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Archive for: January, 2017

Students returning to university urged to get meningitis vaccine

Students returning to university for the start of term are being urged by the Public Health Agency (PHA) to get a vaccine that can help protect against meningitis and septicaemia. The vaccine, which helps protect against meningococcal A, C, W and Y disease, is available from GPs for anyone aged 17-19 years (ie those born […]

Minister reaffirms Narrow Water Bridge determination at Newry Meeting

Minister For Infrastructure Chris Hazard has reaffirmed his determination to take forward key north south projects such as the Narrow Water Bridge. He was speaking at a meeting in Newry last Friday with members of the business community. Hazzard also stated that he has instructed his offficials to take forward planning and development work on […]

Weir continues to invest in Early Years Pathway Fund

Education Minister Peter Weir has announced new arrangements for the Early Years Pathway Fund. The Pathway Fund replaced the Early Years Fund from April 2016 and is administered by Early Years – the organisation for Young Children (EYO). The Pathway Fund prioritises support in areas of disadvantage where there is little or no provision. Speaking […]

Newry set to benefit from £600k arts investment

A new £600,000 funding programme will improve the health and wellbeing of young people by creating custom-made arts projects which will give a voice to them through drama, music, visual arts and literature. The Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the Public Health Agency (PHA) are making the joint investment over the next three years, […]

Don’t ignore your cervical screening invitation – it could save your life

During Cervical Cancer Prevention week (22nd – 29th January) the Public Health Agency (PHA) is reminding women to take up the invitation to have a regular cervical screening test. Dr Tracy Owen, Consultant in Public Health Medicine at the PHA, said, “Data from 2010-2014 show that, on average, 96 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer […]

‘Major concerns within Newry after Hard Brexit statement’ – Murphy

Newry and Armagh Sinn Féin MLA Conor Murphy has described the British Prime Minister’s statement on Brexit as evidence that the British state is “set on course for a so-called Hard Brexit”. Murphy said he shares the major concerns of most living not only in the Newry and Armagh constituency but along the border corridor […]

£4.2m EU Funding announced for Newry Council

Approximately£4.2 million worth of funding under the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme has been offered to Newry, Mourne and Down District Council. The funding will be used to support a number of locally-based projects and initiatives that will promote positive relations between people from different communities and backgrounds. It will result in an increase in […]

‘Those responsible for RHI scandal must be held to account’ – Murphy

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Sinn Féin MLA Conor Murphy has said that the key issue remains to get to the truth of the RHI scandal, and to hold those responsible to account. Speaking to Newry Times, Murphy said, “Sinn Féin has consistently called for the need to get to the truth of the RHI scandal and to hold those […]

Rail promises from Minister Hazzard for Newry train services

Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard has announced that more rail services to Newry will be introduced in 2017. The Minister was speaking on a visit to Newry Railway Station recently. Speaking from the Station, the Sinn Féin Infrastructure Minister explained that he believed that it was important for the state of the art rail station which […]

£370k funding to support female participation in sport

Sports Minister Paul Givan has announced an additional £120,000 funding which brings the total funding aimed at increasing the participation of women and girls in sport and physical activity across Northern Ireland to £370,000. This boost is in addition to £250,000 funding which has been allocated to Sport NI to work with a range of […]

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