Archive for: September, 2020

COVID-19 Primary Care Centres “not a walk-in service”

Coronavirus COVID Primary Care Centre - Newry newspaper

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust is reminding the public how to use the COVID-19 Primary Care Centres in Dungannon and Banbridge.     The centres are for clinical assessment following a referral from your own GP. They operate on an appointment-only system and do not offer testing for COVID-19.     The Centres, […]

£40m allocated to help address pressures faced by local Councils

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Communities Minister Caral Ni Chuilin has welcomed a £40m Executive allocation to councils to help address their financial pressures as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.     Speaking after the Executive meeting Minister Ni Chuilin said, “Councils here have faced significant financial challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.     “This financial […]

£7m fund opens for Social Enterprises

NI COVID Social Enterprise Fund - Newry news

Communities Minister Carál Ní Chuilín is urging Social Enterprises to apply for the COVID-19 Social Enterprise Fund, which opened this week.   Embed from Getty Images   A Social Enterprise (SE) is a trading business – selling goods and services – whose primary objective is to achieve social and/or environmental benefit.     Social Enterprises […]

Northern Ireland company Unitas Software rapidly grows exports in the USA and Europe

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NI software company Unitas Software, based in Coleraine, has secured over $1million of new export sales with major egg producers in the US and Europe.   Established in 1995, the Coleraine-based NI software company specialises in software solutions for the poultry industry. The new deals have been signed with Kreher’s Farm Fresh Eggs in New […]

Bessbrook collision: Driver “failed to remain at scene” after hitting motorbike

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Police are investigating a collision in Bessbrook on Saturday, 26 September.     Speaking to Newry Times, Constable Hannigan said, “The collision at the junction of Millvale Road and Kidds Road was reported at around 4 pm.     “It involved a motorbike and another vehicle, possibly red-coloured. “It was reported the driver of the […]

Over £18million claimed through COVID-19 support fund

Over 11,000 dairy, beef and sheep farm businesses have submitted applications to the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs’ (DAERA) Covid-19 Support Fund, resulting in total claims worth almost £18.2million, Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots MLA has announced.   Embed from Getty Images   The financial support fund for dairy, beef and sheep sectors opened […]

Murphy allocates £165million for culture, businesses and capital projects

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The Executive has agreed on Covid-19 funding allocations of £165million which will see a funding injection for business, infrastructure, culture, schools and local councils.     Making the announcement, Conor Murphy said, “As an Executive, we have been considering our approach to economic recovery to ensure that the funding we have available makes the greatest […]

Newry child’s volunteering efforts celebrated in new photography series

Local Youngster’s Volunteering Efforts Celebrated in New Photography Series - Newry newspaper

Six-year-old Newry child Aiabha Loughran featured in Newly Launched ‘Ordinary People – Extraordinary Times Photographic Series’.     Volunteer Now, the lead organisation for promoting and supporting volunteering in Northern Ireland, has launched a new photographic series capturing the work of volunteers across all six counties helping local communities in need throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

Minister opens £1m COVID Safe Sports Pack fund

Minister opens £1million COVID Safe Sports Pack fund - Newry headlines

Communities Minister Carál Ní Chuilín has announced the opening of a £1million fund to assist with the safe return to sport.     The Covid-19 Safe Sports Packs fund, which will be administered by SportNI, will be used for equipment to help clubs ensure a safe return to sport for children, participants, coaches, volunteers and […]

Daisy Hill Hospital: Newry MLA welcomes COVID-19 investigation

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SDLP Assembly Member for Newry and Armagh Justin McNulty MLA has welcomed confirmation that the RQIA has been asked to lead an investigation into the COVID outbreaks at Daisy Hill Hospital and Craigavon Area Hospital.     Speaking to Newry Times, McNulty said, “On Monday I tabled an urgent oral question of Minister Swan which […]

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