Newspaper for Crossmaglen, South Armagh, Newry and Down.

Month: November 2019

“The craic was 90” at Terry’s ‘living wake’

by Diarmúid Pepper How many times have you been at a funeral or a wake and thought to yourself:  “If only they could be here right now to see the great send-off we’ve given them”.

 Devastated daughters offer reward to help catch father’s killers

The devastated family of a Bessbrook pensioner who was murdered in his home more than four years ago have offered a substantial reward for information that may lead to the capture of his killers.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh

McKenna questioned further after more alleged victims come forward

Former Crossmaglen man Thomas McKenna who is accused of a litany of sexual offence against young men and children, faced further police questioning last week after more alleged victims came forward.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh

Welcome for news that work on new-build school is imminent

News that construction work is imminent on the new St. Joseph’s High School premises in Crossmaglen has been warmly welcomed by local politicians.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

Health workers set to begin industrial action

Health and Social Care services across the district are expected to be impacted by the first phase of industrial action by health workers, which begins today (Monday).  The planned industrial action, short of strike, is scheduled to continue until mid-December…

Triple Accolade for Rian O’Neill at Armagh All-Stars

The Armagh GAA Awards Night at the Carrickdale Hotel turned out to be for Crossmaglen Rangers and Armagh rising star Rian O’Neill.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh

Figures show claimants are justified in appealing benefit decisions

SDLP MLA Justin McNulty has claimed sick and vulnerable people are being forced to appeal their benefits decisions, and in a high percentage of cases they have been proven justified in doing so. 

New format for All-Ireland

Richard Bullick This year’s All-Ireland Senior Championship will have a new format with the 12 competing teams split into two groups of six rather than the previous four pools of three teams each.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh

Residents rule as landfill site proposal is dumped

In the wake of vociferous opposition to a proposed waste facility in Newtownhamilton, Newry Mourne and Down District Council has agreed to scrap plans to develop the site on the Newry Road.

Gaelscoil teacher scoops top Oireachtas award

Crossmaglen teacher Bláithín Mhic Cana proved that her talents are not confined to the classroom when she scooped a top award in the recent Oireachtas na Gaeilge competition in Dublin.  The annual arts festival of Traditional Irish arts and culture…