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Cullyhanna man tops world rankings in medical exams

A cardiac physiologist, originally from Cullyhanna and now living in Northamptonshire, has graduated with the highest score in the UK for one exam and scored in the top 1% in the world in another in the field of cardiac science.

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Tributes paid to teen who died in tragic farm accident

The Bessbrook teenager who died in a tragic farm accident last weekend was always smiling or laughing and “brought the best out in everyone”, mourners at her funeral on Tuesday were told.

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Anger at Council’s planned 3-day closure of leisure facilities

Newry Leisure Centre and St Colman’s Sports Complex will close for three days next week while staff undergo health and safety training, The Examiner has learned.

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Nurses ‘carrying the health service on their shoulders’

Diarmúid Pepper Further industrial action is planned by some healthcare workers next week after a new pay offer was rejected. 

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.

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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…

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.