Newspaper for Crossmaglen, South Armagh, Newry and Down.

Month: December 2018

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh

Arrest in case of ‘harassment letters’ sent to school staff

An arrest has been made as part on an investigation into “letters of harassment” received by staff at St. Patrick’s High School in Keady.


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John O’Reilly: Life-long GAA stalwart mourned

Tributes have been paid to respected GAA stalwart, John O’Reilly, who passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday last.  

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Documentary reveals Reavey family’s faith and forgiveness

Whitecross man Eugene Reavey, whose three brothers were killed by the UVF’s infamous Glenanne Gang in 1976, shares the remarkable story of how his family chose peace instead of violence in a documentary which premieres in Belfast tonight (Monday December…

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Former USPCA chief to be sentenced today

The ex-Chief Executive of the USPCA, Stephen Philpott, will discover today (Monday) if he will be jailed for using his position to defraud the animal charity over a seven year period.

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 A1 campaign praised as £50m safety upgrade announced

A high profile campaign to secure vital improvements on the A1 carriageway has been praised for its efforts as the Department for Infrastructure (Dfl) announced a huge £50m safety upgrade on the main Belfast to Dublin route, which is set…

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Estonian hitman jailed for conspiring to murder man in Newry

A hitman from Estonia who travelled to Ireland in April last year to murder a man in Newry as part of a Dublin gangland feud has been jailed for six years. 

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Decision to name deceased Kingsmill suspects deferred

Two key suspects who are alleged to have been involved in the Kingsmill Massacre may be named when the inquest into the January 1976 atrocity resumes in the New Year.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh

Keady farm attack leaves dozen sheep dead

An Armagh veterinary surgery who were called to the grisly scene of a devastating sheep worrying attack at a farm in Keady on Monday last have issued a warning to farmers across the district to be vigilant and have pleaded…


Students fail to test Armagh

 ●Bank of Ireland Dr. McKenna Cup 2019 Armagh 6-17 St Mary’s 1-7 The ease with which Armagh won their opening section B of Bank of Ireland Dr. McKenna Cup match with St Mary’s can be gauged by the fact that…