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“We want them all!” – Newry Councillor wants Civic Centre, City Park and Arts and Theatre Complex

Newry Sinn Féin Councillor Roisin Mulgrew has said that her party is committed to the regeneration of Newry and says projects like the new Arts and Theatre complex, the new Civic Centre and 15 acre City Park are key to this.     The Newry City Councillor was commenting on a motion going to Council […]

Killeavy named Castle Hotel of the Year at Irish Hotel Awards

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The award comes as hotel reopens on its first anniversary. Killeavy Castle Estate has won the coveted All Island Award of Castle Hotel of the Year 2020 at the Irish Hotel Awards. The Estate, which has just opened its doors for the second time in its first year, took the title after being rigorously inspected […]

Coronavirus Northern Ireland: Clap for the NHS this Sunday

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Health Minister Robin Swann has urged everyone in Northern Ireland to take part in the nationwide applause for the NHS on its 72nd birthday on Sunday, 5 July. Embed from Getty Images The Minister said the planned 5.00 pm tribute is especially significant given the sacrifices health and social care staff have made during the […]

Minister Ní Chuilín provides £10million to Co-Ownership

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Communities Minister Carál Ní Chuilín has allocated £10million to enable Co-Ownership to reopen to new customers. Co-Ownership is the Department’s main delivery partner for affordable housing.     It offers people the opportunity to enter homeownership through its products Co-Own and Rent to Own. Co-Ownership paused the processing of new applications on 24 March 2020 […]

Wedding reception cancelled? For better, for worse – know your rights

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The cancellation of a long-planned for wedding day is just one of the consequences of the current lockdown to combat the spread of the coronavirus. The Department for the Economy’s free consumer advice service, Consumerline, has been receiving complaints from disappointed couples who have seen their big day dreams dashed, only to encounter further unhappiness […]

Get More Space at Your Place with Natural Gas

Homeowners in Northern Ireland could reclaim up to 75 square feet of space in their homes just by upgrading their old oil heating system to natural gas according to firmus energy. The natural gas company says that creating additional space at home is a relatively easy process allowing home-owners additional space to create a much-needed […]

Local Councillor welcomes launch of new suicide prevention fund

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Local Councillor Patrick Brown has welcomed the launch of a new Council operated funding stream of grants between £500-1000. The grants aim to tackle suicide and improve mental wellbeing in the District.     Speaking to Newry Times, Councillor Brown said, “This grant is a direct outcome of a motion I brought to Council last […]

Alliance Party backs motion to delay development of new Newry Civic Centre

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Group leader of the Alliance Party on Newry, Mourne and Down Council, Patrick Brown, has publicly stated their plans to back a motion by Independent Newry Councillor Gavin Malone to halt development of a new Civic Centre in Newry for the remainder of the Council term. Speaking about the motion Councillor Brown told Newry Times, […]

NSPCC and O2 provide virtual online safety webinars in NI as school holidays begin

Since the lockdown began, many parents have faced the challenges of home-schooling but it is now coming to an end for this term.  The school holidays begin very soon and like everything else, over the last few months, they will be very different from previous years.     Many families will not be going on […]

Man due at Newry Court after ‘person acting suspiciously’ reports in Camlough

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Police in Newry have charged a man after receiving reports of a ‘person acting suspiciously’ in Camlough.  Police received a report of a person acting suspiciously in the Camlough area.     The incidents happened on Sunday night, 28 June. Article continues below: The 25-year-old man is charged with criminal damage and interference with vehicles. […]

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