Archive for: March, 2022

Wildfire warning follows Mournes devastation | Newry Times

Wildfire warning follows Mournes devastation | Newry Times - newry newspaper

Three fires burning across the Mournes are causing severe damage to the natural environment of the area, claims NI Water.     The warning comes as firefighters continue to tackle significant blazes on separate mountains and the public is urged to stay away.     Wildfires not only pose a risk to human life, wildlife, […]

Southern Trust radiology teams awarded QSI Accreditation | Newry Times

Southern Trust radiology teams awarded QSI Accreditation | Newry Times - newry news

The radiology teams in the Southern Trust have been awarded prestigious QSI accreditation.     The Quality Standard for Imaging from the UK Accreditation Service (UKAS) applies to imaging services across different sites within the organisation, including a wide range of specialist X-ray and scanning technologies.     QSI was developed by The Royal College […]

No Ifs’ or Butts for St Ronan’s Primary School | Newry Times

St Ronan's Primary School, Newry No Ifs’ or Butts for St Ronan’s Primary School | Newry Times - newry news online

NI Water has donated a Waterbutt to St Ronan’s Primary School, Newry.       Many schools are seeking to improve their outdoor learning environments to enhance pupils’ wellbeing and mental health alongside improving the sustainability of the school grounds.     Waterbutts are a great way of collecting rainwater, which can then be used to […]

Minister Nichola Mallon calls for public views on climate change proposals | Newry Times

Minister Nichola Mallon calls for public views on climate change proposals | Newry Times - newry news now

Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon has launched a public consultation on a number of revisions and improvements to legislation in relation to water, flooding and drainage to help tackle the climate emergency.     Climate change has contributed to an increased likelihood of warmer drier summers, milder wetter winters and an increased frequency of impactful storms. […]

Local TREES project promotes nature-based farming to protect rivers and trees | Newry Times

TREES project promotes nature-based farming to protect rivers and trees | Newry Times - newry newspaper

Loughs Agency and Woodland Trust Northern Ireland have officially announced the launch of their new biodiversity project TREES, within the Foyle and Carlingford catchment areas.     The primary aim of the TREES project is to protect and restore vital habitats for wildlife in rivers and trees.     The project uses a nature-friendly solution […]

Minister celebrates success of Newry Rural Development Programme | Newry Times

Minister celebrates success of his Rural Development Programme across Newry | Newry Times - down newspaper

Rural Affairs Minister Edwin Poots MLA, has attended an event at Killeavy Castle in Newry to celebrate Mourne, Gullion and Lecale Rural Development Partnership’s success in delivering his Department’s Rural Development ‘LEADER’ Programme.     In total, 76 projects across the Newry, Mourne and Down District Council area received funding, with 14 community facilities developed […]

Food waste innovation ‘is circular economy in action’ – Poots | Newry Times

Food waste innovation is circular economy in action - Poots | Newry Times - newry news

Environment Minister Edwin Poots has attended the launch of Northern Ireland’s first circular solution waste-to-energy transport fleet.         The innovation by McCulla (Ireland) Limited provides a waste to energy solution to fuel McCulla’s transportation fleet. McCulla has achieved this by extending their existing Anaerobic Digestion Plant in Lisburn further to allow them […]

SRC crowned winners at the NI Apprenticeship Awards 2022 | Newry Times

SRC crowned winners at the NI Apprenticeship Awards 2022 | Newry Times - local news newry

SRC in partnership with McGuinness Plumbing (MGP), were delighted to recently be awarded the ‘Small/Medium Enterprise Employer Award’ at the NI Apprenticeship Awards.     This award acknowledges excellence and originality by employers, working with training providers, in the delivery of apprenticeship training.     MGP deliver apprenticeship training in conjunction with Southern Regional College […]

Long launches consultation on modern slavery and human trafficking | Newry Times

Long launches consultation on modern slavery and human trafficking | Newry Times - newry news live

Justice Minister Naomi Long has launched a public consultation to develop further measures to tackle modern slavery and human trafficking.     The public consultation will consider the following areas:     – the introduction of Slavery and Trafficking Risk Orders; – the commencement and nature of the Duty to Notify provisions; and – new […]

Poots announces £2million support package for local pig farmers | Newry Times

Poots announces £2million support package for local pig farmers | Newry Times - todays news in newry

A new support scheme worth £2million for local pig farmers has been announced by Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots MLA.     The scheme is targeted at pig farmers who have been financially impacted by the effects of weakening markets, increased feed costs and getting pigs moved off the farm for slaughter.     Announcing the […]

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