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Crime Newry South Armagh

Bessbrook Man Bailed Following Major Drugs Haul Says He Was “Baby Sitting” Cash and Drugs

A Co. Armagh bricklayer appeared in court today (mon) accused of having cannabis and criminal cash worth almost £200,000. Lisburn Magistrates Court heard that 40-year-old Stephen Connell he was “baby sitting” the cash and nine kilos of herbal cannabis in order to repay a debt having borrowed money from “sinister elements.” Connell, from Cloughreagh Park […]

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Crime Newry South Armagh

Man Arrested Following Drug Seizure in Bessbrook

Police have arrested a man and seized a quantity of suspected Class B drugs following searches in Bessbrook today (Sunday 1st May). Chief Inspector Adam Corner said: “Following searches of two properties in the Bessbrook area we have arrested a man in his 40s and seized approximately £50,000 worth of suspected herbal cannabis and £100,000 […]

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Armagh Community Education Election 2022 Newry South Armagh

Education, Education, Education – Grant

Previous Executives have presided over a serious lack of investment and a serious decline in our education system – Workers Party candidate Nicola Grant has said “The first five years of a child’s life are the most formative, yet we have no comprehensive early years education strategy in place to ensure that every child gets […]

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Armagh Community Government Newry South Armagh Westminster

SSE Airtricity Price Hike ‘Another Blow’ for Workers and Families – Brady

Sinn Féin MP Mickey Brady has branded the 33% hike in SSE Airtricity prices as ‘another blow’ for workers and families. The Newry and Armagh MP said: “This fresh hike in electricity prices announced by SSE Airtricity today is another blow for workers and families who are already struggling with the cost-of-living crisis.   “People […]

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Crime Newry South Armagh

Bessbrook Death Not Being Treated as Suspicious

Police attended the scene of the sudden death of a man at the Green Road area of Bessbrook on Wednesday, 27th April, afternoon. A post mortem has been completed to establish the cause of death and police are now waiting on toxicology results. No arrests have been made and at this time the death is not being […]

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Armagh Election 2022 Newry Politics South Armagh

People in Newry and Armagh Have Opportunity to Create History, says Coade

People in Newry and Armagh have a real opportunity to create history by delivering the first Alliance MLA for the constituency with their first preference votes, Alliance candidate Jackie Coade has said. Ahead of the poll on May 5, Jackie pointed to the previous election in Newry and Armagh in 2019, where she finished fourth […]

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Community Crime Newry South Armagh

Body Recovered From Bessbrook River

Police are currently in attendance at the sudden death of a man at the Green Road area of Bessbrook this afternoon (Wednesday 27th April). There are no further details at this stage. ENDS  

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Armagh Community Election 2022 Newry Politics South Armagh

‘Heat or Eat, That is the Question!’ – Malone

Independent Assembly candidate for Newry and Armagh Councillor Gavin Malone has highlighted the seriousness of the cost of living crisis. The Newry and Armagh candidate has stated that this will be a key issue if he is to be elected to the assembly. Councillor Malone said: “Cost of living is a very worrying concern for everyone […]

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Community Council Government Newry NMD Council South Armagh South Down

Rural Business Development Grant Scheme 2022 – Open for Applications

Capital grants up to a maximum of £4,999 are now available to rural businesses to support the sustainability, recovery and development of micro businesses through DAERA’s Tackling Rural Poverty and Social Isolation (TRPSI) Programme administered and managed by local Councils. Capital grants can provide up to a maximum of 50% grant rate and are available […]

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Armagh Election 2022 Newry Politics South Armagh

Workers Party Candidates Launch Socialist Manifesto

The standout headline in the Workers Party Assembly Election Manifesto is that, on the morning after polling day, the priorities for people across Northern Ireland will be the Cost of Living, the Health Service, Housing. Education, Low Pay and the Environment – NOT a Border Poll, the Protocol, Flags, Culture Wars or who the First Minister is. The […]