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Vandal alert[edit]

Any edit applied to this page by (see this Talk page) should be treated with suspicion. They come from St Colman's College in Newry which has a track record for vandalism here and on other pages. -- RHaworth 10:56, 2005 Jan 21 (UTC)

Why dropped[edit]

The following looks like a sensible comment:

When speaking in Irish the full name of the town is rarely used; instead it is abbreviated to An tIúr which when spoken sounds like "Nur", leading to the modern English name.

But I will leave it to a Gaelic speaker to re-instate it. -- RHaworth 10:56, 2005 Jan 21 (UTC)

It was incorrect in pronunciation, and the statement applies to written as well as spoken Irish - the distinction is between modern and older Irish, not verbal and written Irish. The parallel between the English name and the Irish one isn't exceptionally distinct (looking at the actual pronunciation) so I don't think it warrants particular mention. I replaced it with the following:
In modern Irish the full name of the town is rarely used; instead it is abbreviated to An tIúr (pron. "on ture").
zoney talk 13:34, 21 Jan 2005 (UTC)

"People" allegedly using free NHS services in Newry[edit]

The Irish Times article dated 4th April 2007 referenced at the bottom of the page could not be traced when I tried to find it in the archives. This coupled with the fact that there is no link to the said article anyway, makes me consider this supposed fact as suspicious. It needs to be rectified. The whole sentence needs to be changed as its tone sounds like someone has an axe to grind and needlessly puts 'people' in quotation marks. Where is the validity of this allegation? How can non-citizens avail of free healthcare if they are not even resident in the Province?

City status II[edit]

Being awarded city status is a very important event in the history of Newry and it deserves its own paragraph to highlight its importance. My edit of Newry is not "messing up the article". Another opinion would be appreciated. Devokewater (talk) 08:40, 8 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Repaired sentence fragment in Lead. IMO not worthy of a separate paragraph in Lead. If the politics behind the act of Newry becoming a city needs more description, that could be added to the body of the article. The topic is discussed at length (and referenced) at City status in Ireland, so content from their could be copied into the Newry article, with attribution in the Edit summary. David notMD (talk) 09:51, 8 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks David notMD, I'm OK with that. Devokewater (talk) 09:54, 8 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]

"Newry effect" still happening?[edit]

Is there still an influx of shoppers from the Republic taking advantage of exchange rates? I visited recently and it didn't seem to be going on. 2A00:23C8:A2A9:F201:9C0D:95C6:1570:570C (talk) 18:22, 28 July 2023 (UTC)[reply]