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‘British Government must cut fuel prices for drivers’ – Local MP Chris Hazzard | Newry News

British Government must cut fuel prices for drivers - Hazzard | Newry News - local news newry

Sinn Féin MP Chris Hazzard has told the British Chancellor his government should act now to cut rising fuel costs.     The South Down MP says, “The British Government must immediately cut the price of fuel which continues to rise and put people out of pocket. “Figures show that petrol prices are up 13 […]

Consultation on Relationships and Sexuality Education launched | Newry News

Consultation on Relationships and Sexuality Education launched | Newry News - news in newry today

The Department of Education has launched a consultation seeking views on changes to elements of Relationships and Sexuality Education.     Legislation passed by the Secretary of State requires that Northern Ireland schools teach age-appropriate and scientifically accurate education on sexual and reproductive health and rights, covering prevention of early pregnancy and access to abortion, […]

McNulty: ‘Euro 2028 a huge opportunity for North’ | Newry News

McNulty- Euro 2028 huge opportunity for North | Newry News - newry local news

SDLP Sports Spokesperson Justin McNulty has said Ireland and Britain’s successful bid to host Euro 2028 is a huge opportunity for the North and the whole of the island.     He was speaking after the joint bid was confirmed successfully last Tuesday. Mr McNulty said that all relevant parties must commence discussions immediately to […]

‘We can’t afford to lose any more lives on the A1’ – Councillor Ferguson | Newry News

'We can't afford to lose any more lives on the A1' - Councillor Ferguson | Newry News - newry ireland news

Alliance Banbridge Councillor Joy Ferguson has said that, as a matter of public safety, the development of the A1 motorway needs to be urgently prioritised to prevent further injury and needless loss of life.     It comes after Councillor Ferguson’s motion passed unanimously at Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Council, calling on the Council to […]

Newry Chamber Appoint New CEO | Newry News

Newry Chamber Appoint New CEO | Newry News - newry ireland news

Newry Chamber of Commerce & Trade has announced the appointment of Michael Savage as their new Chief Executive Officer.     Welcoming the appointment, Julie Gibbons, President of the Newry Chamber of Commerce & Trade, says, “We are delighted to have appointed Michael as our new Chief Executive Officer. “He brings significant commercial experience, knowledge, […]

Do you have an interest in prisons and improving prison life? | Newry News

Do you have an interest in prisons and improving prison life? | Newry News - newry court news

The Department of Justice is looking for people who are interested in prisons and prison life to join the Independent Monitoring Board (IMB).     The IMB plays a crucial role in the independent oversight of prisons within Northern Ireland, with Members acting as impartial observers of all aspects of the prison regime. This is […]

Consultation launched on the Integrated Education Strategy Action Plan | Newry News

Consultation launched on the Integrated Education Strategy Action Plan | Newry News - newry local news

The Department of Education has launched a public consultation on the Integrated Education Strategy Action Plan.     The Department has engaged with key interest groups and stakeholders, and this has informed the current proposed actions. The Action Plan focuses on five key areas: 1. Effective Engagement and Consultation; 2. Demand for Integrated Education; 3. […]

McGrath calls for task force to improve junior doctors’ working conditions | Newry News

McGrath calls for taskforce to improve junior doctors’ working conditions | Newry News - news in newry today

SDLP Health Spokesperson Colin McGrath has called for a task force to improve the working conditions of junior doctors.     It follows engagement with the British Medical Association (BMA) and a cross-party meeting with representatives of junior doctors. Mr McGrath says the task force should be made up of representatives from the Department of […]

Seamus Mallon – ‘A Shared Home Place’ event to take place in Newry | Newry News

Seamus Mallon – ‘A Shared Home Place’ event to take place in Newry | Newry News - newry news facebook

The John and Pat Hume Foundation is organising the third event in honour of Seamus Mallon on the theme of ‘A Shared Home Place’, which will be held at 7.00 pm on Friday, 22 September 2023, in the Canal Court Hotel, Newry.     Tim Attwood, Hume Foundation Secretary, says, “Seamus Mallon was committed to […]

McNulty urges RTÉ to amend competition rules for viewers in North | Newry News

McNulty urges RTÉ to amend competition rules for viewers in North | Newry News - newry news now

SDLP Newry and Armagh MLA Justin McNulty has urged RTÉ to reconsider its decision to prohibit viewers in the North from entering competitions run by the broadcaster.     Mr McNulty was speaking ahead of Co Down presenter Patrick Kielty’s debut as the new Late Late Show host.  He said that previous concerns from RTÉ […]







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