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Lead Stories Newry South Armagh

Tributes paid to Disappeared victim’s widow

Tributes have been paid to Kathleen Armstrong, widow of Charlie, one of the Disappeared, who died on Friday.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh

Couple assaulted by man fleeing police car chase

A man and a woman were injured when an intruder entered their home in Meigh on Thursday morning while fleeing from a police chase.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh

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.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh

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.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh

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.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh

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. 

Newry South Armagh Sports

Armagh begins quest against Cavan

BOI Dr McKenna Cup  Armagh begin their quest for a first Dr McKenna Cup title since 1994 away to Cavan at Kingspan Breffni Park at 2pm on Sunday December 29.

Newry South Armagh Sports

Kilcoo to face Ballyboden

All-Ireland Club Senior Football Championship Semi-Final First time Ulster champions Kilcoo will face Dublin and Leinster champions Ballyboden St Enda’s on Saturday January 4 at 3-30 pm in Kingspan Breffni Park.

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.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh

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…