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63rd Newry Drama Festival 20th – 28th March 2015

In Association with the Quays Newry. Newry Town Hall Nightly at 7.30 pm.


O’Hanlon in galaxy of sporting stars

Richard Bullick Armagh gaelic captain Caroline O’Hanlon’s fairytale year has been recognised with the multi-talented international netballer’s inclusion alongside established superstars on the shortlist for Northern Ireland’s top sports awards ceremony later this month.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh

Family vows to pursue justice for murdered brothers

A Whitecross family, whose three brothers were murdered by the notorious loyalist Glenanne Gang 39 years ago, has initiated High Court proceedings against the British government for its failure to properly investigate the killings, The Examiner has learned.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh

Hardline loyalist called for ‘Libyan-type’ air strikes on Crossmaglen

The release of state papers by the Public Record Office under the 30 year rule have revealed startling details of calls for air strikes on Crossmaglen and other towns deemed to be republican strongholds in the 1980s.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

Man remanded over serious New Year’s Day assault

A 21-year-old man has been remanded in custody following a serious assault in Newry in the early hours of New Year’s Day, in which the victim, a 28-year-old man, sustained severe injuries.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

A New Year’s Resolution that will make a HUGE Difference

This time of year we reflect on the year gone and look towards the year ahead.  Many people choose to begin a New Year’s Resolution maybe to eat healthy, lose some weight or even take up a new hobby.  

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh

Local artist’s “one drawing a day” New Year’s resolution

A local artist has come up with a unique New Year’s resolution.  While the rest of us pledge to eat healthier or get fitter, Sharon Donnelly of Mullaghbawn based Crieve Crafts has promised to produce a drawing a day for…

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

Southern Trust chief departs for new UK post

Chief Executive of the Southern Trust, Mairead McAlinden is stepping down from her role to take up the position of Chief Executive of South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.


Indiscipline proves costly

● Dr. McKenna Cup Armagh 1-10 Tyrone 1-12 The managerial debut of the counties All-Ireland winning Captain Kieran McGeeney on home soil pitted against Tyrone who have in modern times taken over from Down as the arch enemy was always…