Newspaper for Crossmaglen, South Armagh, Newry and Down.

Month: December 2015

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

Shooting victim awake: relieved family reveals

The Jonesborough woman who was left fighting for her life after being shot by her former partner at their Omeath home two months ago has reportedly regained consciousness, her relieved family have revealed.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh

Family GP practice acquires new scanner

Following months of fundraising across the south Armagh area and beyond, Dr. Patrick Fee’s GP practice in Rathkeelend House, Crossmaglen is proud to announce the arrival of its new state-of-the-art Ultrasound Scanner in the surgery.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

Surprise move as McKevitt selected for Newry and Armagh Assembly election

The current SDLP MLA for South Down Karen McKevitt has been selected along with SDLP party colleague Justin McNulty to contest the Newry and Armagh Assembly election next year. The pair were chosen at an SDLP convention held in Newry’s…

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh

Candlelit vigil to mark 40th Anniversary of triple murders

This Saturday will mark the passing of forty years since the loyalist gun and bomb attack on Donnelly’s Bar in Silverbridge, which left three dead and shattered a community just days before Christmas.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh

Troubles victims take out ad condemning legacy failures

More than 150 relatives of people killed during the Troubles have taken out a full page newspaper advert as an open letter to the British Secretary of State Teresa Villiers, accusing the British government of failing in its obligations to…

Around & About

First Responders selected as Bank of Ireland’s Christmas charity

The Crossmaglen and Community First Responders group have been selected as the Bank of Ireland’s chosen charity for it’s annual Christmas fundraiser.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

Forkhill writer set to launch debut novel “The Boy Who Played in a Band”

Local first time author Pat Murphy, from Forkhill, debuts his first novel this month, just in time for the Christmas wish lists.  Pat began writing the book, “The Boy Who Played in a Band” four years ago after years of…


Changes to league format

The main talking point from the Armagh County Convention, held at a very well appointed Culloville Community Centre and ably hosted by the home club is that there will be changes to the league structures for 2016.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

Council spending ‘reckless and insensitive’ – McAteer

UNITE spokesperson and Independent Newry City Councillor Kevin McAteer has criticised the council for its recent spending behaviour branding it “reckless and insensitive.”