Archive for: October, 2015

McAteer calls for safety in the run up to Halloween

Independent Newry City Councillor Kevin McAteer has called for vigilance in the run up to Halloween. The statement comes as we approach the Halloween period and fireworks become a regular sight on our streets. Speaking on the issue the Independent Councillor stated, “I call on the public to remain vigilant and stay safe in the […]

Northern Ireland population ‘to reach 2 million by 2034’

The population of Northern Ireland is projected to reach 2 million by mid-2034. This is one of the findings of the ‘Population Projections for Northern Ireland’ published today by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA). It is anticipated the 1.9 million milestone will be reached five years from now, in mid-2020. Over the […]

Free stress control courses in Newry

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust is running a series of free Stress Management classes. Funded by the Public Health Agency, the classes aim to help anyone of any age who feels they are suffering from stress, anxiety or depression. The six week programmes have been organised in conjunction with the Southern Regional College […]

Local MLA brands Assembly as ‘male, pale and stale’

Local MLA Megan Fearon has branded the Northern Ireland Assembly as ‘male, pale and stale’. The South Armagh MLA was addressing young women at the Young Female Leaders Academy event organised by Politics Plus in Stormont recently. The event gave young women aged 16 – 19 from schools across the north the chance to question […]

‘Nuclear deal forced through despite growing opposition’ – Ritchie

SDLP South Down MP Margaret Ritchie has criticised the British Government for the deal made on the future Nuclear facility at Hinkley Point. The deal will see the Government cut its commitment to renewable power and is predicted to cause increased energy prices for the public. Speaking to Newry Times, Ritchie said, “It is extremely […]

Cloughoge Road Safety meeting

Sinn Féin MLA Megan Fearon and Councillor Liz Kimmins met with Roads Service recently to discuss road safety measures in Cloughoge. The South Armagh MLA said the meeting was in relation to proposed traffic calming measures in the Park View area. “We had a positive meeting with Roads Service and they certainly took on board […]

U-turn on ‘disastrous decision’ welcomed

Sinn Fein Group Leader Terry Hearty has welcomed the return of almost £300,000 from the Rate Support Grant to Newry, Mourne and Down Council. The money had initially been cut by SDLP Environment Minister Mark H Durkan but in a U-turn following pressure from councillors the Minister announced a return of a large part of […]

Call for witnesses after theft from Newry GAA pitch

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Police in Newry are appealing for information following the theft of Perspex sheets. Sometime between Thursday, 1st October and Saturday, 3rd October, perspex sheets were stolen from a GAA pitch on Dorans Hill. Constable Stephen Cunningham said, “We would like to hear from anyone who noticed any activity around the pitch during this time or […]

Letters to the Editor, ‘Millvale Animal Sanctuary thanks Newry public for support’

Dear Editor, On behalf of Millvale Animal Sanctuary I would like to say a very big thank-you to all who contributed to the collection held in Warrenpoint on Saturday 17th October. A total of £643.33 was collected, all of which will go toward the upkeep of the animals in the Sanctuary’s care. As always, we […]

NI Water encourages Windsor Hill, Newry pupils to ‘Drink Up!’

Water for Health was the topic of the day at Windsor Hill Primary School in Newry recently when NI Water’s Education Team paid a visit. The children were introduced to H20, a water drop figure and mascot for the programme. They also took part in practical demonstrations to explain how much water children should drink […]