Newspaper for Crossmaglen, South Armagh, Newry and Down.

Month: April 2018

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

Drama as locals capture on-the-run paedophiles

The protracted hunt for two convicted paedophiles, wanted by police for a range of offences, reached a dramatic conclusion on Saturday when the pair were apprehended by members of the public in Mullaghbawn.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

Cullyhanna cousins convicted of kidnap and assault of taxi driver

Two Cullyhanna men have been found guilty of kidnapping, robbing and threatening to kill a Dundalk taxi driver almost two years ago.

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All-Ireland drama success for Crossmaglen Gaelscoil

Gaelscoil Phádraig Naofa in Crossmaglen is celebrating remarkable success in this year’s Féile Scoil-dramaíochta having scooped the All-Ireland title in the prestigious drama competition.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh

Stolen van: Owners appeal for return of pet dog

The owners of a pet terrier who remains missing after the van she was travelling in was stolen from a filling station in Dundalk a week ago have set up a Facebook page in a desperate attempt to be reunited…


Sunshines and Showers

Armagh’s preparations for their upcoming Ulster Senior Football Championship clash with Fermanagh is a bit like the current weather, sunshine and showers.

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Government apology to Sinn Fein MP after secret visit by Brexit minister

A brief and unannounced visit by the British government’s Brexit Secretary David Davis to Armagh on Monday last, resulted in the government apologizing to Sinn Fein’s Mickey Brady for its failure to notify him of the trip.

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Delegation of Labour MEPs on border visit

A delegation of British Labour party MEPs met with local politicians and anti-Brexit campaign groups during a visit to the border areas of south Armagh on Friday.

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Calls for public inquiry following conclusion of Garda Golden inquest

A jury has returned a verdict of unlawful killing in the death of Garda officer Tony Golden, who was shot dead in  a murder-suicide incident in Omeath in October 2015.


Armagh Hurling Manager Resigns

Armagh hurling manager Paddy Kelly has resigned from his post and will be replaced by interim manager Padraig O’Connor.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

Recovery business owner counts the cost of devastating arson attack

The owner of car recovery business in Newry has said a devastating arson attack could have a “massive effect” on trade after three of his specialist vehicles were completely destroyed in the Saturday morning incident.