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Anger at remarks over shooting of Newry IRA man

A new investigation was launched into the RUC killing of Newry IRA man Colum Marks last year

Sinn Féin MP Mickey Brady has branded the comments of a DUP MP over the shooting of an unarmed IRA man 26 years ago as disgraceful. Colum Marks, who was originally from Newry, was killed by the RUC in Downpatrick in 1991. Last year a new investigation was launched into his killing after a new […]

Masked man attack in Bessbrook leaves man in 60s with facial injuries


Local police are appealing for witnesses following the assault of a man in his 60s in the Charlemont Square East area of Bessbrook. The assault happened just before 11pm last night, Wednesday 19th April.   Speaking to Newry Times, Sergeant Thomas Shields said, “This man was reported to be carrying a child’s carrycot, containing a […]

Newry republican plot attacked hours before Easter commemorations


Vandals have targeted the republican plot in St Marys Cemetery in Newry in a graffiti attack. Spray paint was used to deface the memorial in the Newry graveyard.   Speaking to Newry Times, Sinn Fein MP Mickey Brady described it as an “outrageous attack”. Article continues below: “The Republican Plot in Newry was desecrated last […]

‘Residents face lock-down’ during Newry parade says Newry MP Mickey Brady

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Newry and Armagh MP Mickey Brady has had what he described as a “frank but constructive” meeting with the PSNI. He said he raised concerns about the upcoming Band Parade on 21st April and what he labelled ‘the impact on local residents and traffic disruption’.     At the recent meeting he said he raised a range […]

Future of Daisy Hill Hospital Emergency Department to be discussed today

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On-going efforts to ensure a safe, sustainable Emergency Department at Daisy Hill Hospital will be discussed at a meeting of the Southern Health and Social Services Trust Board today (Thursday 13th April). A statement from the Trust read, “Trust Board members will be updated on the on-going efforts to secure a regional approach to safely […]

Warning over ‘temporary closure’ of Daisy Hill Hospital Emergency Department

Daisy Hill Hospital

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust has issued a statement warning of ongoing staffing difficulties for the Emergency Department at Daisy Hill Hospital and have suggested that it could lead to its temporary closure. The Southern Health and Social Care Trust Board were updated on the staffing challenges facing the Emergency Department (ED) in […]

Brady ‘concerned’ ahead of major Newry band parade

Photo courtesy of D.Barry (Twitter)

Newry and Armagh Sinn Féin MP Mickey Brady has said that the major band parade being organised by the Loyal Sons of Benagh Flute Band, will cause major inconvenience to local residents, businesses and the entire city of Newry.   The parade, which traditionally passes off peacefully, will have 84 bands participating. Article continues below: […]

“My son’s FAST action saved my life” – County Down stroke survivor

Gerard McClean support FAST campaign

Stroke survivor Gerard McClean, from Kilcoo, County Down, is joining the Stroke Association in calling for people across Northern Ireland to be more aware of the early warning signs of stroke, and to share the FAST message to help save more lives. Gerard (59) had a stroke in June 2013, on Father’s Day, while doing […]

Tied up, assaulted, pillow case placed over head: Newry police reveal shocking details of last night’s burglary


Detectives in Newry are appealing for information following the report of an aggravated burglary at an address in the Slieveshan Park area of Kilkeel.     It occurred around midnight on 28th March when an elderly man was assaulted. Article continues below: Speaking to Newry Times, Detective Constable Skillen said, “ We received a report […]

Burglars ‘spoke to elderly woman’ while robbing her South Armagh home


Police in Newry are appealing for information following the report of a burglary at a house on Church Road in Forkhill on Sunday 26th March. Police received a report that two men entered the house of an elderly woman sometime around 5pm on Sunday afternoon.     It is believed that the woman is aged […]

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