Newspaper for Crossmaglen, South Armagh, Newry and Down.

Month: February 2016

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Carnbane scheme: Uncertainty mounts over anchor tenant

A multi-million pound mixed used development in Newry could suffer a significant setback as speculation mounts that supermarket giant Asda is rethinking its decision to become the anchor tenant of the controversial new retail and business park.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh

QUB award renamed in honour of tragic Silverbridge student

An annual award scheme bestowed upon top achieving first year students of Accountancy at Queen’s University, Belfast has been renamed in honour of a former recipient from Silverbridge, who tragically passed away last year.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh

Veteran republican vows to appeal jail sentence

Veteran republican Thomas ‘Slab’ Murphy has vowed to appeal the 18-month jail term handed down to him at the Special Criminal Court in Dublin on Friday, having been found guilty of nine charges of tax evasion.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh

Deputy First Minister addresses Chamber business event

Deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness, was the keynote guest speaker at a business lunch hosted by Newry Chamber of Commerce in the Canal Court Hotel on Wednesday last.

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Rising rates bills ‘crippling’ rural hospitality sector – McNulty

Rising rates bills will place extraordinary pressures on the licensed trade and hospitality sector and lead to the closure of rural pubs, SDLP representative Justin McNulty has claimed.

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Translink accused of blatant disregard to rural areas

Sinn Féin councillor Terry Hearty has criticized Translink for what he described as its “indifference” to rural areas.


Two points is all that matters

● Allianz National Football League Div Two Armagh 1-10 Fermanagh 0-12 Saturday night’s clash between Armagh and Fermanagh at the Athletic Grounds produced a lot of talking points and issues that will be probably be dealt with by a higher…

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Talented trio’s ‘Maxi Taxi’ video goes viral

A talented trio of female singers from Newry are enjoying unprecedented exposure after featuring in a video recorded in an unusual venue recently.   The teenagers performed a stunning mash-up of hit songs by artists such as James Bay, George…

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Local duo to take on epic two wheeled US trip in aid of KBRT­

This April a Culloville man will embark on an epic two-wheeled trip spanning the breadth of the United States, all in aid of the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust.   Darren Rowland will begin the monumental 4000 mile cycle from San…