Community Crime

Police Start Cycle Safety Campaign

Police officers across Northern Ireland will be taking to the roads on unmarked bicycles, to raise awareness of cycle safety in Belfast today, Thursday 8th June. Superintendent Gary Busch explained: “During our close-pass operations, which were first trailed in 2017, police officers in plain clothes on unmarked bicycles equipped with cameras, will be supported by […]

Community Health

Celebrating Excellence in Specialist Child Health and Disability Services

Around 150 staff from across children and young people’s services in the Southern Trust have attended a conference to share best practice and celebrate excellence. A range of professionals, from medicine, nursing, social work, allied health professionals and administration participated in the one day event focussing on improving quality and safety. Key note speaker was […]

Community Constituency Crime Portadown Upper Bann

Police Return to Scene of Portadown RTC

Officers from the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Collision Investigation Unit, investigating a fatal road traffic collision on the Moy Road, Portadown, on Sunday 16th April, are to return to the scene. Testing at the scene will be carried out by officers on Friday 9th June and the road is expected to be closed between […]

Campaigns Community Constituency Council Daisy Hill Government Health Newry Newry and Armagh NMD Council Politics

Savage Calls for “Heads to Roll” Over Daisy Hill Crisis

Newry City SDLP Councillor Michael Savage has called for Southern Trust “heads to roll” over the recent crisis at Daisy Hill Hospital. Newry, Mourne and Down District Council (NMDDC) passed a motion to request management of the Trust to be held accountable at a special meeting. Councillor Chairperson Michael Savage said: “There are plans to […]

Community Constituency Council Government Newry Newry and Armagh NMD Council Politics

Finn Calls for Voting Age to Be Lowered

Newry City SDLP Councillor Doire Finn has called on the voting age to be reduced to 16 in an effort to give young people a voice in politics. The young Newry City Councillor was speaking on the issue during the first full Council meeting of the new Council term. Speaking to Clanrye News and Sport […]

Community Constituency Government Legacy Newry and Armagh South Armagh Stormont

Alliance Party Slams South Armagh IRA Commemoration

Alliance MLA Sorcha Eastwood has called on Sinn Féin’s John Finucane to rethink his addressing an IRA commemoration event this coming weekend. The North Belfast MP is due to be the main speaker the ‘South Armagh Volunteers Commemoration’ ceremony in Mullaghbawn in Armagh on Sunday, in honour of the IRA’s South Armagh Brigade. “Families and […]

Campaigns Community Constituency Daisy Hill Government Health Newry Newry and Armagh

“Bed Cuts at Daisy Hill Spells Disaster for Patients and the Future of our Hospital” – Loughran

Aontú representative in Newry, and Paediatric A&E nurse, Sharon Loughran, has expressed her ‘deep concern’ over the future of Daisy Hill Hospital, after the Southern Trust announced a near 60% reduction in the number of beds.  Speaking today, Ms Loughran said: “This is deeply concerning news. It’s not the case that a few beds are […]

Community Education Government Health Politics Stormont Westminster

TUV Slams “Left Wing” and “Woke” Teachings In Schools

The TUV has slammed the recent decision by the NIO to teach about abortion access at schools slamming it as a “left wing,” “woke” ideology. Statement by TUV leader Jim Allister: “The decision of the NIO to impose the teaching of access to abortion in Northern Ireland, regardless of the ethos of schools, speaks volumes […]

Community Government Health Politics Stormont Westminster

Abortion Access Lessons to Be Compulsory In Post-Primary Schools In NI

Precious Life has condemned the Westminster Government’s latest push to have more babies killed by abortion in Northern Ireland. Today (Tues 6th June) Northern Ireland Secretary Chris Heaton-Harris laid new regulations in Parliament to force all post-primary schools in Northern Ireland to teach pupils about access to abortion and prevention of pregnancy. Until now it has […]

Community Constituency Newry Newry and Armagh Obituaries

The Death Has Occurred of Phyllis Hughes

Hughes (née Rickard), Phyllis – R.I.P. 14 Mountain View Drive, Armagh Road, Newry. Passed away peacefully 5th June 2023. Beloved wife of the late Patsy and much loved mother of Diane, Carmel, Cathy, Christine, Pat, Siobhan and Fergal. Phyllis’ remains will repose at her home. House private this evening for family only please. All are […]