Newspaper for Crossmaglen, South Armagh, Newry and Down.

Month: March 2015


“At the cutting edge of music”: Cúig launch debut EP

An up-and-coming trad band, currently taking the traditional music scene by storm, will launch their debut EP at an event in Newry next weekend.

Around & About

Local pupil Laura excelled at Environmental Youth Speak 2015

Congratulations to Laura, St Malachy’s Primary School, Camlough who represented Newry and Mourne District Council in the junior heat of the Environmental Youth Speak finals held in the Civic Centre, Lisburn on 10th March.


Rampant Armagh secure play-off place

ARMAGH 6-16 MEATH 1-0 Richard Bullick reports Armagh marched into the NFL Division Two play-offs by hammering Meath in Silverbridge where Dromintee’s Aoife McCoy captured the headlines with a first half hat-trick of goals.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh

Telecommunications expert reverses opinion during Walsh appeal

A telecommunications expert called in by lawyers representing convicted murderer Karen Walsh, dramatically reversed his opinion that three calls made to a pensioner’s home after she was battered to death with a crucifix were probably answered.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

Curran contemplates ‘death blow’ Westminster challenge

The recently resigned Independent Councillor of Newry and Mourne District Council, Brendan Curran, has revealed he is considering contesting the forthcoming Westminster election, in a direct challenge to his former Sinn Fein colleagues.


Promotion Beckons

Armagh will take on neighbours Louth on Saturday night in the Athletic Grounds knowing that a home win will see the Orchard County promoted to Division Two.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

Save Our Stroke Unit – Public urged to come out in support of Daisy Hill Rally

Ahead of the public rally planned for this Saturday in Newry, the public is being urged to come out in numbers to help safeguard stroke services at Daisy Hill Hospital.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh

‘Culchie and Proud’ – BBC Radio programme explores the concept of ‘culchie’

A BBC Radio Ulster programme which examines the concept of being a “culchie” is set to hit the airwaves at the end of this month.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

Council cause a stink with shock dog fouling video

Newry and Mourne District Council have defended their decision to use a controversial video as part of an anti dog fouling campaign.