Archive for: November, 2011

In Pictures: Public sector strikes in Newry

On Wednesday 30th November, public sector workers from across the UK took to the picket lines in protest to government pension changes. The following pictures and video were taken from the rallies in Newry and were kindly supplied to us by Conor Macauley and the BBC. Video: [fbvideo id=”10150497772913455″ width=”433″ height=”331″] Photo: Images supplied by by Conor […]

Newry trade union strike enjoys large turnout

A public strike today in Newry City centre has been likened to the 1979 “Winter of Discontent” according to trade union leaders, as people protest changes in pensions. Approximately 2 million people are joining those in Newry with protests taking place throughout the UK. The effect of these protests has been felt throughout the country […]

Killer Karen Walsh lodges appeal

Convicted killer Karen Walsh has lodged an appeal against last month’s conviction for murdering Newry grandmother Maire Rankin. At last month’s court appearance Walsh was told she would serve a minimum sentence of 20 years behind bars after the jury unanimously found her guilty of the Christmas morning murder in 2008. Walsh, a legal-aid recipient, […]

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