Archive for: June, 2021

Education Minister announces new measures to support childcare providers | Newry Times

Education Minister announces new measures to support childcare providers - Newry Times - newry baby news - newry childcare

Education Minister, Michelle McIlveen has announced a further extension to two Covid-19 childcare support funds.     This includes a third phase of the Childcare Sustainability Fund for the period 1 April to 30 June 2021 and the Childcare Covid-19 Temporary Closure Fund from 1 April to 30 September 2021.     The Minister explains, […]

Council Targets Dog Fouling in New Responsible Dog Ownership Campaign | Newry Times

Council Targets Dog Fouling in New Responsible Dog Ownership Campaign - newry council - newry news

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council has just launched a new public awareness campaign to tackle the issue of dog fouling and raise awareness of ‘Responsible Dog Ownership’ in our district.     The campaign has been developed in partnership with Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful, which is an independent charity dedicated to creating a cleaner, greener […]

Peatland consultation launched | Newry Times

Peatland consultation launched - Newry Times - newry news today

Environment Minister, Edwin Poots MLA, has launched a public consultation on the draft Northern Ireland Peatland Strategy 2021-2040, during a visit to Cuilcagh Mountain Special Area of Conservation in County Fermanagh.     During the visit, the Minister met with local landowners and Ulster Wildlife, who are working together and with other partners through the […]

Success of DAERA support schemes for rural businesses welcomed | Newry Times

Success of DAERA support schemes for rural businesses welcomed - Newry Times - newry news facebook

Rural Affairs Minister Edwin Poots MLA has visited two rural businesses which have received just under £50,000 in support from DAERA’s Rural Micro Business Growth Scheme and the Rural Business Investment Scheme.      On a solar farm near Cookstown, the Minister met Samuel Knox and David Woodend, Directors of Kann O&M Ltd, which is […]

Who bakes the best scones in Newry? Competition to find the best scone makers in the business | Newry Times

Who bakes the best scones in Newry Competition to find the best scone makers in the business - Newry Times - newry news today

The Dairy Council for Northern Ireland has launched a campaign to help the foodservice sector as lockdown restrictions are eased.      Aimed at cafes, coffee shops, home bakeries, restaurants, bars and hotels, the campaign’s aim is to find Northern Ireland’s best scones.     Jointly funded by the EU, the campaign recognises the importance […]

Newry to get slice of £19m funding allocated for NI flood alleviation schemes | Newry Times

Budget of £19m funding allocated for NI flood alleviation schemes - Newry Times - newry news online

Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon has allocated £19 million for flood protection projects across the North in her 2021/22 budget.     This includes £11 million to progress numerous flood alleviation projects to improve flood protection to properties located within significant flood risk areas including Belfast, Newcastle, Lisburn and Newry.     An additional £8 million […]

Further £16 million announced for ‘Engage 2’ programme | Newry Times

Further £16 million announced for ‘Engage 2’ programme - Newry Times - newry news today

A programme that allows schools to offer additional help to pupils most impacted by the pandemic is now being extended.     The Engage 2 programme will also be broadened to include funded pre-school education settings, special schools, and Education Otherwise Than At School (EOTAS) settings.      Education Minister, Peter Weir says, “I fully […]

Planning Approval granted for £40m Training Centre for Firefighter Training | Newry Times

Planning Approval granted for £40m Training Centre for Firefighter Training - Newry Times - newry news now

Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) has welcomed planning approval from Mid Ulster Council for the final phase of its Learning & Development Centre (LDC).      The £42.2 million investment is a Northern Ireland Executive flagship project and represents the largest capital build ever undertaken by NIFRS. The facilities will revolutionise how NIFRS […]

Newry in Top 4 for Public Chargers with 31 – but only £84k in Grants | Newry Times

Newry in Top 4 for Public Chargers with 31 - but only £84k in Grants - Newry Times - newry traffic news car charging

There was a record increase in demand for electric car home charging grants across the UK in 2020, according to figures from the Office for Zero-Emission Vehicles.     However, the combined value of grants in Northern Ireland amounted to just £1,283,779, with Belfast claiming the most at £193k followed by Ards and North Down […]

Dodds launches visitor pledge to support tourism | Newry Times

Dodds launches visitor pledge to support tourism - Newry Times - newry newspaper

Economy Minister Diane Dodds has launched a new visitor pledge to encourage safe and responsible tourism across Northern Ireland while supporting local businesses.       Hosted on the Discover Northern Ireland website, visitors are asked to show their support by signing up to the pledge and committing to the three core guidelines: Take Care of […]

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