Newspaper for Crossmaglen, South Armagh, Newry and Down.

Month: October 2015

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

Minister’s repayment of Council’s £300k welcomed

Sinn Fein Group Leader on Newry Mourne and Down Council, Terry Hearty, has welcomed the reimbursement of almost £300,000 from the Rate Support Grant to the Council.

Around & About

Multi-agency approach to Halloween safety advice

The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service has joined forces with the PSNI and the Environment Agency to encourage the public to exercise caution to keep themselves and their loved ones safe this Halloween.


Cross seeking home comfort

● Ulster Senior Football Championship  Crossmaglen Rangers v Cargin sunday 1st november 2.30pm Crossmaglen Rangers Ulster Club quarter final game with Antrim champions Erin’s Own, Cargin is a home game for the Armagh champions, who really wanted to feel at…

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

Garda killer disowned by family is secretly cremated

The Newry man who shot dead a Garda and critically wounded his partner before killing himself, was cremated in a low key service attended by just a handful of mourners on Friday. Adrian Mackin’s 21 year old partner, mother of…

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

Disgraced councillor could face new burglary charge

A disgraced Newry Mourne and Down Councillor who pleaded guilty to a charge of sexual assault last month could face new charges of burglary and possession of an offensive weapon.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

Anger as councillors wrack up £2k expenses bill for 5 star hotel stay

Unite the Union Newry have demanded an explanation from Newry, Mourne and Down District Council about a council “junket” in the Slieve Donard Hotel in Newcastle earlier this month, which wracked up an expenses bill of £2,200.


Tough test in Ulster

Ulster Senior Football Championship Outside of the Munster Hurling draw the Ulster Football Championship draw is the most eagerly awaited one in the GAA calendar. Ulster is by far the toughest championship to win and the 2016 draw decrees no…

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh

Three charged in connection with string of burglaries

Three men have been charged with a number of burglary offences in relation to thefts from homes in Crossmaglen and Lislea.