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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’.

Newry student charged with 386 sex offences

A 21-year-old Newry man appeared before the city’s Magistrates Court on Friday to be charged with almost 400 sex offences, some of which were committed against a child under the age of 13.

Nurses and ambulance staff protest at Daisy Hill

Thousands of health and social care staff braved the weather of torrential rain and strong winds on Wednesday in a day of action to demonstrate at health care facilities across the north in a 12-hour strike over pay and staffing.

Fearon resigns from frontline politics

By Diarmúid Pepper Sinn Féin’s Megan Fearon is to step down from the Northern Ireland Assembly in the coming weeks.

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DNA testing pending in postal worker murder case, court hears

Forensic testing is to be carried out on strands of hair from a man accused of the 1994 murder of Newry postal worker Frank Kerr.

Tributes paid to ‘living wake’ legend Terry Murphy

The man who hosted his own ‘living wake’ just three weeks ago has died.


Some people are great at it and really enjoy digging out the perfect pressie whilst others are blinded by lists and tricky Secret Santa budgets.

Re-elected Brady pledges push for border poll

by  Diarmúid Pepper Contrary to several other constituencies across the north, there was no change to the outcome of Thursday’s Westminster election result in Newry/Armagh where Sinn Fein’s Mickey Brady was re-elected as MP, polling more than 9,000 votes over…

Couple celebrate 68 years of wedded bliss

By Diarmúid Pepper  A Bessbrook couple, who have been together for 68 years, were taken aback by the numerous messages by well-wishers that they received online.