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£200k EU PEACE IV fund to help 19 community organisations | Newry Times

£200k EU PEACE IV fund to help 19 community organisations - Newry Times - todays news in newry

The Victims and Survivors Service (VSS) has awarded £200,000 in funding to 19 community organisations supporting victims and survivors to build social connections and reduce social isolation.     The funding, provided through the EU’s PEACE IV Programme, which is managed by the SEUPB, will enable 6,000 social interactions, positively impacting the lives of victims […]

Successful pilot Protein Crops Scheme welcomed | Newry Times

Successful pilot Protein Crops Scheme welcomed - Newry Times - newry news now

Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots MLA has welcomed the positive uptake amongst farmers of the pilot Protein Crops Scheme (PCS).     With applications to the Scheme closing on 17 May, Minister Poots has announced that 95 farmers have planted protein crops this year, an increase of 300% on 2020.     Minister Poots said, “The […]

‘Funding must be secured to transform mental health services’ – Newry MLA | Newry Times

'Funding must be secured to transform mental health services' - Newry MLA - Newry Times - newry sdlp

SDLP Assembly Member for Newry and Armagh Justin McNulty MLA has welcomed Health Minister Robin Swann’s new 10-Year Mental Health Strategy.     Mr McNulty said the plans to begin the reform of Northern Ireland’s mental health services would make a huge difference for those requiring treatment.     And he called on the Department […]

Importance of advanced manufacturing and engineering highlighted | Newry Times

Economy Minister Paul Frew has highlighted the importance of the advanced manufacturing and engineering sector to Northern Ireland’s economic recovery.       Minister Frew was speaking after visits to Gray & Adams Ireland Ltd in Newtownabbey and Bamford Bus Company Ltd (trading as Wrightbus) in Ballymena.     The Minister said, “I am pleased […]

Health Minister Swann announces chair of Muckamore Public Inquiry | Newry Times

Health Minister Swann announces chair of Muckamore Public Inquiry - Newry Times - newry newspaper

Health Minister Robin Swann has announced that Tom Kark QC is to chair the Public Inquiry into abuse at Muckamore Abbey Hospital.     The Minister made the announcement as he unveiled a report prepared by the Patient Client Council (PCC) following a series of engagement events with families and patients of Muckamore.     […]

Plans to extend terminal illness provision in social security benefits | Newry Times

Terminal Illness Provision - Plans to extend terminal illness provision in social security benefits - Newry Times - newry news latest

Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey has outlined her plans to extend the terminal illness provision in social security benefits.     Advising Assembly members of her decision, Minister Hargey said, “My priority is to reform the current rules to improve the support we provide to terminally ill people.     “I will extend the current six […]

Minister Mallon takes a step back in time at Crumlin Road Gaol | Newry Times

Minister Mallon takes a step back in time at Crumlin Road Gaol | Newry Times - newry newspaper

Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon has visited the five-star tourist attraction at Crumlin Road Gaol Visitor Attraction and Conference Centre which reopened to visitors last month.     The Minister was given a tour of the historic Gaol, Northern Ireland’s only remaining Victorian-era prison, by Managing Director Phelim Devlin.     Speaking afterwards the Minister says, […]

£344 million funding for NI Water announced | Newry Times

Budget allocation of £344 million funding for NI Water announced - Newry Times - newry news

Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon has allocated £344.5 million funding for essential water and sewerage services as part of her 2021/22 budget.     The Minister made the announcement during a visit to Derg Water Treatment Works where a major £12 million upgrade is about to get underway.     The works serve Strabane and Omagh […]

Murphy extends protection for business tenants until end of September | Newry Times

Murphy extends protection for business tenants until end of September - Newry Times - newry news facebook

Finance Minister Conor Murphy has extended emergency protection for tenants having difficulty paying rent on commercial leases as a result of the pandemic for a further three months.     The special provision in the Coronavirus Act 2020 which was first applied at the end of March 2020, is being extended once again, until 30 […]

Care and Justice Campus consultation report published | Newry Times

Care and Justice Campus consultation report published - Newry Times - newry newspapers

The Health and Justice Ministers have published a report on the outcome of the recent consultation on the establishment of a Care and Justice Campus.     The consultation, which closed in January 2021, sought views on proposals for a regional Care and Justice Campus comprising an integrated Secure Care Centre for children and young […]

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