Archive for: August, 2016

Crowds expected for Pride in Newry

The fifth Annual Pride in Newry Festival is under starter’s orders with a week of events beginning Sunday 28th August and culminating in the Pride Parade and Concert on Saturday 3rd September. This year’s Pride in Newry Parade begins at 2pm at McClelland Park – and with the involvement of more local community groups and […]

Youth Volunteer Academy launched by Police and Ambulance Services in Newry

The recent launch of a Youth Volunteer Academy by the Police Service of Northern Ireland in partnership with the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service is offering young people in Newry exciting behind-the-scenes experiences of the emergency services. The initiative, which is also being piloted in Belfast and Ballymoney, is for local 12-18 year-olds who meet on […]

European Heritage Open Days launched

Communities Minister Paul Givan MLA invited the public to enjoy European Heritage Open Days (EHOD) on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th September. History and culture will be brought to life with over 300 property openings and events. A host of historic buildings will open their doors to the public, many for 10th and 11th September […]

‘Better rural broadband access can tackle underachievement’ – Fearon

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Sinn Féin MLA Megan Fearon has called for increased rural broadband citing the current level of provision as ‘inadequate and a contributory factor in educational under achievement’. “Completing coursework, conducting research, doing homework – all of this is negatively impacted upon when pupils and students struggle with poor broadband connectivity,” the South Armagh MLA said. […]

‘Secretary of State’s no-show in Newry exposes lie’, insists Murphy

Sinn Féin MLA Conor Murphy has said Secretary of State James Brokenshire’s claims to want to “canvass public opinion” on an EU exit have been exposed. The Newry representative made the statement after Mr Brokenshire called off a meeting in the city when he was informed that local community groups were holding a protest. “Mr […]

Newry Love Heritage NI 2016 event announced

The Department for Communities has announced the programme of events for 2016 Love Heritage NI. Locations open to the public in the Newry area include Killevy Churches on Saturday 27th August from 11am -3pm. This site at the foot of Slieve Gullion contains back to back churches; the West Church dates from 11th Century and […]

Tayto Park trip for Newry foster carers and children

Newry and Mourne Foster Carers Group recently organised a daytrip to Tayto Park in County Meath for a group of foster carers and children within the Southern Health and Social Care Trust. Funded through a Cash for Kids grant, the group had full access to the park including roller coaster rides, adventure zones and the […]

Extended opening hours announced for Greencastle Royal Castle

Extended opening hours have been announced by the Department for Communities’ Historic Environment Division for Greencastle Royal Castle. From 5th July to 2nd October, the monument will be open on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 5 pm. Greencastle is a royal castle built in the 13th century. While it dates mainly from […]

‘PSNI must move with community’ – Brady

Newry and Armagh MP Mickey Brady has described a meeting held with PSNI officials regarding policing in South Armagh as “frank and forthright”. Brady was joined by MLA Conor Murphy and PCSP member Declan Murphy for the meeting with Area Commander Paul Reed and Community Policing Inspector Lynn Corbett. “We are deeply disappointed with what […]

‘Keep safe as summer winds down’, warns NI Water

School holidays may be more than half done, and perhaps there hasn’t been just as much sunshine as we would have liked, but there’s still an opportunity for danger. As summer begins to wind down, NI Water is continuing to remind parents in the South Down area about the dangers of children playing at or […]


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