Newspaper for Crossmaglen, South Armagh, Newry and Down.

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A dream come true as Lauren meets her idol

by Diarmúid Pepper A local teenager’s dream came true, as the Make-A-Wish Foundation organised a meeting between Lauren Fitzgerald and her hero Emma Watson. 

Further charity fundraisers planned in memory of popular Camlough man

The family of popular Camlough man Sean Byrne, who died as result of a fall while walking in the Mournes Mountains on 13th January 2019, would like to thank everyone at home and abroad who contacted Sean’s family on his First Anniversary to express a message…

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh

‘Significant number’ of new victims in Newry student ‘catfish’ case

The case of a Newry student at the centre of what has been described as the UK’s biggest ‘catfish’ investigation has uncovered a raft of new victims.

Newry woman wins sex discrimination case against Debenhams

A transgender woman from Newry has been awarded £9,000 in a sex discrimination case against Debenhams.

First Derivatives appoints new CEO

Newry technology company First Derivatives has announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive.

John Dalzell presents proceeds of Hospice Christmas Sit-Out  

Tireless Hospice campaigner, John Dalzell MBE, presents a cheque for £85,327.38 to staff of Southern Area Hospice Services, the proceeds of his 28th annual Christmas Sit-Out.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

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.