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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 […]

Shock and sadness after death of ‘true gentleman’

There is widespread shock and sadness today in the local community after the death of a young Warrenpoint man in a collision. 27-year-old Karl Heaney from the Warrenpoint area was the driver of a silver Ford Fusion that was involved in a collision with a black Kia Ceed close to the junction of the Halfway […]

‘Absolutely sickening’ – Anger after drugs found by young children

Slieve Gullion Area Sinn Féin Councillor Terry Hearty has expressed concerns after drugs were found by young children playing near Lismore Park in Crossmaglen. Speaking to Newry Times, the local Councillor said that young children who were playing on a green space near Lismore found what has been described as a small amount of drugs. […]


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