Category archives for: Community

Appeal for information after 4 Newry and Camlough burglaries

Detectives in Newry are appealing for information following reports of four burglaries in the Newry and Camlough areas on the evening Tuesday 22 January. Speaking to Newry Times, Detective Constable McGaffin said, “We are treating these burglaries as linked. Article continues below “Did you see anything suspicious in the Larchmount area of Newry or in […]

Newry police welcome sentencing of four men after horrific aggravated burglary

Detectives from Newry have welcomed the sentencing of Niall Lynch, Alan Stewart, Ruairi Walls and Stephen Magennis in Downpatrick Crown Court. Detective Constable Ritchie said, “We welcome the sentencing and hope this delivers some form of closure for their victims.” Article continues below Niall Lynch was sentenced to a 12 year extended custodial sentence, followed […]

Fines and warnings dished out as police visit Newry ‘car cruise’

Newry police recently arranged an operation following reports from local residents groups in relation to car cruise events organised to take place in the area of Damolly Retail Park, Newry. Police said reports have been received of anti-social driving and dangerous driving, which caused concern to the local community. Article continues below Speaking to Newry […]

International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife launched

Nurses and midwives have a vital and central role to play in building a better health service, Minister Robin Swann has stressed. The Health Minister was speaking at a launch event for the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife. Article continues below This designation for 2020 was made by the World Health Organisation and […]

Newry arrests in £215m “largest money laundering search investigation”

Officers from PSNI’s Economic Crime Unit have conducted the largest money laundering search and arrest operation in Northern Ireland focussing on the international money laundering of criminal assets accumulating to approximately £215 million.   Fifteen properties were searched across Northern Ireland and seven people arrested. Eight searches were carried out yesterday, Monday 20 January, in […]

Newry businesses raise over £13,000 towards new NI heart service

JMK Solicitors and CRASH Services, which has offices in both Newry and Belfast, has raised £13,000 towards NI Chest Heart and Stroke’s Heart Strong campaign. As part of their year-long partnership with the charity, the campaign saw the firm become Local Heart Heroes, joining a team of heroes who are passionate about raising awareness of […]

Regional Food Programme opens for applications

Applications are invited from not-for-profit groups and regional development agencies as well as registered charities to apply for the 2020-21 Northern Ireland Regional Food Programme (NIRFP). The programme has supported many local events and initiatives by providing financial support in three key areas of activity – regional fairs/exhibitions, seminars/workshops, and information programmes. Article continues below […]

189 drug-related deaths registered in Northern Ireland

There were 189 drug-related deaths registered in Northern Ireland in 2018. Half (95) of these deaths were of men aged 25-44. Article continues below These are some of the findings of the statistics published by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA).     The 2018 total (189) is more than double that recorded […]

Newry Council telephone numbers to change from 24 January 2020

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council is announcing new telephone numbers from 24 January 2020 to make it easier for residents across the district to get in touch with the services they need. All existing telephone numbers will start to change from this date including the Council’s main contact number, which will change to 0330 […]

Sinn Féin Councillor raises local road concerns

Sinn Féin Councillor Roisin Mulgrew has raised her “deep concerns” about what she described as the dangerous condition of the Carrickananny Road surface. The local Councillor was commenting after surveying the worsening condition of the road. Article continues below Speaking to Newry Times, the Sinn Féin representative said, “Despite having highlighted the severity of potholes […]


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