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Emergency Business Flooding Schemes

The Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Simon Coveney, today extended the government’s Emergency Business Flooding Schemes to cover small businesses, sports clubs, community, and voluntary organisations affected by Storm Debi earlier this week. The Schemes are designed to assist businesses unable to secure flood insurance.

Both schemes provide humanitarian support contributions towards the costs of returning small businesses, sporting, voluntary and community premises to their pre-flood condition including the replacement of flooring, fixtures and fittings and damaged stock where relevant.

Applications forms for support will be available on the Irish Red Cross Society website later today and the closing date for applications is 15 December.

Newry Christmas Light Switch-on 

There is current plans to enhance this years Christmas Lights Switch-On event scheduled for Thursday 23rd November. The plan is to extend the event up to the top of Hill Street, Newry Town Hall and Bank Parade/Sugar Island. There is also plans for additional Family activities, music acts, decorations, advertisement etc.

As part of the enhancement there will be a Christmas Artisan Market in Newry Town Hall (6pm – 9pm) and there is availability for food and drink street vendors. If any of our member businesses would like to get involved please contact


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