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Camlough Lake Device Declared A Crude Hoax

Slieve Gullion area Sinn Féin Councilor Oonagh Magennis has confirmed that the suspicious  device being examined near Camlough was a crude hoax. The local Councillor said, “Police have advised me that they expect the area to be fully opened by 9pm this evening. Contrary to claims by others It was not a viable explosive device […]

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Murphy Welcomes Plans To Use Local Pharmacies in Vaccine Rollout

Sinn Fein MLA Conor Murphy has welcomed the plans to use local pharmacies to assist in the the delivery of Covid 19 vaccines. The Newry & Armagh MLA said, “The vaccination programme across the North has been a great success but for people in South Armagh the use of Craigavon as our vaccine centre creates […]

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A Little Balm For The Lonely – John Herron

I always love to hear what people are saying behind my friends’ backs.Not the gossipy, slanderous stuff of course, which happens in the playground (and even there is to be sharply reprimanded). But the good stuff. The glowing reports. The heartfelt compliments. The lovely assessments of character. This happened recently on Mother’s Day, whenever a […]

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Man Arrested Following Searches in Newry Area

Detectives from the PSNI’s Criminal Investigation Branch have (Wednesday 24th March) arrested a man and carried out three searches in the Newry area as part of Operation Venetic. Detective Inspector McCamley said: “Detectives from Criminal Investigation Branch’s Organised Crime Unit continue to play their part in the UK’s biggest law enforcement operation against serious and organised criminality. […]

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UPDATED ADVICE FOR CEV PEOPLE

A change in the advice for people who are Clinically Extremely Vulnerable (CEV) to Covid-19 is planned. Since 26 December 2020, CEV people have been advised to adhere to additional steps to keep themselves safe from exposure to Covid-19, including advice not to attend the workplace if they are unable to work from home. In […]

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Brandon Lewis Abortion Threat to Northern Ireland”An Attack on Democracy and Devolution” – Precious Life

Northern Ireland’s leading pro-life group Precious Life has slammed the NI secretary Brandon Lewis for ignoring devolution and taking power to override the Stormont Assembly to ensure more abortions are carried in Northern Ireland. The Westminster Parliament already forced abortion on Northern Ireland in 2019 through Section 9 of the ‘NI Executive Formation Act’. Westminster’s abortion legislation came […]

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SWANN ANNOUNCES £1MILLION FOR THE NI AIR AMBULANCE

Health Minister Robin Swann has announced £1million funding for Air Ambulance Northern Ireland. Making the announcement, Minister Swann said: “Since this service was launched over three and a half years ago, it has become a critical component of the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service’s emergency response. “Many people who have had life-changing injuries, and whose lives have […]

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Three Ways Playing Sport Post Education Keeps You Feeling Young!

In this article we’ll look at how engaging in team and individual sports can help you mentally, physically, and socially. We are now on our way out of another long and hard lockdown. We have been in and out of lockdowns since March 2020 but brighter days are ahead of us.The Northern Ireland Executive has […]

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Making Universal Basic Income a Reality in Northern Ireland

Universal Basic Income (UBI) has come to the forefront of mainstream political and economic debate over the last year as the coronavirus pandemic has exposed and exaccerbated the economic precarity faced by so many in society. A UBI would pay every individual enough money to live on with no strings attached, regardless of their income […]

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Boylan Slams Lack of Support for Taxi Operators

Sinn Féin MLA Cathal Boylan has said it is shocking that only one taxi operator has benefited for one of the Coronavirus Business Restrictions Support Scheme.  Cathal Boylan said: “After meeting with the Department for Infrastructure, taxi operators were denied a sector specific scheme and told that they can apply for support through Part B […]