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Co-Founder, IT Specialist and Journalist at Newry Times. Declan is a graduate of the University of Ulster, gaining a Bachelor's degree in Interactive Multimedia Design.

Poots: ‘Contribution of carers is immeasurable as health service transforms’

The value of carers should be better recognised and their expertise better harnessed said Health Minister Edwin Poots during a visit to Newry and Mourne Carers Centre today. The Minister was speaking as he launched a report of a survey on the lives and challenges faced by older carers in Northern Ireland. The report, Mind […]

Sporting Traditions throughout the Ages exhibition coming to Newry

With the 2012 Olympics fast approaching, locals are encouraged to learn about the history of sport in the Newry and Mourne area at Sporting Traditions throughout the Ages in Newry and Mourne at Bagenal’s Castle. This colourful exhibition of memorabilia will celebrate sporting traditions and achievements through the ages in Newry and Mourne. The exhibition […]

Flash Mobs come to Newry

Flash mobs are a recent phenomenon and we’ve all seen YouTube videos that have gone viral over this past 12 months. From shopping centres suddenly turning into sing-a-thons with hundreds of people singing or dancing in sync or the man who proposed to his partner on a commuter train in London. Not content with an […]

Fire Service – “Help Us Protect the Elderly in Our Community from Fire”

Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) is urgently renewing its appeal for the public’s help in helping them to protect the elderly in our community from the dangers of fire. It comes following a sudden increase in fatal accidental house fires across Northern Ireland over the past 6 weeks, which has tragically claimed the […]

Crossmaglen locals rededicate Chruch of Ireland church building

A group of locals in Crossmaglen gathered this week to rededicate their Church of Ireland church building, with several of those in attendance coming from the Roman Catholic community. The small church, located just over a mile outside of Crossmaglen, is setting an example according to secretary of Creggan Church of Ireland Kenny Donaldson, “The […]

Local Performing Arts students meet 6 Degrees star

Star of new BBC drama ‘6 Degrees’, Ryan McParland recently met with BTEC Level 3 Performing Arts students at the Southern Regional College. The students were said to be thrilled to meet the local man, who himself is proof of what these students can achieve. Ryan himself is a past student of Performing Arts at […]

Newry MOT centre set for upgrades under DVA refresh programme

Newry MOT centre is set for an upgrade as part of the DVA’s refresh programme. The work, set to begin on the 14th of May, is designed to minimise waiting times at the centre and is expected to reach completion on the 17th of May. The Driver and Vehicle Agency for Northern Ireland is urging […]

Outrage as Vodafone jobs move to Newry

Workers at Vodafone call centres in the Republic of Ireland have voted in favour of strike action after the company decided to move 300 jobs to Teleperformance in Newry. The strike notice is being considered by the Communications Workers’ Union who had previously been in talks with Vodafone over the transfers. The Communications Workers’ Union […]

Man accused of Newry rape is bailed

A man accused of an alleged rape in the Sugar Island area of Newry has this week been granted bail. The accused, 23, denies the charges of aiding and abetting rape, false imprisonment and robbery having been granted bail to live with his girlfriend in County Armagh. The alleged victim had been standing at a […]

Council issues recall warning to residents over carbon monoxide alarm

Newry and Mourne’s Environmental Health Department are this week asking consumers who may have purchased a carbon monoxide alarm produced by Sensor Safe Ltd, with the model number SF80190, to stop using it immediately and return it to the place of purchase. The Newry & Mourne Council’s District Environmental Health Officer Aoibheann Downey explained, “Sensor […]

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