Community mourns tragic death of toddler

August 14, 2017 

A community is in mourning this week after a toddler was killed in a tragic accident which has sent shockwaves throughout the locality. Three year old Christopher Ward was knocked down outside his home in Dobson’s Way on Friday morning.  Heartbreakingly, it is believed the vehicle was being driven by a relative.  Read more

Emergency meeting addresses ‘crisis’ at children’s respite unit

August 14, 2017 

A respite unit in Newry for children with special needs must receive adequate resources to fulfill commitments previously agreed with parents and carers, SDLP MLA Justin McNulty has said. Read more

Motorcyclist dies after Warrenpoint Road collision

August 14, 2017 

A 66-year-old motorcyclist has died following a two vehicle road traffic collision which occurred on the Warrenpoint Road in Newry yesterday afternoon (Sunday, 13 August). Read more

Brady hits back at criticism over Venezuelan election observer role

August 14, 2017 

Sinn Féin Newry and Armagh MP Mickey Brady has refuted accusations of being complicit in vote-rigging after he acted as an observer to the recent disputed election in Venezuela. Read more

Slieve Gullion named as district’s most popular tourist spot

August 14, 2017 

Slieve Gullion Forest Park has been revealed as the most popular tourist destination in the Newry, Mourne & Down District Council area, with approximately 400,000 visitors stopping by the south Armagh facility last year. Read more

Mullaghbawn girl scoops gold and silver at British Transplant Games

August 14, 2017 

A young Mullaghbawn girl who is living proof of the vital importance of organ donation has brought home gold and silver medals after competing in the recent British Transplant Games in Glasgow. 

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Cullyhanna pair bailed on kidnap and robbery charges

August 14, 2017 

Two men from Cullyhanna have been remanded on bail accused of kidnapping and robbing a taxi driver. Read more

Anger at drunken assault on cyclist

August 14, 2017 

An incident in which a cyclist was struck with a beer bottle thrown from a passing car in Silverbridge recently, has been condemned by Sinn Fein’s Mickey Larkin who described it as “a reckless criminal act”. Read more

Former republican prisoner asks Police Ombudsman to investigate tiger kidnapping arrest

August 14, 2017 

Former republican prisoner, Ciaran Cunningham, who was arrested and questioned by the PSNI about a tiger kidnapping which took place six years ago, claims he may have been arrested to protect an informer and has asked the Police Ombudsman to investigate. Read more

Keady man refused bail after €700k heroin find at Dublin Airport

August 14, 2017 

A father of four from Keady has been remanded in custody after allegedly being caught with €700,000 worth of heroin at Dublin airport last month. Read more

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