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Archive for: December, 2016

€23m funding for cross-border greenway linking Newry to Carlingford

The EU’s INTERREG VA Programme has offered approximately €23.27 million in funding for three new cross-border greenway projects that will open up new sustainable travel routes for both cyclists and pedestrians. Greenways are corridors of land that are recognised for their ability to connect people and places together. They enhance existing outdoor recreational opportunities and […]

Postal checklist for returning online purchases

The Consumer Council is advising consumers to follow their postal tips to ensure their online purchases are returned on time and safely. Kellin McCloskey, Head of Postal Services at the Consumer Council said, “Many consumers will have bought Christmas gifts online, however we sometimes get one or two gifts that aren’t suitable. To protect your […]

Youth Film Project launched in Newry

The Neighbourhood Renewal Intercommunity Youth film project has been launched by Chairperson of Newry Mourne and Down District Council Cllr Gillian Fitzpatrick along with Catherine McInerney, Deputy principal Department for Communities. The project was funded through the Neighbourhood Renewal Youth engagement programme and involves the making of three distinct films looking at key issues that […]

Friends of Daisy Hill Hospital donate £300 worth of toys

The Friends of Daisy Hill Hospital have donated a very generous £300 worth of toys to the Children’s Ward just in time for Christmas. The charity has been fundraising for patient comforts for over 56 years and during this time has donated thousands of pounds to make improvements throughout the hospital. Article continues below: Paying […]

‘Play your part in ‘Rates Rethink’ process’ – Ó Muilleoir

Finance Minister Máirtín Ó Muilleoir has published a consultation paper on the package of measures announced on the 22nd November. This initiates a nine week consultation period, ending on 16th February 2016. Speaking to Newry Times, the Minister said, “My Rates Rethink proposals are the biggest package of reforms to our rates system for a […]

10 top tips to quit smoking in 2017

While many of us will be focusing on having a great time over the Christmas period, minds will soon be turning to New Year’s resolutions, and once again quitting smoking will be at the top of many people’s ‘to-do’ list come the 1st January 2017. The Public Health Agency (PHA) is encouraging smokers to use […]

77 year old woman rescued from house fire in Rostrevor

A 77 year old woman has been rescued from a fire in Rostrevor by Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service. NIFRS received a call at 4.36am yesterday (21st December 2016) to attend a house fire in Cherry Hill, Rostrevor, Warrenpoint. Two Appliances from Warrenpoint Fire Station and 1 Appliance from Newry Fire Station attended the […]

Festive fun for local foster carers

The Southern Trust has hosted a Wellbeing Day to celebrate and thank foster, kinship and adoptive carers across the area ahead of the festive period. The event was aimed at recognising the central role foster carers play in providing stable, caring homes for vulnerable children and young people whilst also raising awareness of the need […]

£6m Ballydougan to Newry Water Improvement Scheme complete

NI Water has announced the completion of the £6m Ballydougan to Newry Trunk Main and overall Water Improvement Scheme, which is a major investment to upgrade the water storage and supply network for customers in Newry city and surrounding areas. This overall programme of work included extensive upgrade work at Crieve Service Reservoir, located off […]

Kennedy welcomes Justice Minister to Newry and Armagh

The Ulster Unionist MLA for Newry & Armagh, Danny Kennedy MLA, welcomed the Minister for Justice Claire Sugden MLA to his constituency office in Markethill to meet with representatives from Victim’s families in the area. The meeting was requested by Kennedy and he said he was delighted that the Justice Minister had come to hear […]

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