• Border Health Fears Over Daisy Hill Says Adams

    Louth Sinn Féin TD Gerry Adams has said that any reduction in services at Newry’s Daisy Hill Hospital will have a detrimental impact on his constituents and on healthcare provision in Louth. Gerry Adams said: “The Southern Health and Social Care Trust have stated that the temporary overnight closure of the…

    Read More: Border Health Fears Over Daisy Hill Says Adams Thursday, April 27th, 2017

    New Fostering App Launched At Stormont

    The Chief Social Work Officer has launched an online safety App for Health and Social Care Foster Carers. Today sees the launch of a new Health and Social Care (HSC) App for HSC foster carers, ‘Fostering in a Digital World’, the first of its kind in Northern Ireland. The App…

    Read More: New Fostering App Launched At Stormont Thursday, April 27th, 2017

    NSPCC Speaks Out On Physical Punishment

    Dear Editor, “Election season is upon us once again in Northern Ireland. As ever our children – almost a quarter of the population – do not have the right to vote in the upcoming polls but, more surprisingly, they also do not enjoy the same protection as adults under the…

    Read More: NSPCC Speaks Out On Physical Punishment Thursday, April 27th, 2017

    Down Boy Has Priceless Day At Leicester City FC

    Saintfield boy Jacob McIlhatton recently enjoyed a once in a lifetime opportunity to become an official mascot for a professional football team after winning a MasterCard UEFA mascot competition. Nine year old Jacob walked onto the pitch with Leicester United star striker Shinji Okazaki at the exciting UEFA Champions League…

    Read More: Down Boy Has Priceless Day At Leicester City FC Thursday, April 27th, 2017

    Moth and Butterfly Training At Slieve Gullion

    Newry Mourne and Down District Council’s Ring of Gullion team has joined forces with Butterfly Conservation Northern Ireland to provide two training sessions on Friday 5 and Saturday 6 May in Slieve Gullion Forest Park. Butterfly Conservation Northern Ireland’s Moth Verifier, Andy Crory, will be running the moth workshop on…

    Read More: Moth and Butterfly Training At Slieve Gullion Thursday, April 27th, 2017

    Crossgar Man Wins Silver In British Polio Games

    Northern Ireland has claimed the runner-up spot in the Boccia Class 1 at National Indoor Games. There was a record attendance for the second year running at The British Polio Fellowship’s Leicester-based events as  Crossgar man Joe McVeigh secured silver in the Boccia Class 1 at Games held at the Leicester…

    Read More: Crossgar Man Wins Silver In British Polio Games Monday, April 24th, 2017

    MB McGrady And Co Raise Funds For Cancer Charity

    M.B. McGrady Chartered Accountants have raised £2000 for the Cancer Fund For Children. One of the largest and most-respected independent chartered accountancy practices in Northern Ireland, which has offices in Downpatrick, Newtownards and Belfast, chose the local charity as its official charity partner in 2016, and the company has been embarking upon a…

    Read More: MB McGrady And Co Raise Funds For Cancer Charity Friday, April 21st, 2017

  • NIHE Says Ensure You Are Insured

    Each year, families across Northern Ireland have had to face up to the reality of replacing carpets and furnishings after heavy rain or burst pipes caused flooding in their homes. Some did not have their possessions insured. In the case of tenants of the Housing Executive or housing associations, the…

    Read More: NIHE Says Ensure You Are Insured Thursday, April 20th, 2017

    Ginella’s Journeys To Feature Ardglass Golf Club

    Almost six million households in USA are to view Golf Channel’s Northern Ireland special – and Ardglass Golf Club will be included. Tourism NI welcomed Matt Ginella of the Golf Channel’s popular Ginella’s Journeys to Northern Ireland this week to explore the world-class golf courses and hospitality Northern Ireland has to…

    Read More: Ginella’s Journeys To Feature Ardglass Golf Club Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

    Saintfield’s White Horse Inn Under New Reins

    The White Horse Inn in Saintfield has a new owner. Local publican Gavin Bates, leaseholder of the popular Ryan’s Bar on the Lisburn Road, Belfast, has recently expanded his bar and restaurant portfolio with the help of commercial property consultants GVA NI. In an off-market deal which has doubled the…

    Read More: Saintfield’s White Horse Inn Under New Reins Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

    Man Loses Life In Single Vehicle RTA On Ballydugan Road

    Police have confirmed that an 18-year old man has died following a single vehicle road traffic collision on the Ballydugan Road outside Downpatrick last night, Tuesday 18 April. He was the driver of a Peugeot 207 car that was involved in the collision at around 10.30pm close to the Lake…

    Read More: Man Loses Life In Single Vehicle RTA On Ballydugan Road Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

    Horatio Group Toasts Success

    The 350-year-old Coaching Inn and iconic Downpatrick bar, locally known as ‘Denvir’s’, has been shortlisted for a National Pub & Bar Awards.  The oldest surviving coaching inn in Ireland, Denvir’s Coaching Inn in Downpatrick, is toasting success after being named Best Pub in County Down in the 2017 UK National Pub…

    Read More: Horatio Group Toasts Success Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

    SOMA Festival Gears Up In Castlewellan

    Castlewellan’s flagship family festival is set to return for a fifth year with renowned Belfast-born singer-songwriter Brian Kennedy opening. The Soma Festival is back with its usual energy, the festival team working around the clock to produce a programme full of great music, folk sessions, local food and a host…

    Read More: SOMA Festival Gears Up In Castlewellan Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

    Cabinet Calls Snap General Election For 8 June

    British PM Theresa May has called a snap general election for the 8 June. She came out of Number 10 Downing Street late this morning and stood at the lectern and delivered her notice of election, ‘reluctantly’. Opening her announcement she said: “Reluctantly, I have chaired a meeting of the…

    Read More: Cabinet Calls Snap General Election For 8 June Tuesday, April 18th, 2017