Newry.ie

Councillor Mickey Ruane has spoken of the urgency in Newry, Mourne and Down Council developing and introducing a policy on the granting of Gaming Licences.

Cllr Ruane also said that there was also an onus on himself and all elected representatives to be alert to concerns about the growing numbers of people presenting with severe gambling problems. "Recent discussions during a Gaming Licence Application highlighted the fact that we as a Licensing Body had no policy on the granting of these licences.  Myself and my colleague Cllr Charlie Casey proposed that our Council Officers prepare a draft policy to take before the appropriate Committee as soon as practically possible, this has now begun.The existence of a clear and robust statement of policy provides greater scope for licensing authorities to work in partnership with operators, other local businesses, communities and responsible authorities to identify and to proactively mitigate local risks to the licensing objectives".

File pic. Photograph: Tijmen van dobbenburgh/ FreeImages.com
File pic. Photograph: Tijmen van dobbenburgh/ FreeImages.com

Cllr Ruane cautioned "Whilst people over the age of 18yrs should be free to spend their recreation time and money as they deem fit, we as Civic leaders should be very alert to the concerns about the growing numbers of people presenting with severe gambling problems . Whilst just as with a tipple of alcohol, for the majority there is no harm, there is an increasing  minority now finding those flurries of fun lurching out of control.

"Most recent statistics report a doubling in the rate of people presenting with severe gambling problems, increasing to three-times for those aged 18-24. This can hardly be dismissed as merely coincidental with the surge in popularity of online gambling and smart-phone apps. I would expect our Council to support in an appropriate and practical way highlight the issue and support those working to ensure more education and support services to be put in place to help those struggling with the issue".

Newry City Councillor Charlie Casey echoing his colleagues sentiments stated "I welcome the development of a Gaming Licence Policy by our Newry Mourne & Down Council. Our Council cannot hide its head in the sand in relation to the regulation of the granting of Gaming Licences. There is a Civic and moral duty to ensure that a balance between allowing licences for gambling purposes and the health, well being and protection of our communities and sustainability of our local economy.

I share the deep concern of many local people and families about the growth in gambling and in particular with gaming machines there are now about 33,000 FOBTs in Britain & Ireland,  a decade ago there were barely any.FOBTs have been dubbed by critics as the “crack cocaine of gambling” because they allow stakes of £100 to be laid every 20 seconds on casino games".

Cllr Casey concluded "One key element of our Gaming Licence Policy has to be that of protecting children and other vulnerable persons from being harmed or exploited by gambling".

Pin It

.

VIDEO

Gallows Hill Tunnel Newry
Gallows Hill Tunnel Newry

A unique look inside the underground tunnel at Heather Park in Newry, formerly known as Gallows Hill. The tunnel dates from the 18th century and very little is know of it's history or even where it leads. *At present the tunnel is NOT open to the public although it would be good to see it available ...

Newry BID 2019
Newry BID 2019

All you need to know about Newry Business Improvement District and what they do for Newry City

Carlingford Ferry
Carlingford Ferry

Carlingford Lough Ferry trip to Haulbowline Lighthouse

WHAT'S ON NEWRY

17Feb
Bernie Millar 1.jpg02:00PM - 05:00PM]
Bernie Millar Exhibition
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
17Feb
micro.jpg02:00PM - 04:00PM]
Get Started in Coding with Micro:bits
Newry Library
17Feb
IndustryMondays_DrinksTV.jpg09:00PM - ]
Industry Mondays @ Cobbles
Cobbles Bar and Nightclub
17Feb
Bernie Millar 1.jpg02:00PM - 05:00PM]
Bernie Millar Exhibition
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
17Feb
micro.jpg02:00PM - 04:00PM]
Get Started in Coding with Micro:bits
Newry Library
17Feb
IndustryMondays_DrinksTV.jpg09:00PM - ]
Industry Mondays @ Cobbles
Cobbles Bar and Nightclub
18Feb
Bernie Millar 1.jpg02:00PM - 05:00PM]
Bernie Millar Exhibition
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
18Feb
ons.jpg07:30PM - 10:00PM]
Ghosts from Newry's Past - Old Newry Society
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
19Feb
Bernie Millar 1.jpg02:00PM - 05:00PM]
Bernie Millar Exhibition
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
20Feb
Bernie Millar 1.jpg02:00PM - 05:00PM]
Bernie Millar Exhibition
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
20Feb
Creative.jpg02:00PM - 04:00PM]
Creative Ageing - 10 Week Painting Class
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
20Feb
Screen Shot 2020-02-11 at 18.09.12.jpg07:30PM - 09:30PM]
Memories of life in the Newry area in the 1940s
Newry Museum
20Feb
Ruby.jpg08:00PM - 10:00PM]
Ruby! - The life of Ruby Murray
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
20Feb
65629719_1621056161360064_2536823631851507512_n.jpg09:00PM - ]
Thursday's at Cobbles
Cobbles Bar and Nightclub
21Feb
Bernie Millar 1.jpg02:00PM - 05:00PM]
Bernie Millar Exhibition
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
21Feb
614987_446938525349062_1446427005_o.jpg08:00PM - ]
Friday @ Cobbles
Cobbles Bar and Nightclub
21Feb
43033649_10156365550137949_4532248029897424896_n.png09:00PM - ]
Friday @ The Bank
The Bank
22Feb
Screen Shot 2020-01-30 at 14.39.25.jpg10:00AM - 04:00PM]
A Journey Through Fire - Bus Tour
Newry Museum
22Feb
Bernie Millar 1.jpg02:00PM - 05:00PM]
Bernie Millar Exhibition
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
22Feb
614987_446938525349062_1446427005_o.jpg08:00PM - ]
Saturday @ Cobbles
Cobbles Bar and Nightclub
23Feb
79722270_3404969346211726_7249398921514975232_o.jpg01:00PM - 04:00PM]
Funky Wedding Fayre
Bellinis
23Feb
Bernie Millar 1.jpg02:00PM - 05:00PM]
Bernie Millar Exhibition
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
23Feb
614987_446938525349062_1446427005_o.jpg08:00PM - ]
Sunday @ Cobbles
Cobbles Bar and Nightclub
24Feb
Bernie Millar 1.jpg02:00PM - 05:00PM]
Bernie Millar Exhibition
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
24Feb
IndustryMondays_DrinksTV.jpg09:00PM - ]
Industry Mondays @ Cobbles
Cobbles Bar and Nightclub
17Feb
Bernie Millar 1.jpg02:00PM - 05:00PM]
Bernie Millar Exhibition
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
17Feb
micro.jpg02:00PM - 04:00PM]
Get Started in Coding with Micro:bits
Newry Library
17Feb
IndustryMondays_DrinksTV.jpg09:00PM - ]
Industry Mondays @ Cobbles
Cobbles Bar and Nightclub
18Feb
Bernie Millar 1.jpg02:00PM - 05:00PM]
Bernie Millar Exhibition
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
18Feb
ons.jpg07:30PM - 10:00PM]
Ghosts from Newry's Past - Old Newry Society
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
19Feb
Bernie Millar 1.jpg02:00PM - 05:00PM]
Bernie Millar Exhibition
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
20Feb
Bernie Millar 1.jpg02:00PM - 05:00PM]
Bernie Millar Exhibition
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
20Feb
Creative.jpg02:00PM - 04:00PM]
Creative Ageing - 10 Week Painting Class
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
20Feb
Screen Shot 2020-02-11 at 18.09.12.jpg07:30PM - 09:30PM]
Memories of life in the Newry area in the 1940s
Newry Museum
20Feb
Ruby.jpg08:00PM - 10:00PM]
Ruby! - The life of Ruby Murray
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
20Feb
65629719_1621056161360064_2536823631851507512_n.jpg09:00PM - ]
Thursday's at Cobbles
Cobbles Bar and Nightclub
21Feb
Bernie Millar 1.jpg02:00PM - 05:00PM]
Bernie Millar Exhibition
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
21Feb
614987_446938525349062_1446427005_o.jpg08:00PM - ]
Friday @ Cobbles
Cobbles Bar and Nightclub
21Feb
43033649_10156365550137949_4532248029897424896_n.png09:00PM - ]
Friday @ The Bank
The Bank
22Feb
Screen Shot 2020-01-30 at 14.39.25.jpg10:00AM - 04:00PM]
A Journey Through Fire - Bus Tour
Newry Museum
22Feb
Bernie Millar 1.jpg02:00PM - 05:00PM]
Bernie Millar Exhibition
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
22Feb
614987_446938525349062_1446427005_o.jpg08:00PM - ]
Saturday @ Cobbles
Cobbles Bar and Nightclub
23Feb
79722270_3404969346211726_7249398921514975232_o.jpg01:00PM - 04:00PM]
Funky Wedding Fayre
Bellinis
23Feb
Bernie Millar 1.jpg02:00PM - 05:00PM]
Bernie Millar Exhibition
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
23Feb
614987_446938525349062_1446427005_o.jpg08:00PM - ]
Sunday @ Cobbles
Cobbles Bar and Nightclub
24Feb
Bernie Millar 1.jpg02:00PM - 05:00PM]
Bernie Millar Exhibition
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
24Feb
IndustryMondays_DrinksTV.jpg09:00PM - ]
Industry Mondays @ Cobbles
Cobbles Bar and Nightclub
25Feb
Bernie Millar 1.jpg02:00PM - 05:00PM]
Bernie Millar Exhibition
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
26Feb
Bernie Millar 1.jpg02:00PM - 05:00PM]
Bernie Millar Exhibition
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
27Feb
Bernie Millar 1.jpg02:00PM - 05:00PM]
Bernie Millar Exhibition
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
27Feb
Creative.jpg02:00PM - 04:00PM]
Creative Ageing - 10 Week Painting Class
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
27Feb
image002.jpg07:00PM - 09:00PM]
Meet the Author - Eoghan Mac Giolla Bhríde
Gaeláras Mhic Ardghail
27Feb
65629719_1621056161360064_2536823631851507512_n.jpg09:00PM - ]
Thursday's at Cobbles
Cobbles Bar and Nightclub
28Feb
Bernie Millar 1.jpg02:00PM - 05:00PM]
Bernie Millar Exhibition
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
28Feb
614987_446938525349062_1446427005_o.jpg08:00PM - ]
Friday @ Cobbles
Cobbles Bar and Nightclub
28Feb
82743013_2781233611933701_4354826349693632512_o.jpg08:00PM - 11:00PM]
3 Bucks Left
The Phoenix
28Feb
43033649_10156365550137949_4532248029897424896_n.png09:00PM - ]
Friday @ The Bank
The Bank
29Feb
11:00AM - 03:00PM]
Stephen Fitzpatrick Auction
Stephen Fitzpatrick Auctioneers
29Feb
614987_446938525349062_1446427005_o.jpg08:00PM - ]
Saturday @ Cobbles
Cobbles Bar and Nightclub
29Feb
mccooeyscomedy.jpeg08:00PM - 11:00PM]
Biggest Wee Comedy Club in the North
McCooey's
01Mar
614987_446938525349062_1446427005_o.jpg08:00PM - ]
Sunday @ Cobbles
Cobbles Bar and Nightclub
02Mar
IndustryMondays_DrinksTV.jpg09:00PM - ]
Industry Mondays @ Cobbles
Cobbles Bar and Nightclub
03Mar
DreamSleepConnectPosterDraftWhiteNoLogos.jpg08:00PM - 10:00PM]
Dream,Sleep Connect - comedy
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
05Mar
Creative.jpg02:00PM - 04:00PM]
Creative Ageing - 10 Week Painting Class
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
05Mar
65629719_1621056161360064_2536823631851507512_n.jpg09:00PM - ]
Thursday's at Cobbles
Cobbles Bar and Nightclub
06Mar
614987_446938525349062_1446427005_o.jpg08:00PM - ]
Friday @ Cobbles
Cobbles Bar and Nightclub
06Mar
43033649_10156365550137949_4532248029897424896_n.png09:00PM - ]
Friday @ The Bank
The Bank
07Mar
Lore 300 dpi 2.jpg08:00PM - 11:00PM]
Take Me Home Concert
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
07Mar
614987_446938525349062_1446427005_o.jpg08:00PM - ]
Saturday @ Cobbles
Cobbles Bar and Nightclub
08Mar
614987_446938525349062_1446427005_o.jpg08:00PM - ]
Sunday @ Cobbles
Cobbles Bar and Nightclub
09Mar
IndustryMondays_DrinksTV.jpg09:00PM - ]
Industry Mondays @ Cobbles
Cobbles Bar and Nightclub
10Mar
84656755_10221609349132724_4821728142748024832_n.jpg07:30PM - 10:00PM]
Footloose The Musical
Newry Town Hall
11Mar
84656755_10221609349132724_4821728142748024832_n.jpg07:30PM - 10:00PM]
Footloose The Musical
Newry Town Hall
12Mar
Creative.jpg02:00PM - 04:00PM]
Creative Ageing - 10 Week Painting Class
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
12Mar
84656755_10221609349132724_4821728142748024832_n.jpg07:30PM - 10:00PM]
Footloose The Musical
Newry Town Hall
12Mar
in the name of.jpg08:00PM - 10:00PM]
In The Name of the Son
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
12Mar
65629719_1621056161360064_2536823631851507512_n.jpg09:00PM - ]
Thursday's at Cobbles
Cobbles Bar and Nightclub
13Mar
84656755_10221609349132724_4821728142748024832_n.jpg07:30PM - 10:00PM]
Footloose The Musical
Newry Town Hall
13Mar
614987_446938525349062_1446427005_o.jpg08:00PM - ]
Friday @ Cobbles
Cobbles Bar and Nightclub
13Mar
43033649_10156365550137949_4532248029897424896_n.png09:00PM - ]
Friday @ The Bank
The Bank
14Mar
_DSF2913.jpg12:00AM - 12:00AM]
Newry Tradfest
Newry Various Venues
14Mar
image001.jpg10:30AM - 01:00PM]
Saibhreas agus Cruinneas
Gaeláras Mhic Ardghail
14Mar
614987_446938525349062_1446427005_o.jpg08:00PM - ]
Saturday @ Cobbles
Cobbles Bar and Nightclub
15Mar
_DSF2913.jpg12:00AM - 12:00AM]
Newry Tradfest
Newry Various Venues
15Mar
614987_446938525349062_1446427005_o.jpg08:00PM - ]
Sunday @ Cobbles
Cobbles Bar and Nightclub
16Mar
_DSF2913.jpg12:00AM - 12:00AM]
Newry Tradfest
Newry Various Venues
16Mar
IndustryMondays_DrinksTV.jpg09:00PM - ]
Industry Mondays @ Cobbles
Cobbles Bar and Nightclub
17Mar
_DSF2913.jpg12:00AM - 12:00AM]
Newry Tradfest
Newry Various Venues
17Mar
DSCF7992.jpg07:00PM - 10:30PM]
'St Patrick’s Miscellany' Concert
Newry Town Hall

FOLLOW NEWRY.IE

 

 

DONATE

Please consider supporting Newry.ie

Amount:
Newry.ie require Cookies on some parts of our site to enable full functionality. By using Newry.ie you consent to our use of Cookies. You can use your browser settings to disable cookies on this or any other website.
More information Ok