Archive for: February, 2014

Public Health Agency publishes self-harm statistics for Northern Ireland

To coincide with Self-Injury Awareness Day tomorrow, the Public Health Agency (PHA) is publishing the first Annual Report of the Northern Ireland Registry of Self-Harm. The Northern Ireland Registry of Self-Harm has been implemented across each of the five Health and Social Care Trusts since 1st April 2012. The purpose of the registry is to […]

Bradley welcomes publicity campaign to underpin Líofa

SDLP Newry and Mourne MLA, and the party’s Irish language spokesperson Dominic Bradley has welcomed the new publicity campaign aimed at underpinning ‘Líofa’. Commenting on the campaign Bradley said, “I welcome the multi-media publicity campaign which will help to underpin the ‘Líofa’ project. “I hope the new campaign will help to attract more people to […]

SDLP praise for ‘selfless and brave’ campaigner Una

“Inspirational and selfless” is how SDLP MLAs Karen McKevitt and Dolores Kelly, and Cllr Nichola Mallon described Belfast campaigner Una Crudden, who has been honoured for her tireless efforts to save lives from ovarian cancer. The elected representatives said the Poleglass woman, who is terminally ill, is “a shining example of incredible bravery”. In a […]

Newry to host ‘Big Breakfast’ in aid of Cancer Research

Newry Cancer Research Fundraising Committee is hosting its 16th Annual “Big Breakfast” charity event on Friday 21st March 2014 in aid of raising much-needed funds for Cancer Research UK – Northern Ireland. The fundraising committee invite the people of the greater Newry & Mourne area, to come along and support this event, which will commence […]

Car damaged in late night Newry incident

Police in Newry are appealing for information following the report of damage to a car in the Carnagat Park area of Newry on the evening of Friday 21st February. Three windows in the car, which was parked outside a house, were smashed at around 10.30pm and officers would ask anyone who noticed any suspicious activity […]

Newry police arrest man in connection with 15kgs of Class A drugs

PSNI have arrested a man on behalf of the Eastern Region Special Operations Unit (ERSOU) in England who are investigating the seizure of a quantity of Class A drugs. ERSOU officers seized 15 kilos of suspected Class A drugs in Dover on 14th September 2013. During their investigation the Special Operations Unit liaised with PSNI […]

Newry Council and Lord Ballyedmond settle long running dispute

A dispute between Newry & Mourne District Council and one of the city’s biggest employers has ended in resolution days before the trial was to be heard in court. The case centred on a laneway on Lord Ballyedmond’s property in Rostrevor leading to Killowen Beach. The Council wanted the lane to be made public and […]

Murphy in London to lobby for exemption to proposed HGV levy

Sinn Féin MP Conor Murphy will be in Westminster this week to lobby politicians to support an Exemption for the North of Ireland from the impending imposition by the British government of a levy on heavy goods vehicles (HGV’s) which he insists will be ‘detrimental to our expanding cross border trade’. Speaking as he left […]

Tribute Night for Pat McGinn and Turlough Murphy

A special tribute night has been held for outgoing Sinn Féin councillors Pat McGinn and Turlough Murphy in Camlough on Saturday 22nd February. The event, which was attended by family and friends of the two men, was also used as an opportunity to introduce newly appointed councillors Roisín Mulgrew and Dáire Hughes. Local republican activist […]

Police arrest man in connection with ‘horrific and grotesque’ Newry murder

Detectives from the Serious Crime Branch investigating the murder of Eamon Collins in Newry 15 years ago have arrested a 59 year old man. He was detained in the city this afternoon and a house has been searched. The suspect has been taken to Antrim police station for questioning. Eamon Collins was a former member […]


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