Newry

  • NI Water fined over sewage discharge into Newry Canal

    on Jan 18, 17 • in In Your Area, Newry, News • with No Comments

    NI Water fined over sewage discharge into Newry Canal

    Northern Ireland Water Ltd has been fined £500 after untreated sewage discharged into Newry Canal. It admitted the offence at Newry Magistrates’ Court last Monday. The discharge came from Islandbank Wastewater Pumping Station to the Newry Canal. On 13 July 2015, a Senior Water Quality Inspector (WQI), acting on behalf of the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) responded to a report of pollution and visited the Wastewater Pumping Station. The Inspector observed sewage-related debris on the roadway by the station and material, consistent with untreated sewage, was discovered floating on the surface of the canal. 

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  • Staggering 8,000 names removed from electoral register across county’s two constituencies

    on Jan 17, 17 • in Armagh, Banbridge, In Your Area, Lurgan, Newry, News, Portadown • with No Comments

    Staggering 8,000 names removed from electoral register across county’s two constituencies

    A staggering 8,000 names have been removed from the electoral register across county Armagh’s two constituency areas. These names have been removed from the Electoral Register since the last Assembly election in May 2016. The Newry and Armagh area has seen 4,534 names removed while in Upper Bann, 3,451 names have been scratched from the list. The Electoral Office said that those removed from the list had not responded to its high profile canvass held during the Autumn of 2013. The canvass, which cost around £3.5m, sought to improve the accuracy of the North’s electoral register. It

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  • Translink ordered to run more trains between Newry and Belfast

    on Jan 13, 17 • in In Your Area, Newry, News • with No Comments

    Translink ordered to run more trains between Newry and Belfast

    More rail services to Newry will be introduced in 2017. The confirmation was given by Transport Minister Chris Hazzard, who said he had noted the concerns expressed by a wide cross-section of the South Armagh and Down areas. They, he said, had expressed the view that train services from Newry to Belfast were so limited currently that “we are not exploiting the potential for growth in numbers using the train”. The Minister said:”My colleague Conor Murphy delivered a state-of-the-art rail station for the area and it is important that we make use of this facility

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  • Death of boy, 11, may have died because of lack of senior A&E staff

    on Jan 13, 17 • in In Your Area, Newry, News • with No Comments

    Death of boy, 11, may have died because of lack of senior A&E staff

    The death of an 11-year-old boy may have been a result of an under-staffed A&E at Daisy Hill Hospital, a coroners court has heard. Stephen McElroy collapsed and died in from pneumonia in March 2015. He was discharged just six hours prior to his death. A serious adverse incident report by the Southern Health Trust said that a more experienced member of staff at the emergency department may have considered another diagnosis before releasing Stephen. The court heard that the trust’s report also said that the problem of recruiting appropriately trained staff on night duty

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  • First Banbridge, now Newry: Greggs plan ANOTHER store on our doorstep

    on Jan 10, 17 • in business, Featured, In Your Area, Newry, News • with No Comments

    First Banbridge, now Newry: Greggs plan ANOTHER store on our doorstep

    Greggs is planning yet another new outlet – this time in Newry, Armagh I can reveal. It will be based at the Buttercrane Shopping Centre and will prove a huge lift for the complex. News of the popular brand name will be greeted with excitement locally as it is a firm favourite. Tonight (Tuesday), it has advertised the position for a new shop manager for the planned Newry outlet. The company has plans to open a raft of new stores here. Greggs began last year by revealing that it was planning to create around

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  • NMD Council to discuss DUP decision to withdraw Líofa bursary

    on Jan 8, 17 • in Bessbrook, Crossmaglen, Newry, News • with No Comments

    NMD Council to discuss DUP decision to withdraw Líofa bursary

    Newry Mourne and Down Sinn Féin Councillor Barra Ó Muirí has said DUP Communities minister Paul Givan needs to end his party’s attitude of disrespect towards the Irish language and restore the Líofa gaeltacht bursary scheme. The Councillor confirmed that his Party had tabled a motion for the February Meeting of full Council to discuss the actions of the DUP Minister and the need to restore the bursaries. Barra explained “When DUP Communities Minister Paul Givan announced the end of the Líofa gaeltacht bursaries scheme just before Christmas my Party colleague Barry McElduff wrote to him

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  • Huge £20m Newry housing development up for approval despite public outcry

    on Jan 7, 17 • in Featured, In Your Area, Newry, News • with No Comments

    Huge £20m Newry housing development up for approval despite public outcry

    A controversial application to build 200 new homes in Newry – at a cost in excess of £20 million – is to be recommended for approval. It is now almost four years since the plans were first submitted. The award-winning Banbridge-based Lotus Group and KPMG brought forward the proposals for a huge site at Watsons Road/Dorans Hill, and on lands to the east of Watsons Road. One of the most contested applications in the area for many years, residents had argued that the development site could not cope with what was planned. The developer intends

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  • Sunday mass in English to be scrapped due to fall in priest numbers

    on Jan 5, 17 • in In Your Area, Newry, News • with No Comments

    Sunday mass in English to be scrapped due to fall in priest numbers

    The only Sunday mass delivered in English is to be scrapped at a church in Newry. The Bishop of Dromore’s told the St Brigid’s Church congregation last weekend that they were attending the last Sunday service in English. Parishioners were told that they could instead attend a Saturday evening service (in English) or the Sunday Polish Mass at the church. A fall in numbers of priests has been cited as the reason. The congregation in the Meadow parish collected a petition of more than 600 signatures, however, it looks unlikely the decision will be reversed. Bishop

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  • Barking dogs alert homeowner to suspicious hooded man scoping out house

    on Jan 3, 17 • in In Your Area, Newry, News • with No Comments

    Barking dogs alert homeowner to suspicious hooded man scoping out house

    A woman at home on her own was alerted to a suspected burglar by her barking dogs late last night (Monday). Sylvia O’Hare, who lives on the Armagh to Tandragee Road just outside Newry, told Armagh I that her dogs had started barking, which is why she looked out the window. “The dogs were going nuts so I looked out the back and there he was, some man with his hood up, stood at mine and the neighbour’s fence,” she said. “He was wearing a blue jacket and the dogs were just going mad at him. My

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  • Three men stabbed during early morning street altercation in Newry

    on Dec 31, 16 • in In Your Area, Newry, News • with No Comments

    Three men stabbed during early morning street altercation in Newry

    Detectives are appealing for witnesses following a serious assault in the Ardcarn Park area of Newry early this morning. It was reported that some form of altercation took place between a number of men in the street at around 5am. A man aged in his 40s was stabbed in the head and two others – in their 20s – sustained stab wounds to their bodies. All three were taken to hospital for treatment for their injuries that are not believed to be life threatening. Detective Constable Skillen is appealing for anyone who was in the

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