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Archive for: April, 2013

‘Dissident republican criminality will not be tolerated’ – Newry PSNI Chief Inspector

The seizure of contraband cigarettes and alcohol in South Armagh over the weekend should send a clear message to criminals that their actions will not be tolerated. Those were the words used by Newry PSNI’s Chief Inspector Beck after £300,000 of contraband cigarettes, 66 bottles of contraband alcohol and £50,000 in cash were seized by […]

Ladie’s league semi set for Mullingar

Armagh’s ladies National League semi-final against Tipperary will take place in St Loman’s Park, Mullingar on Sunday (2pm). If James Daly’s side win they may well face Ulster rivals Down in the Division Three decider at Parnell Park on May 11th as the Mourne women go into the other semi as favourites to beat Longford. […]

Police launch investigation after late night Newry assault

Police in Newry are appealing for information following an assault in Francis Street during the early hours of Monday, 22nd April. At around 2.15am a 21 year old man was assaulted outside licensed premises after a verbal altercation with another man and he sustained injuries to his face. Police are appealing to anyone who witnessed […]

‘Profit before patient’ fears for future of five local care homes

SDLP Assembly Member for Newry and Armagh Dominic Bradley MLA has said the announcement that the Southern Trust are set to close five residential care homes further fuels the SDLP’s long held suspicion that the Health Minister is intent on ‘destroying the ethos’ of the NHS by replacing it with stealth privatisation. Speaking to Newry […]

SDLP delegation visit Southern Area Hospice

Southern Area Hospice recently hosted a delegation of senior politicians from the SDLP including local MLA’s Dominic Bradley MLA, and Karen McKevitt MLA, with Health Committee member Conal McDevitt MLA and Councillor Connaire McGreevy. It is important for a charitable organisation such as Southern Area Hospice to remain at the forefront of the political agenda […]

Call for urgent action on suicide prevention

Sinn Fein’s Mark Gibbons has called for a meaningful, joined-up approach from all government departments to enhance suicide prevention in the North. After losing a dear friend and work colleague to suicide, Mark became involved with PIPS Newry and Mourne to promote awareness and support for those affected by this tragedy in Rostrevor. “Suicide is […]

Live Below the Line Challenge for Ruane

Sinn Féin MLA Caitríona Ruane will take part in the Concern, ‘Live Below the Line’ challenge to raise awareness of poverty in developing countries. Speaking to Newry Times, Caitríona Ruane said, “I have been invited by Concern to attempt to feed myself on £1 a day for 5 days and I am delighted to support […]

McGinn calls for vigilance after Bessbrook incidents

Fews area Sinn Fein Councillor Pat McGinn has said that a recent spate of vandalism and theft attempts in the vicinity of Mill Road, High Street, Bessbrook has caused great concern. Speaking to Newry Times, Councillor McGinn explained, “Vandals deliberately damaged property and vehicles within the Industrial Estate on the Mill Road and the local […]

New community centre for Warrenpoint?

Sinn Fein Councillor Mickey Ruane had started a process of discussions with council officials in early 2012 with the goal of working towards the long overdue provision of community youth/sports hall for Warrenpoint. The idea was to look at the possibility of a community hub centre that would incorporate a community centre but also involve […]

Narrow Water bridge delegation meeting with Martin McGuinness

Sinn Féin MLA Caitriona Ruane has led a delegation of local business people from South Down including members of the Kilkeel, Warrenpoint and Burren Chambers of Commerce to meet with Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness to discuss the Narrow Water Bridge. Speaking to Newry Times about the meeting, Ruane stated, “I welcome the constructive meeting […]

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