Newspaper for Crossmaglen, South Armagh, Newry and Down.

Month: October 2015

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh

Death: Tragedy strikes memorial cycle event

Tragedy struck during a memorial cycle in south Armagh yesterday (Sunday) when one of the cyclists took suddenly ill and later died.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh

Cullyhanna-born prize bull smashes world record sales

A Cullyhanna farming family saw years of hard work pay off last weekend when their prize Limousin bull fetched a staggering £147,000 at auction, smashing the European and World record sales.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

Councillors on Slieve Donard junket named

The councillors who wracked up an expenses bill of £2,200 on a council “junket” in the Slieve Donard Hotel in Newcastle earlier this month, have been named by Newry, Mourne and Down District Council.


Memories of ‘Vincie’ Savage

By Peter Makem As long as I have been following football, Vincie Savage was a presence in  Armagh football.  Away back in the early sixties  when Derrynoose were playing Clady he and his brother James were the most famous names…

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

Top NI judicial post for former Newry pupil

A former pupil of the Sacred Heart Grammar School in Newry is one of two women to have made history in Northern Ireland by becoming the first females to be appointed High Court judges.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh

Local primary school welcomes over £140k from Minor Works Scheme

The Principal of St Laurence O’Toole’s Primary School in Belleek has welcomed an investment from the Department of Education’s Minor Works Scheme which will see the school benefit to the tune of £142,350 to fund a much anticipated extension to…

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

Tributes as Bradley announces retirement from frontline politics

SDLP MLA for Newry and Armagh Dominic Bradley has announced that he is to retire from frontline politics at the end of this current term and will not stand for his party in next year’s Assembly election.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

Trust recommendations signal reprieve for Cloughreagh House

The future of Cloughreagh House residential home in Bessbrook appears more secure after the Southern Health and Social Care Trust Board (SHSCT) recommended the facility remain open and recommence permanent admissions.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh

Bail expected for man accused of attempted murder of Bessbrook toddler

The man charged with the attempted murder of a Bessbrook toddler is expected to be released on bail next month after spending a year in prison.