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McNulty Calls For Vaccine Passports

SDLP Newry and Armagh MLA Justin McNulty has reiterated his party leaders call for Covid 19 vaccine passports. SDLP leader Column Eastwood came under fire recently following his call for the use of vaccine passports for hospitality, bars and restaurants in order to help the North of Ireland exit the Covid 19 pandemic. Speaking on […]

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Alliance Councillor Accuses Council of Not Listening to Newry Regeneration Consultation

Speaking after a special meeting of the Council’s Strategic Policy and Resources Committee, Alliance Councillor Patrick Brown has spoken out against what he sees as an attempt by Newry, Mourne and Down District Council to ‘ignore the will of ratepayers’ in relation to the Newry city centre regeneration (NCCR) project, which contains controversial proposals including […]

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International Travel Update

Following a meeting of UK Government Ministers it has been agreed to introduce a new travel framework, simplifying the current process. Traffic light system – From Monday 4 October the traffic light system will be removed with the merger of the green and amber lists, leaving a single red list.  Travel requirements for arrivals from the rest […]

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PSNI Warn of Scammers With High Street Voucher Scheme

Superintendent Gerard Pollock, Chair of ScamwiseNI said: “We know that from this week, people will start to register for the High Street ‘Spend Local’ Scheme and demand for the voucher is expected to be very high. I understand people will be keen to register and use their cards as soon as possible, but scammers and […]

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UUP Appeal For Medicines To Be Removed From NI Protocol

Ulster Unionist Peer Lord Empey has called for medicines to be removed immediately from the scope of the NI Protocol on humanitarian grounds and described the issue of medicine supply to Northern Ireland as a litmus test of the sincerity of both the UK Government and the EU. Lord Empey said: “The people of Northern Ireland […]

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Are You Ready To TAP Into What Newry Has To Offer?

Newry city centre is gearing up to offer fantastic fashion, food and fun that you can tap into with your Department of the Economy ‘NI Spend Local Card’. Use your £100 in Newry to receive great value, service, and some extra incentives. Newry BID (Business Improvement District) has this week launched its ‘TAP into Newry’ […]

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Kimmins Raises Newry-Dublin Bus Route With Translink

Liz Kimmins met with Translink recently and raised the importance of fully reinstating the Newry- Dublin Airport – Dublin Route. The Newry and Armagh MLA stated: “Currently, Translinks 2021-2022 timetable only has services from Newry to Dublin and Dublin Airport every two hours after 9.40. “However, precovid, there was an hourly service for this route.  […]

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National Recognition for Patient Safety

A number of Southern Trust teams have been crowned winners at Monday (20 September) night’s HSJ Patient Safety Awards. The Acute Care at Home team were named worthy winners in the ‘Deteriorating Patients and Rapid Response Initiative of the Year’ and the Dysphagia Support Team deservedly won the Patient Safety Education and Training Award. The […]

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The Earl and Countess of Wessex Officially Open Northern Irelands Flagship Leisure Facility South Lake Leisure Centre

South Lake Leisure Centre in Craigavon, was officially opened by The Earl and Countess of Wessex on Thursday 23 September, as part of a celebratory showcase event held at the leisure facility. The Earl and Countess visited the centre, which overlooks the stunning Craigavon Lakes, where Their Royal Highnesses were formally welcomed by the Lord-Lieutenant […]

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UUP Raise Concern at Lack of Reliable EV Charging Points in NI

The Ulster Unionist Party’s Infrastructure Spokesperson, Roy Beggs MLA, has highlighted the lack of electric vehicle charge point infrastructure in Northern Ireland and the need to invest and establish such infrastructure to facilitate electric vehicles as the UK works towards a modal shift away from petrol and diesel. Speaking at this week’s meeting of the […]