Archive for: October, 2018

Newry Principals discuss career opportunities in Chartered Accountancy

Principals from many of the main schools in the Newry area came together this week to meet with representatives of Chartered Accountants Ireland to talk about career opportunities for local pupils in the Chartered Accountancy profession. President of Chartered Accountants Ireland, Feargal McCormack welcomed representatives from local secondary schools and from Southern Regional College to […]

Southern Trust delivers lifesaving training to 175 local pupils

175 pupils from St. Louis Grammar School, Kilkeel and Aughnacloy College have recently benefitted from CPR training as part of ‘Restart a Heart Day’. Restart a Heart Day is an annual European initiative which aims to raise awareness of the importance of bystander Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) to increase the chance of survival when someone has […]

Anger after fly-tipping near Hilltown

Sinn Féin HIlltown spokesperson Gerry O’Hare has condemned incidents of fly-tipping of tyres in multiple locations near Hilltown. Speaking to Newry Times, O’Hare said, “We have seen fly-tipping of tyres in multiple locations including the Goward Road, Carmen Road and also near Spelga Dam.     “These actions are absolutely disgraceful by those individuals who […]

McArdle family fundraise in honour of Raymond

The McArdle Family in conjunction with the Forkhill community recently held a weekend of events in the Welcome Inn, Forkhill in remembrance of their father and friend Raymond McArdle.  Throughout the weekend, family and friends held a number of events which included; darts competition, lorry-pull, BBQ and live entertainment.      The hugely supported fundraising […]

Opportunities for graduates in robotics and financial technologies

Deloitte, supported by the Department for the Economy, has launched a new Robotics and Financial Data Academy offering 25 graduates an exciting potential career pathway. The Academy, delivered in Belfast Metropolitan College over a ten-week period, will provide participants with the skills, knowledge and experience they need to pursue a career in this innovative and […]

‘BBC must end historic neglect of Gaelic games’ – Ennis

Sinn Féin MLA Sinéad Ennis has called on the BBC to end what she described as their ‘historic neglect of Gaelic games’ by extending their televised coverage of the GAA, including Club Championship games. The party’s Culture, Arts and Sport spokesperson was commenting after launching her online petition ‘BBC, end the historic neglect of GAA […]

Southern Trust scoops four awards at the Best Kept Health and Social Care Awards

The Southern Trust excelled at the recent Best Kept Health and Social Care Awards, which were sponsored by George Best Belfast City Airport and presented by the Northern Ireland Amenity Council (NIAC). The Laurels Day Centre in Newry was crowned as the winner of the Best Kept Health & Social Care Facility in the Daycare […]

Appeal for witnesses after South Armagh theft

Newry burglary: 5 masked intruders prevent occupants from leaving while ransacking house - Newry news

Police are appealing for witnesses following the theft of a mini digger from a property in the Low Road area of Meigh. It was reported that sometime between 12.30pm on Saturday 6 October and 9.30am on the morning of Wednesday 10 October a yellow coloured mini digger was stolen from an address in the area. […]

Commitment to tackle ‘boy racers’ on Old Dublin Road in Newry

Sinn Féin Councillor Liz Kimmins has said a commitment by the PSNI to tackle the scourge of “boy racers” in the Old Dublin Road area will help ensure that the community and roads will be safer and that ultimately it will help save lives. The local Councillor explained, “Following on-going concerns raised by local residents […]

Newry schools urged to take part in ‘Trainers for the Trust’

Mary Peters Trust, Northern Ireland’s leading sporting charity, has launched a ‘Trainers for the Trust’ initiative in its continued race to raise £1 million ahead of Dame Mary Peters’ 80th birthday next year. The fundraising campaign, entitled ‘Mary’s Race to a Million’, is a direct investment in the future of sport in Northern Ireland, and […]


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