Archive for: June, 2019

Police welcome sentencing of Newry pair

Detectives from the PSNI’s Criminal Investigation Division have welcomed the sentencing of James and John Hanrahan in Newry Crown Court this week. Detective Constable McAteer said, “We welcome the sentencing of James and John Hanrahan and hope this delivers some form of closure for their victims.”     James Hanrahan, 46 and his 28 year […]

Warrenpoint Port support hits right note with Warrenpoint Comhaltas

Financial assistance from Warrenpoint Port has hit the right note with traditional music group Warrenpoint Comhaltas. The Warrenpoint Port Community Fund has helped the voluntary organisation, which comprises more than 250 members, to purchase new equipment that will aid its community outreach programme.     Money received from the fund has allowed the Comhaltas, which […]

87% of people who “Made the Call” say service had positive impact on their lives

87% of people surveyed who had used the Department for Communities Make the Call Wraparound Service said it has had a positive impact on their lives. The aim of the service is to ensure that every individual and household across Northern Ireland is receiving all the social security benefits to which they and their families […]

Brady welcomes additional breast services meeting in Newry

Sinn Féin MP Mickey Brady has welcomed the move by the Department of Health to hold an additional public consultation meeting in Newry next month on the future of breast services. Speaking to Newry Times, the Newry and Armagh MP said, “I welcome the decision from the Department of Health to add an extra date […]

Newry school children’s ‘car of the future’ artwork buried in time capsule

A time capsule filled with Newry school children’s ‘car of the future’ artwork has been buried in celebration of Shelbourne Motors’£5m multi-franchise complex in Newry. The family-owned vehicle retailer invited children from neighbouring St Patrick’s Primary School and Mullaglass Primary School to draw or paint their car of the future.     The fantastic pieces […]

M&S volunteering in Newry aiming to bring community together

St Clare’s Abbey Primary School in Newry is one of 16 community groups across Northern Ireland to receive volunteer support from Marks & Spencer as part of a nationwide week of action to support young people. This week 10 volunteers from M&S Newry and M&S Banbridge Outlet stores joined St Clare’s Abbey Primary School to […]

Local parents feeling the heat over summer childcare

As we look ahead to the school summer break, Employers For Childcare is reporting that the cost of holiday childcare for school aged children has soared by £52 per week over the last ten years, and now costs £145 on average. The figures are revealed as the charity launched its 10th Northern Ireland Childcare Survey. […]

Newry MP welcomes investigation into PIP welfare benefits

Newry and Armagh MP Mickey Brady has welcomed the formal announcement that the Public Services Ombudsman is to begin an investigation into the administration of the welfare benefit PIP. “For too long there has been serious public concern expressed about many aspects of PIP but particular concern has been highlighted about the way in which […]

Translink launch new ‘Senior Moments’ on Be More Connected Day

Translink recently celebrated ‘Be More Connected Day’ with the launch of a new edition of its popular ‘Senior Moments’ guide. The handy travel companion highlights the many attractions across Northern Ireland that are easy to get to by public transport, especially for older people who are entitled to free travel with a 60+ or Senior […]

Applications open for new Digital Engineering Assured Skills Academy

Twenty graduates are being offered the opportunity to join global innovation and transformation consultancy PA Consulting’s first Digital Engineering Assured Skills Academy in Belfast. Successful applicants to the academy will gain the skills they need to become a digital engineer.     Funded by the Department for the Economy, the Assured Skills Academy offers a […]

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