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Archive for: July, 2012

Hazzard welcomes Craft Month

South Down Sinn Féin MLA Chris Hazzard has welcomed the launch of Craft Month which is due to begin in August across the north. Speaking to Newry Times, Hazzard commented; “Down District has the highest percentage distribution of Arts and Craft Enterprises in the north of Ireland, at a staggering 45%. I believe there is […]

Newry NPT ask for public support to tackle crime

Newry Neighbourhood Policing Team are asking the public for their support as they tackle issues of criminality and antisocial behaviour. The team are encouraging local residents not to suffer in silence but to ask for the help and support of their neighbourhood officers. Sergeant Kenny Gracey, Newry NPT explained: “Antisocial behaviour and low level crime can really […]

Heritage Lottery Fund routes £1.5 million into Mourne Mountains

They were the inspiration for renowned author C.S Lewis’ imaginative creation of the fantasy Kingdom of Narnia; immortalised in song by the numerously covered song ‘The Mountains of Mourne’ by Percy French; they are one of the most visited tourist attractions in Northern Ireland and now the Mourne Mountains have inspired £1.5million in conservation funding […]

Hauling in the rewards of cleaner beaches

The Green Coast Awards have been presented to six beaches in County Down for summer 2012. The beaches, which were named as Murlough Bay, Tyrella Beach, Cranfield West, Helens Bay, Rossglass and Minerstown received their awards at Cranfield beach as well as Cloughey beach receiving a pilot Green Coast Award. This is the fifth year […]

Samaritans Newry 24/7 event a huge success

The Samaritans Newry Balloon Launch event this week has been hailed a huge success. On 24th of July each year Samaritans all over the UK and Ireland celebrate the fact that they continue to provide emotional support to all people in need of support for the 24 hours of every day of the 7 day […]

Fears for Crossmaglen site as Newry Council reveal true extent of illegal dumping

Newry and Mourne Council has revealed that it will have to consider the future of the recycling site at Crossmaglen Supervalu after persistent dumping of household waste. Illicit dumping is occurring on a daily basis and it is costing the Council hundreds of pounds every week to clean up. The Crossmaglen site opened 5 years […]

Newry Council issue community alert notice

Recent goings on in Newry and the surrounding area have resulted in the council issuing a “Community Dragon Alert”. The combination of large eggs being found at Grounded Slieve Gullion and dragon-like footprints left at Slieve Gullion and Hill Street has led to a sense of fear and caution in the area, thus requiring the […]

Hazzard praises Special Olympics Ireland

Sinn Féin MLA Chris Hazzard has praised the work of Special Olympics Ireland and said that it is important that they are supported. Speaking to Newry Times, Hazzard said, “As we move towards the start of the Olympics and Para Olympics it is also important that we don’t forget the work of Special Olympics Ireland […]

Ireland Revisited: Part 20

Political dialogue through various back-channels was still in operation after the breakdown of the first Provisional IRA ceasefire. Church leaders acted as mediators between the republican and loyalist paramilitary factions and relayed their intentions and demands to the British and Irish governments respectively. The Northern Ireland community and the media could sense the significant opportunity […]

‘Agriculture minister must respond to farming weather crisis’ – Ritchie

SDLP South Down MP Margaret Ritchie has urged the Agriculture Minister to provide compensation and alleviation measures to farmers who face immense delays in harvesting crops and will face higher feed costs as a result of the ongoing monsoon weather conditions. Speaking to Newry Times, Ritchie said: “Over the last number of months, farmers have […]

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