Archive for: March, 2013

Easter 2013 Holiday Arrangements

The Mayor and Members of Newry and Mourne District Council would like to wish all the citizens of the area a Happy Easter. The Council Offices will be closed on Monday 1st April and Tuesday 2nd April 2013. Normal Refuse Collection arrangements will apply and it is black bin week. Household Re-Cycling Centres will be […]

Giving older patients ‘rapid access’ through Daisy Hill

A new Rapid Access Clinic is now available to help reduce the length of time older patients need to spend in Daisy Hill Hospital. The clinic, which currently operates on Tuesdays and Thursdays on the fourth floor of the hospital, takes referrals from GPs, the Emergency Department and community care staff. It has proven useful […]

Calorie counting – what you need to know!

“A calorie is the amount of heat energy needed to raise the temperature of 1 kg of water 1 degree Celsius” – www.nanp.org 2012 We’ve been brought up in a society that is seemingly obsessed with calories, a unit of ‘measure’ devised by American chemist Wilbur Olin Atwater over 100 years ago. Since it’s development, […]

Call for entries for Northern Ireland Social Work Awards 2013

The closing date for entries for the Northern Ireland Regional Social Work Awards is Friday 29th March 2013. The awards, which are now in their third year, will showcase some of the most innovative work being carried out by social workers across Northern Ireland. Organised by the Health and Social Care Board, NI Social Care […]

Tesco Newry Store: 200 new jobs or 200 displaced jobs?

A mixed reception greeted the news last night that the recruitment campaign for the new Tesco store in Newry has begun. According to the Department of Education and Learning, the new Tesco store on the Belfast Road in Newry will create over 200 new jobs for the area. Due to open on 6th June 2013 […]

‘Any further delay over Narrow Water Bridge unacceptable’ – Ritchie

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SDLP MP Margaret Ritchie has welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Regional Development today that he will publish the bridge order for consultation on the proposed bridge at Narrow Water, but urges the Minister for Finance to approve the business case and provide the remainder of the funding for the bridge. Speaking to Newry […]

No show like a Joe show as Kernan returns to Crossmaglen Rangers

Joe Kernan last night sensationally returned to the helm of Crossmaglen Rangers football club. Earlier this month the Crossmaglen man stated that it was a position that did not suit him due to business commitments. Kernan said just last week, “I am highly flattered that my name has been mentioned in connection with the managerial […]

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME Conference in Newry

Newry Armagh Sinn Féin MLA Mickey Brady attended a conference on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME which was held in the Mourne Country Hotel Newry on 23rd March 2013. The event was organised by the local ME Group and had three experts on the condition as guest speakers, Dr Shepherd, Dr Weir and Dr G Purdie from […]

‘SDLP failure to block Special Advisors Bill undermines equality’ – Fearon

Sinn Féin MLA Megan Fearon has expressed her disappointment at the SDLP for what she insisted was the party’s failure to block Jim Allister’s Special Advisors Bill. Speaking to Newry Times, Fearon stated, “I am disappointed in the SDLP for failing to block the Special Advisers Bill, as it undermines equality and the Good Friday […]

Bradley expresses disbelief at planned closure of local tax centres

SDLP MLA for Newry and Armagh and party finance spokesperson Dominic Bradley has said that the announcement by HM Revenue & Customs last Thursday that it is planning to close all Enquiry Centres by March 2014 is totally unacceptable. Speaking to Newry Times, Bradley said the proposal to close the Tax Enquiry Centre in Newry […]

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