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Avian Influenza: Housing measures set to be lifted on 13 April | Newry Times

Avian Influenza, Housing measures set to be lifted on 13 April - Newry Times

Compulsory housing measures for poultry and captive birds are set to be lifted in Northern Ireland at midnight on Tuesday 13 April, Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots has announced.     The housing measures, which were introduced across Northern Ireland on 23 December 2020 as one of a range of measures to stop the spread of […]

Minister Hargey confirms additional funding for councils | Newry Times

Minister Hargey confirms additional funding for councils - Newry Times - Newry Council

Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey has confirmed she has allocated a further £4m to councils.     The announcement brings the amount of Rates Support Grant to councils for 2020/21 to a total of £22.3m.     Out of that total, Newry, Mourne and Down Council will receive £373,838. Minister Hargey said, “This further £4m payment […]

Department of Health statement on AstraZeneca roll-out | Newry Times

Department of Health statement on AstraZeneca roll-out | Newry Times -Coronavirus Covid19 Newry

The AstraZeneca (AZ) vaccine will continue to have a vital role in saving lives, reducing hospitalisations and helping Northern Ireland move out of lockdown.     “In line with the latest MHRA and JCVI advice, the AZ vaccine will be rolled out on a phased basis to people aged 30 and over in Northern Ireland, […]

Attack on United Ireland sign ‘a sinister act’ | Newry Times

Attack on 'Uniting Ireland' Sign Viewed As A Sinister Act - Camlough Road - Newry newspaper

Sinn Féin Councillor Declan Murphy has appealed for calm after a sign encouraging support for a United Ireland was vandalised in what many locals viewed as ‘a sinister action’.     The Councillor said, “A sign situated at High Street corner on the Camlough Road has been vandalised in what many see as a sinister […]

Poots announces £1.2m Covid-19 support scheme for sheep farmers | Newry Times

Poots announces £1.2m Covid-19 support scheme for sheep farmers - Newry Times

Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots MLA has announced a financial support package worth up to £1.27 million to sheep farmers who have been impacted by poor wool prices over the past year following the crash in the global market for wool as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.     The Minister said, “Over the past […]

Long announces plans to strengthen abuse of trust legislation | Newry Times

Long announces plans to strengthen abuse of trust legislation | Newry Times

Justice Minister Naomi Long has announced plans to widen the current abuse of trust legislation to strengthen the law protecting vulnerable children.     Minister Long indicated her intention to make the changes through an amendment to the Justice (Miscellaneous) Provisions Bill later this year.     Naomi Long said, “I am fully committed to […]

Poots considers money-back scheme on drinks bottles to tackle litter | Newry Times

Poots considers money-back scheme on drinks bottles to tackle litter - Newry facebook

A money-back scheme on drinks bottles to help increase recycling is being considered by Environment Minister Edwin Poots.     And in a move to boost the reuse of packaging material, he is also looking at a fee-based scheme to encourage producers to design and use packaging that is easier to re-use and/or recycle. “With […]

Duty of Candour consultation to be launched | Newry Times

Duty of Candour consultation to be launched - Newry Times - Newry newspapers

Health Minister Robin Swann has confirmed a public consultation will be held on policy proposals for a Statutory Duty of Candour.     The consultation will open on 12 April and run for a period of 16 weeks.     The Minister detailed the plans in a written statement to the Assembly. He also updated […]

Dublin – Belfast Corridor ‘offers great economic potential’ – Murphy | Newry Times

Dublin-Belfast Corridor 'offers great economic potential' – Murphy - Newry Times

Finance Minister, Conor Murphy has welcomed the launch of ‘The Dublin-Belfast Economic Corridor: Current Profile, Potential for Recovery & Opportunities for Cooperation’ report.     Minister Murphy was speaking at a virtual conference where the report was published.     He said, “I want to commend the eight councils from the North and South for […]

Swann announces £1m for the NI Air Ambulance | Newry Times

Swann announces £1m for the NI Air Ambulance - Newry Times

Health Minister Robin Swann has announced £1million in funding for Air Ambulance Northern Ireland.     Making the announcement, Minister Swann said, “Since this service was launched over three and a half years ago, it has become a critical component of the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service’s emergency response.     “Many people who have had […]

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