POSTED By : DESTINATION NEWRY
Post Date : Fri 19 Aug 2016 08:21 AM

 Sinn Fein MLA Jennifer McCann met with the Justice Minister today to ask for a review of the current legislation that governs scramblers and quads.

 

Speaking after the meeting the West Belfast MLA said:

 

"Following the recent tragic death of a woman knocked down by a scrambler bike we have a series of meetings with the PSNI and other agencies to review the current legislation and how robustly it is enforced.

 

"Today Community Safety Worker for the Colin area Michael George and myself met with the Justice Minister and asked her to review the current legislation and to bring forward the necessary amendments to strengthen areas like registration and marking and identification of these vehicles.

 

"We also asked her to ensure that the PSNI will enforce the powers they have to seize these machines.

 

"All agencies need to work together to ensure that these vehicles are not used in any public places.” 

POSTED By : DESTINATION NEWRY
Post Date : Fri 19 Aug 2016 08:18 AM

 Independent Newry City Councillor Kevin McAteer has commended Glen Electric workers as they took to the picket line in a day of strike action over pay. 

Speaking on the issue the Independent Councillor stated:

“I want to commend the workers of Glen Electric for taking a stand in this pay dispute. We can’t ignore the fact that 93% of SIPTU members in the factory voted in favour of strike action and we must respect that democratic process.

There have been extensive talks as of late between workers and management, however as no agreement could be reached members voted overwhelmingly to strike and they should be commended for that.

However what has worried me is the behaviour of management as I have been told by workers that management have been extremely disrespectful towards the strike and have also threatened to phone the police during the strike itself.

I hope that a peaceful solution can be found soon.”

POSTED By : DESTINATION NEWRY
Post Date : Fri 19 Aug 2016 08:00 AM

 The fifth Annual Pride in Newry Festival is under starter’s orders with a week of events beginning Sunday 27th August and culminating in the Pride In Newry Parade and Concert on Saturday 3rd September!

This year’s Pride in Newry Parade begins at 2pm at McClelland Park - and with the involvement of more local community groups and businesses than ever, together with lgb&t organisations from throughout Ireland, a massive Pride Flag and lots of colourful floats it promises to be spectacular!

Please see attached poster and detailed list of all events and activities in the week leading up to the Pride In Newry parade and free outdoor concert - headlined by the brilliant Boyband Union J!

POSTED By : DESTINATION NEWRY
Post Date : Thu 18 Aug 2016 02:11 PM

 Russell (Ballyrussell) 17th August 2016 peacefully, Charles (Charlie) beloved son of the late John and Peggy Russell 

4, J.F. Kennedy Park, Ballyrussell, Warrenpoint and dearly loved brother of Patsy, Peter, Richard, Anthony, Mary, Briege, Francis, and Brendan.
May his gentle soul rest in peace.
His remains will leave his home on Friday at 11.30am arriving at St. Mary’s Church, Burren for 12noon Requiem Mass. Interment afterwards in the adjoining Cemetery.
Deeply regretted by his loving sisters, brothers, sisters-in-law Rose, Teresa, Yvonne and Cathy, brother-in-law Jim, aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces and the entire family circle.
Our Lady of Knock, Queen of Ireland, pray for him.

Service Date & Time

19 August 2016, 12 Noon

Service Location

 

St Mary\\\'s Church Burren, Warrenpoint, Co. Down

 

POSTED By : DESTINATION NEWRY
Post Date : Thu 18 Aug 2016 01:29 PM

LIVELY (Hilltown) Gerald R.I.P. Result of a road accident August 15, 2016. Dearly loved husband of MaryRose and devoted father of Steven and Ashling, son of Sally and the late Owen Lively and brother of Paul (deceased). 

Gerald\\\'s remains will leave his late residence 119 Leitrim Road on Friday 19th August at 1.30pm for 2.30pm Requiem Mass in St John\\\'s Church, Ballymaghery, Hilltown. Interment afterwards in adjoining cemetery. 

St Gerard Majella pray for him. 

Deeply regretted by his sorrowing wife, son, daughter, mother, sisters Alice Fitzpatrick, Ann McGrath, Mary Megoran, brothers Danny and Eugene, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and entire family circle. 

Family flowers only. Donations in lieu if desired to Chest, Heart and Stroke c/o Doran Funeral Directors, 22 Kilkeel Road, Hilltown BT34 5XZ

Service Location

St. John\'s Church Ballymaghery, Hilltown, Co. Down

Flowers

 

Family flowers only. Donations in lieu if desired to Chest, Heart and Stroke c/o Doran Funeral Directors, 22 Kilkeel Road, Hilltown BT34 5XZ

 

 

Post Date : Thu 18 Aug 2016 12:43 PM

The beautiful picture from the Flagstaff area just outside Newry and shows an amzing view of Warrenpoint and Carlingford Lough.   

Picture of Carlingford Lough from the Flagstaff Contact
Post Date : Thu 18 Aug 2016 12:36 PM

This beautiful picture is of the Stepping stones in Tollymore forest park County Down.  This well known and popular area shows the beauty of the Shima river and surrounding area.

The picture is available in 2 sizes.  

 

Tollymore Forest Park Picture Contact
POSTED By : DESTINATION NEWRY
Post Date : Thu 18 Aug 2016 11:50 AM

 Sinn Féin MLA Carál Ní Chuilín has said that Daithí McKay has resigned as MLA for North Antrim with immediate effect.  

The Sinn Féin Chief Whip said;  

"Daithí McKay has resigned as MLA for North Antrim with immediate effect and has been suspended from Sinn Féin.  

"His letter of resignation has been submitted to the Speaker\'s office." 

POSTED By : DESTINATION NEWRY
Post Date : Thu 18 Aug 2016 11:24 AM

 Sinn Fein MLA Martin McGuinness has said Sinn Féin did not have any knowledge of any alleged contact with witnesses appearing before the Assembly\\s NAMA inquiry. 

Mr McGuinness said; 

"The allegations surrounding North Antrim MLA Daithí McKay are profoundly disturbing.

"If the allegations of inappropriate contact prove to be true, then Daithí McKay needs to seriously consider his position as an MLA.

"I want to state categorically that I had absolutely no knowledge of this exchange or contact.

"And having spoken to all relevant personnel in the Assembly I am now entirely satisfied that Sinn Féin had no knowledge of any such contact." 

POSTED By : John McAleer
Post Date : Thu 18 Aug 2016 09:42 AM

I am a Chemistry student, entering my third year at Queen\'s university Belfast. 
I have had experience tutoring in the past and offer patient and professional guidance through the A-Level chemistry course. 
I have available spaces for the for the 2016-17 school year in the Newry and Mourne area.