Archive for: August, 2015

Camlough hurlers enjoy Slieve Gullion Trek

Following in the footsteps of mythological Irish hero Cu Chulainn and legendary hunter and warrior Finn Mc Cumhail, 35 young local hurlers attending the Craobh Rua Camlocha Summer Activities Week, climbed Slieve Gullion; the mountain of magic, myth and romance. The group, accompanied by mentors from the South Armagh based hurling club, listened to local […]

Newry & Mourne second highest road deaths: Concerns raised by local MLA

Sinn Féin MLA Megan Fearon has called on Roads Minister Danny Kennedy to rethink his cuts to road maintenance. The Newry and Armagh Assembly member made the call after it was revealed that Newry and Mourne had the second highest level of deaths and serious injury on the north’s roads last year. Many of the […]

‘We cannot bury the issue of nuclear waste’ – Ritchie

SDLP South Down MP Margaret Ritchie has expressed her concern over moves to dump nuclear waste underground. Ritchie said that such a decision would have serious environmental and health implications and called on the British Government to distance itself from such a strategy. Speaking to Newry Times, she said, “This is a precedent that must […]

Anger over Dromintee vandalism

Slieve Gullion Sinn Fein Councillor Mickey Larkin has described damage caused to a mobile home in Dromintee as ‘wanton vandalism’. “I was contacted by a neighbour of the people who own the mobile who expressed disgust at the damage,” he explained. “On viewing the mobile with the owner I fully understand the anger of locals. […]

Bradley visits local youth theatre groups

Newry and Armagh MLA Dominic Bradley attended the rehearsals of ‘The Last Five Years’ on Friday afternoon at the Abbey Grammar School in Newry. The SDLP MLA was there to witness the final touches being put to the depiction of the cult show by the self-financing Independent ‘Lost Ticket Theatre Company’ – a collective of […]

Brady calls for party unity in support of South Armagh healthcare

Sinn Féin MP Mickey Brady has called for a united front in the fight for adequate healthcare for south Armagh. The Newry and Armagh MP made the call at a packed public meeting on the subject in Crossmaglen Community Centre on Thursday. “I know there is the perception out there that politicians can’t get along […]

New road safety signage at Killean Primary School

Newry and Armagh MLA Megan Fearon has welcomed new road signage that is to be erected around Killean Primary School. The Sinn Féin MLA made the comments after a recent meeting with Roads Service to discuss the concerns of residents. “I and my colleague councillor Liz Kimmins requested this meeting with Roads Service after a […]

Traffic calming measures to be introduced in Drumalane

Newry and Armagh MP Mickey Brady has welcomed new traffic calming measures to be introduced in Drumalane. The Sinn Féin representative said he and his council colleagues would continue to stand with local residents to fight for the safest roads possible in the area. “I’m delighted that these measures are finally going to be introduced,” […]

Housing for Culloville?

Would you like to live in Culloville? Do you think the Culloville area needs more housing? These are the questions the Housing Executive is asking local residents as it carries out a survey to help decide if there is a need for new social housing for rent in Culloville. The Housing Executive wants to hear […]

Four injured in Mayobridge collision

Four people have been injured in what police described as a ‘serious collision’ in Mayobridge. The collision happened on Aughnagon Road yesterday and involved a car and three motorbikes. Two of the injured were taken to Craigavon Hospital, one was flown to the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast and the fourth was taken to the local […]


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