Archive for: August, 2012

Burren woman to ‘walk to Westminster’ in campaign to ban online suicide kits

SDLP South Down MP Margaret Ritchie has voiced her support for constituent Patti Boyle’s campaign to have websites encouraging suicide and selling suicide packs outlawed. Her 26 year old son, Kevin, died by suicide last autumn using a so called suicide kit that he purchased on the internet. Kevin paid £45 for the kit from […]

Murphy extends best wishes to Paralympians

Sinn Féin Newry/Armagh MP, Conor Murphy has extended his best wishes and good luck to all of those Irish athletes taking part in the London Paralympics. Murphy is attending a reception in London at the invitation of DCAL Minister, Carál Ní Chuilín MLA, to celebrate the involvement of all the Irish athletes in the London 2012 Olympic […]

Murder inquiry launched into disappearance of Newry woman

Detectives investigating the disappearance of Caroline Graham have told Newry Times they have launched a murder inquiry. Newry woman Caroline, who went missing from her home in Portadown in April 1989, was just 19 years old when she disappeared. She was living with her boyfriend in Hanover Street at the time of her disappearance but […]

Sinn Fein attend wreath laying ceremony for local man

Members and friends of Newry’s Gerry Marks/Patrick McKeown Sinn Fein Cumman gathered at the Republican Plot in St Mary’s Cemetery on Tuesday August 28th to lay a wreath in remembrance of Patrick McKeown. Councillor Charlie Casey addressed those present saying; “38 years ago this week of Oglach Patrick McKeown was killed when a premature bomb […]

Olympic Torch visits Mourne Junior Athletics Club

Mourne Junior Athletics Club members were pleased to welcome Olympic Torch bearer Hannah Hopkins and Mayor of Newry and Mourne, Councillor John McArdle to their club recently. The Junior Athletics Club has 30 young aspiring athletes who were able to have their photo taken with the Olympic Torch. The Mayor commended all the young people […]

Newry employees to lose jobs after collapse of Target Express

It has emerged that employees in Newry working for haulage firm Target Express will be among over 450 people North and South of the border affected by its collapse. Target Express, one of the largest private haulage firms in Ireland, has a huge network of depots throughout the country. The Newry depot, based in Carnbane […]

Grounded scoops gold in food olympics

Local cafe Grounded, based at Monaghan Street and Slieve Gullion Forest is celebrating after the popular local business achieved 3 Great Taste awards in this years competition. Just under 9000 food and drink products were entered into this years annual Guild of Fine Foods Great Taste accreditation. Over the course of 45 days these 9000 […]

Clarke concerned about social security system ‘shake-up’

Alliance Newcastle Councillor Patrick Clarke has voiced his concern regarding a major shake-up of the social security system across Northern Ireland, which according to Clarke is causing considerable anxiety for social security and Northern Ireland Housing Executive staff in the Down District area. A government consultation is proposing to move staff from the Downpatrick, Ballynahinch, […]

Vigilance urged following Silverbridge robbery

Sinn Fein Councillor Colman Burns has urged people to be vigilant and watch out for any unusual or suspicious vehicles in the area following another robbery in the district last week. The robbery, in the Silverbridge area , was one of a number carried out in recent months throughout the south Armagh area. Speaking about […]

Burns reminds community about Boiler Replacement Scheme

Sinn Fein Councillor Colman Burns has reminded people that the Boiler Replacement Scheme will commence next month, September 2012. Anyone who thinks they could be eligible can register now by telephoning 0300 200 7874. Councillor Burns explained the criteria needed for eligibility. “The scheme is to be administered by the Housing Executives Grants Department and […]


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