Archive for: November, 2019

Disabled children and their carers “being failed” – Newry MLA

SDLP Assembly Member for Newry and Armagh Justin McNulty has claimed that young people with disabilities and their carers are being failed by the lack of an Executive and Health Minister. McNulty was speaking after separate meetings with the Health and Social Care Board and the Southern Trust this week to discuss pressures on Short […]

Housing support for older people in Newry announced

BCM (Belfast Central Mission) has announced that due to a period of expansion within its Housing Support Project, it will now be providing support and care provision to older members of the community in their own homes throughout the Newry area. The organisation has been providing this service for older and younger people across Belfast, […]

‘DUP and Sinn Fein should be ashamed of waiting lists’ – Newry Westminster candidate

SDLP South Down Westminster candidate, Councillor Michael Savage has said that DUP and Sinn Fein should be ‘ashamed’ of waiting lists across the health service recently exposed in a Nuffield Trust report. The South Down Westminster candidate said that people cannot understand why two parties are putting their selfish political interests ahead of the wellbeing […]

Potential disruption to Health and Social Care Services

Potential disruption to Health and Social Care Services has been highlighted. A spokesperson for the Health and Social Care System (HSC) said, “The HSC has been notified by UNISON that the first week of Industrial Action across Health and Social Care services in Northern Ireland will commence from Monday 25 November 2019. Article continues below […]

3 arrests and 3 vehicles seized during “proactive” police operation

Officers from six Policing districts have continued to work with colleagues from An Gardaí Siochana, on a proactive operation, which was primarily aimed at disrupting and preventing criminal activity, particularly burglary, and ensuring road safety. Officers right across Lisburn and Castlereagh; Ards and North Down; Newry, Mourne and Down; Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon, Mid Ulster […]

‘Reprieve’ for Dominican parking tickets for car owners

Sinn Féin’s Mickey Brady has welcomed what he terms as the ‘reprieve’ for some car owners who were recently ticketed outside St Catherine’s Dominican Chapel in Newry. The Newry and Armagh Sinn Féin Westminster election candidate explained, “What happened to vehicle owners attending the recent Novena in the Dominican caused great anger. Article continues below […]

DAERA issues £195.4m to farmers in advance payments

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has announced that farmers have received a total of £195.4m in Advance Direct Payments. For the fourth successive year, DAERA has achieved a record payment performance, with 99% of farmers receiving an advance payment, representing 23,592 farm businesses. Article continues below This includes 88% of farm […]

Newry pupils join Translink Youth Forum 10-year celebrations

Pupils from local schools across Newry recently attended a special workshop in Canal Court Hotel, Newry to celebrate 10 years of the Translink Youth Forum transforming public transport to support young people. Pupils took part in discussions on a wide range of public transport matters to shine a spotlight on the views and experiences of […]

“I’m still learning” – Newry’s world-leading entrepreneur McConville tells students

The importance of lifelong learning has been highlighted by leading businessman Brian McConville, chair of the hugely successful MJM Group. Speaking to budding entrepreneurs at Northern Regional College this week, he said that even with 36 years in business, he is still learning and, maybe more importantly, still willing to learn. Since setting up his […]

Chief Medical Officer announces further commitment to tackle obesity

Dr Michael McBride, Chief Medical Officer, has reiterated his commitment to tackling the prevalence of overweight and obesity in Northern Ireland. He was speaking following the publication of outcomes for the period 2019-2022 to support the implementation of A Fitter Future for All 2012-2022, the strategy for preventing and addressing overweight and obesity in Northern […]


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