Archive for: October, 2021

Covid recovery journey ‘involves us all’ – Givan and O’Neill | Newry Times

Covid recovery journey 'involves us all' - Givan and O’Neill - Newry Times - local news newry

We must all keep doing our best to protect the progress we have made on the journey out of restrictions, the First Minister and deputy First Minister have said.     Paul Givan and Michelle O’Neill were speaking ahead of the further easing of Coronavirus regulations from today, 31 October 2021.     The changes […]

Man, 25, due in Newry Court following police pursuit | Newry Times

A 25-year-old man arrested by police in Newry following a pursuit on Friday evening has been charged by police.       He was charged with a number of offences including burglary.     Two police officers were injured when a car that failed to stop struck a number of police vehicles in the Newry […]

Newry Tesco shoppers help to provide £1m boost to charities | Newry Times

Newry Tesco shoppers help to provide £1m boost to health charities - Newry Times - newry newspapers

People in Newry have been thanked for contributing towards the £1million raised for three life-saving charities as part of Tesco’s ‘Helping you to live healthier’ initiative.     Tesco customers reached the landmark total for Cancer Research UK, the British Heart Foundation and Diabetes UK from 13-26 September by rounding up their shop in-store to […]

Dogs ‘invaluable in fight against drugs in prisons’ – Long | Newry Times

Dogs 'invaluable in fight against drugs in prisons' - Long - Newry Times - newry online

Cannabis, cocaine and mobile phones. These are just some of the finds made by search dogs in Northern Ireland prisons, Justice Minister Naomi Long has said.     In the past three years, search dogs have sniffed out significant finds of cannabis and cocaine, pregabalin capsules and other illicit substances stashed by prisoners at Maghaberry, […]

Long listens to experiences of people affected by domestic abuse | Newry Times

Long listens to experiences of people affected by domestic abuse - Newry Times - newry news now

“I will do all that I can to support and continue to deliver for those affected by domestic abuse.” That was the message from Justice Minster Naomi Long.     She was speaking after hearing directly from people affected by domestic abuse, as well as specialists working in this field from Belfast and Lisburn Women’s […]

Southern Trust’s ‘Listening Rooms’ open | Newry Times

Southern Trust's ‘Listening Rooms’ open - Newry Times - newry newspaper

The Southern Trust’s ‘Listening Rooms’ facility has opened at Skeagh Cottage in Dromore.     The rooms offer a private and comforting space for families that have suffered baby loss.     Staff are available to guide and signpost those bereaved – mothers, fathers and siblings – to appropriate resources within the Trust and voluntary […]

Finance Minister Murphy visits Cuilcagh Mountain | Newry Times

Finance Minister Murphy visits Cuilcagh Mountain - Newry Times - newry newspaper

Finance Minister, Conor Murphy visited Cuilcagh Mountain Special Area of Conservation this week to hear about some of the work undertaken by the Collaborative Action for the Natural Network (CANN) project that was awarded €9.4m of funding under the cross-border INTERREG VA programme.     During the visit, the Minister heard from various partners from […]

Poots announces largest amount of Direct Payments for day one | Newry Times

Poots announces largest amount of Direct Payments for day one - Newry Times - newry news today

A total of £301,755,000 in Direct Payments will issue to Northern Ireland farmers on the first day of payments for 2021, Agriculture Minister, Edwin Poots MLA, has announced.     Payments will issue to 23,393 farmers (98% of eligible applicants) on 18 October.     This is the largest amount ever paid out to farmers […]

Health Minister Congratulates Nursing and Midwifery ‘Leaders of the Future’ | Newry Times

Health Minister Congratulates Nursing and Midwifery ‘Leaders of the Future’ - Newry Times - newry latest news

Health Minister Robin Swann has said nurses and midwives have a massive opportunity to influence and contribute to the successful Transformation of Health and Social Care Services.     He was speaking at a presentation ceremony for 30 young nurses and midwives graduating from Northern Ireland’s Nightingale Challenge Global Leadership Development Programme (GLDP).     […]

“No eviction” agreement for Covid-19-related arrears in social housing sector | Newry Times

'No eviction' agreement for Covid-19-related arrears in social housing sector - Newry Times - newry online

Social housing tenants who are financially impacted by Covid-19 will not face eviction if they are in rent arrears because of the pandemic, Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey has announced.     A voluntary agreement was put in place at the start of the pandemic between the Department for Communities, Housing Executive and Housing Associations.   […]

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