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Constituency Crime Portadown Upper Bann

Police Appeal Following Assault in Portadown

Police in Portadown are appealing for information following the report of an assault in the Obins Street area of the town on Friday 2nd December. Sergeant Bigger said: “Shortly after 9.15pm, officers attended Obins Street after it was reported that a teenage girl had been assaulted by a man armed with a bat. One man, […]

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Community Constituency Crime Newry Newry and Armagh

Saoradh Remove Racist Graffiti in Newry

Republican Party Saoradh has slammed those behind a racist graffiti in Newry recently.  Slamming those responsible Saoradh’s Newry Representative Stephen Murney said “The racist attack in the Main Avenue area should be condemned by all. Saoradh activists in the area took the opportunity to cover up the unsightly display making it unreadable until it can […]

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Campaigns Community Daisy Hill Government Health Politics Stormont

NHS Action Short of Strike Action Starts This Week

UNISON and NIPSA members in all employment areas in the health service in Northern Ireland will begin action short of strike action from Monday 5 December. Health service wide strike action will take place on Monday 12 December. This is the first strike in the health service since 2019. A return to strike action is a reflection of […]

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Constituency Crime Newry Newry and Armagh

Police Appeal Following “Ambush and Execution” Murder in Newry

Detectives investigating the murder of Mark Lovell in Newry on Thursday 1 December are continuing to appeal to the public for their assistance in identifying his killers. The 58 year old was shot a number of times, at close range, whilst inside his car near his home in Ardcarn Park just after 6pm. Detective Chief […]

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Constituency Newry Newry and Armagh Sport

Carnbane League Tables – 3/12/22

 PREMIER DIVISION as at 3 December 2022   P W D L F A GD Pts Villa Rovers 11 9 1 1 31 14 17 28 Camlough Rovers 9 5 2 2 13 8 5 17 Cleary Celtic 6 4 2 0 15 10 5 14 Newry Celtic 8 4 0 4 22 13 9 […]

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Banbridge Constituency Crime Upper Bann

Viable Device Found in Banbridge

A security alert in Brookfield Avenue, Banbridge, has now ended following the discovery of a viable device in the town. Police and Ammunition Technical Officers attended the scene following the discovery of a suspicious object. A controlled explosion was carried out on the pipe bomb type device which has been now been declared viable and has been taken […]

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Constituency Newry Newry and Armagh Sport

Carnbane League Results – 3/12/22

CARNBANE LEAGUE RESULTS FOR SATURDAY 3 DECEMBER 2022 MUFA SHIELD ROUND 4 TIES  –  KICK OFF 1.30 pm Gilford Crusaders   3    v   2   Cartwheel United    Portadown BBOB   3    v   2   Rossowen PREMIER DIVISION   –  KICK-OFF 2.00 pm Camlough Rovers  0   v    1   Greenfield Park    Newry Celtic         0   v    1   Villa Rovers    FREE DAY:  Ballybot United […]

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Constituency Crime Newry Newry and Armagh

Victim of Brutal Newry Shooting Named

Police can confirm the man murdered in Newry on Thursday 1 December was Mark Lovell. The 58 year old was shot a number of times, at close range, outside his home in the Ardcarn Park area of the city shortly after 6pm. Detectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Major Investigation Team launched a murder […]

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Constituency Crime Newry Newry and Armagh

Man “Ambushed and Executed” in Newry Shooting say Police

Detectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Major Investigation Team have launched a murder investigation after a man was shot and killed in Newry yesterday evening, 1 December. The 58-year-old man was shot a number of times, at close range, outside his home in the Ardcarn Park area of the city.  The attack took […]

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Armagh Community Constituency Newry Newry and Armagh Portadown Upper Bann

Women’s Aid Armagh Down Launch Christmas ‘See Behind the Shine’ Campaign

Christmas can be the most dangerous time of year for many women and children living in our local community. Domestic abuse is an increasing issue in our locality and this Christmas Women’s Aid Armagh Down is encouraging people to ‘See Behind the Shine’, to identify what is really going on behind some closed doors.   […]

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Community Constituency Council Government NMD Council South Down Warrenpoint

Warrenpoint Municipal Park “Narrow Water” Rose Planting Ceremony

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Chair, Cllr Michael Savage was joined by Mukesh Sharma, Chair of The National Lottery Heritage Fund Northern Ireland to plant a historical rose, “Narrow Water” in Warrenpoint Municipal Park. The final investment by The National Lottery Heritage Fund project in Warrenpoint Municipal Park was to reintroduce a selection of […]

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Constituency Crime Newry Newry and Armagh

Newry Men Charged and Named Following Vicious Attack Claiming to be an IRA Punishment Beating

A man attacked with a nail studded bat in his own home was told it was an IRA punishment beating, Newry Magistrates Court heard today Wednesday 30th November. Police arrested three men following the report of an aggravated burglary at a house in Springfarm Heights, Newry, in the early hours of the morning on Tuesday […]

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Armagh Community Constituency Crime Newry and Armagh

𝐑𝐚𝐭𝐜𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐟𝐞 C𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐦𝐧𝐬 A𝐭𝐭𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐨𝐧 𝐂𝐫𝐨𝐬𝐬𝐤𝐞𝐲𝐬 𝐎𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞 𝐇𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐚𝐧𝐝 C𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐬 O𝐮𝐭 𝐑𝐞𝐩𝐮𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐧 L𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐩!

Statement by TUV spokesperson Keith Ratcliffe: “I was disgusted this morning to find that, once again, our Unionist cultural identity is under attack in South Armagh. Overnight, sectarian thugs took it upon themselves to spray paint derogatory and sectarian things over Crosskeys Orange Hall; including ‘IRA’ and ‘Up the Ra’. “Few people are more acquainted […]

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Agriculture Business Climate Constituency Newry Newry and Armagh

Plastic Exports Ban and Need for Caution

Joseph Doherty, Managing Director of Re-Gen Waste in Newry and member of Defra’s Advisory Committee on Packaging, urges caution around banning plastic exports. The cross-party Environment Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee has called for a ban on the export of all plastic waste from the UK by 2027. This would seem to be a […]

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ABC Council Armagh Community Constituency Council Crime Government Newry and Armagh Stormont

Newry and Armagh SDLP Condemns Attack on Keady Orange Hall

SDLP Newry and Armagh elected reps have condemned an attack on an Orange Hall in Keady. Pro-IRA graffiti was dubbed on the Orange Hall on the Crosskeys Road.  Newry and Armagh MLA Justin McNulty said: “This is a disgraceful attack on a local Orange Hall and the SDLP condemns it wholeheartedly. Given the nature of […]

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Constituency Crime Newry Newry and Armagh

Newry Woman Facing 12 Serious Drug Charges Refused Bail

By Paul Higgins Refusing to free 30-year-old Whitney Hughes, District Judge Eamon King said “she’s part of what’s obviously a serious OCG in some shape or fashion and she must face the consequences when police, doing their duty, find the matters in this case – cash, drugs, phones, you name it.” Hughes,  from Ardcarn Park in […]

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Armagh Community Constituency Crime Government Newry and Armagh Stormont

Boylan Condemns Attack on Crosskeys Orange Hall

Sinn Féin MLA Cathal Boylan has condemned the attack on Crosskeys Orange Hall. Cathal Boylan said: “I unreservedly condemn the attack on Crosskeys Orange Hall. “Those responsible do not represent the community. “I would appeal to anyone with information about this vandalism to report it to the PSNI.” ENDS/CRÍOCH

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Community Constituency Health Newry Newry and Armagh

PIPS to Hold Annual Christmas Service

Every year, PIPS Hope & Support welcomes suicide bereaved families and friends to a Christmas Service of Remembrance, Hope & Healing to celebrate the life of their loved ones and to gain comfort from Personal Reflections, Poems, Beautiful Music & Singing, a Candlelight Possession and a Memory Tree service. This years’ service will take place […]

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Armagh Community Constituency Crime Newry and Armagh

Police Investigating Criminal Damage at Orange Hall in Keady

Police are investigating a report of criminal damage at an Orange Hall on Crosskeys Road, Keady. The report was received at approximately 9.45am this morning (Tuesday 29th November) that graffiti had been sprayed on the building sometime between 10pm on Monday night and this morning. Enquiries into the incident, which is being treated as a […]

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Community Constituency Education Government Lurgan Upper Bann Westminster

Christianity Should Not Be Cancelled in Schools – Lockhart

Speaking in Westminster during a debate on Religious Education in schools, Upper Bann MP Carla Lockhart has called for efforts from certain lobby groups to cancel Christianity from Religious Education in schools to be resisted. During the debate, the DUP MP said: “In Northern Ireland we recently had an outrageous court judgment that declared that […]

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Community Constituency Council Crime Government Newry Newry and Armagh NMD Council South Armagh

South Armagh Police Review Must be Fully Implemented! – Murphy

Sinn Féin councillor Declan Murphy has welcomed the progress made in the South Armagh Police Review but insists there is more to be done. Councillor Murphy, Sinn Féin’s spokesperson on Policing and Community safety in council, said: “My colleagues and I received an update tonight from the PSNI about the progress of the South Armagh […]

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ABC Council Armagh Community Constituency Council Government Newry and Armagh

Playtime Declared at New Armagh Play Park!

There was certainly a cause for celebration in Armagh this week, as the newly refurbed Drumbreda Play Park was officially launched – following an investment of £75,000. Children from St Patrick’s Primary School in Armagh, along with community representatives, contractors, elected members and council officials all helped the Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and […]

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Community Constituency Government Health Lurgan Stormont Upper Bann

Nurses Should Have Fair Pay – O’Dowd

Sinn Féin’s John O’Dowd has said nurses should have fair pay and safe conditions, and that the British Chancellor needs to step up and support our health workers. Speaking after RCN announced that they will strike, the MLA said: “The last thing our nurses should have to do is take to the streets in strike […]

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Campaigns Community Constituency Cost of Living Downpatrick Government Kilkeel Newcastle Politics South Down Stormont Warrenpoint Westminster

Hazzard Tells British Secretary of State to Give Clarity on £400 Energy Payment Date

Sinn Féin MP Chris Hazzard has challenged the British Secretary of State for clarity on when workers and families will receive the £400 energy support payment. Speaking after meeting Chris Heaton Harris in London today, Chris Hazzard said: “Today, we challenged the British Secretary of State over delays in getting the £400 energy support payment […]

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Education Government Politics Stormont

“We Must Stand Up To Protect Parental Choice in Education.” – Aontu

Aontú Deputy Leader and Education Spokeswoman, Gemma Brolly, has criticised a recent UNESCO report for bias promotion of the Single Integrated Education system. Speaking today, Gemma Brolly said “There’s a worrying push against the pluralist education model currently in place. We’ve seen attempts by lobby groups in recent years to erode parental choice in education. […]

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Community Constituency Council Downpatrick Government International Newry Newry and Armagh NMD Council South Down

Chairperson Hosts Welcome Event For Ukrainian Families

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Chairperson, Councillor Michael Savage hosted a welcome event for Ukrainian families on Tuesday 8 November in the Council Offices, Monaghan Row. The event provided Ukrainian families from across the district with an opportunity to meet with our Chairperson and Council officers, to ask questions and discuss their experiences and […]

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Business Constituency Infrastructure Newry Newry and Armagh

Re-Gen Waste Considers PRN Consultation

The Government has published its response to the PRN consultation, giving an indication of how the system will change when EPR starts in 2024. Joseph Doherty, Managing Director of Re-Gen Waste, which processes over 200,000 tonnes a year of household recyclables and is a significant PERN Trader, considers the implications. The PRN system has been […]

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Constituency Crime Downpatrick South Down

Farmer Convicted at Downpatrick Court

Mr Alan Montgomery, Downpatrick Road, Killough, Downpatrick (69) was convicted at Downpatrick Magistrates’ Court on 07/11/2022 of four charges of causing unnecessary suffering to 16 sheep and 11 lambs, one charge of failure to take such steps as were reasonable in the circumstances to ensure the needs of animals were met, and three charges of […]

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Community Constituency Government Newry Newry and Armagh Stormont Westminster

New Homes Needed for Newry – Kimmins

Sinn Féin MLA Liz Kimmins has said that new homes need to be built to address the growing need across Newry and Armagh for social and affordable homes. Speaking after meeting Choice Housing with Mickey Brady MP, the Newry and Armagh MLA said: “Sinn Féin recently met with senior officials from Choice Housing to discuss […]

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Armagh Constituency Government Newry Newry and Armagh Politics South Armagh Stormont

SDLP Actively Promote “Normalisation” of British Occupation – Saoradh Newry

Recent comments from the SDLP’s Justin McNulty calling for the “normalisation” of the British Courthouse in Newry comes as no surprise according to the Revolutionary Republican Party Saoradh. Reacting to the watery stoop statement Saoradh’s Newry Representative Stephen Murney said “Going by Justin McNulty’s statement the SDLP are happy enough to have the apparatus of […]

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Constituency Newry Newry and Armagh Sport

IUR 5 Fighting Championships Returns to Newry

IUR 5 fighting championships returns to Newry The extremely popular MMA event IUR fighting championships is returning to Newry this weekend. Representing its fifth event , IUR 5 will take place on Sunday 27th November at the Canal Court Hotel in Newry. Clanrye news and sport caught up with organiser and Newry based MMA fighter […]

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Community Constituency Newry Newry and Armagh

Republican Prisoner Christmas Vigil Set For Newry

The Irish Republican Prisoners Welfare Association [IRPWA] are set to have their annual vigil for Republican Prisoners and their families on Thursday 1st December at the Christmas Tree on Hill Street, Newry. The annual event is organised by the IRPWA each December to show solidarity and support to Republican Prisoners and their dependents at this […]

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ABC Council Community Constituency Council Government Infrastructure Lurgan Upper Bann Westminster

CCTV Provision in Towns Across ABC Will Be Upgraded

Cllr Margaret Tinsley and Upper Bann MP Carla Lockhart who have been to the fore in calling for the upgrade for many years have welcomed the approval at Council this evening that will see the investment needed to replace old, dysfunctional equipment across Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon City Council area made available.  Commenting, they […]

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Community Constituency Crime Downpatrick South Down

Man Arrested Following Downpatrick Burglary

Detectives investigating an aggravated burglary which occurred in Downpatrick on Friday 25th November, have arrested a man. Detective Constable Johnston said: “Shortly before 2:20am, it was reported that two masked men entered at a house in the Malone Park area armed with a wrench. The men demanded money from a woman aged in her 30s, […]

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Community Constituency Government Infrastructure Lurgan Upper Bann Westminster

More Action Needed at Moy Road Accident Hotspot

Local Member of Parliament Carla Lockhart has urged the Department for Infrastructure (DFI) to take further steps to improve safety at the Moy Road, to prevent further accidents at this hot spot. Carla Lockhart said: “I receive considerable representations from constituents with concerns about the Moy Road, and the safety for motorists using that road. […]

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Business Campaigns Community Constituency Cost of Living Government Health Newry and Armagh Politics South Armagh Stormont Westminster

Tory Budget Highlights the Cost of DUP Boycott – Murphy

Sinn Féin MLA Conor Murphy has said hospital waiting lists will grow, companies will go out of business and jobs will be lost because of the DUP’s refusal to allow the Executive to set a budget.  Responding to the budget set by the British Government, Conor Murphy said: “A three-year budget which I proposed to the […]

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Community Constituency Council Government Newry and Armagh NMD Council South Down

Chairperson Announces Environmental Poster Competition Winners

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council’s Schools’ Environmental Poster Competition winners have produced eye catching, colourful posters on an environmental theme of their choice. The competition, managed by Council’s Sustainability team was open to both Primary and Secondary schools across the district, and this year’s winners and finalists were chosen from a record number of entries. The […]

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Community Constituency Council Government Infrastructure Lifestyle Newry and Armagh NMD Council South Armagh

South Armagh Must be Included in Council Tourism Plan – Ó Muirí

Sinn Féin Councillor Barra Ó Muirí has said that South Armagh must be included as a key and distinct part of the council’s tourism strategy. Speaking after a public meeting in Forkhill, Barra said: “Tonight I spoke at a meeting of businesses from the South Armagh tourism sector to hear their concerns and to make […]

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Community Constituency Council Government Louth Louth County Council Newry Newry and Armagh NMD Council South Down

‘Beyond Borders Conference’ Aims to Make Communities Across Ireland Safer Places to Live, Work and Visit

The first cross-border community conference, aimed at sharing ideas on how to make communities across Ireland safer, took place in Dundalk, County Louth on Thursday 17 November 2022. The ‘Beyond Borders Conference’ brought together over 300 representatives from the public, local government, policing, business, charity, and community sectors to explore safety challenges faced across the […]

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Campaigns Community Cost of Living Government Health Politics Stormont Westminster

NIPSA Health Members Vote Overwhelmingly in Favour of Industrial Action

The NIPSA ballot for industrial action in Health has returned a 92.62% vote for strike action and 97.03% for action short of strike action.  The NIPSA Health Panel, which represents all branches in Health & Social Care and Health Arm’s Length Bodies, has therefore authorised industrial action in early December including Strike Action and Action […]

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Community Constituency Government Health Lurgan Upper Bann Westminster

MP Urges Government to Direct More Resources to Pancreatic Cancer Fight

Carla Lockhart MP has called for the Government to invest greater levels of funding to support research into the causes and treatments of pancreatic cancer, and called for a greater focus on early diagnosis of this aggressive form of cancer. Speaking in a debate in Westminster, Carla Lockhart said: “The words pancreatic cancer strike fear […]

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Advertising Business Community Constituency Killeavy Castle Newry Newry and Armagh Our Advertisers South Armagh

Killeavy Castle Estate Sweeps the Board With Award Wins and AA Rosettes

Following an AA Awards secret inspection to Killeavy Castle Estate, the venue has just been named an AA four-star hotel in recognition of the exemplary offering at the Estate. Following its first AA inspection, the restaurant has been awarded two AA rosettes for ‘Culinary Excellence’, further acknowledging the quality of Killeavy Castle Estate’s food and […]

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Constituency Newry Newry and Armagh Politics

Newry Man Becomes Leader of Saoradh

Newry based activist Stephen Murney has been elected as the national chairperson of republican group Saoradh following their national Ard Fheis in Newry recently. Speaking during the Ard Fheis Mr Murney said: “I’ll begin by saying how humbled I am to be standing here as the newly elected national chairperson of Saoradh. It’s certainly a […]

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Albert Basin Park Campaigns Community Constituency Dáil Éireann Government Infrastructure Louth South Down Stormont Warrenpoint Westminster

Ennis Hails Progress on Narrow Water Bridge Project

Sinn Féin MLA Sinéad Ennis has hailed progress on the development of Narrow Water Bridge as key to ‘unlocking South Down’s potential’. Speaking after meeting with An Taoiseach at the proposed site for the bridge, the South Down MLA also called on the Irish government to progress other key projects outlined in New Decade, New […]

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Armagh Constituency Government International Newry and Armagh Politics Stormont Westminster

Beware of Well Packaged,Meaningless Change on Protocol!

Speaking on Saturday night in Markethill at the Newry & Armagh TUV annual dinner, Jim Allister warned, in the context of the ongoing talks with the EU, against unionism settling for anything less than the restoration of full U.K. sovereignty over Northern Ireland. “However it is packaged, however it is spun, the litmus test of any ‘deal’ […]

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Community Constituency Council Government Health Infrastructure Newry Newry and Armagh NMD Council

73 New Homes for Newry

Sinn Féin Councillor Declan Murphy has welcomed the approval of planning for 73 New homes in Newry as part of the Pearses gate development on Merchant Quay. Commenting on the news of the approval, Councillor Murphy said: “Over 70 new homes will now be built for workers and families in the heart of Newry.  “There […]

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Community Constituency Crime South Down

Translink Buses Attacked in Kilcoo

Police are investigating a number of incidents in which criminal damage has been caused to Translink buses several times as they pass through Kilcoo. The incidents happen at roughly 9.30pm each time. Items are thrown at the bus causing damage, so far at a total cost of approximately £5000. This puts the driver and passengers […]

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Business Community Constituency Newry Newry and Armagh

Santa Comes to the Buttercrane and its FREE!

Santa’s elves are polishing the icicles in Santa’s Snow Palace in Buttercrane ready to welcome visitors from 10am on Saturday 26th November.  The Centre has made a decision that this year, all children can visit Santa for FREE (booking is essential). Manager Peter Murray says: “We are very conscious of the difficult choices many families […]

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Community Constituency Crime Government South Down Stormont Warrenpoint

Discovery of 27 Brothels by Police ‘truly shocking’ – Ennis

Sinn Féin MLA Sinéad Ennis has said the discovery of 27 brothels by police is ‘truly shocking’’ and said it’s a relief that the victims have now been brought to safety.  The party’s Justice Spokesperson said:  “News that police have discovered 27 brothels across the north is truly shocking and I am relieved that the […]

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ABC Council Armagh Banbridge Community Constituency Council Government Lurgan Newry and Armagh Portadown South Armagh Upper Bann

Community Groups – Time is Running Out to Apply For Up to £1000 Funding!

Community Groups – have you applied for the Tak£500+ Project where you can receive up to £1000 of funding for you area? The deadline is fast approaching, so if you haven’t applied yet, now is the time! The Tak£500+ Participatory Budget Fund encourages local residents within the Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon borough to apply for […]