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Newry Orange Hall damaged by suspected arsonists


Police are appealing for witnesses following a fire at an Orange Hall on Martins Lane in Newry last night, Saturday 25th February. Shortly after 7.15pm police received a report that a number of tyres had been placed against the rear of the building and set on fire.   Damage was caused to the eves of […]

Man charged with drugs offences as police probe Bessbrook sudden death


A 48 year old man has been charged by police with being concerned in the supply of a class A controlled drug and possession of a class B controlled drug.   The charges are in connection with the arrest of a man by Detectives in Reactive and Organised Crime in Newry investigating the sudden death […]

Significant improvements to Newry Train provision announced

Newry Train Station

Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard has announced significant enhancements to rail provision for passengers in the Newry area. Following on from a review launched by the Minister in recent weeks, there will be a number of additional services for those commuting to and from Belfast both during the week and at the weekend.   Speaking to […]

Widespread anger after Warrenpoint First Trust bank closure announcement

The First Trust Bank in Warrenpoint will close on 30th June 2017

Local political representatives have reacted with anger to the announcement that First Trust Bank will close half of its Northern Ireland branches in 2017. With 15 of the bank’s 30 branches closing this year, around 130 jobs are at risk, including those in local branches.   The Warrenpoint branch is among those due to close […]

Man arrested after death of woman in Bessbrook


Police investigating the sudden death of a woman in Bessbrook have arrested a 48 year old man. The woman, believed to be in her 30s, died in a house in Orior Park on Tuesday.   During a related search police also seized £2000 in cash and a number of other items were taken away for […]

Michelle O’Neill visits South Armagh greenway site on former British army barracks


Sinn Féin’s Megan Fearon has welcomed a visit by Sinn Féin’s leader in the north, Michelle O’Neill to a new greenway site on a former British army barracks in Forkhill.   The Newry and Armagh candidate said, “I was delighted to welcome my party colleague Michelle O’Neill to Forkhill to view progress on the site […]

‘Brexit the greatest threat since partition’ – McNulty


SDLP MLA for Newry and Armagh Justin McNulty has claimed that the impact of Brexit is the greatest economic, social and cultural threat this island has faced since the partition of Ireland. McNulty was speaking as the SDLP launched its policy paper on Brexit in Newry this week. He was joined by senior party colleagues, […]

Presbyterian Moderator visits Daisy Hill Hospital

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The Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, the Very Reverend Doctor Frank Sellar has visited Daisy Hill Hospital in Newry. Reverend Sellar met with patients and staff and heard about some of the latest hospital developments and challenges during his visit. Welcoming Reverend Sellar, to Daisy Hill, Non Executive Director for the Southern Health […]

New campaign explains how to use GP Out of Hours Service

GP service

A new campaign has been launched to remind people how to use the GP Out of hours service (GPOOH). Dr Sandra Elliott, Medical Manager for GPOOH said, “GP Out of Hours is only for patients with urgent care needs that cannot wait until their own GP surgery re-opens. “Unfortunately we receive many calls about non […]

South Armagh intimidation and harassment ‘causing grave concern’

South armagh

Slieve Gullion Area Sinn Féin Councillor Mickey Larkin has said that anti-social behaviour at Mullanstown in Mullaghbawn has caused grave concern to many residents and the local community. The local Councillor explained, “In response to reports of incidents at Mullanstown I accompanied local Parish Priest Fr. Heagney to listen to the concerns of residents. “Over […]

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