Archive for: September, 2019

Newry company makes key business development appointments

Newry-headquartered food-to-go leader Around Noon has made key appointments to support the expansion of its business in the UK and Ireland. Guy Truman joins as Commercial Director in the UK at the innovative company while Collette Keenan takes up the role of Head of Business Development and Orla Morris is appointed Business Development Manager for […]

Newry MLA meets Ulster GAA about Casement Park redevelopment

SDLP MLA for Newry and Armagh Justin McNulty has said the redevelopment of Casement Park must now be prioritised by the Department of Infrastructure. McNulty and Upper Bann MLA Dolores Kelly MLA met with senior management in Ulster GAA this week on a range of issues and the redevelopment of Casement Park was a key […]

Southern Trust encourages staff to take the Flu Vaccination

The Southern Trust is supporting the seasonal flu vaccination programme by urging staff and in particular frontline staff to protect themselves, their patients, clients and families by getting the flu vaccination.    From 30 September health and social care workers can attend drop-in Flu Vaccination Clinics and pick up a tea or coffee, across the Trust. […]

Which? raises fresh concerns about free-to-use ATM decrease

Which? has raised fresh concerns about losses in the free-to-use ATM network, identifying specific concerns relating to Northern Ireland. Their latest figures suggest that, as of May 2019, the region had seen an almost 16% reduction in free-to-use machines in the previous 16 months. Article continues below This decrease was almost 50% greater than those […]

Shelbourne Motors opens new £5M multi-franchise complex in Newry

Shelbourne Motors has opened its new £5m multi-franchise complex in Newry with the creation of 60 new jobs. The 50,000 sq ft development features state-of-the-art showrooms for global car manufacturers Renault, Dacia and Kia, and a purpose-built Autoselect Used Car Supermarket. Article continues below The facility – designed by Clarman Architects and constructed by O’Hare […]

Rising number of calls to NSPCC Helpline about wellbeing of children 

Contacts to the NSPCC Helpline from adults worried about the safety of a child are on the increase, by 12%. In 2018/19 the Helpline received 72,812 calls and emails, referring almost half of these (49%) on to police and social services to take further action. Article continues below The helpline in Northern Ireland made 693 […]

Translink launches ‘Happy or Not’ devices for customer feedback

Translink customers can now provide immediate feedback on their journey experience using ‘Happy or Not’ devices installed across key stations and services on the public transport network in Northern Ireland. Designed as a quick, easy and anonymous feedback channel for passengers to rate their experiences, the ‘Happy or Not’ terminals will provide important information to […]

‘Vindictive and despicable’ dumping angers local Councillor

Sinn Féín Councillor Terry Hearty has expressed his disgust at what he described as a “vindictive act of dumping” at a property on the Monug Road in Crossmaglen. The Slieve Gullion Councillor was speaking after a large trailer load of debris and rubbish was dumped up a laneway in the area on the night of […]

Advice for passengers affected by Thomas Cook’s liquidation

The Consumer Council has advised passengers affected by Thomas Cook’s compulsory liquidation to check with the Civil Aviation Authority’s (CAA) special Thomas Cook website (thomascook.caa.co.uk) for the most up to date advice and information. Following the announcement this morning that Thomas Cook had ceased trading, all Thomas Cook flights have now been cancelled. Article continues […]

Newry people recognised at 2019 NI Health and Fitness Awards

Three individuals from Newry were amongst the winners at the 2019 Northern Ireland Health and Fitness Awards sponsored by Centra. Maeve Madden, who has over 200k followers on social media, was named Health & Fitness influencer of the Year sponsored by Iconic Bronze.  Article continues below Amanda Kearns from Inner Angel Wellness picked up the […]

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