Newspaper for Crossmaglen, South Armagh, Newry and Down.

Month: October 2016

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh

Pedigree sheep killed in frenzied dog attack

A local farmer’s wife has spoken of the trauma her family suffered after a frenzied dog attack left a dozen of their pedigree sheep stock dead and her husband fleeing for his life as the dogs turned on him.

Newry South Armagh

Crossmaglen man shares his ‘life-changing’ volunteering experience in Nepal

A young Crossmaglen man who recently returned from three months volunteering in Nepal is calling on other young people to take the plunge and consider volunteering overseas.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

Séanín battles to recover from lifesaving surgeries

The story of inspirational Belleek’s woman Séanín Smith’s incredible battle against the debilitating effects of a rare, incurable condition is one that has captured the hearts and minds of everyone in her local community and beyond.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh

Crossmaglen First Responders First Anniversary celebration event

The Crossmaglen Community and District First Responders group will celebrate its first anniversary this weekend with a night of “craic agus ceol” in the Cross Square Hotel on Saturday at 7pm.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh

Grainne narrowly escapes the chop in boardroom showdown

Local Apprentice star Grainne McCoy has made it through another week of BBC One’s Apprentice after a boardroom showdown where she narrowly escaped being fired.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

Newry man who used his mobile phone while driving is jailed for fatal crash

A Newry man who was browsing the web on his mobile phone moments before he crashed into a telegraph pole has begun a 13 and a half months sentance for causing the death of a pensioner.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh

Rural roads to benefit from multi-million pound investment

A multi-million pound investment to tackle repairs and maintenance of rural roads has been welcomed by local Sinn Fein representatives who say the funding must be spent in areas of greatest need and in particular, should address the “legacy of…

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

Minister’s transformative Health and Wellbeing plan welcomed by Sinn Fein

Health Minister Michelle O’Neill’s ten year plan to transform Northern Ireland’s struggling health service is “a step towards building an all-Ireland universal health system” – according to Newry and Armagh MLA, Conor Murphy.


Kilcoo meet Maghery in semi-final

● Ulster Club SFC Down and Armagh champions Kilcoo and Maghery will battle it out on Nov 13 for a place in the Ulster following their respective quarter final victories over Glenswilly 1-12 to 1-06 and Ramor United 1-13 to…