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Kimmins calls for ambitious new road safety strategy | Newry Times

Kimmins calls for ambitious new road safety strategy - Newry Times news

Sinn Féin MLA Liz Kimmins is calling for the new road safety strategy to have ambitious targets in order to seriously reduce tragic accidents occurring on the road network.       The Newry and Armagh MLA stated, “2020 saw 56 people lose their lives on the roads, the same number of people as the year […]

Spice vaping warning issued by Public Health Agency | Newry Times

Spice vaping warning issued by Public Health Agency - Newry Times - Vape Newry

The Public Health Agency (PHA) is reminding everyone of the dangers of vaping unregulated substances as it has again received information about young people becoming ill after vaping ‘spice’.     Reports have suggested that that affected thought they were purchasing THC or cannabis oil, but they were unknowingly supplied with and had taken the […]

Killeavy Castle Estate named 4-Star Hotel and Spa of the Year | Newry Times

Killeavy Castle Estate named 4-Star Hotel and Spa of the Year - Newry business news

Killeavy Castle Estate in County Armagh has been crowned 4-Star Hotel and Spa of the Year at the Northern Ireland Prestige Awards, 2021.     The Prestige Awards recognise and reward excellence in customer experience, facilities and outstanding services offered by independent businesses within the hospitality sector.     The Estate, which opened in April […]

Avian Influenza: Housing measures set to be lifted on 13 April | Newry Times

Avian Influenza, Housing measures set to be lifted on 13 April - Newry Times

Compulsory housing measures for poultry and captive birds are set to be lifted in Northern Ireland at midnight on Tuesday 13 April, Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots has announced.     The housing measures, which were introduced across Northern Ireland on 23 December 2020 as one of a range of measures to stop the spread of […]

Minister Hargey confirms additional funding for councils | Newry Times

Minister Hargey confirms additional funding for councils - Newry Times - Newry Council

Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey has confirmed she has allocated a further £4m to councils.     The announcement brings the amount of Rates Support Grant to councils for 2020/21 to a total of £22.3m.     Out of that total, Newry, Mourne and Down Council will receive £373,838. Minister Hargey said, “This further £4m payment […]

Department of Health statement on AstraZeneca roll-out | Newry Times

Department of Health statement on AstraZeneca roll-out | Newry Times -Coronavirus Covid19 Newry

The AstraZeneca (AZ) vaccine will continue to have a vital role in saving lives, reducing hospitalisations and helping Northern Ireland move out of lockdown.     “In line with the latest MHRA and JCVI advice, the AZ vaccine will be rolled out on a phased basis to people aged 30 and over in Northern Ireland, […]

Attack on United Ireland sign ‘a sinister act’ | Newry Times

Attack on 'Uniting Ireland' Sign Viewed As A Sinister Act - Camlough Road - Newry newspaper

Sinn Féin Councillor Declan Murphy has appealed for calm after a sign encouraging support for a United Ireland was vandalised in what many locals viewed as ‘a sinister action’.     The Councillor said, “A sign situated at High Street corner on the Camlough Road has been vandalised in what many see as a sinister […]

Over £260m paid out under Localised Restrictions Support Scheme – Murphy | Newry Times

Over £260 million paid out under Localised Restrictions Support Scheme - Murphy | Newry Times

Over £260 million of financial assistance has been paid to businesses under the Department of Finance’s Localised Restrictions Support Scheme (LRSS).     Making the announcement, Conor Murphy said, “Throughout this pandemic, I have been committed to supporting businesses and protecting jobs and livelihoods.     “Financial assistance from the LRSS coupled with the business […]

Poots announces £1.2m Covid-19 support scheme for sheep farmers | Newry Times

Poots announces £1.2m Covid-19 support scheme for sheep farmers - Newry Times

Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots MLA has announced a financial support package worth up to £1.27 million to sheep farmers who have been impacted by poor wool prices over the past year following the crash in the global market for wool as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.     The Minister said, “Over the past […]

Mallon appeals for calm in Northern Ireland | Newry Times

Mallon appeals for calm in Northern Ireland - Newry Times - Shankhill road bus burnt

Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon has appealed for calm in Belfast.     She was speaking after a Translink bus was hijacked and attacked in West Belfast during ongoing disturbances.     The Minister said, “Those attacking their own communities and their own public services are achieving nothing. “And if this doesn’t stop now it is […]

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