Category archives for: Community

Local Councillor pledges support to ‘Friends Of Anamar’ Group

Sinn Féin Councillor Terry Hearty has said he will assist the Friends of Anamar group in any way he can in their campaign to ensure Anamar Primary School stays a part of the community. The Slieve Gullion Councillor has called on both the Bishop to intervene in the dispute and potential buyers to withdraw their […]

Continued exam success at St Paul’s, Bessbrook

Following on from the publication of Post-16 results at A2 and AS Level as well as BTEC and OCR Cambridge Technicals last week, Principal of St Paul’s High School Bessbrook, Mr Jarlath Burns paid tribute to all the students who had excelled in this year’s public examinations. “Once again our students have achieved exceptional results […]

Call for witnesses after serious sexual assault on woman 

Detectives are investigating the report of a serious sexual assault on a woman in the Castleblaney Street area of Newtownhamilton yesterday, Thursday 15 August. Speaking to Newry Times, Detective Inspector Leah Crothers said, “We received the report yesterday afternoon, just after 2pm, that a female had been assaulted by a male in a house in […]

Anger after arson attack on local primary school building

Sinn Féin Councillor Terry Hearty has branded an arson attack on Anamar School on Thursday night as an attack on the community. Speaking to Newry Times, Councillor Hearty stated, “In recent months there has been a community led campaign to retain Anamar School building for community use for the betterment of local people. Article continues […]

NIE Networks to commence £300,000 investment project in Newry

Upgrades to the utility infrastructure in Newry City Centre will receive a further boost this month with the commencement of a £300,000 investment project by NIE Networks. The upgrade project, which is part of NIE Networks’ ongoing investment plan in the network across Northern Ireland, will begin on 19 August and run until the end […]

Newry students successfully complete leading IT summer camp

Two local students have successfully completed one of Northern Ireland’s leading IT infrastructure summer camps. Newry students David McKenna and Thomas Brownlee who both study at Abbey CBS in Newry, participated in the 2019 Novosco Camp in partnership with Ulster University took place in early August at Ulster University’s Jordanstown campus. Article continues below The […]

Call for Junior Doctors to sign up to Medical Locum Bank

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust is encouraging Junior Doctors looking for Locum Work to consider signing up to its Medical Locum Bank. Speaking to Newry Times, Dr Maria O’Kane, Medical Director for the Southern Health and Social Care Trust explained, “Our workforce is our greatest asset and so we want to attract and […]

Mourne Mountain Rescue Team one of 9 groups to secure share of £200,000

The Department of Justice has announced a £200,000 capital funding package for voluntary Search and Rescue groups in Northern Ireland, including Mourne Mountain Rescue Team. The nine independent search and rescue groups deliver assistance to the emergency services and directly to the community. Article continues below They provide lifesaving search and rescue on inland waterways, […]

Hundreds of sexual offences against young children recorded by PSNI

Police in Northern Ireland are dealing with hundreds of sexual offences against young children, according to figures provided to the NSPCC. Figures received from the Police Service of Northern Ireland show that in 2018/19 almost a quarter (23%) – 472 – of all recorded sexual offences against under 18s involved children aged four to eight.  […]

‘Exam results time – talk about alcohol and drugs’ – Public Health Agency

The Public Health Agency (PHA) is encouraging parents and guardians to talk to young people who are receiving exam results about the risks associated with drinking alcohol and taking drugs. The call comes as thousands of teenagers are set to receive their A-level or GCSE results, which in some cases can lead to excessive drinking […]


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