Newspaper for Crossmaglen, South Armagh, Newry and Down.

Year: 2019

Newry student charged with 386 sex offences

A 21-year-old Newry man appeared before the city’s Magistrates Court on Friday to be charged with almost 400 sex offences, some of which were committed against a child under the age of 13.

Nurses and ambulance staff protest at Daisy Hill

Thousands of health and social care staff braved the weather of torrential rain and strong winds on Wednesday in a day of action to demonstrate at health care facilities across the north in a 12-hour strike over pay and staffing.

Fearon resigns from frontline politics

By Diarmúid Pepper Sinn Féin’s Megan Fearon is to step down from the Northern Ireland Assembly in the coming weeks.

New salon gutted in suspected arson attack

Less than two weeks after the official opening of their new bespoke premises, the owners of a hair and beauty salon in Jonesborough say they are beyond devastated after it was completely gutted in a suspected arson attack.

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DNA testing pending in postal worker murder case, court hears

Forensic testing is to be carried out on strands of hair from a man accused of the 1994 murder of Newry postal worker Frank Kerr.

Newry South Armagh Sports

BoI Dr McKenna Cup – Early Dress Rehersal

The opening Section C match in the Bank of Ireland sponsored Dr McKenna Cup at Kingspan Breffni Park at 2pm on Sunday December 29 between Cavan and Armagh is an early dress rehearsal for their upcoming Allianz National Football League…

Tributes paid to ‘living wake’ legend Terry Murphy

The man who hosted his own ‘living wake’ just three weeks ago has died.

Newry South Armagh Sports

End of the Decade Series: Part V Top Ten Tales of the ‘10’s

By Barry McAllister Here we are. The final piece of the series and this time, we’re going to take a trip down nostalgia road and have a look in the memory books. 


Some people are great at it and really enjoy digging out the perfect pressie whilst others are blinded by lists and tricky Secret Santa budgets.

Re-elected Brady pledges push for border poll

by  Diarmúid Pepper Contrary to several other constituencies across the north, there was no change to the outcome of Thursday’s Westminster election result in Newry/Armagh where Sinn Fein’s Mickey Brady was re-elected as MP, polling more than 9,000 votes over…