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“Fight hard” for Daisy Hill ED, retiring medic urges

August 28, 2017 

A Senior Consultant Physician who is set to retire after working at Daisy Hill Hospital for over two decades has urged the public to “fight hard” to retain the local hospital’s Emergency Department. Read more

Cúig for Croker: Young musicians to perform at GAA Headquarters

August 28, 2017 

Three young musicians from the area are preparing to entertain their biggest audience of their career when they provide the interval entertainment in this weekend’s All-Ireland Hurling finals in Croke Park. Read more

Southern Trust launches public consultation on £6m savings plan

August 28, 2017 

The Southern Trust has been asked to make savings of over £6million in its 2017/2018 budget as part of a cost saving plan by the Department of Health  to save £70 million across all five Health Trusts in Northern Ireland.  Read more

‘Trust need to come clean on real impact of £6.4 million cuts’ – SDLP

August 28, 2017 

Local SDLP representatives have called on the Southern Health and Social Care Trust to come clean on the real impact of the proposed £6.4million in cuts to services locally.  Assembly Members Justin McNulty, Sinead Bradley and Dolores Kelly were joined at Thursday’s spending cuts meeting by local councillors as the Trust set out its plans to save the £6.4million asked of it by the Department of Health. Read more

Local balladeers triumph at All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil

August 28, 2017 

Following on from the success at the Ulster Fleadh in Bangor in July, two members of local Comhaltas branch CCE An Bonnán Buí – Pearse Óg Mc Mahon and Niamh Daly – have wowed the world of traditional music and song by taking the All-Ireland title in their respective competitions at last weekend’s Fleadh Cheoil in Ennis, Co. Clare. Read more

New private GP service opening in Newry

August 28, 2017 

A brand new Private GP service is set to open in Newry in the coming weeks. Duality Health, situated at 9 Monaghan Street in the city, will be open in the evenings and at weekends and is billed as giving patients “instant access to a GP when you need it.” Read more

Byrne calls for ‘transparent’ debate on formation of Council Health Committee

August 28, 2017 

SDLP Councillor Pete Byrne has called for openness and transparency in the process of the formation of a Health Committee at Newry, Mourne and Down District Council after new proposals downgraded the proposed Committee to a Health Working Group. Read more

Police to post ‘wanted’ images on Facebook

August 28, 2017 

Police in Newry, Mourne and Down are rolling out a social media campaign entitled Operation Exposure, which will see images of people officers want to identify published on local Facebook pages.  Read more

Ciaran McKeever hangs up his boots after 14 years

August 28, 2017 

After 14 years of service to his County, Armagh defender Ciaran McKeever has announced his retirement from inter-county football. Read more

Savage named as new SDLP Councillor on NMDDC

August 28, 2017 

The SDLP has named Michael Savage as its new councillor for Newry, Mourne and Down District Council.  Read more

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