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Mary Lou McDonald says she received a commitment from UK government to legislate for language protections.... Read more
Published on: 2021-06-17
Source: www.bbc.co.uk
A garden centre manager says plants sent from England often arrive dead due to delays caused by the protocol.... Read more
Published on: 2021-06-16
Source: www.bbc.co.uk
Planners had recommended refusal for the development but councillors granted permission.... Read more
Published on: 2021-06-16
Source: www.bbc.co.uk
The PM says NI wants a "mature executive" as Brandon Lewis meets parties over Irish language stand-off.... Read more
Published on: 2021-06-16
Source: www.bbc.co.uk
The airline will operate 18 flights a week to Leeds Bradford, Exeter, Newquay and Glasgow.... Read more
Published on: 2021-06-16
Source: www.bbc.co.uk

GUARDIAN

Westminster-backed deal to legislate for Irish language protections saves Northern Ireland executive from collapseSinn Féin will nominate Michelle O’Neill as deputy first minister at Stormont after the party president, Mary Lou McDonald, said she received a commitment from the UK government to legislate for Irish language protections at Westminster.McDonald earlier... Read more
Published on: 2021-06-17
The government’s obstinate refusal to treat the EU as a valued trading partner is making Britain poorerThe agreement reached with Australia this week is celebrated by the UK government as a landmark trade deal – the first that isn’t a rollover of old European Union membership terms. But that honour... Read more
Published on: 2021-06-16
Irish deputy PM’s remarks ‘unhelpful and ill-advised’, says Northern Ireland secretaryThe British government has rebuked Ireland’s deputy prime minister, Leo Varadkar, for saying he believed there could be a united Ireland within his lifetime.Brandon Lewis, the Northern Ireland secretary, told the Commons on Wednesday the comments were “unhelpful and ill-advised”.... Read more
Published on: 2021-06-16
Brexit minister Lord Frost asks for ‘a bit of breathing space’ to negotiate deal and head off trade warThe UK has asked the EU to suspend an imminent ban on the sale of British sausages in Northern Ireland to give both sides “breathing space” to negotiate an agreement on the... Read more
Published on: 2021-06-16
Latest updates: 16-week deadline for staff to get vaccinated would not give sector enough time to adapt, say senior figuresAll care home staff in England should have Covid vaccine, says ministerCovid jabs to become mandatory for care home staff in EnglandThird of hospital Covid patients had ‘do not resuscitate’ orderGlobal... Read more
Published on: 2021-06-16

Warrenpoint: What's Going On!

NEWRY TIMES

A programme that allows schools to offer additional help to pupils most impacted by the pandemic is now being extended.     The Engage 2 programme will also be broadened to include funded pre-school education settings, special schools, and Education Otherwise Than At School (EOTAS) settings.      Education Minister,... Read more
Published on: 2021-06-16
Source: Newry Times
Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) has welcomed planning approval from Mid Ulster Council for the final phase of its Learning & Development Centre (LDC).      The £42.2 million investment is a Northern Ireland Executive flagship project and represents the largest capital build ever undertaken by NIFRS. The... Read more
Published on: 2021-06-16
Source: Newry Times
There was a record increase in demand for electric car home charging grants across the UK in 2020, according to figures from the Office for Zero-Emission Vehicles.     However, the combined value of grants in Northern Ireland amounted to just £1,283,779, with Belfast claiming the most at £193k followed... Read more
Published on: 2021-06-15
Source: Newry Times
Economy Minister Diane Dodds has launched a new visitor pledge to encourage safe and responsible tourism across Northern Ireland while supporting local businesses.       Hosted on the Discover Northern Ireland website, visitors are asked to show their support by signing up to the pledge and committing to the three... Read more
Published on: 2021-06-15
Source: Newry Times
38 new Wholetime (Full-Time) Firefighters have graduated from Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) and will now begin their careers in Fire Stations across Northern Ireland.     The 38 Firefighters were the second group to have completed their training during a global pandemic, and they graduated at three... Read more
Published on: 2021-06-14
Source: Newry Times

RTE NEWS

The British government has agreed to introduce an Irish language act in Northern Ireland if the Stormont Assembly fails to do so by the end of September.... Read more
Published on: 2021-06-17
Source: RTE
The debate around what role rapid Covid-19 testing should have on the speed at which society opens up moved up a gear on Wednesday. But how does antigen testing differ from PCR testing, which up until now we are likely more familiar with in Ireland?... Read more
Published on: 2021-06-17
Source: RTE
The two leaders said the US and Russia have demonstrated that, even in periods of tension, they are able to make progress on shared goals of ensuring predictability in the strategic sphere, reducing the risk of armed conflicts and the threat of nuclear war, writes Brian O'Donovan.... Read more
Published on: 2021-06-16
Source: RTE
A teenager has been killed in a workplace accident in County Waterford.... Read more
Published on: 2021-06-16
Source: RTE
Catholic Bishops will write to the Minister for Children Roderic O'Gorman to request a meeting on the General Scheme of the Birth Information and Tracing Bill.... Read more
Published on: 2021-06-16
Source: RTE

BELFAST LIVE NI

The unique proposal would see Belfast City Council working with Lisburn and Castlereagh Council to deliver them... Read more
Published on: 2021-06-16
Source: Belfast Live
The park has become a haven for dog lovers and their pets... Read more
Published on: 2021-06-16
Source: Belfast Live
The 22-year-old says Matthew Tipton's ambition helped sell the Shamrock Park club to him... Read more
Published on: 2021-06-16
Source: Belfast Live
Michelle McIlveen said: "I fully understand the disappointment felt by some of our children and families"... Read more
Published on: 2021-06-16
Source: Belfast Live
A councillor described the closure as "very concerning" and warned the distance "will only be a barrier for patients to access their GP"... Read more
Published on: 2021-06-16
Source: Belfast Live

JOE.IE

IRISH TIMES

First major action programme calls on farmers to ‘set out on a sustainability journey’... Read more
Published on: 2021-06-17
Source: Irish Times
German study finds feeling younger protects middle-aged against damaging stress... Read more
Published on: 2021-06-17
Source: Irish Times
Work practice changes linked to new public service pay agreement... Read more
Published on: 2021-06-17
Source: Irish Times
Rollout of Covid-19 vaccines to officers aged under 40 also accelerated in inoculation drive... Read more
Published on: 2021-06-17
Source: Irish Times
Locals surprised at the size of tax debt for a car dealer without a vehicle showroom... Read more
Published on: 2021-06-17
Source: Irish Times

WATERFORD WHISPERS

THE IRISH roads safety authority has warned young male drivers that if they shrink any further down below the steering wheel, they will not be able to see the road, WWN can confirm. The warning comes as lowriding boy racers are reportedly shrinking by as much as 9% every year,... Read more
Published on: 2021-06-16
CLAD in a recently dry-cleaned suit, and carrying a full cup of coffee and a sandwich which somehow cost €15, Dermot Fahy is one of increasing number of young professionals in Dublin City resorting to begging for a spare €1600 to afford accommodation in the capital. “I never thought I’d... Read more
Published on: 2021-06-16
AFTER months of pleading to loyal customers to give them a dig out during some of the longest business shutdowns in world history, local restaurant The Lamb’s Leg has decided it will no longer cater for home deliveries anymore and to please fuck off asking as they’re too busy with... Read more
Published on: 2021-06-16
YESTERDAY’S action was chock-a-block with highly contentious and controversial decisions and that was just Hungary’s passing of new bigoted anti-LGBTQ laws. Hungary’s anti-semetic and authoritarian PM Vicktor Orban blamed his country’s 3-0 loss on a George Soros funded conspiracy, a man he claims grew Cristiano Ronaldo in a lab in... Read more
Published on: 2021-06-16
YOUNG at heart but 43-years-old in body, Waterford man Kenneth Ferrell has been coming to terms with the unstoppable force that is time itself, in a bid to finally register himself for a Covid-19 vaccination. Ferrell, often mistaken by himself for a much younger man, had openly lamented that his... Read more
Published on: 2021-06-15

Carlingford Lough

Lives and Legends from Finn McCool to the Chronicles of Narnia, Moby Dick to the Vikings. Cut out of the earth by a glacier, the area of the Lough, Mourne and Gullion isthe centre of magic, myth and history from ancient times to the present day READ MORE HERE

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