Northern Ireland hyperlocal awarded grant to promote city’s growing ethnic minorities

By Matt Abbott | 8th Apr 2019

Thanks to a £5000 Media Grant from the Community Relations Council (CRC) a Newry based hyperlocal news website has launched an online series celebrating and promoting the city’s growing ethnic minority population.

Newry.ie‘s ‘Diverse City’ initiative went live last week and will become a permanent section on the online media outlet site.

Supported by the CRC the new section is dedicated to showcasing all that is happening in Newry’s growing ethnic minority  community.

It will also provide information on facilities and services available for people new to the city.

It will host regular interviews about Newry’s diverse and multicultural society.

Video interviews featuring the city’s newest residents will also be broadcast as part of the project.

Columba O’Hare, Director of Newry.ie said he hopes the project will personalise the faces of our new city neighbours.

“We want to give people the opportunity to discover that we have much more in common than we have differences

“It’s a great privilege for newry.ie to be able to showcase the stories and achievements of people from many different parts of the world who have made Newry their home.

“Thanks to support from the Community Relations Council we can give our readers an insight into the lives of their new neighbours and contribute towards their full integration into our Newry community.”

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