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Archive for: January, 2017

Ó Muilleoir to meet with political parties ahead of RHI Inquiry Statement

Finance Minister Máirtín Ó Muilleoir will meet with political parties tomorrow (Monday) to discuss the Public Inquiry into the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Scheme. Speaking to Newry Times, the Minister said:, “This Inquiry will be impartial and objective and it will be tasked with getting to the truth of this scandal. “These meetings will provide […]

Students from St Mary’s High School reach final of business competition

A team of students from St Mary’s High School in Newry has been announced as finalists in the SUBWAY® brand’s Design a Sub challenge. The competition challenged budding entrepreneurs to design and market a brand new 6-inch Sub or flatbread, based on the theme of #LiveFresh. The St Mary’s High School team consists of five […]

Aged 70 or 78? Remember to get your shingles vaccination

The Public Health Agency (PHA) is reminding all people aged 70 and 78 years old that they are eligible to receive the shingles vaccine. The vaccine will help protect them against this common and painful disease and its complications. The shingles vaccine is being offered routinely to people who were aged 70 years on 1 […]

Ó Muilleoir signals intention to challenge penal provision in 1737 Act

Finance Minister Máirtín Ó Muilleoir has confirmed that he has instructed Counsel on his intention to challenge the penal provision in the 1737 Act. The Act, which has now been in force for almost three centuries, requires all court proceedings to be in English and makes it a criminal offence to use any language other […]

Newry police appeal for information after theft

Police are appealing for information following two separate cattle thefts that occurred in the Belleek area. Sometime between 8pm on Monday 9th January and 8am on Tuesday 10th January, 11 black Limousin bulls were stolen from a cattle house in the Glenmore Road area. Four Fresian cows, two Belgium Blue cows and a Charolais cow […]

‘You can still use your Post Office Card Account to collect benefits’ – McNulty

'Sinn Fein must provide clarity on funding for Casement Park' - McNulty

SDLP Assembly Member for Newry and Armagh Justin McNulty MLA has advised benefit recipients who use the Post Office to collect their benefits that they have a choice to keep using their Post Office Card Account (POCA). Speaking to Newry Times, McNulty said, “In recent months many benefit recipients have received a letter expecting them […]

Call for bilingual signage for bus services in Newry and South Armagh

Newry & Armagh Sinn Féin MLA Megan Fearon, welcoming the recent announcement by Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard to consult on the introduction of bilingual signage for destination screens on Bus services in Derry City, has written to him asking to consider including the Newry, Mourne and south Armagh Area for such an initiative. The Junior […]

£160,000 investment announced for Civil Service Art Collection

Finance Minister Máirtín Ó Muilleoir has announced his plans to purchase new art for the Civil Service Art Collection. The Minister said, “I am a firm advocate of supporting the arts and since becoming Finance Minister I have actively moved to open up the Civil Service Art Collection. “Last month I was proud to publish […]

Brother and sister share their transplant story

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust is supporting a new NHS Blood and Transplant campaign calling on people of all ages to take a few minutes of their time online to register as an organ donor. Right now across the UK there are 6,500 people – including 150 children, waiting for a call that […]

Free talk on marine mammals at Warrenpoint Library

Ulster Wildlife is inviting everyone to a free talk on marine mammals at Warrenpoint Library on Saturday 21st January 2017 at 2pm. Led by marine biology expert Dr Jade Berman, the afternoon provides a chance to dip your toes into Northern Ireland’s fascinating underwater world and learn more about our ocean giants, from seals and […]

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