Armagh

  • Watch: Group of teens set fire to car in Armagh housing estate

    on Jan 18, 17 • in Armagh, Featured, In Your Area • with No Comments

    Watch: Group of teens set fire to car in Armagh housing estate

    A group of teenagers have deliberately set fire to a car in Armagh this afternoon (Wednesday). Armagh I understands the car had been left in the Mullacreevie Park esate in Armagh on Saturday. Earlier today, four teenagers, wearing hoodies and with scarves wrapped around their faces set the car on fire. The incident happened around 2.30pm with emergency services tasked to the scene shortly afterwards. The fire took around half an hour to extinguish. If you can help please call police on the 101 number. Alternatively information about crime can be passed anonymously via the

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  • Stolen vintage tractor spotted; owners believe it could be in Armagh area

    on Jan 18, 17 • in Armagh, In Your Area, News • with No Comments

    Stolen vintage tractor spotted; owners believe it could be in Armagh area

    The owners of a personalised vintage tractor stolen in Armagh over the weekend believe it is still in the area. Since Armagh I published the story on Sunday morning, members of the public have come forward with what the owners describe as “valuable”information. Joshua Black, speaking to Armagh I, said: “Eye-witnesses have provided information on the tractor, saying they saw it being driven out onto the main Armagh/Newry Road from the Edenaveys Industrial Estate at around 11.45pm on Saturday night.” He added: “Valuable descriptions have been given to us which proves the public have been a

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  • Teachers from across Co Armagh go on strike over cost of living increase

    on Jan 18, 17 • in Armagh, In Your Area, News • with No Comments

    Teachers from across Co Armagh go on strike over cost of living increase

    Teachers from schools across county Armagh have gone on strike this morning as pressure mounts on the Education Minister after his decision to withhold a cost of living increase for teachers for 2015/16. Talks have been ongoing between the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO), the Employing Authorities and Department of Education, but, when talks failed before Christmas, INTO members were balloted with an overwhelming majority voting in favour of strike action. Today’s strike action is the first in a series of planned stoppages by the INTO. Gerry Murphy, the INTO Northern Secretary, is leading a delegation of senior officials

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  • Staggering 8,000 names removed from electoral register across county’s two constituencies

    on Jan 17, 17 • in Armagh, Banbridge, In Your Area, Lurgan, Newry, News, Portadown • with No Comments

    Staggering 8,000 names removed from electoral register across county’s two constituencies

    A staggering 8,000 names have been removed from the electoral register across county Armagh’s two constituency areas. These names have been removed from the Electoral Register since the last Assembly election in May 2016. The Newry and Armagh area has seen 4,534 names removed while in Upper Bann, 3,451 names have been scratched from the list. The Electoral Office said that those removed from the list had not responded to its high profile canvass held during the Autumn of 2013. The canvass, which cost around £3.5m, sought to improve the accuracy of the North’s electoral register. It

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  • Armagh woman close to tears as she witnesses pensioner’s true act of kindness

    on Jan 16, 17 • in Armagh, In Your Area, News • with No Comments

    Armagh woman close to tears as she witnesses pensioner’s true act of kindness

    A young Armagh woman was close to tears when she witnessed at first hand a true act of kindness this evening (Monday). Kellyann Conlon watched on as a pensioner spent her own money to feed and nurture cats, which otherwise would be left to fend for themselves. And it has transpired that it was not just a simple one-off gesture; day in and day out for the past year this elderly lady has walked to the Eurospar at Dobbin Lane at 6am every morning. There she buys cat food, various treats and two litres of milk,

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  • Teacher strike still on with major rally planned for Belfast

    on Jan 16, 17 • in Armagh, In Your Area, News • with No Comments

    Teacher strike still on with major rally planned for Belfast

    Teachers from across County Armagh will join with colleagues for a major rally at Queen’s Students’ Union in Belfast this week. Senior officials at the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) have confirmed teachers will continue with their planned half day strike on Wednesday despite the ongoing situation at Stormont. In the run-up to Christmas its 7,000 members were balloted with an overwhelming majority voting in favour of strike action over the ongoing pay dispute – 78 per cent of members in the ballot turnout voted for strike action with 94.97 per cent voting in favour of

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  • Co Armagh GAA club grant refusal is ‘blatant discrimination’

    on Jan 16, 17 • in Armagh, Bessbrook, Crossmaglen, GAA, In Your Area, News, Sports • with No Comments

    Co Armagh GAA club grant refusal is ‘blatant discrimination’

    A decision to refuse a county Armagh GAA club grant money has been branded ‘blatant discrimination’. MLA Conor Murphy has hit out at the Communities Minister Paul Givan, who refused the unidentified club, a community hall grant. “I have been contacted by applicants to the Community Hall Grants Scheme whose applications were refused and they are now concerned about the process,” said Mr Murphy. “One rejection letter to a GAA club flippantly dismissed the application stating their ‘organisation was not eligible to receive support’. “The list of recipients now in the public domain shows clearly these

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  • Huge potential for young people as ‘Digital Youth’ is launched

    on Jan 16, 17 • in Armagh, In Your Area • with No Comments

    Huge potential for young people as ‘Digital Youth’ is launched

    Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council has launched ‘Digital Youth’, a new innovative programme that will not only encourage and cultivate a digital enterprise culture in the region but also enable over 500 students from 12 secondary schools to develop a stronger foundation in digital skills. Launched at St Catherine’s College in Armagh, ‘Digital Youth’ will improve students’ knowledge and understanding of digital technology and widen their career prospects beyond traditional sectors. Speaking at the launch, Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough, Councillor Garath Keating, said: “The digital economy is the

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  • Paramedic gives sister gift of life: ‘I never realised just how ill I was’

    on Jan 16, 17 • in Armagh, Banbridge, Craigavon, In Your Area • with No Comments

    Paramedic gives sister gift of life: ‘I never realised just how ill I was’

    A paramedic gave his sister the gift of life following a liver transplant in 2013 and now Sean Mullan and his sister Eileen are speaking about the importance of organ donation. Eileen, a Non Executive Director for the Southern Trust, knows only too well what it means to benefit from organ donation. Eileen who had kidney disease since birth went into renal failure in 2009 and knew that at some point in the future she would need to go on dialysis or have a kidney transplant. By January 2013, when her kidney function further deteriorated,

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  • Scam artists ‘pretending to be homeless’ in Armagh

    on Jan 15, 17 • in Armagh, Featured, In Your Area, News • with No Comments

    Scam artists ‘pretending to be homeless’ in Armagh

    Fed-up locals have taken action against begging in the city centre. Several posters have been pasted at locations across Armagh. They have appeared in response to a marked increase in the number of people asking for money from passersby going about their business. The poster pictured was pasted to a board at McCrums Court and is one of a number which have appeared in the area. It reads: “Warning: People pretending to be homeless are begging in this area.” And it claims: “They are scam artists, please DO NOT give them money.” The woman who

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