Archive for: October, 2017

Local MLA brands private parking companies in Newry as ‘cowboy companies’

SDLP MLA for Newry and Armagh Justin McNulty has called for an urgent review of the practices of private parking companies and their wardens who tend to operate in and around shopping centres and retail parks. Speaking to Newry Times, McNulty said, “Hardly a day goes by when I haven’t been contacted by a motorist […]

Fourteen SRC students to compete at UK WorldSkills Finals

Southern Regional College students are in preparation to compete at the National Finals of the WorldSkills UK Competitions at the Skills Show in Birmingham. Having battled through the national qualifiers and completed months of intensive training, 14 skilled young apprentices and students from SRC have now made it through to the final showdown in front […]

350 young men from Newry attend ‘Young Minds Matter’ conference

350 young men from the Newry area recently learnt about the importance of maintaining good mental health and wellbeing, and how to become more resilient to stress. Councillor Roisin Mulgrew, Chairperson for the Newry, Mourne and Down District Council, welcomed young people to the Young Minds Matter conference.     She said, “From school and […]

New parking enforcement arrangements at Daisy Hill Hospital

From Monday 6th November new parking enforcement arrangements will be in place at Daisy Hill Hospital to protect disabled parking spaces and emergency access.  A licensed car parking contractor will be patrolling these areas on the Daisy Hill site and will issue Parking Charge Notices (PCN) to drivers parked inappropriately.      The PCN fee […]

Newry Council Chairperson pledges to ensure Brexit concerns are addressed

Newry Mourne & Down Council Chairperson Cllr Roisin Mulgrew has said that Councils along the border will work together to ensure their common concerns are addressed during Brexit negotiations. She was speaking after attending the launch of the Brexit Border Corridor Document in Brussels.     Speaking in Brussels the Council Chairperson stated, “Councils from […]

Warrenpoint cements position as second largest port in Northern Ireland

Warrenpoint Harbour Authority (WHA) has published an Economic Impact Assessment which has highlighted the port’s value to the local economy and confirmed its position as the second largest port in Northern Ireland. The report carried out by independent economist, Ryan Hogg, working alongside Richard Johnston, an Associate Director in the Ulster University Economic Policy Centre […]

Newry locals take on Cancer Fund for Children’s Bog Run

Over 350 people got absolutely boggin’ on Sunday 8th October at Cancer Fund for Children’s Bog Run in Castlewellan Forest Park. The muddy 5K charity run, which was sponsored by local community supermarkets EUROSPAR and ViVOXTRA, was the biggest yet, with hundreds of Bog Runners from across Northern Ireland getting mucked to the eyeballs in […]

Exciting new job vacancies with Netwatch, Newry

Job Title: Intervention Specialist Department: Communications Hub Location: Newry, Co. Down, Northern Ireland Join our growing team! We are seeking a full-time Intervention Specialist to support our customers across the world from our Communications Hub in Carnbane Industrial Estate, Newry. Our Intervention Specialists will operate Netwatch’s advanced protection technologies to support customer site security. Successful […]

DAERA launches new text alert service for Avian Flu threat

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has launched a new text alert service to inform bird keepers of any disease outbreaks. The new system ‘goes live’ as Chief Veterinary Officer for NI, Robert Huey urges bird keepers to remain vigilant to the threat of Avian Flu as the migratory cycle begins. Speaking […]

Newry Councillor urges movement on Southern Relief Road

Movement on securing funding for the Southern Relief Road in Newry must be a priority over the coming weeks as a budget for the North is finalised, a Newry Councillor has said. SDLP Newry City Councillor Michael Savage said it is vital that the funding for the much-needed Southern Relief Road is earmarked in any […]

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