly must have say on Superannuation Bill decisions’

Sinn Féin Economy Spokesperson Conor Murphy MP, MLA has said that it is imperative that the Assembly approves any future proposals affecting the Superannuation Bill now before the Assembly. Speaking to Newry Times, Conor Murphy said: “Notwithstanding the passage of the Superannuation Bill through the Assembly Sinn Féin will not accept any notion that future […]

Newry Chamber and Women in Business host joint networking lunch

Newry Chamber of Commerce & Trade is joining forces with Women in Business NI to host a joint networking business lunch with Keynote Speaker, Angela McGowan, Chief Economist of Northern Bank. This important networking opportunity for local business women will take place in the Canal Court Hotel on Tuesday 17th April, from 11am – 1pm. […]

Ireland Revisited: Part 14

Although always stating that they were a non-sectarian organisation, the Provisional IRA was guilty of some horrific acts since its inception. As already covered in earlier weeks, the Kingsmill Massacre was one such act which disgusted even the most ardent sympathisers and supporters of armed republicanism. The Remembrance Day Bombing, or ‘Poppy Day Massacre’ as […]

Work begins on £4.8m upgrade at Newry Wastewater Treatment Works

Northern Ireland Water has started actions to increase treatment capacity and improve odour control at the Newry Wastewater Treatment Works.  Local councillors and businesses located at the Greenbank were given details of the multi-million pound upgrade at a recent presentation. Details of the £4.8million project include the building of two large primary settlement tanks, which would increase […]

Curran calls for breakdown of Stop and Search Information

Newry City Sinn Féin councillor Brendan Curran has called on the PSNI to provide a detailed breakdown on the reasons behind ‘Stop and Search’ powers being used in the area. Speaking to Newry Times, Curran said, “I have no problem with people being stopped and searched if it prevents activities such as drug pushing and […]

Newry City Wanderers 2 – 0 Limavady United Youth (U-18s)

Newry U18s kept the pressure on Ballymena for that 2nd promotion spot in Section B with a hard fought victory over Limavady on Saturday morning at the Showgrounds. Newry showed their intention from the start with a blistering opening, with Edgar volleying wide from Dillon’s set up and when Newry forced a corner Gourley took […]

Newry and Mourne Museum lecture series continues with talk on St Patrick

Newry and Mourne Museum’s lecture series is set to finish tomorrow night with a special examination of Ireland’s patron saint – St Patrick. The event starts at 8pm tomorrow night at Bagenal’s Castle with Professor Marie-Therese Flanagan speaking about “Jocelin of Furness’s Life of St. Patrick”. The talk will ask why Anglo-Norman Cistercian monk, Jocelin […]


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