Archive for: April, 2018

EU Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier to visit border

The European Commission has announced that the European Commission’s Chief Negotiator for Article 50 Negotiations with the United Kingdom, Michel Barnier, will visit Northern Ireland on Monday 30 April 2018 and Tuesday 1 May 2018. This will follow his visit to the south, where he will speak at an all-island civic dialogue on Brexit in […]

Up to £5000 funding available to Newry community groups

Applications are now open for Live Here Love Here’s Small Grants Scheme, where communities in Newry, Mourne and Down can benefit from up to £5,000 of funding to improve their local area.  The Small Grants Scheme, which is now in its fifth year, is spearheaded by environmental charity Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful’s Live Here Love […]

Over 50% of Newry consumers have received scam mail, research reveals

The Consumer Council has revealed that more than half of Newry and Mourne consumers have received an item of mail, which they considered to be a scam and of those consumers 95% have ignored it or thrown it away. The Consumer Council is working with the Police Service of Northern Ireland and Royal Mail to […]

Newry motorists warned not to park in e-charging points

SDLP MLA for Newry and Armagh Justin McNulty has warned local motorists that parking enforcement teams are to take action against those who park in e-car charging points across Newry City. Speaking to Newry Times, McNulty explained, “I have been contacted by local motorists who have invested in new e-cars because of their environmental impacts […]

Co-Ownership funding available for Newry community groups

Newry-based community groups with a social, educational or environmental focus are being encouraged to apply for a share of the 2018/19 Co-Ownership Social Fund. The fund, which has a total budget of £10,000, is open to local organisations and partnerships to either support their continued community work or to finance a new or specific project. […]

Views sought on review of legislation to tackle anti-social behaviour

The Department of Justice has launched a public consultation inviting opinion on a number of proposals aimed at addressing anti-social behaviour. Working in partnership with the Police Service of Northern Ireland reforms under consideration include; measures to address persistent offending; a facility to place restriction on public places; powers to provide police or local council […]

Four cars broken into in Newry’s North Street car park

Police in Newry have issued advice to motorists following reports of cars being broken into whilst parked in the North Street area of Newry this month. It is believed four cars were broken into and a driving licence was stolen from one. Nothing was taken from the other three vehicles.     Speaking to Newry […]

Newry companies urged to enter competition for chance to win €100,000

Entrepreneurs from the Newry Mourne and Down council area could get a huge cash boost for their business, thanks to a total prize fund of €280,000 on offer from InterTrade Ireland’s 16th Seedcorn Business Competition 2018. Local firms are being encouraged to enter the competition, which is the largest on the island in terms of […]

Cuan Mhuire annual coffee morning

Cuan Mhuire, Ireland’s largest voluntary provider of support and rehabilitation treatment for individuals suffering from addiction and other related issues, is holding its annual fundraising Coffee Morning on Saturday 28 April 28 at its Dublin Road Centre from 10 am to 2 pm. Sr Consilio Fitzgerald, founder of Cuan Mhuire, has extended an invitation to […]

Newry MLA ‘blown away’ by compassion and care during Women’s Aid visit

SDLP MLA for Newry and Armagh Justin McNulty has praised the work of Women’s Aid in Newry and has called for greater multi-agency support for the group. The local MLA visited the group in Newry last week.     Speaking to Newry Times, McNulty explained, “Women’s Aid do really fantastic work. They provide help, assistance […]


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