Archive for: February, 2022

Support service for former NI prison officers announced | Newry Times

Long announces support service for former NI prison officers - Newry Times - newry newspaper

Retired prison officers can now benefit from a new health and well-being service, Justice Minister Naomi Long has announced.     In conjunction with the Police Rehabilitation and Retraining Trust, former prison officers will be able to benefit from psychological therapies, physiotherapy, and coaching and development opportunities.     Naomi Long explains, “This is an […]

500,000 calls taken by NI Helplines during 2021 | Newry Times

500,000 calls taken by helplines in northern ireland during 2021 - Newry Times - down newspaper

Helplines NI has announced that its member helplines received over 500,000 calls for help and support in 2021.      The NI based group, supported by the Public Health Agency, which comprises 35 different helplines, offers access to a variety of confidential support services including crisis support, counselling and advice. The online platform is encouraging […]

Social care staff praised for caring for those with mental illness | Newry Times

Social care staff praised for caring for those with mental illness - Newry Times - breaking news newry

Health Minister Robin Swann has praised the commitment of social care staff who have been supporting the mental health and wellbeing of vulnerable people.     During a visit to the Inspire supported independent living service in Belfast, the Minister commended staff for their dedication and service throughout the pandemic. Millburn Close is home to […]

Further call for Residential Outdoor Education Centre Relief Fund | Newry Times

Further call for Residential Outdoor Education Centre Relief Fund - Newry Times - newry news facebook

The Education Minister has announced a second call for applications to the £0.5million COVID-19 Residential Outdoor Education Centre Relief Fund.     The fund will provide a further opportunity for centres to access financial support as they continue to be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.     The Minister explains, “My Department awarded £240k to […]

Committee publishes report on Private Tenancies Bill | Newry Times

Committee publishes report on Private Tenancies Bill - Newry Times - newry news headlines

The Assembly’s Communities Committee has published its report on the Private Tenancies Bill, which aims to make the private rented sector a safer and more secure housing option for more households.      Speaking after the publication of the report the Committee Chairperson, Paula Bradley MLA, says, “The Committee has been vocal from the outset […]

‘Unacceptable standard of litter’ on half of Northern Ireland’s rural roads | Newry Times

'Unacceptable standard of litter' on half of Northern Ireland's rural roads - Newry Times - local news newry

Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful’s community-based campaign, Live Here Love Here, and the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) is calling on people across County Armagh to consider the impact of, and refrain from littering in rural areas.     Results from Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful’s Cleaner Neighbourhoods Report 2020/21 have shown that 48 […]

Mental Health Outcomes Framework for Northern Ireland | Newry Times

Mental Health Outcomes Framework for Northern Ireland - Newry Times - newry news today

The Department of Health is inviting people with lived experience of mental health services to participate in a virtual engagement event on the new Regional Mental Health Outcomes Framework.     The development of a new regional Framework will help ensure that the mental health supports and interventions provided in Northern Ireland are effective and […]

‘Help keep African Swine Fever out of Northern Ireland’ – Poots | Newry Times

'Help keep African Swine Fever out of Northern Ireland' - Poots - Newry Times - todays news in newry

Agriculture Minister, Edwin Poots MLA has reminded pig owners about the risk of African Swine Fever (ASF) following a confirmed case in a wild boar in Northern Italy.      ASF is already present in a number of countries across Europe.     The risk of an incursion to the UK has been assessed as […]

Murphy announces additional support for nightclubs | Newry Times

Murphy announces additional support for nightclubs - Newry Times - newry news now

Finance Minister Conor Murphy has announced additional support for nightclubs which will see venues receive payments of up to £36,500.     Nightclubs have been the businesses that have experienced the greatest degree of restrictions put in place by the Executive to control the spread of the Coronavirus.      When other hospitality businesses were […]

Police appeal for witnesses after late night burglary | Newry Times

Police appeal for witnesses after late night burglary - Newry Times - newry news

Detectives are appealing for information following a report of a burglary at a house in the St Malachy’s Drive area of Castlewellan on the evening of Friday 4 February 2022.     Detective Sergeant Best explains, “Shortly after 8pm, it was reported that four masked men entered the property and searched it, before making off […]

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