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New Stormont deal ends three-year suspension

Ryan Morgan Sinn Féin and the DUP have agreed to restore devolved government in Northern Ireland after years of deadlock and division. Since the breakdown of Northern Ireland’s institutions in January 2017, several rounds of negotiations were led by both…

Local crafters answer call-out to aid Australian bush fires’ wildlife

By Diarmúid Pepper The Australian fires are continuing to blaze, leaving destruction in its wake, especially for the animal population.

Chief Constable apologises for Crossmaglen Christmas Day tweet

Chief Constable of the PSNI, Simon Byrne, has apologized for a tweet he posted on social media from Crossmaglen on Christmas Day stating he is “sorry for any offence that has been caused”.

PSNI approach to policing in south Armagh must change: Murphy

Following the controversial Christmas Day post, Sinn Féin Newry Armagh MLA, Conor Murphy, met with Chief Constable Simon  Byrne on Monday and called on him to review his approach to policing in south Armagh.

Home comforts on a Saturday for Armagh

Following a couple of very useful BOI McKenna Cup outings which saw a win over Cavan and a loss to Tyrone, Armagh will turn their attention towards the very important Allianz National Football League Division Two campaign which begins on…

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Pair in court over airport minibus hijack

Two men have been remanded in custody on charges relating to the hijacking of a minibus at Dublin Airport which was driven to Crossmaglen where it rammed a police patrol car before making off and later crashing near Castleblayney.

 Commemorative book planned to mark 200 years of Newry Chamber

Newry Chamber of Commerce & Trade is to mark its 200th year of business and professional representation of the city of Newry by the publication of a new ledger-style commemorative book entitled ‘The Business of Newry’.

Tributes paid to teen with ‘infectious personality’

A four-day search for a missing Newry teenager ended in tragedy on Saturday when the body of 15-year-old John Paul (JP) Smyth was located in the water close to Warrenpoint pier.

Hairdresser shares weight loss journey ahead of impending wedding

By Diarmúid Pepper Weight-loss experts at The Academy Masterplan have teamed up with a local hair salon owner to help her fit into the dream dress for her big day, and you can follow this journey exclusively in The Examiner.

Chief Constable’s Christmas Day tweet ‘a PR disaster’

Local politicians are to meet with the PSNI Chief Constable Simon Byrne tomorrow (Tuesday) to discuss the fallout from his controversial post on social media on Christmas Day, which pictured heavily armed officers posing outside Crossmaglen police station. The photo…