Archive for: January, 2012

Newry & Armagh MLA backs new farm safety drive

A new safety drive aimed at reducing the high number of deaths and accidents on Northern Ireland’s farms has received the backing of Newry & Armagh MLA William Irwin. The safety drive comes after a farmer or farm working was killed every month in the past year. Speaking about the issue, Mr Irwin said, “I […]

Newry to play part in Sport Relief

Newry and Mourne is set to join other cities throughout the UK in raising money for Sport Relief. The Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile is coming to Newry on Sunday 25th of March and local people are encouraged to get involved. Sport Relief aims to bring people together to raise money and change lives through sport. […]

All Carnbane fixtures cancelled

Jennings Park

Following a second pitch inspection on Saturday morning all fixtures in the Carnbane league have now been cancelled.

Health Minister opens two new centres for those with disabilities

Two new centres for people with disabilities were opened yesterday in Newry. The Windsor Day Centre cost £3.7 million and aims to provide day care for 39 adults with learning disabilities. The Carrickore Children’s Respite Unit cost £2.5 million and aims to provide respite care for eight children with a disability from ages 4 to […]

Crossmaglen Community meeting to tackle anti-social behaviour

Councillor Terry Hearty has urged all interested parties to be represented at the next Community Meeting to deal with the problems of drug, alcohol and anti-social behaviour in and around Crossmaglen. The meeting will take place on Wednesday 1st February at 7.00pm in Crossmaglen Community Centre. The Sinn Féin councillor said, “This is the next […]

Newry City FC celebrations

On Saturday evening after a very enjoyable fundraising quiz, Newry City celebrated the success of their ladies team who have had just completed their first season in the NI Womens FA Division 4. Having won the Division 4 and League Cup double and having 5 players in the divisions top 8 goal scorers list, there […]

Two arrested in Newry following Kilkeel and Tandragee burglaries

Police in Newry have arrested two males aged 23 and 30 on suspicion of burglary and going equipped for theft on Thursday 26th January. Following reports of two men carrying out distraction type burglaries at houses of elderly females in the Kilkeel and Tandragee areas on Thursday afternoon, police stopped a car in the Armagh […]

Players of the Carnbane, with Ben Treanor

Name:Ben Treanor. Age: 35. Occupation: Sales representative. Club: Bessbrook United. Previous Club(s): Newry Town, Armagh City, Newry Celtic, Spartak United and Camlough Rovers. Position: Centre Forward or Midfield. Favourite player: Diego Maradona. Favourite drink: Coors Light. Favourite food: Thai Curry. What team do you support? Tottenham Hotspur. What are your interests outside of football? Modern […]

Troubles legacy blamed for Protestant migration from south Armagh

According to recently released research, Protestants in the Newry and Mourne area – more specifically south Armagh – have been migrating out of the area as a result of the legacy of the Northern Ireland ‘Troubles’. David Hanna, the chairman of Altnaveigh House – an Ulster-Scots organisation in the city – said his group carried […]

Murphy to meet Libraries NI over Crossmaglen Library cuts fear

Amid fears of cuts to Crossmaglen library, MP for the area Conor Murphy has secured an urgent meeting with the Chief Executive of Libraries NI following speculation that Crossmaglen Library may face a cut of up to ten hours. Speaking to Newry Times, Mr Murphy said, “People in Crossmaglen are surprised and somewhat angered by […]


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