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Newry’s Marian Vale adoptee calls for criminal probe

June 26, 2017 

A man who was forcibly taken from his mother minutes after he was born in the former Catholic church-run mother and baby home in Newry, has called for a criminal investigation into the abuse of victims at it and other such institutions in Northern Ireland. Read more

Fergal receives royal recognition for services to social work

June 26, 2017 

Fergal O’Brien from Mullaghbawn, a social worker and Locality Promoting Wellbeing Manager  with the Southern Health Trust Manager, has been awarded an MBE in recognition of his outstanding services to the community through Social Work. Read more

Forkhill Pathway Project launched

June 26, 2017 

Part of the former Forkhill Army Base site has benefitted from over £350,000 of environmental improvement works funded by the Department of Agriculture Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) and Newry, Mourne and Down District Council. Read more

Byrne welcomes u-turn on south Armagh Games Area Strategy

June 26, 2017 

SDLP Slieve Gullion Councillor Pete Byrne has welcomed a U-turn from Council Officials in relation to the Multi-Use Games Area Strategy following his significant lobbying effort for a complete rethink to ensure Slieve Gullion was not being disadvantaged for capital investment. Read more

7 year old Bessbrook ‘superstar’ is winner at Spirit of Northern Ireland awards

June 26, 2017 

A young Bessbrook girl described by her family and teachers as a “superstar” has won the Spirit of Youth Award at the 2017 Sunday Life Spirit of Northern Ireland Awards with Specsavers. Read more

Double award celebrations for Southern Area Hospice

June 26, 2017 

Southern Area Hospice Services were delighted to be awarded twice in one week with ‘Team of the Year’ at the Irish News Workplace and Employment Awards followed by, lifetime Hospice volunteer John Dalzell MBE receiving the ‘Long Service Volunteer’ Award from the Institute of Fundraising NI.  Read more

Border Communities Against Brexit continue to lobby for Special Status

June 26, 2017 

The Border Communities Against Brexit (BCAB) group gathered on the steps of Stormont on Friday to mark the anniversary of the remain vote in the North and to continue its campaign lobbying for a Special Status within the EU for Northern Ireland. Read more

Newry Southern Relief Road Scheme options published

June 26, 2017 

Two options for development of the long awaited Newry Southern Relief Road Scheme have been published for further consultation. Read more

Health Trusts avoid confirming claims of inflated on-call rates

June 26, 2017 

Both the Belfast Trust and the Southern Trust have avoided confirming if allegations of inflated -on-call pay rates have been offered to senior consultants in Belfast to cover the Daisy Hill A&E unit. Read more

Clanrye charity awards financial aid at launch of new £200k funding call

June 26, 2017 

A Newry-based charity has launched a new £200,000 Community Fund to assist local community groups and organisations across the city. Read more

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