Poignant farewell to Kevin: “Newry’s most popular man”

June 24, 2013 

By Christine Keighery

Following a week of unprecedented community spirit where the people of Newry surpassed themselves in their fundraising efforts to repatriate the remains of Kevin Bell to his much loved family, the entire city came together once again on Saturday to bid a final farewell to the hugely popular Newry man, who tragically lost his life in a hit-and-run accident in New York over a week ago. Read more

Smithwick Tribunal closes

June 24, 2013 

The public inquiry into the murders of the two most senior Royal Ulster Constabulary officers killed during the Troubles heard closing statements last Friday. Read more

Foster officially opens MJM’s £7million factory

June 24, 2013 

Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster officially opened MJM Group’s new £7million purpose built factory in Newry last Tuesday. Read more

Murphy accuses Finance Minister of “fantasy economics”

June 24, 2013 

Stormont Finance Minister, Sammy Wilson has been accused of using”insults and exaggeration” to deflect from his inability to face economic reality, MP Conor Murphy has claimed. Read more

St Joseph’s High School, Crossmaglen receives Young Enterprise Centre of Excellence Award

June 24, 2013 

St Joseph’s High School recently received recognition for demonstrating excellence in their approach to enterprise and entrepreneurship education from Young Enterprise Northern Ireland. Read more

Newry primary school selected for new nurture unit

June 24, 2013 

St Malachy’s primary school in Newry is one of twenty primary schools throughout Northern Ireland which have been selected as locations for new nurture units in a move that will benefit up to 480 children and their families. Read more

No Garden Party

June 24, 2013 

The visit of Wicklow to the Athletic Grounds for round one of the qualifiers will certainly be no garden party for the hosts given their last championship showing against the same opponents that needed a replay to decide the issue following a draw after extra-time. Read more

Ring of Gullion Landscape Partnership Community Consultation begins

June 24, 2013 

The Ring of Gullion Landscape Partnership Community Consultation kicks off this week in Mullaghbawn. On the night expect to be entertained by the Ring of Gullion Comhaltas, dancing from students of Debby Maguire’s School of Dancing and there’ll also be refreshments on arrival. Read more

Donegal have the edge

June 24, 2013 


James McCartan named the same Down starting fifteen which defeated Derry in the quarter-finals for the Ulster SFC semi-final versus Donegal. Read more

Frazer receives warning for flouting bail conditions

June 24, 2013 

Prominent loyalist campaigner, Willie Frazer, has been warned by a Belfast judge about his continual flouting of bail conditions.  Judge Connor issued the warning to Frazer at a court appearance last Tuesday, following his arrest for involvement in a protest against plans to build a peace centre at the site of the former Maze prison. Read more

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