Archive for: October, 2013

Local councillors call for dual currency acceptance at Toll Plaza

At a recent meeting of the joint committee between Newry Council and Louth Local Authorities Sinn Féin councillors proposed that both sterling and euro currencies should be accepted at the M1 Toll Plaza. Mayor of Newry & Mourne Councillor Mickey Ruane explained, “This is a real issue for people living along the border who are […]

Silverbridge resurfacing works welcomed

Newry/Armagh Assembly Member Megan Fearon has said that resurfacing works on the B30 Silverbridge Road will enhance safety for all road users. The local MLA commented following confirmation from the Department of Regional Development that works will begin on Monday 4th November and last until the beginning of December. Speaking to Newry Times, Fearon explained, […]

Timebank Small Grants Programme now open

Volunteer Now has launched the 2014/15 Small Grants Programme, funded by Atlantic Philanthropies, to support organisations and communities across Northern Ireland to develop Timebanks in their area. Local people and groups are invited to an information session about Timebanking and the application process in Ballybot House, Newry on Tuesday 5th November 2013 from 2-4pm. Timebanks […]

Excitement builds for Hilltown Halloween Feile

Hilltown Community Group has announced another fun filled programme for Halloween. Announcing the list of events Chairperson of the group Johnny McPolin stated, “Halloween is developing into one of Ireland’s premier annual events and the Hilltown Halloween Féile on Wednesday 31st October promises to be as good as any other event across Ireland. “This year […]

McKevitt raises failing mobile phone coverage with OFCOM

SDLP South Down MLA Karen McKevitt has met with a representative from Ofcom to discuss failing mobile phone network coverage. Speaking to Newry Times, McKevitt said, “Recently I received reports from constituents that mobile networks are failing and customers are left experiencing an array of difficulties when attempting to use their mobile phones. “For some, […]

The Barn Owl: A bird for Halloween

John Woolsey, the Barn Owl Officer from Ulster Wildlife is asking anyone who sees a Barn Owl in their area to report their sightings. John is currently working on a Heritage Lottery funded 3 year project called ‘Be there for Barn Owls’ and he would love to hear from people across County Armagh who have […]

Wedding ring and cash taken in Newry burglary

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Police in Newry are appealing for information following a burglary at commercial premises in Monaghan Street in the early hours of Thursday 19th September. It is believed that entry was gained to the premises between 5 and 6am and a sum of cash was taken along with a number of watches and a wedding/engagement ring […]

£300,000 pilot programme creates new jobs for young people

A unique new programme, the first of its kind in the UK, is targeting Northern Ireland’s Neets – young people not in employment, education or training – with the twin aims of getting them into fulfilling careers and boosting social enterprise businesses. The Advance Programme will give 40 young people aged between 18 and 26, […]

One Direction and Irish Farmers compete for top spot as Calendar Club opens in Newry

The countdown to Christmas has officially begun with news that Calendar Club is back in town. Calendar Club, a feature of the Buttercrane Shopping Centre in Newry every festive season, is located this beside Boots and Burton in the busy mall. There are calendars to suit everyone, so start ticking items off your Christmas list […]

Praise for Newry-man’s role as head of RICS NI

A Newry man has been praised for his role in one of the world’s largest professional organisations. Michael Hannaway, who was RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) Northern Ireland Chairman and continues to be a member of the RICS UK & Ireland World Regional Board, was applauded by his successor in the Northern Ireland role, […]