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Community Dáil Éireann Government Louth

Funding From Dublin Port Company to Conserve Historic Port Records From Four Courts Fire 1922

Dublin Port Company is supporting the State’s effort to recover from the Four Courts fire of 1922 by funding the conservation of 200-year-old records concerning Dublin Port. On 30 June 1922, the Public Record Office of Ireland at the Four Courts was destroyed in the opening engagement of the Civil War. In the aftermath of […]

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ABC Council Banbridge Community Council Government Upper Bann

Red Arrows and Red Hot Chilli Pipers Headline Armed Forces Day Celebrations in Banbridge

ABC Council is set to host a mega military and musical spectacular as it leads the region in organising this year’s Armed Forces Day celebrations in Banbridge on Saturday 18 June (10.30am-5.15pm). Visitors throughout Northern Ireland are expected to come out in force to the County Down town for an epic day of celebrations designed […]

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ABC Council Community Government Lurgan Portadown Upper Bann

Sign-Up For the Annual Craigavon Lake Run!

Spring into action and get your trainers at the ready for the fun-filled annual Craigavon Lake Run! Taking place on Wednesday 1st June 2022 from 6.45pm, South Lake Leisure Centre will be the venue for this year’s event. Participants can take part in the 1k family fun run, 5k, 10k or 10k wheelchair races. Sponsored […]

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Government Politics Stormont

Resounding ‘No’ to Restoration of Stormont While Protocol Lasts

Statement by TUV leader Jim Allister:- “If Boris Johnston is coming to Northern Ireland to urge restoration of the Stormont institutions while the Protocol remains – with mere promise of future change or just tough words – then, the response of unionists who recognise the dire constitutional consequences of the Protocol, must be a firm […]

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Community Government Politics Stormont

Aontu Writes to Newly Elected MLAs Demanding They Forgo Salaries Until Executive is Formed!

Aontú Leader Peadar Tóibín TD and Aontú Deputy Leader Cllr Denise Mullen have written to all newly elected and re-elected MLAs demanding they forgo their salaries until a new Executive is formed. An Teachta Tóibín: “It would be absolutely wrong for MLAs to draw down Salaries in this Cost of Living Crisis while the Democratic […]

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Armagh Crime

Three Police Officers Injured in Armagh RTC

Police are appealing for information after three police officers were injured following a road traffic collision shortly before 12.55am on Sunday, 15th May in the Armagh area. Sergeant Green said: “The collision occurred in the Culdee Street area of Armagh and involved a police vehicle and a red Ford Transit van. “Shortly before the collision, […]

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Community Lifestyle South Down

The Guinness Blues on the Bay Festival Comes Back to Warrenpoint This Month

Picturesque Warrenpoint is once again set to play host to some of the world’s leading blues and jazz performers who are heading to the County Down town for the much awaited 23rd International  Guinness® Blues on the Bay Festival from 25-30 May 2022.  Sponsored by Diageo, the festival attracts thousands of music loving locals and […]

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Community Council Government Newry NMD Council South Down Sport

Calls to Bring Red Bull Foxhunt back to Rostrevor

Independent Councillor Mark Gibbons has called on Newry, Mourne and Down District Council to do everything they can to bring the hugely successful Red Bull Foxhunt back to Rostrevor. Now is the time to grab the Red Bull by the horns and, after a four year absence, bring back this iconic event, before another Council […]

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Crime Downpatrick

Witnesses Sought Regarding Downpatrick Assault

Detectives investigating an assault within the Colmcille area of Downpatrick are issuing an appeal for potential witnesses to contact them. Detective Sergeant Lynch said: “Sometime between 2.30pm and 3.30pm on Monday, 9th May it was reported a man assaulted a female within a vehicle. “Our investigation into this incident is continuing and I would like […]

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Business Government Newry Newry Chamber Politics Stormont

Newry Chamber Calls on All Politicians to Return to Stormont!

Newry Chamber, which represents over 300 businesses across the Greater Newry Area, has called on political parties to return to Stormont to create a functioning government. Julie Gibbons, President of Newry Chamber said: “We have been consistent in our message with all NI political parties, GB and EU government officials and a range of stakeholders […]

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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Review

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness or Doctor Strange 2 is the latest installment of the marvel franchise and the second solo outing of Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange. If you like the rest of the marvel fan base where excited following months of online rumours and build up then you will not be disappointed. […]

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Community Lifestyle Newry Sport

Ready, Set, Go for Newry Half Marathon

Newry is ‘ready, set, go’ to host one of the most exciting sporting events the city has seen in recent years, with the return of the Newry Half Marathon and 10K on Sunday 29th May. At least 1,300 competitors and more than 2,000 spectators are expected to line the streets from The Quays Shopping Centre […]

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Election 2022 Government Politics South Down Stormont

Brown Proud to be Elected as First Alliance MLA for South Down

Patrick Brown MLA expressed his thanks to voters after being elected as the first Alliance Party MLA for South Down last week. ‘The voters in South Down, and right across Northern Ireland, gave a clear indication that they are fed up with the way politics has been and they are ready for change. I am […]

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Check Out Flag Yoga Newry

By Ann Marie McVeigh Flag yoga is a unique small space custom built at our property on Flagstaff Road (hence the name). We operate weekly hot yoga classes. Ranging from my personal favourite of a Vinyasa flow to a yin class which is a fabulous restorative form of yoga. Future plans involve exclusive teen and […]

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Banbridge Business Community Government Upper Bann Westminster

M & S Food Hall Opens at The Boulevard

Speaking during a visit to the new M & S Food Hall at The Boulevard, Banbridge, DUP MP Carla Lockhart has said the opening of the new state of the art store will provide a huge economic boost to the Banbridge area, as well as much needed new jobs being provided for the local community. […]

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Crime Lurgan Upper Bann

Lurgan Man Sentenced for ABH and Threats to Kill

Thursday 5th May, a 33 year old man from the Lurgan area was sentenced at Craigavon Crown Court for a number of offences including assault occasioning actual bodily harm and threats to kill. Anacleto Brites will serve 8 months in prison and 16 months on license.  Detective Constable Graham said: “This was a terrifying ordeal for […]

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Business Community Newry

Investment in Buttercrane – Car Park Works Commence

As a further investment in Centre facilities, Buttercrane has commenced refurbishment of level 2 – 5 of the multi storey car park. Larsen Contracts began works this week and the project is scheduled to run until mid-September, on a phased basis.   Peter Murray Centre Manager said: “The works will address floor repairs and waterproofing. […]

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Armagh Community Election 2022 Newry Politics South Armagh

Workers Party’s Nicola Grant Thanks Public for Their Support

Workers Party assembly candidate for Newry and Armagh Nicola Grant has expressed her gratitude following her assembly campaign. The Workers Party representative for Newry and Armagh has stated she is determined to do whatever takes to improve the lives of people in her constituency. Speaking to Clanrye News and Sport Mrs Grant said: “I want […]

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Crime Newry South Armagh

PSNI Appeal Following Burglary in Killeavy

Police in Newry are requesting the public’s help in relation to a Burglary which happened at around 04:40 hours on 05/05/22, on the Carrickbroad road, Killeavy. A number of persons entered a property and stole keys to a white Landrover Discovery sport, registration M14SPF. The vehicle was seen heading off in the Jonesborough direction. If […]

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Government Politics South Down Stormont Upper Bann

Stormont Farce Breaks New Ground! – TUV

Statement by TUV leader Jim Allister:- “The fact that under prevailing Stormont rules though the Infrastructure minister lost her seat and the SDLP no longer qualifies to hold an Executive place under d’hondt, nonetheless, SDLP can cling onto that ministry and nominate a replacement for Ms Mallon. What a farce! “Equally, parties now entitled to […]

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Business Newry

Newry BID Reflects on Year One Delivery

In April 2021 Newry BID (Business Improvement District) commenced its second five-year term. A revote in March 2021 saw a 90% majority of member businesses revote to have the service retained. Newry BID was delighted to take on the new mandate to support the continuous improvement of Newry city centre. As part of its campaign […]

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Crime

PSNI Warn of Scammers Targeting Students

Police and both local universities are working together to raise awareness about scams after two international students studying in Northern Ireland lost £105,000.   Both students were contacted by the scammers recently. One student was told by a person posing as a Chinese police officer to transfer £70,000 which they did. Another student was threatened with prison if they did […]

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Dáil Éireann Government Infrastructure Louth

Commuter Tax-Saver Journey Ticket Needed – Ó Murchú

The issue of a commuter tax-saver journey ticket for those who are hybrid working was raised again with the National Transport Authority (NTA) last week by Deputy Ruairí Ó Murchú. The Dundalk TD was speaking as the head of the NTA, Anne Graham, appeared before the Oireachtas Transport Committee. A committee member, Deputy Ó Murchú […]

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Community Election 2022 Government Lurgan Stormont Upper Bann

O’Dowd Thanks Voters

Sinn Féin MLA John O’Dowd has thanked all those who came out to vote his party at the recent Assembly election. Mr O’Dowd said :  ‘A huge thank you to everyone who voted for me and Sinn Féin. It is an honour to represent the people of Upper Bann, I will do my very best […]

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Community Health Newry

Mental Health Awareness Week – Local Young People Share Their Stories of Depression and Anxiety  

This year’s Mental Health Awareness Week runs from 9th May until 15th May. To mark the week, AWARE, the depression charity for Northern Ireland, is encouraging people to take the first step towards better mental health by coming along to one of their support groups. AWARE’s free-to-attend peer support groups welcome people of all ages […]

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Armagh Election 2022 Government Newry Politics South Armagh Stormont

Irwin Victorious in Newry & Armagh

William Irwin MLA has been successful in retaining his seat in Newry & Armagh for the DUP. Speaking after his election on Friday night William said, “I want to thank the 7577 voters who gave me their first preference vote. As before I will pledge to work tirelessly for all the people of Newry & […]

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Business Community Newry Newry Chamber

FPM Announces Merger with Global Services Group AAB

Newry based FPM have announced a merger with Anderson Anderson & Brown (AAB) to fast-track ambitious growth plans and create a significant regional presence across the UK and Ireland. FPM, which last year celebrated its 30th anniversary, has current revenues of around £10m and a team of 120 staff in Belfast, Newry, Dungannon, Mallusk and […]

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Crime South Armagh

Three arrests in HMRC operation IN Bessbrook and Crossmaglen

Three men have been arrested in counties Armagh and Tyrone following a HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) operation. HMRC, supported by the PSNI, attended eight residential properties in Crossmaglen, Bessbrook and Dungannon on 28 April 2022. More than £8,000 and €30,000 were seized during searches along with mobile phones, paperwork and a HGV lorry cab. […]

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Newry Omniplex Looking for Part Time General Staff

Newry cinema is now recruiting for staff. If you fancy a part time position in a busy , energetic environment see details below. *Due to Cinema Licensing Laws candidates must be 18 years of age or over. Please send CV to Newry@omniplex.ie This multi functional role includes all duties at the Box office, Concessions and Floor. […]

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Crime South Armagh

Two Police Officers Injured Following RTC in Jonesborough

Police are appealing for information after two police officers were injured following a road traffic collision Friday 6th May shortly before 3.45am in the Jonesborough area. Newry, Mourne and Down District Commander Superintendent Norman Haslett said: “The collision occurred in the Molloy Road Lower area of Jonesborough and involved a Police vehicle and a van. […]

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Community Election 2022 Government Newry Politics Stormont

Malone Thanks Public for Incredible Support

Newry and Armagh Assembly candidate and Newry City Councillor Gavin Malone has expressed his heartfelt thanks to the public for their incredible support during the 2022 Assembly campaign. Speaking from his Facebook page Councillor Malone expressed how he is looking forward to getting back to the busy work of being a Councillor for Newry City. […]

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Community Dáil Éireann Election 2022 Government Louth Politics Stormont

Taoiseach Micheál Martin T.D. on the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections

On Thursday, the people of Northern Ireland voted to elect the members of the Northern Ireland Assembly, as provided for under the Good Friday Agreement.I would like to congratulate all of the successful candidates on their election. It is now incumbent on all political parties and elected representatives to deliver on their mandate, through the nomination of a First and […]

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Armagh Community Election 2022 Government Newry Politics South Armagh Stormont

No Change in Newry and Armagh Following Election Result

It seems Newry and Armagh is experiencing Groundhog Day as the same candidates and parties are returned in this year’s assembly election. Both Conor Murphy and Cathal Boylan of Sinn Fein were elected on the first count while their colleague Liz Kimmins, SDLP’s Justin McNulty and William Irwin of the DUP had to postpone the […]

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Election 2022 Politics

“Stormont has Failed our Children, That is their Record on Education” – Aontú

Aontú Candidate for East Derry, Gemma Brolly, has slammed the Stormont Executive for what she says is “their shameful record on education which has failed our children, from undermining rural schools, to budget shortfalls, to growing waiting lists for children with additional needs”. Speaking today, Ms Brolly said: “The education system is failing our children. […]

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Armagh Election 2022 Newry Politics South Armagh

“Friday will be too late”, says Grant

In an eve of poll statement, Workers Party candidate Nicola Grant has urged voters to focus on what is important to them, not what the main parties try to tell them is important. “When we all wake up on Friday morning the issues that will be affecting our lives won’t be a Border Poll, the Protocol, Flags, […]

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Election 2022 Politics

“If you keep voting the same way, nothing will change!” – Aontu

Speaking in advance of the Stormont election, Aontú Leader Peadar Tóibín TD has called the people of the north to vote for change and to reject the failed establishment politics of the Stormont parties.  Deputy Tóibín today said: “The people in the north of Ireland have been drastically let down by the political system and […]

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Business Community Newry

Santander Makes Changes to Branch Opening Hours

From 18 July, Santander will be making changes to its branch opening hours and providing increased telephone support for customers in response to long-term trends in customer behaviour.  The changes to branch opening hours will mean:•    Branches1 will be changing their weekday (Monday – Friday) opening hours from 09:30–16:30 hours to 09:30–15:00 hours;•    Between 15:00 and […]

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Business Community Dáil Éireann Government Louth

Ó Murchú Highlights Issue of Tax Registration for Workers in the North

The issue of tax registration for workers in the North who want to work for Southern firms remotely or in a hybrid capacity has been raised with the Taoiseach in Leinster House. The matter, which was highlighted by Deputy Ruairí Ó Murchú earlier this week, was brought to the Taoiseach’s attention on Tuesday by the […]

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Community Newry Sport

PureGym Newry Hiring

Fancy a leg up in the PT industry. Look no further than Pure Gym Newry. They are now hiring for both FT and PT roles. Be a part of a vibrant and energetic department. Interested? You can contact them here at Julie.Thompson@puregym.com Closing date is Friday 13th May ENDS

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Community

Nationwide to Give Grants to Charities Addressing Cost of Living Crisis as Households Face Mounting Pressure

Charities helping struggling households will be able to benefit from support from Nationwide Building Society with causes helping address financial hardship invited to apply for its Community Grants programme. Nationwide has announced that applications for this year’s Community Grants are now open, with applications welcomed from charities supporting people in the cost of living crisis alongside […]

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Business Community Newry

Launch of Brian Conlon Foundation

The Conlon family has launched a new Foundation to celebrate the contribution, life and legacy of Brian Conlon, founder, and former CEO of First Derivatives. The Brian Conlon Foundation is built on the core areas Brian was passionate about, including advancement of education, boosting amateur sport, supporting causes in his hometown of Newry and donating […]

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Business Community Newry Newry Chamber

Newry Chamber Welcomes Minister for State NI, Conor Burns MP

Newry Chamber was delighted to welcome Conor Burns MP, Minister for State Northern Ireland to Newry City. The Minister was keen to understand the particular challenges faced by businesses in the Greater Newry Area and other parts of the region so that government legislation can be aligned to the needs of all communities. The Minister is […]

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Community Government Stormont

Civil Service Launches Recruitment Campaign

The Civil Service has launched a campaign to recruit middle managers at Deputy Principal grade, offering a starting salary of £39,748 per annum and an attractive benefits package. Deputy Principals play an important role in developing  and delivering key areas of government policy. They work closely with senior staff, supporting them in the management of […]

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Community Government Health Politics Stormont

UNISON Calls on Government to Put Pay Right

Commenting as UNISON members across all HSC Trusts join with NHS staff across the UK in calling for a decent pay rise as part of the Put Pay Right campaign, UNISON Northern Ireland Head of Bargaining and Representation Anne Speed said:  “UNISON members rights across Northern Ireland are delivering a clear message today that it’s […]

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Business Community Government Lurgan Portadown Upper Bann Westminster

Future Security of Rushmere Vital for Local Economy – MP

Commenting on the announcement that the owners of Rushmere Shopping Centre have gone into administration, DUP MP for Upper Bann Carla Lockhart said: “Rushmere is a vital component of the local retail landscape in Upper Bann, complementing the wonderful selection of local retailers to be found on high streets across the area. Hundreds of jobs […]

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Community Government Lurgan Upper Bann Westminster

Robust Protections Needed From Online Harms – Lockhart

Upper Bann MP Carla Lockhart has called on the Government to strengthen their draft Online Safety Bill, to protect all internet users from online harms. Mrs. Lockhart, who throughout her political career has been subjected to horrific abuse from online trolls, told Parliament that whilst freedom of speech must be protected, that which was illegal […]

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Election 2022 Politics

Establishment Parties Seeking to Whitewash Their Failures Away – Aontu

Aontú Derry Cllr and Foyle Assembly candidate has slammed the SDLP and Sinn Fein for seeking to employ a ‘whitewash election strategy’ in the constituency that seeks to deny their failures over a period of nearly two decades in Stormont. Cllr Doyle:“So desperate are the SDLP and Sinn Fein to hold onto their seats in […]

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Agriculture Community Government Lurgan Upper Bann Westminster

Lockhart Presses DEFRA for Farm Support

Upper Bann MP Carla Lockhart has written to the DEFRA Secretary of State, George Eustice, to press for Government to take immediate and significant steps to help support primary producers at this time of economic pressures on farms. As DUP Spokesperson on Environment, Food and Rural Affairs at Westminster, Mrs Lockhart said: “Farmers across Northern […]

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Community Newry

130 Year Old Heritage Tall Ship Arrives in Newry

LEADER – a 130 year old heritage tall ship has arrived in Newry where it will be home to a maritime community heritage project. Northern Ireland Sailing Charity, Silvery Light Sailing, has received a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant of £244,975 for the acquisition of the 1892 built heritage tall ship Leader to host community […]

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Community Council Government Newry NMD Council

Council to Host Careers Inspiration Event for Year 9 Pupils

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council has announced it is hosting a pilot careers inspiration event for over 700 Year 9 pupils on Thursday 9 June 2022 in Newry Leisure Centre. The event, 4C UR Future LIVE  will be delivered by local social enterprise, 4C UR Future, an industry-led Community Interest Company founded by business […]

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Politics Government Stormont

Only Major Reform Can Deliver a Working Government – Workers Party

For the second time in five years the Northern Ireland Assembly has no Executive. Sinn Fein collapsed it with a walk out in 2017 and now the DUP have refused to walk in and allow a new Executive to be formed: people, public services and any prospect of progress are being held to ransom. Both […]

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Agriculture Community Constituency Government Lurgan Upper Bann Westminster

World Sheepdog Trials Comes to NI

Upper Bann MP Carla Lockhart has said the hosting of the World Sheepdog Trials at Gill Hall this September will bring huge benefits for local tourism and hospitality providers, with over 50,000 people expected to attend. This week the DUP MP hosted a meeting between some of the organisers and DAERA Minister, Edwin Poots MLA. […]

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Community Constituency Crime Newry Newry and Armagh

Newry Woman Charged Following £250,000 Drug Seizure

Police have charged a 30-year-old woman with two counts of possession of a Class A controlled drug with intent to supply, two counts of being concerned in the supply of a Class B controlled drug and other related offences. She is due to appear at Newry Magistrates Court tomorrow, Wednesday 6th July. As is normal […]

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Community Constituency Crime Newry Newry and Armagh South Armagh

Man Named and Charged in Court Following Drug, Cash and Firearm Seizures in Bessbrook and South Armagh

By Paul Higgins A Lithuanian lorry driver allegedly at the centre of an international “large scale criminal conspiracy” was remanded into custody today (tues.) Refusing to free Modestas Mockevicius, District Judge Trevor Brown said his claims of having £100,000 in cash for IVF treatment was “a very unconvincing explanation” so given the seriousness of the […]

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Community Constituency Crime Newry Newry and Armagh

Police Seize £250,000 in Suspected Drugs, Cash and Counterfeit Products in Newry

Police seized £250,000 in suspected illegal drugs, cash and counterfeit products in the Newry area yesterday, Monday 4th July. Area Commander for Newry, Mourne & Down, Superintendent Norman Haslett said: “During the searches, we seized approximately £200,000 in both Class A and Class B suspected controlled drugs and counterfeit goods. A sum of £25,000 in […]

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Newry Obituaries

Acknowledgement from the family of the late Tony Mc Kevitt – R.I.P

We, the family, wife Veronica, sons Anthony and David, daughter Barbara and the entire family circle of the late Tony Mc Kevitt wish to express our sincere thanks and heartfelt appreciation to all those who supported us on our recent sad bereavement. Thank you all those who attended the wake and funeral. Thanks to all […]

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Crime Newry South Armagh

Two Charged Following Drugs, Cash and Firearms Seizures in South Armagh and Bessbrook

Detectives investigating the seizure of drugs, cash and firearms following a series of searches of vehicles and addresses in South Armagh, Bessbrook and Markethill on Sunday 3rd July have charged two men to appear at court. A 41 year old man has been charged with possessing criminal property, possession of class B drugs, possession of […]

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Louth Newry Obituaries

MONTH’S MIND | Clare McGRATH

Clare’s Months Mind will be celebrated at Mass on Sunday, July 24th in the Church of the Holy Family at 12 noon. The Mass can be viewed live by following this link: https://www.churchservices.tv/dundalkholyfamily As each day dawns we think of you;As each night falls we pray for you;And throughout our lives no matter where;In our […]

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Community Constituency Council Downpatrick Government Kilkeel Newcastle Newry Newry and Armagh NMD Council South Armagh South Down Warrenpoint

NMD Refuse Collection Bank Holiday Arrangements

Waste Management and Household Recycling Centres  Refuse Collection All refuse collection and commercial waste collections will take place as normal on the Bank Holiday Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 July 2022.  PLEASE PLACE YOUR BIN AT KERBSIDE FOR 6.00AM TO ENSURE COLLECTION, NO EXCESS BAGS OF WASTE WILL BE COLLECTED.  If due to unforeseen circumstances, […]

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Newry Obituaries

Acknowledgement from the family of the late Rosario Hughes (nee McMahon) – R.I.P.

Rosario’s husband Con, Sister Catherine, Brother Leonard and their families wish to express our sincere gratitude to all our extended family, friends and neighbours for all their help and support shown to us during our recent bereavement. We’d like to thank all those who sent cards, messages, brought gifts and sent flowers, called at her […]