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Newspaper for Crossmaglen, South Armagh, Newry and Down.

Month: March 2016

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

Séanín campaign stepped up ahead of vital US surgery

The family and friends of Belleek’s woman Séanín Smith have stepped up their fundraising campaign in order to secure vital surgery in America for the 23 year old, whose fragile health has continued to suffer serious setbacks in the last…

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh

Resigning GP blames Health Board for reneging on promises

Provision of primary medical care at a GP surgery in Crossmaglen is again facing uncertainty as news emerged during the past week that Dr Patrick Fee is to resign his NHS contract for provision of medical services in Rathkeeland House…

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

Sticky Fingers claim Council have ‘abandoned’ Giant’s Lair

As controversy surrounding Slieve Gullion and its activities continued last week,  the group behind an innovative living storybook set in Slieve Gullion Forest Park have opened up to The Examiner about their own long running dispute with Newry, Mourne and…

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

Health Minister’s stance on south Armagh ambulance cover criticized

Bringing the issue of ambulance cover in south Armagh to the attention of the Assembly recently, Sinn Fein MLA Megan Fearon says she is “deeply disappointed” at Health Minister Simon Hamilton’s response to the matter.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

Park & Ride facility for Slieve Gullion Forest Park

Retaining its status as a one of the north’s “must see” visitor attractions, Slieve Gullion Forest Park is expected to receive the customary high influx of visitors over this Easter holiday period and extending into the summer season.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

Council refutes Albert Basin access claims

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council has denied claims that visiting boats are being prohibited from accessing the Albert Basin in Newry but has admitted that berthing points on the Quay have been allocated for this year.

Sports

Grimley goal grabs vital point

Allianz FL Division 2 Tyrone 0-13 Armagh 1-10 Distraught a fortnight ago when Galway grabbed a late equalising goal to deny Armagh a precious league point, elation on Saturday night when Niall Grimley fisted home a goal to salvage a…

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh

Approval sought for next phase of former Forkhill barracks development

The next phase in the development of the former military barracks in Forkhill will include an ‘open space’ area featuring artwork depicting unique characteristics of the Ring of Gullion.

Sports

Armagh hurlers promoted to Division 2A for 2017

● Division 2B League Final Armagh 0-20 Down 1-15 Armagh hurlers claimed an historic National League title on Saturday afternoon, which earned them promotion to the Allianz Hurling League Division 2A for 2017, after a deserved victory over fierce rivals, Down.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

Independent councillors set up new homeless project in Newry

A local Independent councillor is set to draw on his own experiences in order to tackle the issue of youth homelessness and “sofa surfing” across the district.  Kevin McAteer has teamed up with his fellow Indy/Alliance councillor Patrick Brown in…