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Community group hits out at ‘lowlife begrudger’

October 14, 2019 

A community group in Newtownhamilton has criticized the actions of an individual who sent a letter of complaint to Newry Mourne and Down District Council in relation to a voluntary project being run in the town.

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Brexit: intergovernmental talks propound pathway to possible deal

October 14, 2019 

By Diarmúid Pepper

 If both sides are to be believed, a deal could somehow be struck before the October 31 Brexit deadline.

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Community and political opposition growing to local gold prospecting

October 14, 2019 

Ryan Morgan

Objection and outrage continues to grow in response to the allocation of prospecting licences to a gold mining company for use in the locality. The denunciation follows a public meeting on the issue last month in Silverbridge GAA club, which was attended by numerous politicians and citizens concerned about the environmental repercussions of the project.

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BCAB plans major border demo in advance of EU Council meeting

October 14, 2019 

Border Communities Against Brexit (BCAB) has announced plans for a major border demonstration to be held this week, in advance of a critical EU Council summit – the last such meeting before the British government says it will leave the European Union.

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Another football feast is expected

October 14, 2019 

The telling difference 12 months on in this Armagh Senior Football Final repeat is that underdogs Ballymacnab are still seeking to win their first title and if achieved, they deny champions Crossmaglen Rangers a 45th crown. Patrons will be hoping for good weather so we can have a repeat of the excellent fare served up by both sides in the best Armagh final for years.

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SF welcomes Council support in opposition to gold prospecting

October 14, 2019 

Sinn Féin councillor Terry Hearty has welcomed the support for a motion brought forward by his party calling on Newry, Mourne and Down District Council to oppose plans to carry out prospecting for a goldmine in south Armagh.

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South Armagh gold mining “must be resisted”: Byrne

October 14, 2019 

The SDLP Group Leader on Newry Mourne and Down District Council, Councillor Pete Byrne, says plans for gold mining in the south Armagh area should be resisted and has reiterated his party’s call for a moratorium on precious mineral mining across the North.

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Down GAA mourns loss of Eamon Burns

October 14, 2019 

By Diarmúid Pepper

Down GAA is in mourning following the sudden and untimely passing of footballing legend Eamonn Burns at the age of 56.

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Suspicion that Finegan was police informant 

October 7, 2019 

The PSNI has been asked to confirm if alleged paedophile priest Malachy Finegan was a police informer, a solicitor has confirmed.

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Prestigious industry gong for former Forkhill filmmaker

October 7, 2019 

By Diarmúid Pepper

Film maker Aislinn Clarke, a former St Joseph’s Crossmaglen pupil who spent her teenage years in Forkhill, has been named as the winner of the second Academy Gold Fellowship for Women grant.  

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