Newspaper for Crossmaglen, South Armagh, Newry and Down.

Month: March 2018

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Praise for health care workers who battled stormy weather

The efforts of hundreds of health care workers who braved the recent poor weather conditions to care for many elderly, vulnerable and ill people at home and in hospitals, have been praised by SDLP Assembly Member Justin McNulty MLA.

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Bishop of Dromore resigns amid child abuse scandal

The Bishop of Dromore, Dr. John McAreavey, resigned last week amid growing controversy over the Catholic Church’s handling of paedophile priest and former president of St. Colman’s College, Fr. Malachy Finnegan. 


No rest until April Break

Following the weekend cancellation of Allianz National Football League fixtures in the aftermath of when the Beast from the East combined with Storm Emma takin the country to a standstill, the GAA, Fixtures schedule has to be re-arranged. For once…

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

Calls for public inquiry into clerical abuse in the north

Amnesty International has called on the Secretary of State, Karen Bradley to establish a public inquiry into the scale and circumstances of clerical child abuse in the north, maintaining that the Fr. Finnegan abuse scandal is the latest in a…

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

Call for tougher action on illegal dumping

Stronger measures and enforcement are required to tackle the problem of illegal landfill dumping, Sinn Féin’s Environment spokesperson Cathal Boylan has said.


Eugene McKeever to box for Ireland in America

Eugene McKeever from Mullaghbawn has been selected to box for Ireland in three internationals with the USA Stateside. The Holy Family, Drogheda boxer was selected following some impressive performances in the recent Irish Seniors finals.


A look back in time – Rangers at the crossroads

Crossmaglen Rangers manager Joe Kernan and his assistants Donal McKenna and Ollie McEntee R.I.P. were at a bit of a crossroads as far as their team was concerned going into the 1998 playing season.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

SDLP scrutiny results in Council’s blue bin decision: Byrne

 Slieve Gullion SDLP Councillor Pete Byrne says his party is playing a “key role” in scrutinizing Council decisions to ensure ratepayers are getting the best value for money.


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