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Period poverty: Minister announces pilot project for NI’s higher education institutions | Newry Times

Minister announces period poverty pilot project for NI’s higher education institutions - Newry Times - newry headlines

Economy Minister Diane Dodds has announced a one-year pilot project with Northern Ireland’s higher education institutions to tackle the issue of period poverty.     Minister Dodds said, “A survey by Plan International UK found that one in 10 young women aged between 14 and 21 in the UK cannot afford to buy sanitary products. […]

Newry Chamber ‘Leading the Way in Pathway for Growth’ | Newry Times

Newry Chamber 'Leading the Way in Pathway for Growth' - Newry Times - newry newspaper

Newry Chamber of Commerce and Trade is leading the way in helping businesses to plan a pathway for growth and recovery by bringing back its Small Business Conference programme for 2021.     The ‘Northern Ireland Small Business Conference’ was a sell-out in 2019 and is coming back, virtually, on Thursday 24 June 2021.   […]

Covid-19 vaccine: How and where to get your vaccine jab | Newry Times

Covid-19 vaccine: How and where to get your vaccine jab | Newry Times - newry latest news

Here’s a reminder of how and where to get your COVID-19 vaccination.     Every vaccine represents a step forward, a step already taken by almost a million people here in Northern Ireland.     By getting vaccinated you will not only be protecting yourself and others but also helping to accelerate the pace at […]

Older woman loses ‘substantial amount of money’ to criminals posing as police officers | Newry Times

Police warn against criminals posing as police officers - Newry Times - newry court news today

Detectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Economic Crime Unit are warning the public to be extremely vigilant following reports of criminals posing as police officers.     Detective Chief Inspector Wilson said, “In an incident which was reported on Monday 10 May, an older woman was contacted, by telephone, by a man purporting […]

Cross-border car ferry service across Carlingford Lock to reopen | Newry Times

Cross-border car ferry service across Carlingford Lock to reopen - Newry Times - newry news online

Carlingford Lough Car Ferry is set to recommence its service between Greenore, Co. Louth and Greencastle, Co. Down on Saturday 15 May 2021.        The service is owned by the Frazer Ferries Group, which also owns the Passage East Ferry, which operates across the River Suir, and Lough Foyle Ferry, a seasonal service […]

Destruction of Derrybeg Playpark Slammed | Newry Times

A Derrybeg community worker has called for those who are vandalising the local playpark to desist immediately.     Chairperson of Derrybeg Community Association Stephen Murney slammed those responsible for the destruction of the community facility.     He said, “In the past few weeks a number of incidents of vandalism have occurred in the […]

Adult social care recruitment campaign launched | Newry Times

Adult social care recruitment campaign launched Newry Times - newry online

Health Minister Robin Swann has launched a new campaign to help boost the adult social care workforce in Northern Ireland.     The ‘Social Care – Making a Difference’ campaign has been developed by the Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) on behalf of the Department of Health as part of its ongoing work to […]

New £15m Banbridge campus for Southern Regional College officially opened | Newry Times

SRC Banbridge - New £15m Banbridge campus for Southern Regional College officially opened - Newry Times - newry ireland news

Economy Minister Diane Dodds has opened Southern Regional College’s new £15million campus in Banbridge.     This state-of-the-art 4,500 sq m campus provides a strengthened range of further and higher education courses, skills improvement and training opportunities, including apprenticeships, across a range of specialist subject areas.     Speaking after performing the official opening, the […]

Newry urged to take part in goodness campaign | Newry Times

Newry urged to take part in goodness campaign - Newry Times - newry news headlines

Earlier this year, Dairy brand Dale Farm unveiled a new look, which takes it back to its roots, a farmer-owned, local company, founded on goodness.     To celebrate, the company is on a mission to start “a ripple effect of goodness” with a six-week kindness reward campaign.     Dale Farm has teamed up […]

Winners announced at 2021 Northern Ireland Apprenticeship Awards | Newry Times

Chantelle McDonagh - Winners announced at 2021 Northern Ireland Apprenticeship Awards | Newry Times - Newry news

Economy Minister Diane Dodds announced the winners of the Northern Ireland Apprenticeship Awards 2021 recently at a virtual ceremony.     This year’s ceremony, compered by local presenter Sarah Travers, was the highlight of a week of special events held during Northern Ireland Apprenticeship Week 2021 which recognised the excellence in apprenticeships across the region. […]

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