The city of Newry is situated in Northern Ireland, which lies on the banks of the River Clanrye in County Down. Its the fourth largest city in Northern Ireland, and is just 34 miles from Belfast and 67 miles from Dublin. In the 1700s, it was an important market town, garrison, and port, and was granted city status in as part of the Queen's Golden Jubilee celebrations in 2002.
The current estimated population is 30,000, many of whom are employed in the city's popular business sectors of pharmaceuticals, retail/wholesale distribution, accounting, auditing and tax services, health care, and insurance/financial services.
Recruitment agencies say that job prospects are looking very positive in Newry these days; back in 1991, the area had an unemployment rate of 26%. In 2008, this has dropped to around 2% (which is significantly lower than the Northern Ireland average of 5.0%). The area also benefits from a lower-than-average crime rate, making it a desirable place to live and work.