Northern Ireland hotels may get green light to reopen but bars and restaurants could be kept closed to save Christmas

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PLANS to reopen bars and restaurants on Friday look set to be pushed back two weeks amid fears of a coronavirus resurgence that would cancel Christmas. The Executive is due to make an announcement on extending restrictions tomorrow, but NewryNet understands hotels could be made exempt, with food and drink facilities open to guests. Government sources told this newspaper that the...

Ulster Football Championship: Fermanagh and Down set for Brewster battle

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After losing players in previous matches due to Covid-19 cases and incidents of self-isolation, it could be fair to say that Fermanagh haven't shown their full potential this season to date.  Down's return to football hasn't been conventional either, having been awarded an unusual walkover when Leitrim conceded their League game.  The two points gained from it proved lucky for Paddy...

Coronavirus: Four residents of Fermanagh care home die with Covid-19

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A number of residents have died after a Covid-19 outbreak at a care home in County Fermanagh.  The outbreak at Millcroft Care Home, in Enniskillen, was confirmed in a statement from the company which runs the care home.  It said four of the residents have died and five are still being treated in hospital. It is believed the first deaths happened...

MJM Marine Strikes Gold

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MJM Marine has reason to celebrate in 2020 having just been awarded the Gold accreditation from Investors in People. The company achieved the Silver Investors in People accreditation in 2017 and is delighted to have advanced to Gold Standard. Elizabeth O’Connor, HR & Legal Director MJM Marine said, “We are delighted to have been awarded the gold ‘We Invest in People’...

Daisy Hill Hospital given £1.65m to help emergency services

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A hospital that was at risk of losing its 24-hour emergency department (ED) is to get an initial £1.65m investment to help fund emergency care. Daisy Hill Hospital in Newry, County Down, is to receive funding for measures including strengthening the workforce. A new admissions and assessment unit will be established alongside the ED. It will provide telephone advice to GPs and...

Rising from ruins – can Newry complete their remarkable comeback?

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Danske Bank Irish Premiership play-off 1st legDate: Friday 4 May Venue: Newry Showgrounds Kick-off: 19:45 BSTCoverage: Latest score, match report and video highlights on BBC Sport website Newry City's 2012-13 season was considerably shorter than expected. What started in late August ended just a month later when the club's IFA membership was terminated following a High Court winding-up order. Less than five years later Newry City AFC, the...

Rimantis Tamosiunas: Newry death is investigated by police

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Police say they are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a man in Newry, County Down. The body of Rimantis Tamosiunas, 56, was found inside a house on Catherine Street at about 20:00 GMT on Saturday. He was originally from Lithuania. A post-mortem examination is due to take place on Monday to determine the cause of death. Police said they were...

Abbey CBS – MacRory Cup Champions 2006

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CBS MacRory Cup Final: Abbey CBS, Newry snatched victory in the MacRory Cup final at Casement Park yesterday. Half back Ciarán Coffey hit the winning goal two minutes into injury-time. The winners stormed off with an early point, followed by a sixth-minute goal from Ger McGarvey and a point by Ruairí Cunningham but the Newry side didn't raise another flag...

St. Patricks Day in Newry

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A cold St. Patrick's Day in Newry as thousands of people gathered to watch parade.

Stranded dolphins rebeach and die

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Two dolphins rescued after beaching on the County Down coast have died, the Department of the Environment has said. The dolphins were found close to the shore in Killowen on Carlingford Lough on Friday and volunteers managed to get the animals back into deep water. But, one rebeached at Killowen on Saturday and the other was found dead on the Omeath...