Archive for: May, 2018

‘Yes vote a further step in building a better Ireland for women’ – Megan Fearon

Sinn Féin Newry and Armagh MLA Megan Fearon has said that the “Yes” Vote was a further step in building a better Ireland for women. She commended the result of the referendum and said it had delivered “a momentous day for all the people of Ireland”.     Speaking from the count centre in Louth […]

Forde departs Warrenpoint Town to join Linfield

Lorcan Forde has left Warrenpoint Town to join Linfield. Speaking to Newry Times, Chairman Connaire McGreevy stated, “The last few seasons Lorcan has showed that he has got what it takes to play at the top level.     “Lorcan took on responsibility this season and played a huge role in keeping us in the […]

Apprentice of the Year 2018 competition launched

The Department for the Economy has launched a competition and is inviting applications to find Apprentice of the Year 2018. Speaking on the day of the launch Permanent Secretary, Noel Lavery said, “The Apprentice of the Year Awards started back in 2001. These awards recognise apprentices who have demonstrated exceptional progress as well as personal […]

Trading Standards issues warning about fake dress websites

The Northern Ireland Trading Standards Service (TSS) are warning consumers to beware of websites posing as UK based businesses, selling poor quality dresses at knock down prices. With wedding season now well upon us, the hunt for the perfect dress, mother of the bride or guest outfit may lead many to search online for that […]

Support scheme launched to help tackle quad and small trailer theft

The Rural Crime Partnership (RCP), including partners from the Department of Justice and Police Service of Northern Ireland, has launched a subsidised support scheme especially for people living in rural areas. The scheme aims to help tackle the growing number of quad and trailer theft by encouraging owners to fit an electronic tracking device to […]

Newry athlete shines in Fab Five series

The second of this year’s firmus energy Fab Five Athletic Series hailed another great success with 230 participants taking part, including a number of first time competitors. The popularity of this much-coveted event has grown in the last few years and the recent second event saw participants come from across the region, including groups from […]

Shock and sadness after death of ‘true gentleman’

There is widespread shock and sadness today in the local community after the death of a young Warrenpoint man in a collision. 27-year-old Karl Heaney from the Warrenpoint area was the driver of a silver Ford Fusion that was involved in a collision with a black Kia Ceed close to the junction of the Halfway […]

‘Community support for Raymond McCreesh Park’ – Newry MP

Local MP Mickey Brady has said that the residents of Ballybot support the retention of the name of the Raymond McCreesh park. He recently addressed the several hundred strong crowd at the park to mark the 37th anniversary of the Hunger Strike.     The Newry Armagh MP said, “I am proud that three times […]

‘Shining Light’ Awards 2018 award nominations announced

The Confederation of Community Groups (CCG) has announced details of the nominations received for the Community Volunteering Awards of 2018. The ‘Shining Light’ Community Volunteering Awards were established by the Confederation in memory of their esteemed colleague Patricia Graham, and this year marks the 10th Year of the Awards.      The Awards ceremony which […]

Newry business leader celebrated in Director of the Year awards

The founder of one of Newry’s and Northern Ireland’s most successful firms was among 11 business leaders to be honoured at the annual Institute of Directors Northern Ireland (IoD NI) Director of the Year Awards sponsored by First Trust Bank. Brian Conlon, who established software firm First Derivatives more than 20 years ago, building it […]


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