Armagh

  • Storm Ewan set to hit this morning with snow possible later in the week

    on Feb 26, 17 • in Armagh, Craigavon, In Your Area, Lurgan, News • with No Comments

    Storm Ewan set to hit this morning with snow possible later in the week

    As we waved goodbye to Storm Doris, we open the door for Storm Ewan with high winds and rain coming in off the Atlantic coast this morning. However, we’re not expecting anything like the impact Doris had just a few days ago, with Ewan expect to hit Ireland’s southern counties hardest. Met Éireann has officially named Storm Ewan as this season’s fifth named storm. Although Sunday will be a windy day in the UK, the same level of impacts are not expected to be seen across England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland. In the UK,

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  • Planners to recommend approval for state-of-the-art Corran Community Hall project

    on Feb 25, 17 • in Armagh, Featured, In Your Area, News • with No Comments

    Planners to recommend approval for state-of-the-art Corran Community Hall project

    A local community association’s quest to build a new state-of-the-art hall to house a wealth of activities for local people has been recommended for approval by planning officials. As Armagh I revealed last October, Corran Community Association is hoping to demolish an old Ancient Order of Hibernians Hall on the Newtownhamilton Road. Now the application has been considered in depth and the professional opinion is that the development – which would see a facility built almost double the size of the current – should be allowed to proceed. It has been returned with an opinion

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  • SEAT withdraw from public inquiry into Interconnector

    on Feb 25, 17 • in Armagh, In Your Area, News • with No Comments

    SEAT withdraw from public inquiry into Interconnector

    SEAT and its legal team have withdrawn from Interconnector Public Inquiry following admissions from Department and SONI that there are issues in the Environmental Statement which accompanies the application. The Public Inquiry into the Northern Ireland section of the North-South Interconnector planning application submitted by SONI Limited, to erect a high-voltage overhead line carried on steel pylons across Armagh and Tyrone and to build an electricity substation at Turleenan, contained evidence that caused SEAT to consider its position. It emerged that there were issues in its Environmental Statement concerning a section of the EU Regulation

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  • Man pulled from Armagh flat fire in ‘critical condition’ tonight

    on Feb 24, 17 • in Armagh, Featured, In Your Area, News • with No Comments

    Man pulled from Armagh flat fire in ‘critical condition’ tonight

    A man who was pulled from a flat fire in Armagh is in a critical condition in hospital tonight (Friday). The man was rescued from the blaze in Culdee Street area of the city around 4.15pm today. The fire, which happened on the ground floor, began a short time before neighbours raised the alarm. A Southern Trust spokesperson confirmed to Armagh I that the man remains in a critical but stable condition tonight. He was earlier rushed to Craigavon Area Hospital and has since been transferred to Belfast Royal Victoria Hospital. A Northern Ireland Fire &

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  • Armagh point-to-point races postponed at late notice

    on Feb 24, 17 • in Armagh, Featured, In Your Area, News, Other Sports, Sports • with No Comments

    Armagh point-to-point races postponed at late notice

    The Tynan and Armagh point-to-point has been postponed. The annual racing event at Farmacaffley on the Armagh Road was due to take place tomorrow (Saturday, February 25). It is understood the poor weather over the last week has left organisers with little choice but to postpone the event for a few days. The race event will go ahead on Wednesday (March 1). The news will come as a blow to punters who had the date in their diaries for months with the event on a Wednesday not expected to attract the same sort of numbers. Original

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  • Man pulled from Armagh flat fire as neighbours raise alarm

    on Feb 24, 17 • in Armagh, Featured, In Your Area, News • with No Comments

    Man pulled from Armagh flat fire as neighbours raise alarm

    A man has been pulled from a flat fire in Armagh this afternoon. Emergency services rushed to the scene in Culdee Street area of the city around 4.15pm. The fire, which happened on the ground floor, began a short time before neighbours raised the alarm. It is understood the man was pulled from the flat but remained unconscious before being placed on a stretcher. He was rushed off in an ambulance while the fire service continued to tackle the blaze and make the scene safe. The area remains cordoned off with police also in attendance. The

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  • Quad bike and calves stolen as pattern for rural thefts emerges

    on Feb 24, 17 • in Armagh, Featured, In Your Area, News, Tandragee • with No Comments

    Quad bike and calves stolen as pattern for rural thefts emerges

    A quad bike and two calves were stolen in three separate incidents across county Armagh in the early hours of this morning (Friday). The incidents happened in the Armagh, Poyntzpass and Markethill areas. A quad bike was stolen in the Darkley Road area of Armagh in the early hours of Friday morning and in two other incidents a calf worth £300 pounds was stolen from a farm on Markethill Road, Collone and another calf also worth £300 in the Acton Road area of Poyntzpass. DUP Assembly candidate William Irwin says there is a pattern emerging in relation

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  • Armagh man planning 900km charity cycle across Autralia in memory of friend John McNally

    on Feb 23, 17 • in Armagh, In Your Area, News • with No Comments

    Armagh man planning 900km charity cycle across Autralia in memory of friend John McNally

    An Armagh man is planning to undertake a 900km charity cycle in Australia in memory of John McNally. And Paul McCord – a good friend of the much-loved and sadly-missed businessman – hopes to help others through his efforts who are fighting cancer. John McNally – the popular owner of the Stonebridge Brasserie – passed away just four weeks ago after a brave battle with cancer. Family and friends of the popular father-of-two were devastated at the loss, aged just 50, of a man who had done so much to help others. John twice took part

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  • Final Call for Excellence Awards 2017 Nominations…do you know someone who has made a difference?

    on Feb 23, 17 • in Armagh, Banbridge, Craigavon, In Your Area • with No Comments

    Final Call for Excellence Awards 2017 Nominations…do you know someone who has made a difference?

    Do you know a member of health and social care staff who has provided exceptional treatment and care for you or your relative? The Southern Health and Social Care Trust has launched the Excellence Awards for 2017 and is asking for members of the public to play their part and nominate a member of staff who has made a big difference to their lives for the People’s Choice Award before it is too late. The closing date for nominations is 5pm on Monday 6 March 2017. Siobhan Rooney, a non-executive director with the Trust, and

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  • First Trust’s ‘total disregard for a community’ is ‘unforgivable’

    on Feb 23, 17 • in Armagh, In Your Area, News, Portadown • with No Comments

    First Trust’s ‘total disregard for a community’ is ‘unforgivable’

    The decision to close two First Trust bank branches has been slammed as ‘unforgivable’ following the shock decision last night. News broke last night that fifteen branches across Northern Ireland are to be axed. The Armagh city branch will close on July 7, and Portadown just over three weeks later on August 4. Ulster Unionist Jim Speers, a member of the bank for years, says the move shows “a total disregard for customers and a community that relies on local banking”. Speaking to Armagh I, Mr Speers, said: “I was just watching TV when my wife

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