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Archive for: September, 2014

Potty about Teapots: Local woman has largest collection of teapots in Ireland

Local lady Mrs Sandra Douglas has been earnestly collecting teapots for over 25 years. Sandra’s initial ambition was to collect 2000 for the millennium. Now, with over 3000 different teapots in total, Sandra’s collection includes a wide range of novelty teapots, traditional teapots and some coffee pots and is believed to be the largest collection […]

Down ladies celebrate All-Ireland triumph: Down 6-16 Fermanagh 1-10

Down ladies’ footballers triumphed against Fermanagh after producing a dominant display to win the All-Ireland Intermediate Final at Croke Park yesterday (Sunday). The Mourne county collected the honours after an emphatic 6-16 to 1-10 victory over Fermanagh in the final at Croke Park yesterday afternoon in what was Down’s first victory in the competition. In […]

Last chance to get subsidised agricultural tracker fitted

Newry & Mourne Sinn Féin Councillor Terry Hearty has called on farmers to avail of the agricultural tracker system before the scheme ends. The South Armagh elected representative explained, “A scheme to assist farmers fit tracking devices to farm equipment such as tractors has been operating over the past few months and has proven to […]

National Eye Health Week – your vision matters!

Research from the College of Optometrists shows that 84% of adults value their sight more than any other sense, yet many people are living with poor vision and putting their sight at risk because of failure to get their eyes checked. During National Eye Health Week the Public Health Agency (PHA) is reminding everyone of […]

Police release name of cyclist killed in Newry collision

A cyclist who died in a collision on the northbound carriageway of the A1 just outside Newry last night was 34 year old John Paul McKevitt from the Newry area. The collision between a lorry and a cyclist occured at around 8:30pm on the evening of Thursday 25th September. The cyclist was taken to a […]

‘Chancellor must cut VAT on tourism’ – Ritchie

SDLP South Down MP Margaret Ritchie has repeated the call that the rate of VAT on tourism products should be cut immediately by the UK government to encourage more people to visit the stunning sights and scenery in the north of Ireland. Ritchie says she has ‘relentlessly lobbied’ for a reduction on VAT on tourism […]

SDLP to vote against air strikes in Iraq

SDLP MPs have confirmed that they will vote against air strikes in Iraq later today in the House of Commons. Speaking ahead of the vote, Foyle MP Mark Durkan said, “We will be voting against air strikes simply because we are not confident that it will be as limited – or remain as limited – […]

Mayor hosts PKF International World CEO

Mayor of Newry and Mourne District Council, Councillor Daire Hughes along with Acting Chief Executive, Eddie Curtis hosted John Sim, the World Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of PKF International and Feargal McCormack, Managing Director of PKF-FPM Accountants Limited. PKF International Limited is one of the leading global accountancy networks with over 22,000 staff in 300 […]

Cyclist dies in Newry collision

Police to focus on uninsured drivers as part of national campaign - newry headlines

A man in his 30’s has died following a road traffic collision just outside Newry on the northbound carriageway of the A1. The man was cycling yesterday evening along the carriageway at around 8:30pm when the crash happened. Sergeant Lawrence Spier of the Collision Investigation Unit said, “The collision between a lorry and a cyclist […]

Fearon discusses cross border difficulties with Consumer Council

Newry & Armagh MLA Megan Fearon has said that her recent meeting with the Consumer Council was ‘informative and productive’. Speaking to Newry Times, Fearon explained, “Amongst the cross-border difficulties we discussed was the issue of Postal Charges and services. “Proposals like the introduction of a uniform all Ireland rate for internal and cross border […]

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