Archive for: June, 2012

Kildare stolen tractor recovered in Killeavy

Sinn Féin councillor Packie McDonald has praised local people whose vigilance led to a stolen tractor being reunited with its rightful owners. Speaking to Newry Times, Councillor McDonald said, “Eagle eyed members of the community in Killeavy spotted an unusual tractor parked at an uninhabited house in Killeavy. They traced the registration and discovered that […]

Ireland Revisited: Part 18

Twenty years after British troops first arrived in Northern Ireland under ‘Operation Banner’ there was fear from within the British Government that the Provisional IRA was planning a “spectacular”. The Provisional IRA was determined to give the British Government a timely reminder that as long as British troops were on the streets, they would be […]

Rural borewell grant scheme open

Slieve Gullion councillors Anthony Flynn and Colman Burns have urged members of the public to apply to the Rural Borewells Scheme which is currently taking applications. Councillor Flynn, who recently convened a meeting in Silverbridge on this issue spoke to Newry Times and said, “Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Michelle O’Neill announced the opening of […]

Clarke requests better cleaning resources for Newcastle Beach

Alliance Newcastle Councillor Patrick Clarke has requested the cleaning schedules and rotas for the cleaning of Newcastle beach by Down District Council. Clarke has asked for this information as he believes not enough resources are presently being deployed to keep and maintain Newcastle beach. Councillor Clarke also believes that Newcastle Beach is not being continually […]

Extra-terrestrial footprints found at Slieve Gullion

Newry and Mourne District Council have been left baffled by what appears to be extra-terrestrial footprints that were found at Slieve Gullion Forest Park near Meigh, in South Armagh. They are appealing for anyone in the local area with any information to come forward. A young family, who asked to remain anonymous for fear of […]

Rogers welcomes school building funds

SDLP Education spokesperson Seán Rogers has given welcomed the Education minister’s announcement of £133m of funding for new school buildings across the North of Ireland. Speaking to Newry Times, the South Down MLA said: “I am pleased at the scale of the funding announced by Minister O’Dowd this afternoon as it will give great assistance […]

‘No better time for all-island economic cooperation’ – Ritchie

Achieving economic prosperity and creating hope for the future, for our young people and their families, is the top priority for the SDLP. That was the message delivered by SDLP South Down MP at the “Job Creation and the Island Economy” in the Armagh City Hotel last Thursday. Speaking after the event which focused on […]

Local woman selected as new Sinn Fein Assembly Member

Sinn Fein has revealed that 20 year old Megan Fearon is set to become the newest Assembly Member in Stormont with news of her selection by Sinn Féin party members at a convention held yesterday. Megan has been a member of the Jim Lochrie Sinn Féin Cumann for the past 5 years and she has […]

‘Business as usual’ – Local businesses express delight as city centre disruption ends

Local businesses in the Monaghan Street, Merchants Quay and Hill Street area of the city have expressed their delight that the disruption caused by the Public Realm Scheme has passed and it is now very much ‘business as usual’. The work, designed to improve the area, involved installing new kerbing, paving, street furniture and tree […]

Police seek witnesses to assault

Police in Kilkeel are investigating an assault in the Greencastle Road area in the early hours of Sunday 24th June. Around 2.00 am police were called to a disturbance in the area and a 48 year old male was assaulted during the incident and two 2 males aged 18 and 22 years were arrested and subsequently released on police bail […]


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