Archive for: May, 2012

Ruane welcomes Kilbroney news

Sinn Féin Cllr Michael Ruane has welcomed the news that Kilbroney has been provisionally successful in its bid to host part of the World Police and Fire Games which come to Northern Ireland in 2013. Speaking to Newry Times, Ruane said, “This is fantastic news for the district and it offers us an opportunity to show the […]

Bessbrook Police Station to close ‘within weeks’

Following a period of community consultation the closure of Bessbrook police station was approved by the Policing Board in 2009 and will take place in the coming weeks. Policing resources currently based in Bessbrook will be reallocated to Newtownhamilton police station, thereby maintaining response and neighbourhood policing capabilities within South Armagh. Sector Commander Inspector Lorraine […]

Corcreechy Road Planning Application refused

Fews area Sinn Fein Councillor Pat McGinn has commented on the news that Planning Service has recommended that the application for change of use on the controversial Corcreechey Road site, formerly used as a compound by Lagan Ferrovial, should be refused. Speaking to Newry Times, McGinn said, “I believe that most local residents would see […]

Ritchie welcomes successful Narrow Water Bridge appeal

SDLP MP for South Down, Margaret Ritchie, has welcomed news that the Narrow Water Bridge Project Committee has been successful in overturning the Interreg decision not to allow it to proceed to stage 2 of the assessment process. Speaking to Newry Times, Ms Ritchie said: “The Narrow Water Bridge project is the tourism and economic […]

Ruane welcomes cross-border bridge decision

Sinn Féin Cllr Michael Ruane has welcomed the decision by the Special European Union Programmes Body (SEUPB) to reinstate the Narrow Water Bridge project for consideration for funding. Speaking to Newry Times, Ruane stated, “This is great news for the people of Warrenpoint and the entire region of South Down. This project has so many benefits for […]

Narrow Water Bridge Appeal successful

Sinn Féin MLA Caitriona Ruane has welcomed the decision by the Special European Union Programmes Body (SEUPB) to reinstate the Narrow Water Bridge project for consideration for funding. Ms Ruane stated, “This is great news for the region of South Down and Louth and will add impetus to the call for this project to go […]

Corcreechey Road Application Refused

Fews area Sinn Fein Councillor Pat McGinn has commented on the news that Planning Service were recommending that the application for change of use, on the controversial site formerly used as a compound on the Corcreechey Road, should be refused. McGinn said that he believed most local residents would see this as the correct decision. […]

McKevitt congratulates PSNI on Warrenpoint drugs haul

SDLP South Down MLA Karen McKevitt has complimented the PSNI on their major cannabis seizure near Warrenpoint. McKevitt was speaking after Newry Times exclusively broke the story today that Police in the area uncovered over £350,000 worth of Cannabis after a planned house search in the seaside town. McKevitt said, “Clearly this was a very […]

Kilbroney to host World Police and Fire Games

Mayor of Newry & Mourne Charlie Casey has welcomed the breaking news that Kilbroney has been provisionally successful in its bid to host part of the World Police and Fire Games which comes to Northern Ireland in 2013. “This is wonderful news for the district”, Councillor Casey said, “And it gives us an opportunity to […]

‘Recycler of the Month’ for May announced

Mrs Margaret Quinn, Clougheramer Road, Newry was May’s winner of the Recycler of the Month competition. The competition, which is sponsored by the Department of the Environment’s ‘Rethink Waste’ campaign in partnership with Newry and Mourne District Council, awards £50 to householders who use their recycling bins correctly. Mrs Quinn’s bin was out for collection […]

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