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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.

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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 South Down Sports

Magpies soar the heights under Moran

All-Ireland Semi Final Kilcoo 2-8 Ballyboden 0-11 UTM reverberated all around Kingspan Breffni Park as the Kilcoo “Magpies” soared highest against all the odds to reach the Promised Land.

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.