Newspaper for Crossmaglen, South Armagh, Newry and Down.

Month: November 2016

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh

Family left devastated as pet dog brutally killed by burglars

A Bessbrook family has been left devastated after their family pet was brutally bludgeoned to death by heartless burglars who broke into their Archdale home on Friday evening.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

Former Maiden releases Christmas charity CD in father’s memory

Former Maiden of the Mournes, Margaret Murphy, has released a Christmas CD in memory of her late father Seamus.   The single, which was produced with the help of supportive family and friends, will raise vital funds for the Southern…

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

Homeless charity volunteers brave the elements in Newry sleep out

Newry Helping The Homeless volunteers gave up their cosy beds on Saturday night to brave the cold temperatures during a sleepout to raise funds for the charity and to increase awareness of the plight of the homeless.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

Music venue cancels gig in response to community backlash

A Dundalk music venue was forced to cancel a planned appearance of country music performer Eamonn Jackson on Saturday night amid protests from members of the public in relation to allegations of animal cruelty linked to the singer.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh

Inspirational anti-bullying campaigner receives prestigious award

A Queen’s University student from Bessbrook who has been blazing a trail with her inspirational anti-bullying message, has received a prestigious “Points of Light” award from British Prime Minister, Theresa May.  

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh

Residents step up campaign against persistent burglaries

Prompted by the marked increase in burglaries in the Camlough and Bessbrook areas, residents have stepped up their campaign against such crimes and have established a Neighbourhood Watch scheme.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh

Anger as road remains unfinished despite seven week closure

Local residents have expressed their concerns that the stretch of road between Annaghduff and Mullaghbawn remains unfinished – despite being closed for seven weeks as part of the B30 Newry Road resurfacing project.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh

Parents pledge to raise awareness of road safety after inquest into Armagh crash

The mothers of two teenage boys who were killed in a horror smash at Fews Forest gave a heartbreaking testimony at the inquest into their deaths last week.


Joe to lead Ireland Down Under

GAA President Aogán Ó Fearghail has announced that Joe Kernan will bring the Irish team down under after it has been agreed that Australia will host Ireland in a two-test International Rules Series to be played in Australia in November…