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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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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

Local Irish dancing champion joins Lord of the Dance world tour

August 13, 2017 

All the world’s a stage for Whitecross dancer Aine Malone who is set to embark on a global tour with Michael Flatley’s Irish dance spectacular, Lord of the Dance “Dangerous Games”. Read more

Change in law needed to procure Kingsmill evidence

August 7, 2017 

The Irish government hopes to meet with families of the Kingsmill massacre before the end of this month, former First Minister Arlene Foster has said. Read more

Air Ambulance service ‘a watershed moment’ in emergency response care

August 7, 2017 

The official launch of the Northern Ireland Air Ambulance service last week is “a watershed moment” for emergency response care in Northern Ireland that will undoubtedly save lives, SDLP MLA Justin McNulty has said. Read more

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