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No extra money despite scores of cancelled ops

October 16, 2017 

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust is to receive none of the additional £40million allocation made to the Department of Health, despite the forced cancellation of more than 60 scheduled operations during last week, owing to “extreme bed pressures”. Read more

Outrage as Southern Trust to receive nothing from £40m health bailout

October 16, 2017 

The news that the Southern Trust will not receive any of the £40 million monitoring round bailout for health has prompted outrage amongst local political representatives. Read more

Paul Quinn: £10k reward for information on killers

October 16, 2017 

As the tenth anniversary of the murder of a young Cullyhanna man approaches this Friday, a £10,000 reward has been anonymously offered for information that may bring the perpetrators of the brutal crime to justice. Read more

Young hiker conquers Ireland’s highest peak!

October 16, 2017 

A young hiker from Mullaghbawn has conquered Ireland’s highest peak, Carrauntoohill in County Kerry.  Read more

Citizen’s Prize for anti-Brexit group

October 16, 2017 

Representatives from the anti-Brexit campaign group, Border Communities Against Brexit (BCAB), attended an event in Brussels on Wednesday last, where they were presented with the European Parliament Citizen’s Prize. Read more

New funding grants reprieve for schools’ coaching scheme

October 16, 2017 

Additional funding for the Department of Education as part of the October Monitoring Round has granted a temporary reprieve for a primary schools’ coaching scheme, which was set to end later this month with the loss of more than 50 jobs. Read more

Man charged over Belleek double stabbing

October 16, 2017 

A 48-year-old man has been charged with a string of offences relating to a double stabbing incident in Belleek last weekend.  Read more

Cocaine and cash seized: man charged

October 16, 2017 

A 29-year-old man has been charged with a number of offences after suspected cocaine, estimated to be worth around £30,000, and a large quantity of cash, was recovered during searches in Newry on Friday evening. Read more

Byrne calls on parties to clarify position on Albert Basin Park

October 16, 2017 

SDLP Slieve Gullion Councillor Pete Byrne has called on the DUP and Sinn Fein to clarify their positions on a 15 Acre Albert Basin Park after the motion was deferred to a closed working group at the Strategic, Policy and Resource Committee last Thursday night. Read more

Phillips family to meet Dáil representatives in demand for full public inquiry

October 16, 2017 

The family of a Jonesborough woman who was critically injured after being shot in the head by her partner, garda killer Adrian Crevan Mackin, two years ago, have revealed they will travel to the Dáil this week to invite TDs and senators to help them to secure a full public inquiry into developments reported by RTE’s Primetime programme earlier this year. Read more

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