Council’s compliance with bi-lingual policy sparks row with Unionists

February 23, 2015 

A decision by the incoming Newry, Mourne and Down District Council to adhere to its own bi-lingual policy on Irish language has been angrily criticized by Unionist councillors who have lodged an official objection to the move. Read more

Absence of south Armagh reps on new SOAR group “unfathomable”

February 23, 2015 

South Armagh may miss out on vital funding for rural projects due to the fact that there is no geographical representation for the area on the newly-appointed SOAR (Southern Organisation for Action in Rural Areas) local action group, its chairman, Miceal McCoy, has claimed. Read more

Seamus Daly’s family to launch campaign for his release

February 23, 2015 

The family of the Culloville man accused of involvement in the Omagh bombing have launched a campaign for his release.  In a statement issued to The Examiner the family of Seamus Daly have vowed to highlight what they describe as “the injustice” of his continued incarceration since his arrest last April. Read more

Public outcry over swimming pool price hikes

February 23, 2015 

The long awaited new Swimming Pool in Newry has been plunged into further controversy after it emerged that massive price hikes for use of the pool are to impact on the elderly, disabled and unemployed in the district. Read more

Three on the Trot very important

February 23, 2015 


Following a three week layoff it is very important that Armagh make it three League wins on the trot when they travel to take on Limerick in the Gaelic Grounds @ 2pm on Sunday March 1. Read more

“Ball handling tough” says David Bentley

February 23, 2015 

“ “Handling of the ball was the hardest aspect of the game” former England International soccer player David Bentley told the Examiner before leaving the pitch after playing a full game for Crossmaglen Rangers as part of “The Toughest Trade”  an AIB initiative which will be aired on TV3 at 10pm on Monday March 9th. Read more

Legal highs warning after teenage girls rushed to A&E

February 23, 2015 

Police in Newry have issued a warning to parents to be aware of where their children are and who they are mixing with after two young teenage girls were rushed to Daisy Hill Hospital last Tuesday evening after taking a legal high known as “Trippy Weed.”  The substance is thought to be a synthetic form of cannabis which mimics the effect of the real drug. Read more

Cycle against Suicide Carlingford to Crossmaglen SpinOff

February 23, 2015 

This Saturday 28th February a sea of 250+ orange coloured Cyclists will roll into the South Armagh Town of Crossmaglen, Cyclists from all over the Island of Ireland coming together with a common focus. To make a difference. To save lives. And ultimately to fight against Suicide on this Island. Read more

Upper Creggan and District Committee of the Armagh Diocesan Lourdes Hospitalite

February 23, 2015 

Our first annual Bazaar was held in Silverbridge Clubrooms on Friday night last and the huge attendance enjoyed the fun, as well as continuous raffles for the lovely prizes shown in the photo. Read more

PJ Gallagher back on tour with ‘Concussion’

February 23, 2015 

One of Ireland’s most popular comedians, PJ Gallagher, is making a highly anticipated comeback with his first Irish tour in two years. PJ is taking to the road with a total of 14 Irish dates for 2015 with his brand new show, ‘Concussion’.  Heading this way in March PJ will play The Marketplace Theatre in Armagh on 13th March. Read more

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