Archive for: March, 2013

Newry’s Food Revolution – recipes

“Improving diet and physical activity are more effective than medication in reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes, and reducing the risk for chronic diseases in previously overweight and obese people” – Food Revolution statistic 2012. Welcome to our city’s first ever Food Revolution, inspired by Jamie Oliver’s non-profit organisation and his quest to inspire […]

The importance of cashflow

An integral part of the business plan is the cash flow for each of the years you have chartered your development. After the executive summary, these are probably the most important features of any plan, whether you’re a start-up or an established business looking to expand. Jack Welsh the famous CEO of General Electric said, […]

‘Farmers hardship won’t melt away with snow’ – McAteer

Newry Agriculture Spokesperson Councillor Declan McAteer and his colleague Councillor Sean O’Hare have called for a one off fee waiver on the collection of livestock which has perished during the heavy snow fall. Speaking to Newry Times, McAteer said, “We met with farmers in the Hilltown area in Newry who continue to be badly hit […]

Bradley welcomes final stages of Daisy Hill redevelopment

SDLP MLA for Newry and Armagh Dominic Bradley has welcomed an announcement that the third and final stage of redevelopment of the Emergency Department at Daisy Hill Hospital is underway. Speaking to Newry Times, Bradley said, “I am delighted to hear that steady progress is being made to ensure that the much needed modernisation of […]

‘Minister must make funds available for road repair’ – McKevitt

SDLP MLA for South Down Karen McKevitt has called on the Minister for Regional Development to make funds available for road repair work after last weeks floods and snow storms. Speaking to Newry Times, McKevitt said, “I visited many areas over the last few days and it is evident that the floods and snow have […]

Bradley extends ‘céad míle fáilte’ to Gaelic League Ard Fheis

SDLP MLA for Newry and Armagh and party spokesperson on the Irish language has welcomed the annual conference of Conradh Na Gaeilge (the Gaelic League) to Newry. The Ard Fheis will be held in the Canal Court Hotel from 5th – 7th April and will be opened by Mayor John McArdle. Commenting on the upcoming […]

Murphy calls for action after local floods

Sinn Fein Councillor Mick Murphy has called for swift action to be taken to prevent future levels of destruction that we have seen since Friday’s floods. Speaking to Newry Times, Councillor Murphy praised the efforts of all those first responders who battled the elements to ensure the safety of everyone caught up in the freak […]

Letters to the Editor, ‘Farmers suffering with adverse weather conditions’

Dear Editor, The extreme adverse weather conditions since early Friday morning have been causing major and widespread problems in my South Down constituency, particularly in rural areas around Slieve Croob  Clanvaraghan, Dromara, Leitrim, with many roads impassable due to flooding, snow and fallen trees, as well as damaged power lines and telephone lines also leading […]

Roads meeting to address Moninna Park surface concerns

Newry and Mourne Sinn Fein Councillor Pat McGinn has confirmed that a Fews Area meeting involving Roads Service to discuss local residents concerns and frustrations in relation to the state of the road surface and footpaths in Monnina Park on the Chancellors Road will take place. The local Councillor said that residents felt that they […]

Clarke welcomes return of Red Arrows to Newcastle Summer Festival

Alliance Party Newcastle Area Councillor Patrick Clarke has welcomed the news that the legendary Red Arrows will be flying across the skies above Newcastle again this summer. Down District Council has announced the RAF display team will be taking part in the Festival of Flight on Saturday, August 10th — the third time the Red […]


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