Newspaper for Crossmaglen, South Armagh, Newry and Down.

Month: April 2015

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh

Camlough raid thwarts alleged drug smuggling plot

A consignment of cannabis seized in Camlough on Thursday is part of a major drug smuggling operation crossing international boundaries, a district judge has said.

Lead Stories South Armagh

Student ‘in shock’ at Buckingham Palace invite

A young Newtownhamilton student is busy preparing for the opportunity of a lifetime, when she will rub shoulders with royalty having been invited to attend a Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace next month.

Lead Stories Not Used South Armagh

Wildfire causes extensive damage to Slieve Gullion habitat

The natural heath habitat on Slieve Gullion has been extensively damaged by a large wildfire, The Examiner has learned.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh

Out of Hours service inundated with non-urgent calls

Dr John Simpson, Southern Trust Medical Director, says the Trust’s urgent Out of Hours Service is being inundated by people calling about minor ailments.  At least 50% of all calls to Out of Hours are estimated to be non-urgent and…

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh

Kingsmill inquest delayed as no coroner available

An inquest into the Kingsmill  Massacre has been postponed due to the absence of a coroner to hear the proceedings.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh

Ring of Gullion thrown funding lifeline from bag levy

The future of Northern Ireland’s environmental groups has been thrown a temporary lifeline after Environment Minister Mark Durkan agreed to fund natural heritage grants with £1m from the carrier bag levy pot.


“Tea in a China Cup” by Christina Reid – Lislea Dramatic Players

Lynore King wins All Ireland Best Actress Accolade ! Lislea Dramatic Players competed once again in the All Ireland Confined Drama Finals in Kilmuckridge, Co. Wexford on Monday 13th April after winning 3 festivals (Portadown, South Wicklow and Mid Ulster)…

South Armagh Sports

Ideal Start for Armagh

Kieran McGeeney got his tenure as Armagh manager off to the ideal start, delivering what was required, a Division Three League title and promotion to Division Two.


Tí Chulainn to host local Trad Group Bothán

Tí Chulainn are delighted to be the host venue for local band Bothán on Friday 1st May. Doors open at 7.30pm.

Lead Stories Newry

String of vehicles damaged by stone-throwers

Two men were arrested for public order offences after stones were thrown at traffic on the Camlough Road, Newry, damaging a string of vehicles including a lorry, two taxis, a van and an Ulsterbus.