Archive for: July, 2012

McKevitt congratulates Pittsburgh-bound young people

SDLP South Down MLA Karen McKevitt has congratulated the 160 young people and their leaders from youth clubs in Newry and Mourne who are heading for Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as part of the Norbrook POINTER programme. The Norbrook POINTER scheme, which is funded by the private sector, the voluntary sector and the PSNI which operates the […]

Hearty slams illicit dumping at Crossmaglen Recycling Centre

Crossmaglen Sinn Féin councillor Terry Hearty has lambasted those responsible for fly tipping at the Recycling Centre located at the SuperValu complex in the town. Speaking to Newry Times, Hearty said, “Those responsible for this illicit dumping are jeopardising the whole future of the service. Newry & Mourne council has estimated that an additional £18,000 […]

Burns calls for hanging baskets at Creggan Bridge

Sinn Fein Councillor Colman Burns has proposed that Newry and Mourne District Council provide floral displays to straddle the railings along the new footbridge at Creggan. He made the proposal at a meeting on Friday, 27th July, in Crossmaglen Community Centre. Councillor Burns, speaking after the meeting said, “The new footbridge at Creggan has been […]

Clarke welcomes Murlough Beach Green Coast Award

Alliance Councillor Patrick Clarke has welcomed news that Murlough Beach – located between Dundrum and Newcastle – has received a Green Coast Award, part of the Clean Coast Programme. Organized by Tidy NI, the award aims to acknowledge beaches which meet guideline water quality standards but which are prized for their natural unspoilt environment. Speaking […]

Breastfeeding mother ‘escorted’ from Newry Omniplex

Newry Sinn Féin MLA Mickey Brady has commented on reports that a nursing mother was forced to leave Newry Omniplex last night. Speaking to Newry Times, Brady said, “While Omniplex staff will argue that the child should not have been admitted to a 15 certified film I think there should have been a more common […]

Newry TV viewers urged to get set for digital switchover

With just weeks to go until the start of the digital TV switchover in Northern Ireland, viewers in the Newry area are being reminded to look out for their guide to switchover. Digital UK’s 20-page guide to the digital TV switchover will be sent to 750,000 households across Northern Ireland, urging viewers to get ready […]

U.S Choir and musical society sing for Newry Hospice

The Milwaukee Irish Fest Choir will make a return visit to Newry on Thursday 2nd August as part of their 2012 Irish Tour. They will join forces with Newry Musical Society to present a Benevolent Concert for the Southern Area Hospice Services. The Sheila Nolan Dancers will also perform as part of the entertainment. The Choir last […]

Rogers expresses concern over ‘naming and shaming’ of teachers

SDLP Education spokesperson Sean Rogers has expressed concerns over the Education Minister’s announcement that teachers are to face public disciplinary hearings. Mr Rogers, a former school principal, said: “I have some concerns over the naming and shaming of teachers as this could lead to the public humiliation of innocent, hardworking and honest professionals. Nevertheless, I […]

Grimley installed as Armagh boss

Paul Grimley has been confirmed as the new manager of Armagh after receiving the unanimous support of clubs in the county. Grimley, who has a wealth of experience in the Armagh set up after serving as assistant to former managers Paddy O’Rourke and Joe Kernan’s All Ireland title winning 2002 side, was appointed after last […]

Fire fighters tackle ‘biggest incident for years’ in Newry

“It was one of the biggest incidents for years.” That was the damning assessment from chief fire officer of the Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service after they were confronted late last night in Newry with “serious and rapidly developing incidents”. Fire crews arrived on the scene at 11:00pm last night to tackle the huge […]

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