Archive for: June, 2012

Grounded support local GAA

To celebrate the opening of their new café and restaurant at Slieve Gullion Courtyard, Grounded Espresso Bars are sponsoring Dromintee Men’s Junior Team, who play in the Armagh Junior league and championship. Kevin Kelly, Manager of the team, commented: “It is great to see local businesses supporting our club. This men’s team was only formed […]

Barnardo’s Newry volunteer celebrated

Catherine McCann from Newry who volunteers with Barnardo’s Newry Family Resource Centre was one of 250 Barnardo’s volunteers honoured at a recent reception held at Parliament Buildings. The event was held as part of Volunteers’ Week 2012 to recognise the dedication and commitment of  Barnardo’s volunteers. Catherine is one of 25 volunteers with Barnardo’s Newry […]

Ritchie welcomes Tory u-turn on fuel duty

SDLP South Down MP Margaret Ritchie has welcomed a u-turn by Chancellor George Osborne whereby the planned 3p fuel duty hike due in August has been scrapped and fuel duty frozen for the rest of the year. Ritchie, who leads on energy issues for the SDLP in Westminster, spoke to Newry Times and said: “This […]

Clarke disappointed by NI corporation tax meeting

Alliance Newcastle Councillor Patrick Clarke has expressed his disappointment that talks about the devolution of corporation tax varying powers to Northern Ireland between the Executive, the Northern Ireland Office and the Treasury have broken up without agreement. Speaking to Newry Times, Clarke stated, “I had anticipated albeit without surprise that this matter would have been […]

Local councillors welcome announcement on new council boundaries

The elected members of both councils recently met to discuss the creation of the new council arising from the planned amalgamation of Newry & Mourne District Council with Down District Council in 2015. This followed confirmation last week that the boundaries of the new Council had now been established in law by the NI Assembly, […]

Buttercrane Launches New Style Advisor Service – in Style!

Buttercrane Centre, Newry has always been top of the list for fashion shopping for all the family but now the Buttercrane has upped the fashion stakes with the launch of a brand new Personal Style Advisor Service. The service will be launched in appropriate style with a weekend of fashion events at Buttercrane Centre 29 […]

CRASH Services agree major tie-up with Renault

Accident management company CRASH Services has signed a major new contract with Renault UK which will see the Newry-based firm offering free accident support to around 70,000 Renault drivers in Northern Ireland. The deal means that anyone who owns a Renault will get free accident support if they are ever involved in an accident. This […]

‘We oppose hike in car parking fines’ – Rogers

SDLP South Down MLA Sean Rogers has said the SDLP will vote against the proposed rise in car parking fines. Speaking to Newry Times, Rogers said: “In these times of austerity when many motorists are being hit by higher fuel costs and over-inflated motor insurance premiums, it is morally wrong to be demanding that they […]

‘Occupational Health Department must return to Newry as scheduled’ – McKevitt

SDLP South Down MLA Karen McKevitt said it is essential that the occupational health department is returned to Daisy Hill Hospital as planned. Speaking to Newry Times, McKevitt said she sought an urgent meeting in April with the Human Resources Director for the Southern Health and Social Care Trust after hearing reports that the occupational […]

‘Ulster Bank delay is unacceptable’ – McKevitt

SDLP South Down MLA Karen McKevitt has stated that Ulster Bank’s delay in resuming full banking services is unacceptable as news emerges that it will be the beginning of next week before full service is resumed. Speaking to Newry Times about the ongoing saga, McKevitt said: “The backlog created by this software problem will have […]


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