Newspaper for Crossmaglen, South Armagh, Newry and Down.

Month: August 2015

Around & About

Picnic with a difference in Slieve Gullion Forest Park

Why not join the Ring of Gullion team and Butterfly Conservation Northern Ireland for a picnic with a difference on Friday 11th September at 8.00pm in Slieve Gullion Forest Park? There will be a chance to watch and listen for…

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh

Community answers rallying call for new emergency response group

The soon to be implemented Crossmaglen and District Community First Responders group has received an unprecedented rise in donations in the wake of the recent publicising of the healthcare crisis in Crossmaglen.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh

Odds-on as BoyleSports takes up the reins of family bookies

They say that timing is everything in business and so it has proven for E. Hanratty Turf Accountant in Crossmaglen. Opened in 1934 and spanning three family generations the bookmaker business has undergone many changes since the doors opened 81…


Local boxers ‘fight their hearts out’ in European Championships

Two local boxing sensations are celebrating this week after picking up silver medals in the 2015 EUBC European Youth and Junior Championships in Hungary.


Orchard heroes into All-Ireland Semis

● Armagh 2-13 Donegal 2-11 Richard Bullick in Clones Armagh showed fantastic character to fight from behind and keep their All-Ireland dream alive with this heroic victory over their successors as Ulster champions Donegal in a pulsating quarter-final in Clones.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

Council’s pool hire proposals ‘ludicrous,’ say swim schools

A private swimming school instructor has expressed his disappointment at recent council recommendations for hiring its facilities outside of normal working hours which, he says, have effectively “outpriced” the return of former swim schools El Sol and Swim Fit.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh

Omagh bomb: Defence lawyers debate witness questioning to halt trial

Lawyers for a man accused of involvement in the Omagh bombing have been given a month to decide whether to cross-examine witnesses in a legal bid to stop him facing trial.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

Call for Roads Minister to reverse road maintenance cuts

Sinn Féin MLA Megan Fearon has called on Roads Minister Danny Kennedy to rethink his cuts to road maintenance after it was revealed that Newry and Mourne had the second highest level of deaths and serious injury on the north’s…

Lead Stories South Armagh

N53 road closure begins despite fierce opposition

The three month closure of the N53 has gone ahead as planned today (Monday) despite fierce opposition from local residents, commuters, farmers and business owners who say they will all be affected by the closure.