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Local day care centre wins EA approval in landmark decision

February 19, 2018 

A local day care centre has become the first non-nursery unit in the Southern region to receive  approval by the Education Authority (EA) to provide additional support to a child with a Statement of Educational Needs (SEN).  Read more

Killeavy woman launches ‘Irish Words of Wisdom’ gift-book

February 19, 2018 

A Killeavy woman has compiled a unique “Irish Words of Wisdom” gift-book inspired and dedicated to the memory of her late father, “who had a saying for every situation, good and bad.” Read more

Work begins on Forkhill GAC’s Murdock Park upgrade

February 19, 2018 

Forkhill GAA Club is delighted to see work begin on the upgrading and development of Murdock Park, with grant aid assistance from Newry, Mourne and Down Council. Read more

Council proposal to cease print advertising rejected

February 19, 2018 

SDLP Slieve Gullion Councillor Pete Byrne has welcomed the unanimous support for the place of public advertisements to be continued for traditional media after a report was presented to Newry, Mourne and Down District Council’s Strategic, Policy and Resource Committee recommending a move to digital platforms. Read more

Suspended jail term for self-confessed child abuser

February 12, 2018 

A man who admitted indecently assaulting a five-year-old boy more than 30 years ago has escaped jail after being handed a suspended sentence when he appeared before Newry Crown Court on Friday. Read more

 Local ladies showcase ‘best NI has to offer’ on top RTÉ show

February 12, 2018 

Local female entrepreneurs who have created and developed exclusive styles in fashion and accessories showcased their bespoke designs to a nation-wide audience when they featured on RTE’s popular daytime television show ‘Today with Maura and Daithi’ on Friday last. Read more

Proposed FE cuts will create ‘devastating’ economic impact

February 12, 2018 

Proposed budget cuts in the Further Education sector will have a devastating impact on the local economy and will adversely affect the future employment prospects of many students from rural and low-income families, SDLP MLA Justin McNulty has claimed. Read more

Fearon condemns ‘pay penalty’ for mums

February 12, 2018 

Sinn Féin equality spokesperson Megan Fearon has criticised the findings of a report by The Institute for Fiscal Studies which shows that mothers in part-time jobs are being hit by a “pay penalty”. Read more

Daisy Hill Community Forum endorse Pathfinder final report

February 12, 2018 

The Daisy Hill Pathfinder Community Forum representatives have warmly welcomed the actions of the Department of Health following its recent endorsement of the Pathfinder final report, a project that was chaired by Dr. Ann Marie Telford.  Read more

Row erupts over removal of Bessbrook bus shelter

February 12, 2018 

The removal of a partially constructed bus shelter in Cloughreagh Park in Bessbrook has sparked a row amongst Councillors and has left many residents in the area “fuming”. Read more

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