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Vigil marks 40th Anniversary of triple murder attack

December 21, 2015 

Several hundred people attended a candlelit vigil in Silverbridge on Friday evening to mark the 40th Anniversary of the loyalist gun and bomb attack on Donnelly’s Bar in the village. Read more

Neighbouring counties unite to remember tragic students

December 21, 2015 

Familiar faces from former Armagh and Down GAA squads put aside their traditional rivalry on Saturday when they united to launch the upcoming memorial football match to honour three young men from the counties who were tragically killed in a car accident earlier this year. Read more

Volunteer responders attend first emergency call

December 21, 2015 

Members of The Crossmaglen and District First Responders team were dispatched to their very first emergency call last week. The vital lifeline for south Armagh, which began operating last month, has proven its benefit to the district after helping to treat an individual during an emergency call out last Monday night.  As a result of the efforts of the volunteer emergency responders and paramedics from the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS), it is understood the person involved is making a full recovery. Read more

Omagh bomb suspect linked to Forkhill explosives, court hears

December 21, 2015 

The trial of a young Forkhill couple, who are facing a range of offences including making and possessing explosives, has heard that a man suspected of involvement in the Omagh bombing allegedly supplied explosives that were found in the couple’s home. Read more

Local singers create powerful charity song in aid of Palestinian orphans

December 21, 2015 

A powerful charity song soon to be released by two local singer songwriters hopes to aid the plight of children trapped in the conflict in Gaza by raising money for an orphanage in the wartorn region. Read more

Newry man jailed for attempted murder of doctor

December 21, 2015 

A mental health patient from Newry has been jailed for 10 years for attempting to murder a doctor and two mental health workers during two separate attacks which took place in the Bluestone Mental Health Unit last year. Read more

Tough McKenna Cup ahead for Armagh

December 21, 2015 

The Bank of Ireland Dr. McKenna Cup will commence on Sunday 3rd of January with Armagh facing a tough ask to get their name on a trophy they last held in 1990 as they are in Section C along with Cavan (their League and championship opponents), Monaghan (Current Ulster champions) and Ulster University. Read more

Public Access Defibrillator unveiling

December 21, 2015 

A Public Access Defibrillator is set to be unveiled in Crossmaglen on Saturday 2nd January. Read more

Cullyhanna stroke survivor backs PREP rehabilitation programme

December 21, 2015 

A Cullyhanna woman who took part in a Southern Trust programme to help stroke survivors rebuild their lives has encouraged fellow stroke sufferers to take part in the initiative in order to increase their physical and mental confidence. Read more

Tyrone side strolled to O’Fiaich Cup success

December 21, 2015 

O’FIAICH CUP:  Tyrone 2-15 Louth 0-08.

REPORT BY: Liam Duffy

Mickey Harte’s youthful looking Tyrone side strolled to O’Fiaich Cup success in very cold conditions at Crossmaglen’s St Oliver Plunket Park on Sunday. Harte made only three changes from the team that put Derry to the sword by a similar scoreline a week earlier. Jonathan Monroe was unable to play due to a hamstring injury and was replaced by Kieran McGeary at left-half back, while up front C Meyler and C McShane were replaced by the impressive Lee Brennan and David Mulgrew. Read more

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