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Newry Twilight Market Is Huge Success

Twilight Market a Huge Success for Newry’s Night Time Economy Newry Mourne and Down District Council hosted a second Halloween-themed market event in the historic Newry Variety Market on Friday 27 October 2017. Council Chairperson, Councillor Roisin Mulgrew, said; “The event was central to the Council’s Newry Halloween celebrations and…

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Police Appeal After Newry Shooting

Detectives are appealing for witnesses following a shooting incident in the Drumgullion area of Newry last night (Tuesday, 24 October). Detective Sergeant James Johnston said: “Shortly after 8.15 pm police received a report that a man in his fifties had been shot in the hip whilst answering his front door….

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Halloween To Be Howler In Newcastle and Newry

This Halloween, Newry Mourne and Down District Council have a host of ghoulish activities planned across in Newry and Newcastle from fireworks displays to children’s events and a Halloween Twilight Market. Following on from a very successful event last year, the Twilight Market at Newry Variety Market takes place on…

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McGrath Resolves Kilcoo Postcode Confusion

South Down SDLP MLA Colin McGrath has addressed a post code issue in Kilcoo. Mr McGrath said: “I was approached by residents in Cairn Grove who voiced their frustration with their postcode difficulties. It would appear that there is a Cairn Grove in Newry whose postcode was also BT34.  This…

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Hazzard Challenges South Down Double Standards In Health

Sinn Féin’s Chris Hazzard MP has today called for a more collaborative approach from the Southern and South Eastern Health Trusts in delivering equitable health services for patients right across South Down. Speaking at a public consultation on the future of the Daisy Hill Hospital in Newry, the South Down…

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Newry Police Arrest Three On Suspicion Of Doorstep Fraud

Detectives have arrested three men aged 42, 23 and 22 on suspicion of fraudulent behaviour in the Warrenpoint area. Detective Sergeant Mark Crothers said: “On the morning of Saturday 29 July, three males called at a house offering to power wash the roof of an elderly resident for a substantial…

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Lockton Supports Newry Early Years Family Centre

The team from global insurance broker Lockton’s Belfast office offered a helping hand recently at the Newry Early Years Children and Family Centre by rolling up their sleeves and putting a fresh coat of paint on the Warrenpoint Road facilities. Attended by over 20 members of Lockton’s Belfast-based team, this…

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Camlough’s Giant Of A Weekend

Following a year of closure and some £3M investment, Camlough Lake is officially open for business with the launch of A Giant of a Weekend on 3rd and 4th June, supported by Newry Mourne and Down District Council. Kick starting with the return of the Crooked Lake Triathalon on Saturday…

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Down Groups Win In People’s Projects Competition

The public have voted and two groups in Newry and Dromore in County Down have been announced as two of the winners of the People’s Projects competition in Northern Ireland. The Big Lottery Fund teamed up with UTV and The National Lottery to give the Northern Ireland public the chance…

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Irish Speakers Call For Irish Language Act

Hundreds of people, families and local Irish-language students gathered outside Newry town hall  (Saturday 18 February) as part of a public demonstration calling for an Irish Language Act. The event, organised by Irish Language movement An Dream Dearg, an open and inclusive campaign for all, came to Newry to call…

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Lúnasa Festival Set To Grow

Lúnasa Festival Ready…Set…Grow! The Lúnasa Festival, funded by Newry, Mourne and Down District Council and the Heritage Lottery Fund, has grown in size since its inception. In order to allow for the continued growth of the Festival in 2017, the Ring of Gullion Landscape Partnership Scheme (RoGLPS) is inviting new…

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Patrick Rankin Public Art Unveiled

A sculpture of Newry man Patrick Rankin was unveiled at Dublin Bridge, Newry, on Thursday 22 December 2016 as part of Newry, Mourne and Down District Council’s Decade of Centenaries Programme. The artwork is the creation of Barry Lindane, a sculptor, whose public pieces can be seen the length and…

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Newry Welcomes International Partners

Over 50 people including 25 international guests attended the Newry Mourne and Down District Council seminar entitled ‘EU Mobility in Rural Europe’ Thursday 1 December in the Canal Court Hotel, Newry. Newry Mourne and Down District Council Chairperson Councillor Gillian Fitzpatrick said: “Seminars such as this one promote social and cultural…

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ROI Impose 6-Mile Ban of NI Fishing Sector

An unfolding development in the fishing industry is causing concern among the shellfish sector. Strangford MP Jim Shannon MP  has expressed concern at the ROI imposition of a 6-mile limit on the NI Fishing Sector around the ROI coastline. He said: “It seems that this all started over the mussel…

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Santa And His Reindeer Are Coming to Town

Downpatrick and Newry will switch on their Christmas Lights with a free family event this November. Make sure to wrap up warm and come down to Marcus Square Event Space, Newry on Thursday 24 November and St Patrick Square, Downpatrick on Friday 25 November. The Newry switch on event will…

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