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Consultation launched on draft Tourism Strategy | Newry Ireland News

Consultation launched on draft Tourism Strategy | Newry Ireland News - news in newry

The Department for the Economy has launched a public consultation on a draft Tourism Strategy for Northern Ireland, which outlines a 10-year plan to increase the value of tourism here.     This draft strategy sets out a vision that seeks to establish Northern Ireland as a year-round world-class destination which is renowned for its […]

Hospital parking charges consultation launched | Newry City News

Hospital parking charges consultation launched | Newry City News - newry news now

The Department of Health has launched an eight-week consultation on the option of re-introducing hospital car parking charges.     The consultation follows a direction from the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Rt Hon Chris Heaton-Harris MP, requiring Northern Ireland departments to launch public consultations on revenue-raising measures. This is in the context of […]

Top tips on reducing your food costs | Newry Ireland News

Top tips on reducing your food costs | Newry Ireland News - down newspaper

With the high cost of food a concern for 95% of consumers in Northern Ireland, the Consumer Council has put together some tips to help save you money at each stage of your food shop.     “We know from our consumer research that households in Northern Ireland are already changing their shopping, cooking and […]

64% of local food businesses ‘concerned with consequences of food safety breaches’ | Newry City News

64% of local food businesses 'concerned with consequences of food safety breaches' | Newry City News - newry news today

safefood is encouraging small food businesses in the Newry area to benefit from its free food safety e-learning tool – ‘safefood for business’ – as new research shows that 64% of local food enterprises have extreme concerns with the consequences of food safety breaches.     The research by safefood, the all-island body responsible for […]

Bereaved parents urged to check eligibility for financial support | Newry Ireland News

Bereaved parents urged to check eligibility for financial support | Newry Ireland News - newry news today

Bereaved parents whose partner died between 9 April 2001 and 8 February 2023 are being urged to check if they are eligible for backdated financial support before the window closes on 8 February 2024.     Eligibility for Widowed Parent’s Allowance and Bereavement Support Payment was extended to cohabiting parents with dependent children by the […]

Philomena awarded 50 year diabetes medal | Newry City News

Philomena awarded 50 year diabetes medal | Newry City News - news in newry today

A Southern Health and Social Care Trust patient has received a commemorative medal in recognition of managing Type 1 diabetes for over five decades.     Philomena Cunningham, who is from the Newry and Mourne area, was awarded the Alan Nabarro medal, which is awarded to people who have lived with diabetes for 50 years. […]

Marriage Allowance: Find out if you could be better off in just 30 seconds | Newry Ireland News

Marriage Allowance- find out if you could be better off in just 30 seconds | Newry Ireland News - news in newry today

Couples who are married or in a civil partnership are being urged by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to spend just 30 seconds to see if they can claim Marriage Allowance and boost their finances by up to £252 a year.     By using HMRC’s online Marriage Allowance calculator during Talk Money Week, couples […]

Support and Help is Available for Victims of Historical Institutional Abuse

HIA - Newry Times

In March of this year, The Executive Office launched an awareness campaign aimed at informing victims and survivors of Historical Institutional Abuse of the support, services and advice that is available to them, as well as encouraging those who may be eligible for compensation but have not yet applied for it, to do so.   […]

No need to wait for a GP appointment with the Pharmacy First Service | Newry Ireland News

No need to wait for a GP appointment with the Pharmacy First Service | Newry Ireland News - newry local news

Patients across Northern Ireland are being encouraged to use the Pharmacy First service at their local chemist for a range of everyday health conditions.     The Pharmacy First Everyday Health Conditions service offers advice and treatment for various conditions such as acne, diarrhoea, headlice and thrush. As qualified healthcare professionals, pharmacists can offer advice […]

Haldane Fisher Chairman Ian Haldane recognised with Honorary Award | Newry Ireland News

Haldane Fisher Chairman recognised with Honorary Award at trade body conference | Newry Ireland News - local news newry

The Chairman of a Northern Ireland builders merchant has been recognised with an award by the national trade body, the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF).     Ian Haldane is Chairman at Haldane Fisher, whose headquarters is in Newry, and was presented with the BMF Honorary Achievement Award 2023 at the BMF Annual Members Conference and […]







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