Newspaper for Crossmaglen, South Armagh, Newry and Down.

Month: June 2015


Clarke brace breaks Wickow resistance

● All-Ireland SFC Round 1B Qualifier: Armagh 2-17 Wicklow 2-7 On their last visit to the Athletic Grounds it was an early two goal salvo from Jamie Clarke which set Armagh on their way to a facile 2-21 to 0-2…

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

School Principals urge parents to take steps to protect their children online

The principals of sixteen post-primary schools across the Newry and Mourne area have submitted an open letter to local media outlets, appealing to parents and guardians of young people to speak to their children about online safety.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

Police Ombudsman apology for mother of sex attack victim

A Newry mother whose daughter was subjected to a terrifying sex attack when she was just 14 has received an apology from Police Ombudsman for the treatment her family received from officers carrying out the sexual assault investigation.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh

Child and grandmother badly shaken in stone-throwing attack

The latest stone-throwing attack on traffic along the Camlough Road into Newry has left a Derrybeg grandmother and her grandson badly shaken after youths smashed the rear windscreen of her vehicle as she travelled towards her home last Monday afternoon.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh

Bessbrook toddler attempted murder accused has similar previous conviction

A man accused of the attempted murder of a two-year-old girl in Bessbrook has previously been convicted of a similar offence, a recent bail hearing has heard.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

Save Our Swim Schools public meeting

A public meeting to discuss the ongoing concerns surrounding swimming lessons at Newry Leisure Centre is set to take place this Thursday 25th June at 8pm in the Sean Hollywood Arts Centre in Newry.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

KBRT’s offer to Irish students’ families sparks influx of donations

A Newry father who set up a repatriation fund offering financial assistance to bereaved families to bring their loved ones’ bodies home from abroad, has revealed that the charity’s recent offer to assist the families of the Berkeley balcony collapse…

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh

Ram raiders flee empty handed

Mulkerns Eurospar on the Forkhill Road in Newry was left badly damaged after a five man gang ram raided the premises last Tuesday morning.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

Mizen2Malin: preparations intensify for charity cycle

The crew involved in this weekend’s Mizen2Malin charity cycle suffered a setback this week with the news that one of their fellow cyclists incurred an accident at work, rendering him unable to participate.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

RUC officer’s husband to take legal action over wife’s murder

The husband of an RUC officer killed in an IRA mortar bomb attack in Newry 23 years ago has said he will take legal action over his wife’s death, after a BBC Panorama programme exposed allegations of collusion in her…