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Two arrested in Newry following social media appeal

Police investigating reports of suspicious activity in Newry this week have arrested two males. Police said they received reports of suspicious activity in the Shandon Park area of Newry yesterday, Monday 16 July and today, Tuesday 17 July.     Speaking to Newry Times, Sergeant Kenny Gracey said, “It was reported that two males in […]

Newry shop owners urged to review security after fourth burglary in a week

Police are appealing to shop owners in south Down and south Armagh to review their security measures after a fourth burglary at rural commercial premises since the start of July. Speaking to Newry Times, Detective Sergeant James Johnston said, “We received a report at 7am [on the] morning of Friday 6 July that entry had […]

Anger after ‘coordinated attacks’ on Newry Republican memorials

Newry and Armagh Sinn Féin MLA Megan Fearon has described a series of attacks on 1981 Hunger Strike Memorials as ‘outrageous’. The attacks took place over the weekend at 1981 Hunger Strike memorials at Fords Cross Silverbridge, Meigh Village and on the Newry A1 Bypass. Speaking to Newry Times, the South Armagh MLA said, “These […]

Two men found guilty at Newry Court after ‘thoroughly traumatic incident’

Detectives in Newry have welcomed the sentencing of 26 year old Robert Tasker and 25 year old Antoin McCooey at Newry Crown Court today, Monday 18 June. Both men were found guilty at Newry Crown Court on Wednesday 25 April 2018 by a jury of robbery, kidnapping, threats to kill and assault, earlier this year. […]

Missing: Police renew appeal for man last seen in Hill Street, Newry

Police in Newry are renewing an appeal to the public for their help in locating missing 44-year-old man Thomas Harte.     Thomas was last seen in the Hill Street area of the city in the early hours of Sunday, 10 June. He is described as being 5’6″ in height of medium build with brown […]

£1.65m investment boost for Daisy Hill Emergency Department welcomed

A roadmap for the future of Daisy Hill Hospital’s Emergency Department is now a reality – thanks to a meaningful partnership between the local community, workforce and the health and social care system. The Department of Health has confirmed details of an investment package as part of a long-term plan to sustain and bolster urgent […]

Plans for regeneration of Newry city centre welcomed

The regeneration of Newry city centre moved a step closer after a major report by international consultants Deloitte laid out plans aimed at delivering new investment, creating jobs and attracting visitors.  The report was welcomed at a special meeting of the Newry Mourne and Down District Council’s Strategic Projects Working Group.     Specifically, it […]

Men armed with machetes attack 17-year-old in Newry

Detectives are appealing for witnesses following a report of an aggravated burglary at a house on Talbot Street in Newry during the early hours of this morning, Tuesday 5 June. It was reported that shortly after 2.15am a number of men armed with machetes forced their way into a property and attacked the male occupant. […]

Serious assault on vulnerable man in Bessbrook

Police are appealing for information following a serious assault on a man in the Bessbrook area on Monday, 28 May. At approximately 10:15 pm the man was making his way home and was attacked close to the Cloughreagh Community Centre.     Police said he was attacked by two males who were driving a Dark […]

Newry family praise Daisy Hill staff after baby’s heart condition detected

A local family has praised Daisy Hill Hospital’s paediatric team’s innovative screening programme following the detection of a major heart condition in their new born baby girl. After a very normal pregnancy and delivery on 25th April, Katie Dinsmore and partner Alan were getting ready to take baby Dáire home to her big sister Brooke […]


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