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Victims’ brother’s delight at Glenanne Gang ruling

July 8, 2019 

 by Diarmúid Pepper

The Court of Appeal has ruled that a full and independent investigation into alleged collusion between the security services and the loyalist Glenanne gang must be held.

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Geraldine Donnelly funeral arrangements

July 8, 2019 

The remains of former Slieve Gullion area councillor Geraldine Donnelly will be returned to her Crossmaglen home later today (Monday) following repatriation from Spain.

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Fund helps boost An Tobar Community Wellness Centre

July 8, 2019 

An innovative social enterprise in Silverbridge is using horticulture to improve the wellbeing of the local community. Every week up to 400 people, including schoolchildren, adults with learning difficulties and dementia patients, are benefitting from programmes at An Tobar Community Wellness Centre and Social Farm, based in Finnegan’s Nursery in the village.

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Traveller gangs’ ‘call-out’ videos spark concern

July 8, 2019 

 Local communities in Forkhill and Bessbrook have spoken to The Examiner about their fears after videos appeared online which appear to show feuding Traveller gangs issuing “call-out” videos.

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Casino owner welcomes jail term for robbers

July 8, 2019 

 The owner of a Newry casino has welcomed the successful conviction of two men who robbed him of more than £6,000 after the pair were jailed for the crime.

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DoH panel robustly challenged at Newry Stroke Services meeting

July 8, 2019 

At Tuesday’s public consultation meeting in Newry on reshaping stroke services across Northern Ireland, people from across the district turned out in high numbers to present a resolute case for the need for a Hyperacute stroke unit (HASU) in Daisy Hill Hospital.

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Teenager jailed for rape of two young boys

July 8, 2019 

A teenager has been jailed for the rape of two young boys following his conviction at Newry Youth Court on Monday last.

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Newry pensioner “tortured” by persistent graffiti vandals

July 8, 2019 

Graffiti vandals who are persistently targeting the property of an elderly Newry resident have been criticized by a local councillor who  says they should “cop themselves on”.

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New Forkhill playpark “a wonderful and welcome asset”

July 8, 2019 

 by Diarmúid Pepper

Local residents and children gathered on Monday last to mark the official opening of the new children’s play park in Forkhill.

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Shock at sudden death of former councillor

July 1, 2019 

News of the sudden passing of former Slieve Gullion SDLP councillor Geraldine Donnelly on Saturday morning last prompted a profound sense of shock and sadness, not only in her home town of Crossmaglen, but across the entire council district and beyond.

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