Archive for: December, 2011

Information sought following disappearance of elderly woman

Police in Newry are appealing for information following the disappearance of a 69-year-old woman, who went missing on Friday 23rd of December. Nora Palmer was last seen in the area of Newry Bus Station shortly before 1pm on Friday, she is believed to have boarded a bus to Dublin. When last seen, she was wearing […]

Newry hit-and-run victim is ‘seriously ill’ after crash

Police in Newry have appealed for information following a hit-and-run incident in Newry this morning. A man is believed to be seriously ill in hospital after he was knocked down at around 2:00am in the Cornmarket area of the city on Tuesday 27th December. Police believe the man was hit by a dark-coloured car and […]

Excel Gymnasts raise £800 for Hospice

Excel Gymnasts recently held fundraisers over their three venues in Newry, Meigh and Crossmaglen in aid of Southern Area Hospice Services. The fundraising events were a tremendous success and raised an astonishing £800 for the Hospice.  

Newry power-cut update: Six houses remain in the dark

Only six houses in the Newry and Mourne area are now without electricity. The news is a welcome boost to the community after a massive 1800 houses were affected by power cuts and a black out today in the area. NIE engineers have been working throughout the day to fix an underground cable fault in […]

Parts of Newry in the dark after electricity black-out

Large parts of Newry have today experienced power cuts, ranging from flickering lights to a complete shut down of electricity. Northern Ireland Electricity (NIE) said there was more than 1800 houses affected today in the Newry and Mourne area. Speaking to Newry Times, Les Drew, spokesman for NIE confirmed the power cut. He said, “We […]

Ireland Revisited: Part 6

The Provisional IRA adopted many tactics throughout its thirty year campaign in Northern Ireland, sometimes encompassing politics with bombings and high profile assassinations (the “ballot in one hand and armalite in the other” strategy) in order to achieve their ideological aim of a united Ireland, based on socialist principles. They believed that targeting mainland Britain […]

Newry’s Lost Generation, with Micheal Smyth

Name: Micheal Smyth. Age: 28. Education/experience: Working in construction. What part of Newry & Mourne are you originally from? Camlough. When did you leave Newry? 19th August 2011. Why did you leave Newry? I was stuck in a call centre and decided I needed a change of scenery and new opportunities. Who did you go […]

Eirígí commemorate IRA volunteer in Derrybeg

On Christmas Eve éirígí in Newry held a commemorative event in the Derrybeg estate to remember local IRA volunteer Eddie Grant. The local éirígí activists came together with the family of Eddie Grant, to remember and pay tribute. A wreath was laid on the Derrybeg monument by Eddie’s niece Jacqueline in memory of her uncle. […]

GAA Sideways: 250 GAA players a week leaving Ireland

Seán Ó Sirideán looks at the new wave emigration grasping Ireland and how it affects the GAA club. Living in the border district of Newry and south Armagh for many years, and being an expatriate I decided to write about the devastating effect emigration has on the local GAA club. Although, I only live in […]

Ring of Gullion hosts winter wonderland event

The Ring of Gullion was the scene of a winter wonderland this month as part of the Ring of Gullion Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Management Plan. The event was organised by the Newry and Mourne District Council as well as local events organiser Sharon Carroll who created a mixture of nature, fairy-tales and a […]

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