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Archive for: June, 2016

St Paul’s Bessbrook receive prestigious award

St. Paul’s High School in Bessbrook has won the Department of Education Derrytrasna Pastoral Care Award 2016 (post primary). The public were invited to nominate a school that they feel has demonstrated ‘exceptional’ pastoral care provision in supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of pupils and their families. These nominations were then moderated by a […]

Commitment to tackling modern slavery

“Modern slavery is a horrific crime which treats victims as commodities and robs them of their basic human rights.” That was the message from Justice Minister, Claire Sugden as she gave the opening address at the annual Cross Border Conference on modern slavery and trafficking for labour exploitation. This year the focus was engagement with […]

£260k boost for historic Killeavy Castle

South Armagh MLA Megan Fearon has welcomed news that vital conservation and regeneration work is to be carried out on the historic Killeavy Castle. Fearon was speaking after the recommendation proposed by party colleague Councillor Terry Hearty saw the Council approve £260,000 for the project. “This is a fantastic project that will not only see […]

Local community groups urged to apply for £100k grants scheme

Sinn Féin MLA Conor Murphy has welcomed the launch of a £100,000 grants scheme for community-led road safety initiatives. “I welcome the announcement from my party colleague and Minister for Infrastructure Chris Hazzard that there is now a £100,000 grant scheme for community-led road safety initiatives. “Groups and individuals will be able to apply for […]

Clare House, Newry economic appraisal expected by end of July

The Minister for Communities has promised that an economic appraisal being carried out on Clare House will be finished by the end of July and that once it reports the Housing Executive will consult with tenants. Minister Givan was responding to questioning from Sinn Féin MLA Conor Murphy on the status of plans to refurbish […]

Breastfeeding Celebration Week

During Breastfeeding Celebration Week (20th – 27th June) the Public Health Agency (PHA) is encouraging mothers and breastfeeding supporters to tell others their positive stories about breastfeeding. Janet Calvert, Regional Breastfeeding Lead for the PHA, said, “Information and support is key to helping mums breastfeed and hearing positive stories of others’ experiences can add that […]

Step up to better health with new campaign

The Public Health Agency (PHA) is calling on people to quite literally take some simple steps to better health. With three out of five adults here overweight or obese, the agency’s new campaign is encouraging us to increase the amount of steps we take to improve our health and help manage our weight. The campaign, […]

‘Age should not be barrier for online skills’ – Ó Muilleoir

Finance Minister Máirtín Ó Muilleoir has said that learning digital skills can help older people to live more fulfilled lives. The Minister was speaking as he visited a ‘Techy Tea’ digital inclusion event for people aged over 55. The event is part of the Department of Finance’s Go ON NI programme, which aims to raise […]

Alcohol Awareness Week – Do you know your units?

The Public Health Agency (PHA) is urging people to keep an eye on their alcohol intake as they kick start Alcohol Awareness Week (20th – 26th June), emphasising the importance of knowing your limits and the effects that excess alcohol can have on your health and your safety. Kelly Gilliland, Senior Health Improvement Officer, PHA […]

Jewellery taken as burglars ransack Newry home

Detectives in Newry are appealing for information following a burglary that occurred in the Forkhill Road area. Sometime between 3pm on Saturday 28th May and 1pm on Friday 3rd June entry was gained to a property. The house was ransacked and jewellery was stolen. Detectives would like to hear from anyone who has information that […]

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