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Finance Minister Conor Murphy reflects on first year in office

Finance Minister Conor Murphy welcomes changes to Job Support Scheme - newry headlines - newry city business

The Department of Finance has gone over and beyond its remit to support people during the Covid pandemic.     Reflecting on his first 12 months in office Finance Minister Conor Murphy said, “Within weeks of coming into office, my Department had to respond to the Covid health emergency and its devastating social and economic […]

Justice Minister launches public consultation on reform of rehabilitation periods

Justice Minister launches public consultation on reform of rehabilitation periods - Newry Times news

Justice Minister Naomi Long has launched a public consultation on ‘Rehabilitation of Offenders – a consultation on proposals to reform rehabilitation periods in Northern Ireland’.     The consultation presents proposals to reform rehabilitation periods in Northern Ireland to reflect changes in sentencing practices and developments in other jurisdictions.     Naomi Long said, “It […]

Cancelling exams “the right decision” – Newry MLA Liz Kimmins

Cancelling exams the right decision - Kimmins - Newry Times Newspaper

Sinn Féin MLA Liz Kimmins has said the move to cancel this year’s GCSE, AS and A-Level exams is “the right decision”.     The Newry and Armagh MLA said, “This decision not to go ahead with this year’s GCSE, AS and A-Levels because of the pandemic and the disruption to young people’s education is […]

Independent Review of Education for Northern Ireland announced

Independent Review of Education for Northern Ireland announced - NI schools - Newry schools

Education Minister Peter Weir has announced his intention to establish an Independent Review of Education.     The Terms of Reference for the Review, which is an Executive commitment in New Decade, New Approach (NDNA) have been published.     Speaking in the Assembly the Minister says, “The ‘New Decade, New Approach’ agreement sets out […]

Poots publishes 2019-2020 Rural Needs Annual Monitoring Report

Poots publishes 2019-2020 Rural Needs Annual Monitoring Report - NI farming news

Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs Minister Edwin Poots MLA has published the 2019-2020 Rural Needs Annual Monitoring Report.     The Rural Needs Annual Monitoring Report is an integral part of the rural needs monitoring process as it provides a formal record of all Rural Needs Impact Assessments undertaken by public authorities.     Publishing […]

Health Minister launches consultation on new mental health strategy

Health Minister launches consultation on new mental health strategy - Newry newspapers

Health Minister Robin Swann has launched a public consultation on a new, ten-year Mental Health Strategy for Northern Ireland.     The draft Strategy sets out a new vision for mental health in Northern Ireland as well as 29 high-level actions designed to take forward significant strategic change over the next decade.     The […]

New measures to support children with Special Educational Needs

New measures to support children with Special Educational Needs - Newry Times Newspaper

A section of the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Act 2016 which requires the Education Authority to seek and have regard to the views of the child has come into operation.     Education Minister, Peter Weir said, “I am committed to improving the current system of special educational provision and to support pupils […]

Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey outlines her plans for 2021

Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey - Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey outlines her plans for 2021 - Newry newspaper

Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey has set out some of her key priorities for the New Year including progressing the development of Casement Park.     The Minister also committed to delivering on the biggest transformational housing reform in a generation; ensuring the social security system delivers for people most in need; to drive forward changes […]

Jury trials and other Courts and tribunals business to continue during lockdown

Jury trials and other Courts and tribunals business to continue during lockdown - Northern Ireland courts news

Justice Minister Naomi Long has confirmed jury trials and other courts and tribunals hearings will continue to be held within the public health guidelines following the imposition of new Covid restrictions.     Following the latest restrictions approved by the Executive and which come into effect from 26 December, the Minister moved to allay concerns […]

Time “running out” to get ready for end of Brexit transition

Time is running out to get ready for end of Brexit transition - Newry Brexit news - NI Protocol - EU Exit

With just days to go until the Brexit Transition period ends, HMRC is urging traders to complete crucial preparations needed to trade with Europe from 1 January 2021.     This month, HMRC has sent 250,000 letters and emails to VAT-registered traders urging them to get ready for the new trading rules.     Ongoing […]

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