Archive for: October, 2020

£790m package announced by Minister Murphy includes £560m to bolster health service

£790m package announced by Minister Murphy includes £560m to bolster health service - Daisy Hill Hospital Newry opening hours visiting times - Newry latest news

Finance Minister, Conor Murphy has allocated over £790 million as part of Covid-19 and October monitoring round allocations.     £687 million of this is Covid-19 funding and over £100 million is part of October monitoring and will have a positive impact on a range of sectors including health, education, transport and sport.     […]

Coronavirus Northern Ireland: Re-introduction of free car parking for HSC staff

Coronavirus Northern Ireland: Re-introduction of free car parking for HSC staff - Southern Trust - Health staff free parking Northern Ireland - Newry News

Health Minister Robin Swann has instructed Trusts to put in place, with immediate effect, the provision of free car parking to HSC staff until 31 March 2021.     Speaking to Newry Times, Mr Swann said, “As our valued staff enter into a most challenging and pressurised time, I hope that this provides some welcome […]

£15m Covid-19 relief funding for the NI sports sector announced

£15m Covid-19 relief funding for the sports sector announced - Coronavirus Northern Ireland - Newry headlines

Communities Minister Carál Ní Chuilín has announced a fund of £15m to help the sports sector deal with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.     The restrictions imposed on the sector so far have impacted widely on the ability of sports organisations and clubs to generate income through the normal means such as club […]

£19m Support Fund for Taxi Drivers and Private Coach and Bus Operators announced

£19m Support Fund for Taxi Drivers and Private Coach and Bus Operators announced - Taxi Bus Drivers Northern Ireland - Covid news NI - Newry news

Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon has announced a £19m Support Fund for Taxi Drivers and Private Coach and Bus Operators.     Embed from Getty Images   The support fund recognises the exceptional circumstances that these businesses have faced from the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic and is to assist with unavoidable overheads and loss of income […]

COVID-19 Northern Ireland: Face coverings to be mandatory on all school transport for post primary children

Face coverings to be mandatory on all school transport for post primary children Coronavirus Covid19 Newry Times News - Newry online

The wearing of face coverings on all dedicated school buses and public transport will be mandatory for all post-primary children in Northern Ireland when schools reopen next week.   Embed from Getty Images   Currently, it is mandatory for passengers aged over 13 to wear a face-covering on public transport.     Department of Education […]

Covid-19 related deaths: 42 more deaths as grim death total rises to 979

Covid-19 related deaths: week ending 23rd October - Northern Ireland coronavirus deaths 2020 - Coronavirus Newry - Newry news headlines

Latest figures published today by NISRA show that forty-two more deaths involving Covid-19 occurred in the last week.     The sad total was from 17 to 23 October 2020.      The total Covid-19 related deaths figure stands at 979. Of this total, 547 (55.9%) took place in a hospital, 363 (37.1%) in care […]

‘StopCOVID NI’ app compatible with tracing apps in Scotland and Jersey

‘StopCOVID NI’ app compatible with tracing apps in Scotland and Jersey - Covid NI Coronavirus - Newry headlines

People who have downloaded the ‘StopCOVID NI’ app will now be able to continue using it if they travel to Scotland and Jersey.     The Northern Irish app has become ‘interoperable’ with the Scottish and Jersey apps, which means you can use the ‘StopCOVID NI’ app if travelling there, and it will interact with […]

Enhanced Major Trauma Network “will save lives”

Enhanced Major Trauma Network "will save lives" - Newry online

The way in which major trauma care is provided across Northern Ireland is changing.     From Monday 26 October seriously injured patients may be taken directly to the Major Trauma Centre (MTC) at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast.     New protocols to enhance collaboration between all acute hospitals, and a new dedicated […]

Volunteers needed in Newry for Christmas food collection

Volunteers needed in Newry for Christmas food collection - Newry online

Two charities providing vital food to people hit by the Covid-19 pandemic are appealing for people in Newry to help support the UK’s biggest food collection this Christmas.     From Thursday, 19 November until Saturday, 21 November charities FareShare and the Trussell Trust will be collecting food in Tesco stores across the UK and […]

2019 tourism statistics “show NI has strong offering for visitors” – Dodds

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Tourism statistics released last week show that Northern Ireland has a strong offering for visitors and the tourism industry can recover, Economy Minister Diane Dodds has said.     Figures from the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency showed that in 2019 tourism generated £1billion in revenue for the first time, an increase of 8% […]

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