Archive for: May, 2013

‘Wilson’s refusal to investigate fuel duty proposals will cost local people money’ – Hazzard

Sinn Féin MLA for South Down Chris Hazzard has stated that the Finance Ministers’ refusal to investigate Sinn Féin Proposals surrounding the harmonisation of fuel duty across the island of Ireland will cost local people money. Speaking to Newry Times, Hazzard said, “Sinn Féin have placed proposals in front of the Minister for Finance calling […]

Kennedy ‘wasting’ public money on signage, claims Fearon

Newry/Armagh Sinn Fein MLA Megan Fearon has called on DRD Minister Danny Kennedy to reveal to the public the cost of pursuing what she described as his ‘pet political project’ of erecting ‘Welcome To Northern Ireland’ signs along the border. Speaking to Newry Times, Fearon stated, “In recent days traffic travelling between Dublin and Belfast […]

Newry Canal set for £10,000 funding

The Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland (IWAI) Newry & Portadown branch almost £10,000 to create an interactive map of the Newry – Portadown canal and towpath for use on GPS enabled smart phones and tablets. Not only will the map alert the visitor to exactly where they are but […]

Letters to the Editor, ‘Schools should be assessed fairly and fully’

Dear Editor, The response from Education Minister, John O’Dowd to my recent letter misses the point and does not address the core issue which I was highlighting, namely, that the viability audits and subsequent reviews carried out on the primary sector have been based on only two of the six criteria (finance and enrollment) of […]

State of local beaches disappoints Clarke

South Down Alliance Party spokesperson Councillor Patrick Clarke has voiced his disappointment that the amount of rubbish found on the region’s shores has gone up by more than 60% compared to 2011 according to the Marine Conservation Society. Speaking to Newry Times, Councillor Clarke stated, “It is disappointing that many of Northern Ireland’s beaches were […]

Book club keeps on growing at Slieve Gullion

If you are passionate about reading and would enjoy the chance of a coffee and natter about a book with a group of like minded people, then Grounded Slieve Gullion Bookclub is the thing for you. The book club started in December 2012 and numbers have grown steadily. The group has covered a wide range […]

‘Holidaymakers need to check insurance restrictions’ – Hazzard

Sinn Féin MLA Chris Hazzard has called on people to check their travel insurance if they buy it in the north but fly out of an airport in the south. Hazzard said that many thousands of people living in the North regularly depart on their holidays from airports in the south unaware that this affects […]

SDLP call for action on Lisserboy Road and Corcreechy Road

Following a site visit by SDLP elected representatives Karen McKevitt and local councillor Sean O’Hare to the junction between Lisserboy Road and Corcreechy Road, they have requested action from DRD Road Service to address what they described as ‘a very dangerous location’. McKevitt stated, “I have received representations from people living in the area who […]

Launch of new book ‘Language, Resistance and Revival’

Irish language community enterprise, CAIRDE Teo, hosted a book launch recently in the Footlights Bar and Bistro at the Marketplace Theatre, Armagh. A sizeable audience witnessed the local launch of Feargal Mac Ionnrachtaigh’s ground-breaking book, ‘Language, Resistance and Revival.’ The Armagh launch followed hot on the heels of a grueling schedule of promotional events for […]

‘We can’t let the fuel gangsters win’ – Bradley

SDLP Finance Spokesperson Dominic Bradley has called for a public debate on the fight against fuel fraud and said all options, including ending the rebate system based on markers in fuel and replacing it with a simple, cost-free reclaim system, need to be on the table. He made the call this week during a Stormont […]

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