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Archive for: July, 2017

Local young actors follow in the footsteps of Ed Sheeran

Three young actors from Northern Ireland will perform at the Lyric Theatre this summer in a production of Gulliver’s Travels.  Presented by the Lyric Theatre and Youth Music Theatre UK (YMTUK), the aspiring actors, from Lisburn, Newry and Comber, successfully auditioned from over 1000 young people, to become part of the cast and follow in […]

Let your idea’s ‘Flow’ with NI Water

Interested in pitching your innovative technology, product or service to key stakeholders in the water and wastewater sector? NI Water is partnering with Invest Northern Ireland to host an informative and interactive event on Wednesday 27th September 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Shaws Bridge, Belfast. Paul Harper, Director of Asset Delivery, NI Water told […]

Excitement builds for Cranfield Beach Snorkel Safari

To celebrate National Marine Week (29th July – 13th August), children are invited to discover the amazing marine life of Cranfield Beach on a snorkel safari with Ulster Wildlife and Love Your Lough, on Tuesday 1st August. Before snorkelling in the company of a team of BSAC trained snorkel instructors, children will learn about snorkelling […]

Free workplace Health and Wellbeing Support service launched

Local company Health Matters have launched year two of the ‘Health Matters at Work’ Initiative which provides free Health & Wellbeing Support to businesses across Northern Ireland.  Government funding for this initiative was awarded in June 2016 by the Public Health Agency for a three year period. This initiative aims to mentor and support businesses […]

‘Ban on credit and debit card surcharges excellent news’ – Consumer Council

The Consumer Council has welcomed the announcement from HM Treasury regarding the banning of credit and debit card surcharges for all Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Paypal payments from January 2018. “Surcharges are the costs consumers pay to make payments by credit or debit card,” said Philippa McKeown-Brown, Head of Consumer Empowerment and Protection at […]

Closing date approaching to nominate your Newry heroes

The people of County Down have been nominating who their local SuperStars are and as the deadline of August 19th is fast approaching, SuperValu wants to remind everyone to keep sending in their nominations. SuperValu SuperStars will help shine a light on the people in communities who go out of their way to help others […]

‘Rural communities and farmers fear Brexit risk’ – Fearon

Megan Fearon, Sinn Féin MLA for Newry & Armagh, has expressed concern of the dire impact Brexit will have on rural communities, particularly in border areas. “In recent weeks I have met with community groups and campaigners who are concerned about loss of vital funding and the prospect of increased rural isolation, particularly among older […]

‘School finance crisis remains a priority’ – McGrath

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SDLP Education Spokesperson Colin McGrath MLA has warned that the additional resource made available to the Department of Education will not be enough to tackle the oncoming school budget crisis. Speaking to Newry Times, he said, “Obviously more resources for our schools are welcome. But £30m isn’t a good news story when scores of schools […]

Band accused of playing “sectarian songs” in Newry reject Charlie Casey’s comments

Markethill Protestant Boys Flute band have rejected recent comments by Sinn Fein Councillor Charlie Casey. The Newry Councillor told Newry Times last week that he filed a complaint with the Parades Commission following an early morning Royal Black Preceptory parade on 13th July in which he said several “blatantly sectarian songs” were played on the […]

O’Hanlon condemns gun attack

SDLP Councillor Thomas O’Hanlon has condemned those behind a shooting in Keady on Friday evening and has called on anyone with information to come forward to the police. Speaking to Newry Times, Councillor O’Hanlon said, “I condemn those behind this reckless attack.  The incident took place at the business premises of a very well respected […]

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