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Suspended jail term for self-confessed child abuser

February 12, 2018 

A man who admitted indecently assaulting a five-year-old boy more than 30 years ago has escaped jail after being handed a suspended sentence when he appeared before Newry Crown Court on Friday. Read more

 Local ladies showcase ‘best NI has to offer’ on top RTÉ show

February 12, 2018 

Local female entrepreneurs who have created and developed exclusive styles in fashion and accessories showcased their bespoke designs to a nation-wide audience when they featured on RTE’s popular daytime television show ‘Today with Maura and Daithi’ on Friday last. Read more

Proposed FE cuts will create ‘devastating’ economic impact

February 12, 2018 

Proposed budget cuts in the Further Education sector will have a devastating impact on the local economy and will adversely affect the future employment prospects of many students from rural and low-income families, SDLP MLA Justin McNulty has claimed. Read more

Fearon condemns ‘pay penalty’ for mums

February 12, 2018 

Sinn Féin equality spokesperson Megan Fearon has criticised the findings of a report by The Institute for Fiscal Studies which shows that mothers in part-time jobs are being hit by a “pay penalty”. Read more

Daisy Hill Community Forum endorse Pathfinder final report

February 12, 2018 

The Daisy Hill Pathfinder Community Forum representatives have warmly welcomed the actions of the Department of Health following its recent endorsement of the Pathfinder final report, a project that was chaired by Dr. Ann Marie Telford.  Read more

Row erupts over removal of Bessbrook bus shelter

February 12, 2018 

The removal of a partially constructed bus shelter in Cloughreagh Park in Bessbrook has sparked a row amongst Councillors and has left many residents in the area “fuming”. Read more

Victim of St. Colman’s paedophile priest speaks out

February 12, 2018 

A man who claims he was sexually abused for eight years by a now deceased priest who was employed by St.Colman’s College in Newry for two decades, has spoken out about his ordeal.  Read more

Rotted wood prompts railway bridge safety concerns

February 12, 2018 

Sheets of rotting wood, which have become loose and dangle precariously from a railway bridge close to Jonesborough, are a cause for concern regarding the safety of motorists and pedestrians, a local councillor has claimed. Read more

Popular Newry sportsman and community activist laid to rest

February 12, 2018 

The funeral took place on Friday of a much loved community activist from Newry who died suddenly last week. Hundreds of mourners lined the streets of the city to accompany the funeral cortege of Brendan “Barney” Preece as it made its way to the Dominican Church of St.Catherine’s for Requiem Mass, with his devastated friends and colleagues on the Barcroft and Ballybot Community Association forming a guard of honour in tribute to their friend.   Read more

Newry heroin death accused refused bail

February 12, 2018 

A Lithuanian man charged with the manslaughter of his friend, who died from a heroin overdose, has been denied bail. Read more

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