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Issue 1222 – Flashbacks

August 29, 2016 

All Ireland Fleadh success for local performers

August 29, 2016 

Performers from the south Armagh area enjoyed excellent success at last weekend’s Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, held in Ennis, Co. Clare, with members of the Ring of Gullion and An Bonnán Buí Comhaltas groups competing in a range of disciplines. Read more

Fears for homeless services in Newry as donations decline

August 22, 2016 

Two of Newry’s longest established homeless services are becoming increasingly worried about a lack of donations after experiencing a significant decrease in the amount of contributions received from the public in recent months. Read more

Concerns remain over potential resale of old graves

August 22, 2016 

Despite Canon Francis Brown’s recent rejection of claims that the church is reclaiming graves in St. Mary’s graveyard in Newry for re-sale, speculation remains rife that older plots in the city cemetery are being earmarked to be sold as sites for new burials. Read more

Minister rejects proposal for statutory Naíscoil in Newry

August 22, 2016 

A campaign launched earlier this year to establish a statutory part-time Irish-medium nursery unit at Newry’s Bunscoil an Iúir has been dealt a devastating blow after Education Minister Peter Weir turned down the proposal. Read more

McNulty demands full inquiry into NAMA saga

August 22, 2016 

SDLP Assembly Member for Newry and Armagh Justin McNulty MLA has claimed that a culture of malpractice and corruption is at the heart of the Nama’s Cerberus deal and that a full enquiry into the entire saga must now be carried out. Read more

‘Minnie and Winnie’s Winebulance’ another huge success for local comedy duo

August 22, 2016 

The latest comic creations from the local duo responsible for the inimitable “Nuala and Noreen” are taking social media by storm.  “Winebulance” drivers “Minnie and Winnie” are the newest comedy pairing from funny women Rozyln Sheridan and Teresa McBride,  and with over 48,000 views since their video was posted last week, these girls are proving to be a massive hit! Read more

Step Inn widower calls for RUC to be ‘shamed’ for collusion

August 22, 2016 

A man whose wife was killed when a car bomb exploded outside the Step Inn bar in Keady 40 years ago has said he wants to see a new inquest, ordered by attorney General John Larkin in 2013, finally take place and for the RUC to be “shamed” for their involvement in the killing. Read more

Poker fundraiser in memory of A1 crash victims

August 22, 2016 

Friends and family of three young men tragically killed a year ago are coming together in an effort to raise funds for the Head Injury Support charity. Read more

Camlough running pals back on track for Great North Run

August 22, 2016 

Camlough men Pat McGinn and Larry McCabe are set to don their running shoes once again as they prepare to take part in next month’s Great North Run in Newcastle, England to raise funds for the Southern Area Hospice. Read more

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