Archive for: April, 2018

Wanted duo ‘kicked and beaten with iron bars’ as police launch investigation

Detectives have said they are investigating the serious assault of two men in the Mullaghbawn area of south Armagh on Saturday 28 April. They re-visited a number of scenes on Sunday to conduct further enquiries.     Speaking to Newry Times, Detective Chief Inspector Jill Duffie said, “We believe the two men, James White and […]

Population of Newry and Mourne to ‘grow and age’, research reveals

The population in each Local Government District (LGD) in Northern Ireland is projected to grow and age. This is one of the findings of the statistics published by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA).     Over the 10 year period from mid-2016 to mid-2026, Northern Ireland’s population is projected to grow by […]

Fearon calls for a halt to cuts to Human Rights Commission

Sinn Fein’s equality spokesperson Megan Fearon has called for a halt to cuts on the Human Rights Commission budget. Speaking to Newry Times, the Newry and Armagh MLA commented, “The Human Rights Commission was established as part of the Good Friday Agreement and it was expected to play a key role in protecting and promoting […]

£1500 of suspected cocaine seized in Bessbrook house search

Detectives have charged a 25-year-old male with possession of a class A controlled drug, possession of a class A controlled drug with intent to supply and possessing fireworks without a licence. The charges are in connection with the search of a house in O’Donoghue Park, Bessbrook recently by detectives from Criminal Investigations Branch Organised Crime […]

Brady meets Labour MEPs on Brexit implications

Sinn Féin MP Mickey Brady has welcomed a delegation of Labour MEP’s who are visiting the North to assess the implications of Brexit. The Newry/Armagh MP thanked the delegation for their interest and for taking the time to ‘”see and hear the harsh reality of Brexit for the island of Ireland’.     He told […]

Search for wanted men continues as police ‘narrow the search’

The search for two men, James White and Alexis Guesto, continues after a search operation in the Silverbridge area of South Armagh. Speaking to Newry Times, Detective Chief Inspector Jill Duffie from PSNI Public Protection Branch said, “We would like to thank the local community for the information they have provided so far that has assisted […]

Masked men men assault three during Bessbrook burglary

Detectives are investigating the report of an aggravated burglary at a house in Wakefield Terrace, Bessbrook on Saturday 28 April. Police received a report that between 1:30am and 1:45am on Saturday morning, two masked men, one armed with a hammer and one with a chain, had forced their way into the house and assaulted three […]

Wanted men spotted in Newry and Mourne

Detectives from PSNI Public Protection Branch are appealing to the public for information on the whereabouts of two men, James White and Alexis Guesto. Speaking to Newry Times, Detective Chief Inspector Jill Duffie said, “These two men are wanted in Northern Ireland for a range of offences, including breach of licence and warrants.     […]

Newry man Colm ‘Bootsy’ Fearon organises event ‘full of amazing views, selfies, exercise and great craic’

An exciting event is taking place this summer on your doorstep taking in the spectacular views across Camlough and Slieve Gullion mountains in South Armagh. The ‘Twin Peaks Challenge’ will take place on Saturday 23 June 2018 starting at Carrickcruppen GAA, Camlough.      Two local charities are set to benefit from all proceeds of […]

Call for full investigation into killing of Newry man

The Policing Ombudsman must launch a full investigation after a Belfast court heard today that the RUC man who killed IRA Volunteer Colum Marks admitted his superiors instructed him to lie about his actions, Sinn Féin MLA Conor Murphy has said.   The Newry Armagh MLA attended today’s hearing at Belfast High Court where Colum […]

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