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Archive for: September, 2016

‘Fold Housing under pressure in Forkhill’ – Larkin

Sinn Féin Councillor Mickey Larkin has called on Fold Housing to fulfill its obligations to their tenants and the wider community at Forkhill. The Slieve Gullion councillor was speaking after he was contacted by residents angry at the lack of maintenance of by the housing group of shrubbery in the village. “As a result of […]

£73,000 announced for local road safety initiatives

Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard has allocated £73,000 for local road safety initiatives as part of the Department’s Road Safety Grant Scheme. Speaking to Newry Times, Hazzard said, “Road traffic collisions and their devastating consequences hit right at the core of our communities. “Government works hard to inform road users of the problem issues in order […]

Witnesses sought after theft from van in Newry

Local police are appealing for witnesses after criminal damage was caused to a white Ford Transit van and tools stolen from within the van. The van was parked in a car park on the Forkhill Road, Newry, immediately off the Forkhill Roundabout. Speaking to Newry Times, Constable Jon McDonald said, “It is understood that the […]

‘Brexit could mean no roaming charge abolition’, Fearon warns

South Armagh MLA Megan Fearon has outlined the consequences that Brexit could have on the planned abolition of roaming charges in the EU on the 15th of June. Fearon warned of a “ludicrous situation” whereby roaming charges may remain in the north, but are abolished elsewhere throughout Europe. “While roaming charges are due to be […]

‘Clarity needed over tax credit payments’ – Brady

Sinn Féin MP Mickey Brady has said clarity is needed for those affected by the HMRC’s decision not to renew its contract with Concentrix. “Sinn Féin has written to the Minister of Communities asking for clarity over the announcement that HMRC are not renewing their contract with Concentrix,” Brady told Newry Times. “It is vital […]

Eligible family members urged to get free flu vaccine

Autumn marks the official start of the seasonal flu vaccination programme for 2016/2017, so the Public Health Agency (PHA) is urging people to ensure that all eligible family members get the free flu vaccine when offered it. The vaccine changes each year to cover the strains which are likely to be prevalent over the course […]

‘Minister needs to represent all children on Eleven Plus’ – Murphy

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Sinn Féin MLA Conor Murphy has welcomed a decision by the Assembly Education Committee to invite the Minister to appear before it to explain his recent decision on transfer test coaching. “I welcome the decision of the Education Committee to invite the minister to come before it,” he said. “It’s important the Minister explains his […]

Public urged to back campaign for city park at Albert Basin

Independent Newry City Councillor Kevin McAteer has backed the campaign for a city park at the Albert Basin site and has called on the public to back the Newry 2020 group’s campaign to develop a park on the site. Speaking to Newry Times, the Independent Councillor stated, “Firstly I want to commend the Newry 2020 […]

Newry residents urged to ‘Make the Call’ to check their benefit entitlement

Communities Minister Paul Givan has urged people in the Newry, Mourne and Down District Council area to ‘Make the Call’ to check if they are missing out on unclaimed benefits, supports and services. Speaking as he launched the Department for Communities’ latest three year plan for improving benefit uptake, the Minister said, “The benefits system […]

Hearty welcomes Transport NI’s South Armagh commitment

Sinn Féin Councillor Terry Hearty has welcomed a commitment from Transport NI to begin weed spraying in the Crossmaglen area. The Slieve Gullion representative said that after lobbying the body about weeds and nettles in the area he had received an assurance that spraying would begin this week. “I am delighted to have secured a […]

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