Archive for: August, 2013

‘South Armagh wants to be left in peace’ – Bradley

SDLP Assembly Member for Newry and Armagh Dominic Bradley MLA has condemned those responsible for leaving what appears to be a viable device in Cullyhanna which is the subject of an on-going Police operation in South Armagh. Speaking to Newry Times, Bradley said, “Those responsible for leaving these devices in Cullyhanna are both reckless and […]

Ritchie concerned by device at Orange Hall in Newcastle

SDLP MP for South Down Margaret Ritchie has said she is deeply concerned about reports of a device being found at an Orange Hall in Newcastle. Ritchie said, “The people of South Down do not want to see this kind of threat to the safety of this community who long ago rejected the forces of […]

‘Intention of Cullyhanna devices was to kill local police officers’ – Newry PSNI

Police to focus on uninsured drivers as part of national campaign - newry headlines

Newry and Mourne PSNI Area Commander, Chief Inspector Davy Beck, has thanked the community in Cullyhanna for their patience and support as the security alert in Bog Road/Lisleitrim Road continues. Following a complex and protracted security operation, police located two mortar type devices in the area on Tuesday, 27th August. Police and Army Technical Officers […]

Mackin’s final lives up to its name

DORSEY EMMETTS 2-6 SHANE O’NEILLS 5-23 Richard Bullick at the Athletic Grounds. Never has a competition been more appropriately named than this season’s Mackin’s Junior Championship, which was won by a youthful Shane O’Neill’s side in the Athletic Grounds. It got its moniker from the fact Mackin Animal Feeds are the sponsors but the opening […]

Police response to Crossmaglen robberies questioned

Police to focus on uninsured drivers as part of national campaign - newry headlines

Sinn Féin councillor Terry Hearty has questioned why it took the PSNI six hours to respond to a call from him regarding two house robberies in the Crossmaglen area. The incidents occurred at approximately 10.30am on Thursday 15th August and the local councillor said he was on the scene ‘within minutes’ of being alerted. “Very […]

Police investigate ‘suspicious’ fire

Detectives in Ardmore are appealing for information following the suspicious fire of a car in the Old Grange area of Armagh on Friday, 9th August at approximately 2.30am. It is believed that flammable liquid was thrown at a car and as a result the front tyre of the vehicle was damaged. Police would ask anyone […]

Newry Action Cancer shop prepares to be hijacked… but just for a day

Twelve teams from local businesses across Northern Ireland are preparing to hijack their local Action Cancer charity shop on Thursday 19th September. Preparations are well underway with each team busily gathering new stock for their particular shop as well as fundraising and marketing their activities within their own organisations and to the wider community. “It […]

Cully Road Bridge confirmed

Sinn Fein Councillor Colman Burns has said he is delighted that his campaign to erect a new bridge at Cully Road has come to fruition. The new bridge, which Councillor Burns describes as “a victory for common sense and just reward for people’s patience,” will finally be started in the coming weeks. Councillor Burns commented, […]

Community allotment space to be investigated

Alliance Newcastle Councillor Patrick Clarke has welcomed the support of the Recreation & Community Services Committee at Down District Council to investigate identifying possible land for community allotments in Newcastle. Clarke had tabled the discussion in order to identify possible land in the Newcastle and Dundrum area for local gardening enthusiasts to grow their own […]

Newry Doctor Who star Gerard Murphy dead

Newry actor Gerard Murphy, cousin of the late Sean Hollywood, died yesterday in England after a two and a half year battle with prostate cancer. The agent for Gerard, Lynda Ronan said the 64 year old died at home yesterday after a courageous battle. He passed away peacefully with family members present. He was one […]


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