Newspaper for Crossmaglen, South Armagh, Newry and Down.

Month: June 2018

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

Republican monuments vandalized in series of coordinated attacks

A number of republican memorials in Newry and south Armagh dedicated to the 1981 Hunger Strikers were vandalized in a series of co-ordinated attacks at the weekend.  

Lead Stories Newry

Missing eagle ‘Boru’ flies back to owner after nationwide appeal

A Golden Eagle which had been missing from County Monaghan for over a week has returned to its owners.  ‘Boru’ went missing near the border in south Armagh after escaping during a falconry display at Castle Leslie in County Monaghan…

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

Vandals target silage bales at Crossmaglen farm

The family of an elderly Crossmaglen farmer have hit out at vandals who slashed open one hundred bales of silage on his Larkin’s Road farm last week.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

Quad stolen from Keady farm

The recent theft of a quad bike from a farm on the Darkley Road in Keady is another example of rural crime of which farmers bear the brunt, DUP MLA William Irwin has said.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh

Cullyhanna kidnap pair jailed

Two Cullyhanna men who kidnapped, robbed and threatened to kill a Dundalk taxi driver have been jailed. 

Lead Stories Newry South Down

Calls for progress on Southern Relief Road as Seatruck announces €100m investment at Warrenpoint Port

Warrenpoint Port has announced another major investment – this time a €100 million investment by Seatruck Ferries, the Irish Sea freight specialist, which will increase capacity on the Warrenpoint to Heysham route by 30%. 

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

Miami Showband documents destroyed, claim military chiefs

A solicitor representing survivors and relatives of murdered members of the Miami Showband in a legal action over alleged collusion with loyalist paramilitaries behind the massacre has told the High Court that military chiefs claim documents on soldiers involved have…


Armagh progress to round three

 ● Round 2 All-ireland Sligo 1-13  v Armagh 1-19 A strong second half performance from Armagh propelled by an opening goal from team Captain Rory Grugan enabled the Orchard boys advance to round 3 of the All-Ireland Qualifiers on foot…


Supersub Cassidy sinks Armagh

 ● EirGrid Ulster Under 20 Final Derry 2-15 Armagh 0-14  Derry were crowned inaugural Ulster Under 20 Football champions as they defeated Armagh 2-15 to 0-14 at Clones in the curtain raiser to the Ulster Senior Football Final.. The title…

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

Kevin Bell: Tragedy that created a lasting legacy

Five years on from the tragic and untimely death in New York of young Newry man Kevin Bell, his name continues to conjure feelings of pride and heartbreak through the work of the charity set up in his name.