Newspaper for Crossmaglen, South Armagh, Newry and Down.

Month: January 2019

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

Ambulance crew praised for quick-thinking response to blaze

The crew of a private ambulance which caught fire and exploded outside Daisy Hill Hospital have been praised for their quick thinking response to the blaze.

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Pensioner launches legal challenge over disposal of McCreesh Park

A Newry pensioner has launched a legal challenge over the council decision to sell off a city centre play park named after hunger striker Raymond McCreesh.


Second big win put Armagh in control

 ● Bank of Ireland Dr. McKenna Cup 2019 Section B Antrim 1-10 Armagh 2-21 A second big win for Armagh has left them in control of their own destiny as far as progress to the semi-finals of the Bank of…

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Murdered pensioner’s grieving family still suffer flashbacks

A decade on from the brutal murder of Newry pensioner Maire Rankin on Christmas Day 2008, her family have spoken of their sadness at the cruel loss of the 81 year old mother-of-eight and how they still suffer flashbacks to…

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EA apologises for online primary school admissions crash

The Education Authority (EA) has apologised to parents applying for pre-school and primary school places via a new online admissions process launched last week, after the website crashed due to overwhelming demand. 

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Mourners bid poignant farewell to renowned musician

As the New Year beckoned, hundreds of mourners packed into St. Brigid’s Church, Glassdrummond on Sunday 30th December to bid farewell to one of the area’s most renowned and respected musicians, Teddy Campbell.


Ignorance or Irrelevance 2019

by Barry McAllister This year is going to be some craic. With new rules, new problems and episodes involving pitch narrowing by media companies and venue disputes will arise somewhere along the line throughout the next 12 months.


Issue 1340 -Flashbacks

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