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‘Historic’ allegation against former St. Colman’s head probed

May 21, 2018 

St. Colman’s College in Newry has been rocked by further child safeguarding claims after former principal, Canon Francis Brown, announced that he has agreed to step aside from public ministry after an allegation of “an historic nature” was made against him. Read more

“Lavine and Sheena could not bear to be parted” – family mourns the loss of two very special daughters

May 21, 2018 

A Lissummon family has been plunged into grief following the tragic loss of both their daughters within just three weeks of each other.   Read more

Saoradh marks hunger-striker’s anniversary with black flag vigil

May 21, 2018 

Republican political group Saoradh held a black flag vigil at Raymond McCreesh Park in Newry on Sunday to mark the 37th anniversary of the Camlough-born hunger striker’s death. Read more

Children at play stumble on discarded drugs 

May 21, 2018 

A quantity of illegal drugs found by children playing near a Crossmaglen housing estate has heightened concerns over illegal drug use in the area. Read more

Councillor criticizes dilapidated condition of Lough Ross amenity site

May 21, 2018 

The decline in proper maintenance of the Council-owned Lough Ross Amenity Site near Crossmaglen has allowed the facility to fall into a state of disrepair, its dilapidated appearance described as “totally unacceptable” by the area’s Sinn Fein Councillor Terry Hearty. Read more

Keady lorry driver who caused fatal crash escapes jail

May 21, 2018 

A Keady lorry driver who killed a young mother when his truck ploughed into the stationary vehicle in which she was a rear seat passenger, has escaped a custodial sentence. Read more

Bessbrook sex offender fined for driving without insurance

May 21, 2018 

A convicted child sex offender from Bessbrook has been fined €500 for driving without insurance in Kilkenny.   Read more

Unclear if Newry’s Mothercare store will escape the axe

May 21, 2018 

It remains unclear if the Mothercare store in Newry’s Damolly Retail Park is to close following the company’s announcement that it is to axe 50 stores throughout the UK.  The move will result in hundreds of job losses as the financially troubled firm seeks to reduce its number of stores from 137 to 87 as part of a rescue plan.  The Newry branch is one of its five outlets in Northern Ireland. Read more

McConville disappointed that new gambling legislation will not apply to NI

May 21, 2018 

News that new gambling legislation recently introduced in the UK will not be extended to Northern Ireland has been criticized by former Crossmaglen Rangers GAA star Oisin McConville. Read more

Proposal to confer Mallon with Freedom of City

May 21, 2018 

A proposal to confer the Freedom of the City of Drogheda on former SDLP MP for Newry and Armagh, Seamus Mallon, has been welcomed by his party colleague Justin McNulty MLA. Read more

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