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Archive for: September, 2012

Final countdown to digital switchover

Analogue TV viewers in Northern Ireland have less than two weeks to get ready for the digital TV switchover, starting on 10th October. The Northern Ireland switchover marks the completion of a five-year programme across the UK. With just a fortnight to go until the first analogue channel is permanently switched off, latest researchindicates nine […]

Sinn Féin MLAs welcome opening of Dromintee Primary School

The official opening of Dromintee Primary School was held on Thursday 20th September and MP Connor Murphy and MLA Megan Fearon attended the historic event. Former Minister of Education Caitríona Ruane attended the opening and was one of the special guest speakers. Ms Fearon, a former pupil of Dromintee School, said, “I am pleased with […]

PSNI launch investigation after Warrenpoint burglary

Police in Warrenpoint are appealing for information following a burglary at business premises on Bridge Road. Around 7.30am on Tuesday, 18th September it was discovered that entry had been gained to the premises overnight and a filing cabinet and sum of cash was taken. Police are appealing to anyone who witnessed any activity around the […]

Curran demands speed limit decrease on Old Warrenpoint Road

Sinn Féin Councillor Brendan Curran has called for the speed limit to be reduced from 40 mph to 30 mph on the Old Warrenpoint Road. Speaking to Newry Times, Curran said he has been in contact with the PSNI and they were in agreement that the speed limit should be reduced. “This has been communicated […]

Ruane welcomes milk price recovery

Sinn Féin MLA Caitriona Ruane has welcomed the news that milk prices have recovered to October 2011 levels. Speaking to Newry Times, Ruane said, “Since October 2011 farmers have been struggling to get a fair price for their milk with it falling to a level which was equivalent to cost of production. Coupled with the […]

Boylan welcomes Executive ESA agreement

Sinn Féin Newry Armagh MLA Cathal Boylan has welcomed the fact that the Executive has agreed on legislation to replace the North’s 5 Education Boards with a single Education and Skills Authority (ESA). Speaking to Newry Times, Boylan said; “The cross-party agreement to bring forward the ESA legislation at the Executive is to be welcomed […]

‘Women should have a check up’ – Ruane ahead of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Sinn Féin MLA Caitriona Ruane has called on women to have a check up during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. Speaking to Newry Times, Ruane stated, “More and more people are being diagnosed with breast cancer but the good news is that many more people are surviving due to early detection rates and better […]

Flynn welcomes decision to introduce play equipment

Recently Anthony Flynn had called on Newry Council officials to introduce play equipment for less-abled children at Slieve Gullion Play Park and the Councillor says he is ‘pleased’ now that it has now been announced that a play swing and roundabout for wheelchair users are due to be installed following the council’s agreement. Flynn commented, […]

PSNI launch investigation following Abbey Yard burglary

Police in Newry are appealing for information following a burglary at premises in Abbey Yard. Some time between Friday, 7th September and Friday, 14th September, entry was gained to the the premises and a number of board games and a box of mugs were taken. Police are appealing to anyone who has information in relation […]

‘Extra haulage duty will damage economic growth’ – Murphy

Sinn Féin MP for Newry and Armagh Conor Murphy has stated that a move by the British Government to introduce charges of up to £1000 a year to truck drivers travelling from the 26 counties to the north of Ireland fly in the face of efforts to boost the economy across the island of Ireland. […]

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