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Newry police find ‘suspected heroin’ in man’s underwear

19-Feb-2017
Police in Newry have arrested a man after they found ‘suspected heroin’ in his underwear. On the PSNI Newry & Mourne Facebook page, police said that Tactical Support Group (TSG) were performing anti crime patrols in the Newry area when the ... read more
Source: Newry Times

Ritchie calls for cap on overdraft charges

17-Feb-2017
SDLP South Down MP Margaret Ritchie has called on the Government to introduce a cap on overdraft charges levied by banks on personal current accounts Speaking to Newry Times, she said, “Over-draft charges from banks can result in people going into ... read more
Source: Newry Times

Camlough student wins place on leading graduate programme

17-Feb-2017
A Newry student has won a place on a leading graduate programme delivered by Willis Insurance & Risk Management and South Eastern Regional College (SERC). Owen Finnegan, a law graduate from Camlough is taking part in the worked-based learning ... read more
Source: Newry Times

Depression charity offering free support to people in Newry

17-Feb-2017
AWARE – the national depression charity for Northern Ireland, is encouraging people in Newry and the surrounding area affected by depression or bipolar disorder to come to their group support meetings which could prove to be very helpful to them in ... read more
Source: Newry Times

‘Greater focus on mental health issues needed’ – McNulty

16-Feb-2017
SDLP Assembly Member for Newry and Armagh Justin McNulty, who sits on the All Party Group for Suicide Prevention, has said Michelle O’Neill needs to direct real and meaningful resources into mental health services, especially for young people. Speaking ... read more
Source: Newry Times

‘Bell should make all RHI information public’ – Murphy

16-Feb-2017
Sinn Féin’s Conor Murphy has called on Jonathan Bell to put any additional information he has on the RHI scandal into the public domain. Speaking to Newry Times, Murphy said, “There is widespread public anger about the DUP’s handling ... read more
Source: Newry Times

‘Civil Service Exit Scheme leaves services void of experience’ – McNulty

15-Feb-2017
SDLP Assembly Member for Newry and Armagh Justin McNulty has claimed the Executive’s Voluntary Exit Scheme has left many public services void of experience and resources to run essential public services. McNulty was speaking as it was revealed Stormont ... read more
Source: Newry Times

‘Foster’s Irish language comments odious’ – McNulty

14-Feb-2017
SDLP Assembly Member for Newry and Armagh Justin McNulty has described former First Minister Arlene Foster’s comments on the prospects of an Irish Language Act as ‘odious’. McNulty has said the SDLP will not allow Arlene Foster to continue ... read more
Source: Newry Times

Murphy challenges Hamilton to release RHI names

14-Feb-2017
Sinn Féin’s Conor Murphy has challenged DUP Economy Minister Simon Hamilton to release the names of those involved in the RHI scheme. Speaking to Newry Times, Murphy said, “Not only is there huge public anger about the DUP’s handling ... read more
Source: Newry Times

Nominations for YAFTAs now open

13-Feb-2017
Nominations for the Youth and Future Talent Awards are now open. The YAFTAs, as the Awards are better known, aim to recognise the achievements of the unsung young heroes in the Newry, Mourne and Down Area, and take place over six categories: Good ... read more
Source: Newry Times

PSNI officer hurt in Newry after being knocked over by suspect

12-Feb-2017
PSNI officer treated in hospital after being knocked off feet by assault ... read more
Source: BBC

Kennedy expresses concern at use of photos of Orange Halls in media coverage

10-Feb-2017
Ulster Unionist Candidate for Newry and Armagh, Danny Kennedy, has expressed his concern over photographs of Orange Halls being used in coverage of a story in relation to funding for community halls. Danny Kennedy said, “Orange Halls provide a vital ... read more
Source: Newry Times

‘Failure to screen community scheme indicative of DUP aversion to equality’ – Murphy

10-Feb-2017
Sinn Féin’s Conor Murphy has said that the failure of the DUP Communities Minister to follow normal equality impact processes before ‘doling out money to Orange Halls’ is indicative of his party’s deep aversion to equality ... read more
Source: Newry Times

Successful visit to Newry from Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission

10-Feb-2017
The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission enjoyed a very successful visit to Newry and Downpatrick recently to engage with local representatives and organisations. Chief Commissioner, Les Allamby, attended meetings with Commissioners, Marion Reynolds, ... read more
Source: Newry Times

Letters to the Editor, ‘Concern Worldwide thanks people of Newry for support last year’

10-Feb-2017
Dear Editor, On behalf of Concern Worldwide, I would like to thank the people of Newry for their kind support last year. 2016 was a challenging year – one in which climate change, conflict, migration and natural disasters dominated the headlines, ... read more
Source: Newry Times

Slieve Gullion Forest Park ‘lacking in basic facilities’

09-Feb-2017
Newry, Mourne & Down District Councillor Mickey Larkin has said that he and his Slieve Gullion Sinn Féin Council colleagues are extremely frustrated at the lack of progress in providing essential toilet facilities and extra car parking at the hugely ... read more
Source: Newry Times

Newry Council postpone decision to remove glass from blue bin collection

09-Feb-2017
Newry, Mourne & Down Sinn Féin Councillor Roisin Mulgrew has said that the recent annocement by the Council to remove glass objects from Blue Bins had caused anger, confusion and concern for many. The Slieve Gullion Area Councillor was speaking at ... read more
Source: Newry Times

Newry, Mourne and Down police officers introduce Body Worn Video cameras

09-Feb-2017
Officers from across Newry, Mourne and Down Policing District are now using Body Worn Video cameras when they are on duty. Speaking to Newry Times, Superintendent Paul Reid explained, “We continuously strive to identify new ways to support the delivery ... read more
Source: Newry Times

Two women charged following Newry searches

08-Feb-2017
Police have charged two women, aged 46 and 27, with two counts of possession of class A controlled drugs. The duo have also been charged with one count of possession of class A controlled drugs with intent to supply. Article continues below: The charges ... read more
Source: Newry Times

PSNI success in dealing with rural crime welcomed

07-Feb-2017
UUP MLA for Newry & Armagh Danny Kennedy has welcomed recent PSNI successes in dealing with rural crime in the constituency. Kennedy was commenting following the recovery of a local vintage Massey Ferguson 135 tractor, following a public response ... read more
Source: Newry Times
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