Archive for: March, 2012

Crossmaglen triumph in All Ireland final


Crossmaglen Rangers have been crowned All-Ireland Club football champions for the sixth time, following an impressive win over Garrycastle at Breffni Park. Cross went into the game looking to make it two in a row for the second time and took their opponents apart in a fantastic first half display of football. Oisin McConville hit […]

St. Paul’s High School are All Ireland Champions

Captain Fantastic: Michael Murphy holds aloft the All Ireland flanked by the rest of the team

The local community is celebrating today after St. Paul’s High School, Bessbrook clinched the All Ireland this afternoon in stunning fashion. Played in front of a huge travelling support at Kingspan Breifne Park in Cavan, the local side dominated the match, winning by an icredible 14 point margin. First half: The gripping final, played out […]

Murphy: ‘Time to show self-confidence and demand more Fiscal Powers for Assembly’

Sinn Fein's Conor Murphy

Sinn Fein MLA Conor Murphy has said that now is the time to show self-confidence and demand more fiscal powers for the Stormont Assembly. Murphy’s remarks came after the 2012 Budget was announced by British Chancellor George Osborne, who introduced a wide range of cuts across Northern Ireland. He claimed the 2012 Budget highlighted a […]

Newry Style City: Speed Styling & Fashion Show

Newry Style City

By Olivia Rooney As a teenage girl obsessed with anything to do with clothes and fashion I was excited, possibly even a bit too excited, to hear that Newry Style City would be happening for the second year in a row. Last year I went to the now annual (yay) fashion show in Bellinis and […]

Nesbitt wins race for UUP leadership

Mike Nesbitt

South Down Ulster Unionist John McCallister today conceded the race for the Ulster Unionist Party leadership as members elected former BBC and UTV presenter Mike Nesbit. Approximately two thousand members were eligible to vote in the election at the party’s annual general meeting today in Belfast. 536 voted for Nesbitt, while McCallister received 129 votes. […]

Regional Development Minister says no to Irish road signs

Road Signage

Regional Development Minister Danny Kennedy has this week said no to introducing bi-lingual signage across Northern Ireland. The move to erect signs in both English and Irish was first considered last year by the previous Regional Development Minister Conor Murphy. Mr Kennedy said, “Following the conclusion of the consultation I have decided not to introduce […]

Increase in Euro counterfeit notes in City Centre


Police in Newry have received a number of reports of counterfeit Euro notes in circulation in over the last number of days. Sergeant James Bingham, Newry NPT, said, “Local business people, staff and members of the public should be vigilant and take a few minutes to check notes carefully before accepting them. Any suspicious incident should be reported to police.” He […]

Wells: ‘Stiff prison sentences for gorse fire arsonists’

Arsonists have set fire to several local mountains in recent days

Jim Wells, the DUP’s South Down MLA, has warned that only the fear of jail time will deter arsonists from deliberately starting fires in the Newry and Mourne area. Wells was speaking to Newry Times after several days of vicious gorse fires engulfed the surrounding countryside, causing widespread anger in the local community and putting […]

Newry pollution levels ‘moderate’

Car Pollution

The Department of the Environment has this week stated that pollution levels in Newry are currently ‘moderate’. The department also states that Armagh, Lisburn, Londonderry, Belfast and Strabane are experiencing similar levels. Healthy people are unlikely to experience any ill effects, however those with lung or heart problems may find their conditions get worse during […]

Ruane disappointed with cross-border bridge failure

Warrenpoint based Sinn Fein Councillor Mickey Ruane has expressed his disappointment at the failure of the Narrow Water Bridge project after it failed to make the final round of the Interreg IVA funding call. Speaking to Newry Times the Sinn Fein representative said, “It has been well documented the benefits to the entire area of […]

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