Monthly Archives: April 2016

Season Of Home-Grown Comedies Bound For Down Arts And Newcastle Centres

Four of this year’s biggest local comedies are coming to the Down Arts Centre and Newcastle Centre. The popular shows ‘History of the Peace (accordin’ to my ma!)’ ‘Handbag Positive’, ‘Ché Guevara’s Night Off’ and ‘Maggie’s Feg Run’, have all been scheduled for two nights each in order to meet…

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May 5th Is A Crucial Date For The Future Of Northern Ireland Says Wells

“Thursday’s coming Assembly election is crucial for the future of Northern Ireland”, says Jim Wells, South Down Dup candidate. “Our team of canvassers have knocked over 7,000 doors in South Down and the major issues that have been raised are the overwhelming view that we should leave the European Union…

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Submit Single Applications Online As Closing Date Looms

With just over two weeks remaining to submit single applications before the 16 May deadline, DARD is urging more farmers to join the 6,200 who have already submitted their Single Application via DARD’s online service. If 70% of Single Applications are submitted online DARD has committed to making advance payments…

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Working Together To Tackle Burglary

Police in Newry Mourne and Down are asking the local community to help them tackle burglary over the coming weeks. During May, police will focus on reducing burglary and hope to raise awareness of this crime and how householders can secure their home and property. Officers will conduct high visibility…

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Council Chair Hosts Reception For All Ireland Winning Saul GAC Ballad Group

On Monday 25 April, Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Chairperson, Councillor Mickey Ruane hosted a reception to honour the achievements of St Patrick’s GAC, Saul who were crowned All Ireland Scór Sinsear Champions in the Ballad Group Section, at the Finals on Saturday 2 April. As first Citizen of…

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Energy Brokers NI Aim To Keep Your Electricity Costs Down

There is virtually one thing that all SME’s have to face… fuel and energy bills. Energyy Brokers NI has been recently set up to help local firms and businesses to get a fair deal from energy suppliers with no obligation and no cost to you or your business. Located at…

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SERC Students Raise Vital Funds For Tiny Life

Business administration students from South Eastern Regional College’s (SERC) Downpatrick campus have helped to raise vital funds for the charity Tiny Life. Tiny Life was established twenty-seven years ago and are committed to providing a wide range of support services. These services aim to meet the growing needs of families…

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Down Dealer Mark’s Zero’s 70th Anniversary

Tractor and farm machinery dealers, TH Troughton of Poyntzpass, are this year joined with Zetor dealers in Ireland and globally in celebrating the 70th anniversary of the renowned Czech tractor maker whose products they represent in Co. Down. First produced in 1946, Ireland has had a noteworthy place in Zetor…

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Spirit Of Tyrella Boarding Kennels Now Open For Your Pooch

Leaving your pooch can be a traumatic experience when going away for a few days or on holiday… both for the dog and the owner! So why not ensure you pet get A1 treatment while you are away from someone who just adores dogs? Karen Malmummy has opened up the…

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Salvation Army Launches ‘ONE CUP’ Initiative In Newry

The Salvation Army in Newry have launched their new campaign to aid the homeless in the City. The Initiative known as, ‘One Cup’ will give an opportunity for citizens of the district who wish to help those less fortunate by purchasing an extra drink, snack or meal when visiting a…

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Ardglass Marina Turned Into Charity By Charities Commission

Phennick Cove Developments, the company that managed Ardglass marina has been removed as a company and set up as a charity by the Charities Commission of Northern Ireland (CCNI) The two and a half year deliberation by CCNI hung on the point as to whether the organisation was a charity…

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Annalong Cornmill Host Open Day

On Sunday 1 May, Newry Mourne and Down District Council will be hosting an open day at Annalong Cornmill from 11am to 4pm. The Open Day will see a range of activities for all of the family taking place including Donkey and Cart exhibitions, a traditional music session from the…

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Spring Plant Fair At Rowallane Garden This Saturday And Sunday

Rowallane Garden near Saintfield, will be a hive of activity with a Spring Plant Fair, this weekend Saturday and Sunday 30 April & 1 May, running from 10 – 4pm. Plants grown at the famous garden will be available for sale with a mixture of herbaceous perennials, and herbs propagated…

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Alliance South Down Candidate Patrick Brown Will Represent Post-Conflict Generation

South Down Alliance Assembly candidate, Councillor Patrick Brown, has said that he is happy to represent the post-conflict generation. He said: “This May, many young people born in 1998 will be able to vote for the first time. It’s been 18 years since the Good Friday Agreement, and yes Northern…

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Spring Lamb Prices Not Good Enough Says UFU

UFU beef and lamb chairman, Crosby Cleland, has said prices for new season lambs fail to reflect the impact of the stronger Euro, which should be delivering better returns for early sheep producers. He added: “Currency should be helping local processors selling lamb into the European market – but farmers…

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