Archive for: November, 2021

SDLP MLA welcomes recent upgrade of EV Charging Points in Newry | Newry Times

SDLP MLA welcomes recent upgrade of EV Charging Points in Newry - Newry Times - newry news headlines

Newry SDLP MLA Justin McNulty has welcomed the recent upgrade of Electric Vehicle Charging Points in Newry City Centre, but recognises that “this is only the beginning.”     McNulty explains, “I am pleased to confirm that this week saw the completion of two further location upgrades at the Quay’s Shopping Centre and Monaghan Street […]

People in the North ‘sick of NI Protocol distraction’ | Newry Times

People in the North 'sick of NI Protocol distraction' - Newry Times - breaking news newry

Newry SDLP MLA Justin McNulty has said people in the North are ‘fed up of politicians focusing on the Northern Ireland Protocol’.      McNulty said politicians needed to focus on solving the issues that affect people’s everyday lives, like the crumbling health service, huge housing waiting lists and the cost of living crisis.    […]

Energy bills rise by 70% in October ‘and will rise further’ | Newry Times

Consumer energy bills rise by 70% in October 'and will rise further' - Newry Times - news newry county down

The Consumer Council has released its Home Energy Index for October 2021 which tracks energy prices changes in Northern Ireland.     The consumer rights body’s composite index is calculated by combining electricity, natural gas and home heating oil prices to create one overarching figure which uses appropriate weighting to reflect usage and market share. […]

Alliance Councillor introduces motion to tackle Newry homelessness | Newry Times

Alliance Councillor introduces motion to tackle Newry homelessness - Newry Times - newry news live

Local Alliance councillor, Patrick Brown, introduced a motion at Monday’s meeting of Newry, Mourne and Down District Council that seeks to implement contactless payment stations to address the homelessness crisis in the area.     The motion calls on Council to lead in developing an innovative new way to raise money for local homelessness charities. […]

Newry police issue scam warning after ‘wave of scams’ | Newry Times

Newry police issue scam warning after 'wave of scams' - Newry Times - newry news

Police are continuing to urge the public to be on their guard against a recent wave of scams.     The scams involve a text or WhatsApp from a person claiming to be a family member and have the common aim of encouraging the recipient to transfer money.     The renewed warning comes after […]

Avian Influenza Prevention Zone introduced | Newry Times

Avian Influenza Prevention Zone introduced in GB - Newry Times - newry news today

An Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) has been introduced across Great Britain (GB) effective from 5 pm on Wednesday 3 November 2021.     The AIPZ means all bird keepers in Great Britain (whether they have pet birds, commercial flocks or just a few birds in a backyard flock) are required by law to take […]

Swann to reduce RQIA inspection of dental practices | Newry Times

Swann to reduce RQIA inspection of dental practices - Newry Times - down newspaper

Health Minister Robin Swann intends to bring forward legislation to reduce the frequency of Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) inspections of dental practices.     The Minister recently met with the British Dental Association (BDA) to discuss the ongoing challenges in Dentistry and RQIA inspection of practices was discussed during the meeting.     […]

Cross-Border Collaboration ‘Key to Sustainable Peace’ | Newry Times

Cross-Border Collaboration 'Key to Sustainable Peace' - Newry Times - newry news now

The International Fund for Ireland (IFI) is calling for renewed efforts in building cross-border relationships, which it sees as critical to achieving long-term sustainable peace.     The call to increase peacebuilding efforts between North and South comes as the IFI launch their new four-year strategy.     The strategy focuses on how it will […]

Steps underway ‘to make gambling safer’ | Newry Times

Steps underway 'to make gambling safer' - Newry Times - newry news

Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey has said that measures she is introducing through the Assembly will help make gambling safer.     The Minister was speaking at the start of Safer Gambling Week, an industry-led initiative to raise awareness with customers on how to gamble more safely.     The Minister explains, “I am bringing a […]

Assurances sought on implementation of South Armagh Policing Review | Newry Times

Assurances sought on implementation of South Armagh Policing Review - Newry Times - newry news headlines

SDLP MLA Justin McNulty has again pressed the need for full implementation of the South Armagh Policing Review.     Speaking after a meeting with senior PSNI officials, the Newry and Armagh MLA comments, “Since its publication, the South Armagh Policing Review has been met with overwhelming support by our local community.     “Frustratingly, […]

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