Newspaper for Crossmaglen, South Armagh, Newry and Down.

Month: January 2019

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

RTE clarifies Finegan hidden documents claim

RTÉ has admitted that there was no evidence to support its accusation that the Dromore Diocese withheld documents pertaining to sexual abuse carried out by paedophile priest, Fr Malachy Finegan. 


Not Quite Convinced…

By Barry McAllister Saturday two weeks ago, I went down to Armagh to see the McKenna Cup Final. 

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

Mass protest against no-deal Brexit hard border

“Our children don’t know where the border begins and ends, and that’s the way we want it to stay” – was the clear and concise message from the Border Communities Against Brexit (BCAB) protest at Carrickarnon on Saturday.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

No clear motive for ‘senseless and callous’ shooting

 Police have said there is no clear motive for the fatal shooting in Warrenpoint on Friday evening that claimed the life of 37-year-old Wayne Boylan and critically injured a 21-year-old woman.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

Local family create ‘Harvey’s Haven’ in memory of young son

A Bessbrook woman who lost her little boy Harvey to a rare degenerative disease has seen her dream of keeping his memory alive come true, with the opening of a new sensory room dedicated to her special son.


Armagh pay the penalty

 ● Bank of Ireland Dr. McKenna Cup 2019 Final  Armagh 0-14 Tyrone 0-16 Armagh were edged out by Tyrone 0-16 to 0-14 in a very feisty Bank of Ireland Dr McKenna Cup final in front of a bumper crowd at…

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

Netflix Miami Showband Massacre documentary to reveal “seismic” new information

A Netflix series investigating some of music’s biggest unsolved mysteries is set to reveal “seismic” new information about the Miami Showband massacre. 


Mighty Quinn Ulster Elite Champion

There was magic in the air last night, the fairy dust was everywhere, all the child of Pragues were left out, prayers can be answered, hopes can be realised, they can also be dashed, but ability will, most times, come…

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

South Armagh high schools rank in top twenty for GCSE exam performance

Three south Armagh high schools have ranked in the top twenty of the Irish News non-grammar schools performance list for the highest percentage of pupils achieving five or more GCSE’s at grades A* to C. The list features the top…

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh

Further sex abuse charges against former Crossmaglen GAA official

A Crossmaglen man accused of a litany of sexual abuse offences against children and young men has been charged with a further ten additional offences relating to alleged serious sexual abuse of a further three victims.