Newspaper for Crossmaglen, South Armagh, Newry and Down.

Month: May 2017

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

Man admits horror attack on Bessbrook toddler

The man who inflicted ‘life-changing injuries’ on a Bessbrook toddler three years ago will be sentenced next month after he admitted the attack ahead of a hearing at Belfast Crown Court on Friday.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

Paige is crowned 2017 Primary Musican of the Year

A young pupil of St. Joseph’s Primary School in Meigh has been crowned the 2017 Primary School Musician of the Year.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh

New parking measures at Slieve Gullion to ease residents’ ‘nightmare’

It is hoped extra staffing and new road signs erected in the vicinity of Slieve Gullion Courtyard will help ease the persistent traffic problems that plague the popular facility at busy times.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

Desecration of Narrow Water memorial condemned

Ulster Unionist Councillor David Taylor and Harold McKee, the Ulster Unionist Party`s Westminster candidate for South Down, have expressed their disgust at the desecration of poppy wreaths placed at Narrow Water, Warrenpoint.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh

Newtown High School tops schools’ league tables

News that Newtownhamilton High School has topped the recently published GCSE league tables for non-selective state-controlled schools has delighted headmaster Neil Megaw, his staff and pupils.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

Crossmaglen First Responders nominated for Shining Light Award

The Crossmaglen and District Community First Responders (CDCFR) team are delighted to have been nominated for a Shining Light Award in this year’s Community Volunteering Awards, which take place this Friday 2nd June.


Terrific intense local rivalry adds to the occasion

● USFC Down v Armagh @ 2pm in Pairc Esler, Sunday June 4th From the moment the 2017 draw for the Ulster Senior football championship was made the stand out fixture was the Pairc Esler meeting of Down and Armagh.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

Man quizzed over double murder linked to Newry indecency

A man arrested in connection with the murder of an elderly couple in Craigavon on Friday afternoon, is being linked to an incident in which a man manifesting “erratic behaviour” was detained in Newry earlier in the day.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

Major jobs boost as First Derivatives set to hire 400 graduates

Newry-based software firm, First Derivatives, will take on 400 graduate recruits this year, in what is being hailed as the largest graduate hiring spree in Ireland.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

Kingsmill inquest evidence angers victims’ families

Relatives of the Kingsmill victims’ have angrily criticised the RUC investigation in the aftermath of the murders following evidence revealed at the ongoing inquest in Belfast.