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Ennis slams ‘invasive use of counselling records’ in sexual assault trials | News in Newry

Ennis slams 'invasive use of counselling records' in sexual assault trials | News in Newry - newry court news

Sinn Féin MLA Sinead Ennis has slammed the invasive use of victim’s counselling records in sexual assault trials.     The South Down MLA explains, “It is unacceptable that victims of sexual assault cannot access mental health support from counsellors without the worry that their words will end up being read out in a courtroom. […]

‘Overwhelming community support for Urban Sports Track in Newry’ – Kearns | News in Newry

Overwhelming community support for Urban Sports Track in Newry - Kearns | News in Newry - newry news facebook

Sinn Féin Councillor Geraldine Kearns has said that the community support for an Urban Sports Track in Newry has been shown by the recent consultation.     The Newry City Councillor explains, “The recent consultation of the community in the Meadow has shown the overwhelming local support for the development of an ‘Urban Sports Track’ […]

‘Cuts to local youth services in Newry are deeply concerning’ – Newry MLA Liz Kimmins | News in Newry

'Cuts to local Youth services are deeply concerning' - Newry MLA Liz Kimmins | News in Newry - local news newry

Sinn Féin MLA Liz Kimmins has said that plans by the EA to cut budgets of local youth services are a real concern.     The Newry and Armagh MLA says, “Here in Newry, I have already met some local service providers to listen to their concerns around cuts to local EA youth services. “We […]

Views sought on debt respite scheme for Northern Ireland | News in Newry

Views sought on debt respite scheme for Northern Ireland | News in Newry - newry news

The Department for Communities has launched a call for evidence to explore the establishment of a debt respite scheme in Northern Ireland.     The primary aim of the pre-consultation is to build on evidence already gathered and source further insight from the debt advice sector, creditors and individuals on the scale of problem debt […]

Ennis welcomes BBC plans to increase coverage of Gaelic Games | News in Newry

Ennis welcomes BBC plans to increase coverage of Gaelic Games | News in Newry - gaa newry

Sinn Féin’s Sinéad Ennis has welcomed plans to increase coverage of Gaelic Games and help end the block on live coverage for northern viewers.     Sinéad Ennis explains, “Plans to launch a new GAAGO streaming service for live coverage of GAA games across the island is welcome news for Gaels. “This new service follows […]

Northern Ireland records from 1997/98 made publicly available online | News in Newry

Records from 1997:98 made publicly available online | News in Newry - todays news in newry

Documents surrounding the political negotiations that led up to the signing of the Good Friday Agreement are now available online.     Almost 500 documents relating to 1997 and 1998 have been added to the CAIN (Conflict Archive on the Internet) website – a partnership between the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) and […]

NI £600 energy support scheme: ‘People can’t wait any longer for support’ | News in Newry

People cannot wait any longer for support with heating bills - Brady | News in Newry - newry news headlines

Sinn Féin MP Mickey Brady has said people cannot wait any longer for support with their heating bills as the cold winter begins to bite.     Speaking after Firmus announced gas prices will go down from the beginning of January, the Newry and Armagh MP says, “After numerous hikes which have put prices through […]

Hanna challenges Sunak on impact of ETA on tourism | News in Newry

Hanna challenges Sunak on impact of ETA on tourism | News in Newry - down newspaper

SDLP South Belfast MP Claire Hanna has challenged Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on the impact the Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) scheme would have on Northern Ireland’s tourism industry.     Ms Hanna also highlighted the negative impact on non-Irish EU citizens living on the island.  The ETA will require non-Irish EU citizens to submit personal […]

‘Executive must legislate to end exploitation of workers’ – Murphy | News in Newry

'Executive must legislate to end exploitation of workers' - Murphy | News in Newry - newry newspaper

Sinn Féin Councillor Declan Murphy has said a new Executive must legislate to protect workers from exploitation.     The Slieve Gullion councillor and Sinn Féin’s local spokesperson on workers’ rights explains, “We need an Executive formed now to legislate to end bogus self-employment which has been used to deny workers their rights over pay, […]

Tory plan ‘falls well short of EU Funding’ – Conor Murphy | News in Newry

Tory plan 'falls well short of EU Funding' - Conor Murphy | News in Newry - news newry co down

Sinn Féin MLA Conor Murphy has slammed the British government’s ‘Shared Prosperity Fund’ and said it represents a huge cut to EU funding for local community groups.      The former Finance Minister says the plan is significantly less than funding previously provided under the European Social Fund and European Regional Development Fund.  The Newry/Armagh […]







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