Archive for: December, 2015

Thieves steal cash donations from collection boxes in South Armagh church

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Police in South Armagh are appealing for information after a Catholic church was burgled and damaged. The Chapel on Main Street, Forkhill, was broken into sometime between Friday, 18th December and Saturday, 19th December. A stained glass window was smashed to gain entry and further damage was caused inside with a sum of cash stolen, […]

108 prisoners granted Christmas Home Leave

The Prison Service has granted 108 prisoners Christmas Home Leave, for varying periods of temporary release from 23rd December 2015 until 4th January 2016. Conditions have been placed on all prisoners. 51 are being released from Magilligan Prison. 44 prisoners will be released from Maghaberry Prison, 31 of which are life sentence prisoners. Eight young […]

Air rifle found by children in South Armagh

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Police in South Armagh have described criminals who dumped a firearm in Jonesborough as ‘despicable and dangerous’. Children playing in waste ground to the rear of Jonesborough Market on Monday afternoon, 21st December, found an air rifle. A gun cabinet and ammunition was also found in the area. Enquiries revealed that the items had been […]

‘Eating disorders are a serious health issue’ – Hamilton

Health Minister, Simon Hamilton, has welcomed the publication of the RQIA report on the review of eating disorder services in Northern Ireland commissioned by his Department. Commenting on the report the Minister said, “Eating disorders are a very serious health issue for many people in our community. One estimate states that between 18,000 and 20,000 […]

Concern over Newry parking enforcement

Independent Newry city Councillor Kevin McAteer has called on parking enforcement to be maintained along the Fathom Line after receiving complaints from members of the public about a lack of parking enforcement along the road. Speaking to Newry Times, the Independent Councillor said, “A few people got in touch with me about cars being parked […]

‘Support needed for dependents of women in custody’ – Ritchie

SDLP MP for South Down, Margaret Ritchie, has questioned the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Justice, Caroline Dinenage MP, on the support in place for the dependents of women in custody. Speaking to Newry Times, Ritchie said, “There are many issues surrounding the number of women held in custody and the […]

Police explore possible link between two Newry incidents

Police in Newry are appealing for information following two incidents. Sometime between Sunday, 22nd November and Monday, 23rd November, entry was forced to a business unit on Armagh Road. The premises were damaged with glass smashed and a shutter broken. During the same time frame windows were smashed at a primary school in Ballinlare Gardens […]

House ransacked in Newry burglary

Police in Newry are appealing for information following a burglary in Ardmore Road. Sometime between 6pm on Monday, 14th December and 7am on Tuesday, 15th December, entry was forced to the front door of a house and the property was ransacked. Police are appealing to anyone who witnessed any activity in this area during these […]

Newry police urge young people to ‘Stay Safe Online’

Police are encouraging everyone to ‘stay safe online’. Digital media has become such an integral part of our everyday lives from shopping online, completing banking transactions to ‘socialising’ via social media sites. Police are urging everyone to take a few simple precautions to guard against online crime and for parents to talk to their children […]

Kennedy supports action to tackle Business Crime

Ulster Unionist Party Newry & Armagh MLA Danny Kennedy has called for increased measures to tackle Business Crime. Speaking during a debate at Stormont, Kennedy said, “I know from my constituency of Newry and Armagh that a number of challenges are faced by legitimate businesses as they seek to operate in an environment where they […]

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