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Pair arrested in fake cash scam across three counties

December 22, 2012 

By Christine Keighery
Two men were arrested after police stopped a vehicle on the Dundalk Road in Crossmaglen on Thursday, in connection with a counterfeit cash scam. Read more

Forkhill woman depicts “A Different South Armagh”

December 22, 2012 

By Christine Keighery

Forkhill native, Christine Toner, turned author to pen a poignant biography depicting the changing face of South Armagh through the eyes of a husband and wife team rearing a young family through ever-changing times in the area’s history. Read more

Home-grown hero helps out a storm

December 22, 2012 

By Christine Keighery

While most of us could only watch in helpless horror as Hurricane Sandy wrought havoc across the U.S eastern seaboard back in October this year, one South Armagh man has made it his mission to help those whose lives have been devastated by the superstorm. Read more

Sinn Fein may appeal defamation verdict

December 22, 2012 

By Christine Keighery

Lawyers for Sinn Fein are studying last week’s High Court verdict which found the party guilty of defaming the former director of Northern Ireland water, Declan Gormley.   Following the verdict, Mr Gormley was awarded damages of £80,000 and will also receive the full costs of his successful action, which could run into six figures Read more

Play park naming debacle rumbles on

December 22, 2012 

By Christine Keighery

The debacle over keeping the name of a Newry play park rumbles on, with the Equality Commission now set to examine the process which led to the park being called after IRA hunger striker, Raymond McCreesh. Read more

Second brother in custody on Brinks van robbery charges

December 22, 2012 

Two brothers, believed to be members of the Irish Travelling Community, are now in custody charged with the robbery of £15,000 from a Brinks transit cash van in September. Read more

Success for An Bonnán Buí in 2012

December 22, 2012 

“There is a new force in Traditional Music, Art and Culture breathing life into the rural town lands around South Armagh, East Monaghan, West Down and North Louth. T.E.A.C.H. An Bonnán Buí (Traditional Events in Art, Culture and History) has continued to maintain and nurture a growing demand by children and adults alike for workshops and events in different creative arts and are now committed – with the assistance and funding of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland – to keep the programme running into 2013 and, with some careful planning, years and years beyond that. Read more

Fresh investigation into Loughinisland massacre

December 22, 2012 

By Christine Keighery
Police Ombudsman, Dr Michael Maguire is to lead a fresh investigation into the Loughinisland massacre, following a high court challenge by the victims’ families. Read more

Two local Ulster Colleges All-Stars

December 22, 2012 

In the 26th year of the Ulster Colleges scheme two local students were selected on 2012/13 Danske Bank Football All-stars announced by Seamus Meehan, Chairman of the Ulster Colleges’ Council. Read more

Pipe bomb attack on local press photographer

December 18, 2012 

By Christine Keighery

A local press photographer and his family are recovering from a terrifying ordeal following the discovery of a pipe bomb at their Mayobridge home last Friday. Read more

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