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Seasonal agricultural workers to avail of exemptions from Covid-19 travel restrictions | Newry Times

Seasonal agricultural workers to avail of exemptions from Covid-19 travel restrictions - Newry Times - down newspaper

Migrant workers arriving into Northern Ireland via the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme will now qualify for exemptions from the Covid-19 related travel restrictions, agriculture Minister Edwin Poots MLA has announced.     The exemptions are a result of the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) submitting a request to the Department of Health […]

Last call for vaccination centre first doses | Newry Times

Last call for vaccination centre first doses - Newry Times - newry local newspaper

Northern Ireland’s seven regional vaccination centres will close for first dose of COVID-19 vaccines this weekend.     Issuing a call out to anyone who is unvaccinated, Health Minister Robin Swann, said, “Our vaccination centres have done a fantastic job in rolling out the vaccination programme and will continue to administer second doses throughout August. […]

Urgent appeal: Public support required with hospital discharges | Newry Times

Urgent appeal - Public support required with hospital discharges - Newry Times - newry news live

Patients and their families are being urged to support timely discharge from hospitals as our health service continues to deal with severe bed pressures due to the escalating demands of Covid-19.     Our Health and Care Services remain under serious pressure.     Our hospitals are working beyond capacity at present with many very […]

Hazzard welcomes green light for Down GAA Centre of Excellence | Newry Times

Hazzard welcomes green light for Down GAA 'Centre of Excellence' - Newry Times - down gaa - newry sports news

Sinn Féin MP Chris Hazzard has welcomed the decision by Newry, Mourne and Down Council to grant planning permission for Down GAA’s ‘Centre of Excellence’ at Ballykinlar.     The South Down MP also paid tribute to Down GAA and Council officials who have “worked tirelessly” behind the scenes for many months to reach this […]

HSC staff car parking to resume normal service | Newry Times

Daisy Hill Hospital parking - HSC staff car parking to resume normal service - Newry Times - newry newspaper

Health Minister Robin Swann is extending free car parking for HSC staff until 31 August after which time normal charging will resume.     The Minister said, “Free car parking for HSC staff was introduced in March 2020 at a time when Northern Ireland was feeling the first impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.      […]

Update on Vaccine Certification Service and COVIDCert NI App | Newry Times

Update on Vaccine Certification Service and COVIDCert NI App - Newry Times - covid19 coronavirus newry news today

Work is ongoing to resolve the issues with the Northern Ireland COVID Certification Service and COVIDCert NI.     A further announcement will be made later today.     The service will be returned in a phased and managed way. It will be strictly limited to specific dates of travel, at any particular time, while […]

Generating better employment opportunities ‘key to economic recovery’ | Newry Times

Generating better employment opportunities 'key to economic recovery' - Newry Times - newry news now

Growing our skills base and generating more and better employment opportunities will accelerate the economic recovery for the benefit of all.     That was the message from new Economy Minister Gordon Lyons as he took up the role.     The Minister said, “The role of Economy Minister in Northern Ireland is always crucial, […]

Green agenda continues as electric vans go into service | Newry Times

Green agenda continues as electric vans go into service - Newry Times - newry news headlines

Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon’s green agenda continues as two new electric vans go into service in the Department.     The electric vans, which will be used by the Department’s Roads and Rivers staff, are part of the Minister’s drive to reduce carbon emissions in the Department’s operational fleet.     Minister Mallon says, “I […]

Training opportunities boost for rural residents | Newry Times

Training opportunities boost for rural residents - Newry Times - newry newspaper

Rural Affairs Minister Edwin Poots MLA, has delivered an economic boost for rural residents in the Newry, Mourne & Down and Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Council areas as he launched the £65,000 Prosper + Project.     The Project, which has been developed in conjunction with the Southern Regional College (SRC), operates on the […]

Minister outlines proposals to eradicate bTB | Newry Times

Minister outlines proposals to eradicate bTB - Newry Times - newry newspaper

New arrangements for compensation to farmers, steps to tackle TB in wildlife, the testing of non-bovines for bTB, and the increased use of the interferon-gamma blood test in cattle will all be consulted upon as part of a new long-term strategy to eradicate bovine TB (bTB).     Launching a consultation document at CAFRE’s Greenmount […]

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