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Archive for: May, 2020

Coronavirus Northern Ireland: SDLP seek “firm timetable” on reopening of Daisy Hill Hospital services

SDLP Newry Mourne and Down Councillors have responded to Trust statements on the restoration of services at the Downe and Daisy Hill Hospitals. They have called for a firm timetable on the reopening of suspended services. SDLP Council Group Leader Pete Byrne told Newry Times, “Over the last week myself and SDLP assembly and council […]

Newry police charge man, 40, with over ten offences after recent incidents

A 40-year-old man has been charged with over ten offences, including driving with excess alcohol on breath and dangerous driving. He was also charged with failing to stop for police, no L plates displayed, unaccompanied L driver and using a motor vehicle without insurance.     The charges are in relation to an incident in […]

Newry faceless vandals “don’t represent Derrybeg”

Local Republican activist, Derrybeg woman Eileen Hillen, has slated those responsible for vandalising a community sign that shows support for health and front-line workers. The sign was put up by Community Restorative Justice (CRJ), with the full support of Derrybeg residents.     Speaking after replacing the vandalised sign, Eileen told Newry Times, “Who would […]

Call for benefit appeals such as PIPs and Universal Credit be removed from courthouses

A member of Stormont’s Justice Committee has proposed that a reconfiguration of courthouses in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis is used as an opportunity to remove benefit appeals from what she described as “such an inappropriate environment”. Local MLA Sinead Bradley said that people challenging decisions relating to social security awards are often vulnerable. […]

Coronavirus Northern Ireland: Department “needs to improve engagement with Road Haulage sector”

Sinn Féin MLA Liz Kimmins has called on the Infrastructure Minister to ensure her department engages fully with hauliers and their representatives during the COVID-19 pandemic. Embed from Getty Images   Speaking to Newry Times, the Newry and Armagh MLA stated, “The Road Haulage Association has expressed frustration that communication between the Department and the […]

Coronavirus Northern Ireland: Relaxation of Coronavirus Regulations on 8 June if “R number remains low”

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The Executive has signalled its intention to make several changes to the Coronavirus Regulations in the weeks ahead but stressed that those would be conditional on the course of the epidemic. Embed from Getty Images   Ministers have also agreed to amend the regulations to make clear hotels can take advance bookings in preparation for […]

NI residents to have their say on reopening of Independent Living Fund

Independent Living Fund Scotland (ILFS), the public body that (on behalf of the Department of Health NI) provides financial support to enable disabled people to live independently, has called on people living in Northern Ireland to share their views on the possibility of re-opening the fund in Northern Ireland through an online survey. The online […]

Coronavirus Northern Ireland: ‘Disgraceful’ scenes in Warrenpoint and Camlough as crowds gather

“We haven’t been going through this exercise of shutting down society because it’s a game. We have done it because we want to keep people alive.”   Local Sinn Féin representatives Councillors Oonagh Magennis and Jackie Donnelly have both expressed their disappointment after reports of social distancing measures being breached. Reports included large gatherings of […]

Consumer Council obtains assurances for Budget Energy customers

Budget Energy customers in Northern Ireland may have been left with questions following the announcement that Flogas Ireland has finalised an agreement to purchase the electricity supplier. The Consumer Council is shedding some light into what the acquisition means for consumers.     Paulino Garcia, Head of Energy Policy at The Consumer Council, told Newry […]

Lidl Northern Ireland launches #MyLidlStory competition

Lidl Northern Ireland has announced the launch of #MyLidlStory, a short story competition for children aged between 5 and 14 years old. It will encourage them to exercise their creative writing skills while learning from home over the course of the school closures.     Entries opened on Friday, 15 May and can be made […]

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