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‘Taoiseach’s visit to Newry an honour’ – McNulty | Newry News Today

'Taoiseach's visit to Newry an honour’ – McNulty | Newry News Today - newry news headlines

SDLP Newry and Armagh MLA Justin McNulty has described the Taoiseach’s recent visit to Newry as an honour.      An Taoiseach Micheál Martin visited Newry on one of his final Northern visits before leaving the office of Taoiseach in December. SDLP MLA Justin McNulty says, “It was a great privilege to have the Taoiseach […]

McGrath expresses support for striking nursing staff | Newry News Today

McGrath expresses support for striking nursing staff | Newry News Today

SDLP Health Spokesperson Colin McGrath has expressed the party’s solidarity with Royal College of Nursing members taking strike action over fair pay and safe working conditions.     McGrath said it was deeply regrettable the situation had got to this stage without an agreement being reached. He called on the British government to work with […]

Justice Minister ‘dismisses calls for changes’ to Newry Courthouse | News in Newry

Justice Minister 'dismisses calls for changes' to Newry Courthouse | News in Newry - newry court news

Newry MLA Justin McNulty has said that Justice Minister Naomi Long has rejected calls to de-militarise Newry Courthouse.     SDLP Newry & Armagh MLA Justin McNulty says, “I find it incredible that Newry Courthouse is still fortified as though we were at the height of the Troubles. “Not only are the high defences and […]

Ministers commit to addressing chronic homelessness | News in Newry

Ministers commit to addressing chronic homelessness | News in Newry - down newspaper

Ministers Deirdre Hargey, Robin Swann and Naomi Long have met to discuss how the housing, health and justice sectors can work collaboratively to tackle homelessness for those with complex lives.     The Ministers discussed the evidenced success of the Housing First and Complex Lives models. These have proven very effective in sustaining housing tenancies, […]

O’Dowd announces further delivery support for Councils on Greenways | News in Newry

O’Dowd announces further delivery support for Councils on Greenways | News in Newry - newry news facebook

Infrastructure Minister John O’Dowd has confirmed that his Department will play a greater role in the delivery of greenways.      This follows the Minister’s consideration of the recent Report by Sustrans on greenway development by Councils across the North and its recommendations for improvements. Minister O’Dowd says, “Given the climate emergency, it is important […]

Boylan welcomes bus and train fare freeze extension | News in Newry

Boylan welcomes bus and train fare freeze extension | News in Newry - newry news headlines

Sinn Féin MLA Cathal Boylan has welcomed the news that the freeze on bus and train fares will be extended for another year.     The Newry/Armagh MLA explains, “I welcome news that infrastructure minister John O’Dowd has extended the freeze on bus and train fares for another year. “This will help keep costs down […]

‘Regret’ at removal decision of Newry oak trees | Newry News Today

'Regret' at removal decision of Newry oak trees | Newry News Today - newry news now

Sinn Féin MP Mickey Brady has expressed regret at the decision to remove a number of Oak trees at the Greenbank in Newry.     The Newry and Armagh MP says, “Over the last number of months I have met with a number of concerned residents as well as engineers to assess the situation.   […]

Councillors briefed on the way forward for Camlough lake recreation hub | Newry News Today

Councillors briefed on the way forward for Camlough lake recreation hub | Newry News Today - newry news facebook

Sinn Féin Councillor Oonagh Magennis and her colleague Councillor Declan Murphy have welcomed a recent positive update from the council on the project to build a recreation hub at Camlough lake.     Councillor Magennis says, “Councillor Murphy and I, along with the Camlough lake users group recently met with the council to discuss the […]

Businesses need support to cope with unprecedented electricity costs – Murphy | News in Newry

Businesses need support to cope with unprecedented electricity costs - Murphy | News in Newry - newry news

Sinn Féin MLA Conor Murphy has said the British government should provide more funding to help struggling businesses through the unprecedented rises in their electricity bills.     The Finance Minister says, “The British government must step up with financial support to support businesses which are being hammered by the huge rise in electricity bills. […]

£11.5 million funding package for tourism announced | News in Newry

£11.5 million funding package for tourism announced | News in Newry - newry newspaper

Economy Minister Gordon Lyons has announced an additional £11.5 million funding package to support the further recovery of the tourism industry across Northern Ireland.     The funding package will assist the tourism industry in dealing with not only the knock-on effects of the pandemic but also the new challenges of soaring energy bills, and […]

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