Archive for: September, 2014

Escape the ‘daily grind’ at Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

Marks & Spencer in Newry is calling on its customers to help fund vital cancer care in Northern Ireland – by simply dropping in and sipping on a ‘cuppa’! On Friday 26th September, the M&S store at Buttercrane Shopping Centre will be joining forces with Macmillan Cancer Support for the charity’s annual event, ‘World’s Biggest […]

Larkin outlines Slieve Gullion tourism potential

Sinn Féin Councillor Mickey Larkin has said that the potential for tourism, job creation and recreation cannot be under-estimated. He was speaking after attending the most recent meeting between the Council and Forestry Service in relation to the future development of Slieve Gullion. “The partnership between the Forestry Service and Newry And Mourne District Council […]

‘Time to lower voting age to 16’ – Fearon

Sinn Féin MLA Megan Fearon has said that the involvement of 16 year olds in the vote on the Scottish Referendum has ‘shown clearly’ that the voting age should be lowered to that age. The Newry & Armagh MLA, who secured support for a motion in conjunction with the Green Party calling for the voting […]

McCausland encourages students to ensure their tenancy deposits are protected

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Social Development Minister Nelson McCausland has encouraged students to ensure their tenancy deposits are protected as they begin the new academic year. The Minister was speaking as officials from his Department begin a number of awareness sessions throughout campuses during September and October alerting students to his Department’s Tenancy Deposit Scheme regulations. The scheme, which […]

‘2015 Irish Open will promote Newcastle to a global audience’ – Clarke

Alliance Councillor Patrick Clarke believes the 2015 Irish Open which will be staged in Newcastle from 26th to 31st May 2015 will promote Newcastle to a major global audience and will be a massive economic and tourism boost for businesses and the hospitality industry in Newcastle and Down District. Councillor Clarke was speaking after attending […]

Two men arrested in connection with ‘brutal and barbaric’ Newry murder

Detectives from Serious Crime Branch investigating the murder of Eamon Collins in Newry 15 years ago have arrested two men today. The first, a 42 year old man, was arrested at an address in the city this morning. A second man, aged 55, was arrested in the Newry area this afternoon. The man has also […]

‘Stay Safe on the Roads’ event

The Newry and Mourne Policing and Community Safety Partnership, in conjunction with Peace III, Challenge of Change, the PSNI and the NIFRS are hosting a ‘Stay Safe on the Roads’ Event on the Mourne Esplanade, Kilkeel on 26th September 2014 from 5:00 – 8:30 pm. This event is managed by the PEACE III Southern Partnership, […]

Newry police hunt silver Vauxhall car after burglary

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Police in Newry are appealing for information after a report of burglary at a house in the Lisgarvagh area in the early hours of Saturday 20th September. Speaking to Newry Times, Constable Arbuthnot said, “At around 2:35am, it was reported that a silver Vauxhall car with a tow bar was driving in the area with […]

Police call for witnesses after South Down incident

Police in South Down are appealing for information following an incident of criminal damage at Marine Park carpark in Annalong. Constable Heatley, Kilkeel Response, explained to Newry Times, “Some time on the evening/night of Saturday, 6th September, damage was caused to a utilities box which supplies water and electricity to camping vans. “A sign post […]

Landownership to feature in Newry Museum Autum Lecture Series

Newry and Mourne Museum will host its annual Autumn Lecture Series during the month of October. The theme of the series is Landownership in South-West Down and it aims to look at the people, the places and the events that shaped the area since the Plantation of Ulster. An excellent line-up of speakers has been […]


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