crossexaminer.co.uk

Newspaper for Crossmaglen, South Armagh, Newry and Down.

Month: March 2018

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Issue 1301 – Hospice Gala Ball

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Issue 1301 – Flashbacks

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Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

Second Newry school embroiled in clerical child abuse claims

A second Newry school has become embroiled in clerical child sex abuse claims, after an anonymous caller to a BBC radio show claimed he was abused by a priest while at St. Joseph’s Boys’ High School during the 1960s.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

Norbrook staff dispute management pay claims

Claims of compulsory unpaid overtime made by some employees of Newry-based pharmaceutical company, Norbrook Laboratories, appear to contradict management promises that staff will not lose out financially by the firm’s two-day closure earlier this month, in response to the severe…

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

Boxer launches High Court action to rejoin Commonwealth Games squad

Newry boxer Conor Wallace has commenced legal action in a bid to be reinstated to the Northern Ireland squad competing in next month’s Commonwealth Games, The Examiner has learned.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

Illegal cigarette factory dismantled

An illegal cigarette factory discovered on the border close to Dundalk has been dismantled.   The illicit factory found in Jenkinstown, County Louth was dismantled on Thursday last by Revenue officers from the Republic of Ireland and a team from…

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

Claims of IRA attack at Ballsmill 60 years ago prompts police probe

The memoirs of a former IRA man who took part in the organisation’s Border Campaign of the 1950s/60s have prompted a police investigation into an attack at Ballsmill, near Crossmaglen when two RUC officers were injured in a landmine explosion…

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

Police maintain visible presence during town’s bin collection

There was a visible police presence in Newtownhamilton on Friday morning when Council refuse workers carried out the weekly bin collection in the town, a week after they came under attack from angry residents.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

‘Border Fox’ to face trial on charges of assault and false imprisonment

Prominent republican, Dessie O’Hare, is set to face trial at the Special Criminal Court in Dublin on charges of assault, the false imprisonment of three people and threatening to kill a man.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

Woman held at knifepoint during armed robbery

A woman who was held at knifepoint by a masked man during an armed robbery of a shop in Newry is said to be recovering from her ordeal.