Newspaper for Crossmaglen, South Armagh, Newry and Down.

Tina Murray

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh

Tributes paid on the loss of a legend

Glowing tributes have been paid to our colleague, friend and former press photographer with The Examiner, Mickey O’Rourke, who passed away on Wednesday.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh

A great friend and adviser: Patsy’s tribute to his ‘sidekick’

Fellow press photographer Patsy Finnegan was one of Mickey’s closest friends.  The pair spent many hours in each other’s company, travelling the district to attend events.  Bereft at the loss of his ‘sidekick’, Patsy has penned a heartfelt tribute to…

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh

Memories from his former colleague Peter Makem

According to Peter, Mickey was definitely one of south Armagh’s great creative personalities over the past half century, where his camera captured generations of the people, notably at First Communions, Confirmations, weddings and anniversaries. 

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh

Keady baby death: Man charged with murder

Police are treating the sudden death of a baby boy in Keady on Tuesday as murder and have charged a 31-year-old man.

Newry South Armagh Sports

2020 the most important National Football League ever

One of the four rule changes in the GAA for 2020 has made the 89th staging of the National Football League the most important in the competitions history. The 2020 Allianz sponsored National Football Leagues will possibly leave 16 counties…

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh

Taxi driver’s killer has jail sentence increased

A Forkhill man who was convicted of the murder of Dundalk taxi driver Martin Mulligan has had two years added to his original seven-year sentence, which the Court of Appeal has found to be too lenient.

Newry South Armagh Sports

End of the Decade Series: Part II Team of the Decade

With every part of this series, it gets harder.  It was hard to pick the team of the year and the player of the year for 2019 nevermind looking back at the whole decade. 

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh

Special recognition award for Community First Responders

Crossmaglen Community First Responders has received an award in recognition of the invaluable work it they do within the community. 

“The craic was 90” at Terry’s ‘living wake’

by Diarmúid Pepper How many times have you been at a funeral or a wake and thought to yourself:  “If only they could be here right now to see the great send-off we’ve given them”.

 Devastated daughters offer reward to help catch father’s killers

The devastated family of a Bessbrook pensioner who was murdered in his home more than four years ago have offered a substantial reward for information that may lead to the capture of his killers.