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Some schools reopen for children of key workers

by Diarmúid Pepper Primary schools in this region will not open today (Monday) for children of key workers, despite a government directive asking them to do so, with principals citing a “lack of clarity” on the issue.


Fixtures calendar to be redrawn as New York v Galway Connacht SFC tie postponed

The first senior championship football game scheduled for 2020 has been postponed because of the ongoing Covid-19 emergency.

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Warning: Pandemic surge “of biblical proportions”

With rapidly-evolving, ever-changing circumstances as the Covid-19 (coronavirus) crisis tightens its grip on the country, the one thing we can be sure of is its devastating effects, not only on health, but on the entire economy will be felt for…


Covid-19: 2020 Féile competitions and Celtic Challenge cancelled

The GAA have confirmed today that a number of coaching and games initiatives will not go ahead in 2020 due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

Schools Out

By Diarmuid Pepper  While the government dithers over when to close schools and colleges in response to coronavirus pandemic, some local principals have taken matters into their own hands and announced the immediate closure of their schools to pupils.

Newry dress store grants teenager’s dream wish

A teenage girl from Yorkshire had her greatest wish granted when she recently visited a Newry dress store where she chose her “dream dress” for her upcoming prom.

Council cancels St. Patrick’s Day festivities

St. Patrick’s Day 2020 will have a muted feel across the country and the globe with the universal cancellation of traditional parades and festivities due to coronavirus concerns.

Another victim identified in huge ‘catfish’ case

The Newry man at the centre of what has been described as the UK’s biggest ever ‘catfish’ case appeared at the city’s Magistrates Court via videolink from Maghaberry jail on Wednesday last.

Crossmaglen Champion wins in Ulster

Local Crossmaglen girl Shauna O’Callaghen the 64kg Elite Ulster Champion went to the Ulster Hall hoping to create some magic of her own in the Ulster Elite Final. Unfortunately, not all went Shauna’s way neither during training nor the event…

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Quinn family hope to meet Garda Commissioner

Breege and Stephen Quinn have expressed hope that they will meet with Garda Commissioner Drew Harris in the coming weeks to discuss the ongoing investigation into the murder of their son Paul.