Picnic with a difference in Slieve Gullion Forest Park

August 31, 2015 

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 bats and moths in this brilliant venue for wildlife! Read more

Issue 1172 – Flashbacks

August 31, 2015 

Community answers rallying call for new emergency response group

August 24, 2015 

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. Read more

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

August 24, 2015 

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 years ago. Read more

Local boxers ‘fight their hearts out’ in European Championships

August 24, 2015 

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

Orchard heroes into All-Ireland Semis

August 24, 2015 

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. Read more

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

August 24, 2015 

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. Read more

Omagh bomb: Defence lawyers debate witness questioning to halt trial

August 24, 2015 

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. Read more

Call for Roads Minister to reverse road maintenance cuts

August 24, 2015 

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 roads last year. Read more

N53 road closure begins despite fierce opposition

August 24, 2015 

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. Read more

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