Crossmaglen

  • Police raid suspicious building in south Armagh but it wasn’t what they expected

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

    Police raid suspicious building in south Armagh but it wasn’t what they expected

    A building in south Armagh was raided after suspicions arose it was a drugs factory — in fact, it was in fact an empty building with the heating on. A source told the Newsletter that officers had suspected that the building might have been a cannabis factory. A search warrant was obtained before the would-be raid was carried out. Suspicions came about as the building’s roof remained unfrozen while ice covered everything else around it. The newspaper also reports that the owner had admitted that he was running boilers in the empty building because it was making

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  • SONI initiative gifts 2,000 free books for babies in Armagh and Dungannon areas

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

    SONI initiative gifts 2,000 free books for babies in Armagh and Dungannon areas

    SONI has teamed up with BookTrust NI to share 2,000 free books with babies. SONI’s support ensures BookTrust’s flagship programme, Bookstart Baby, can be gifted free to Sure Start families in the Armagh and Dungannon areas. To help celebrate the partnership between SONI (System Operator for Northern Ireland) and reading charity BookTrust, children’s entertainer Polly Poppet joined families at South Armagh Sure Start in Crossmaglen for a morning of playful story and rhyme time. The partnership sees 1,000 babies in the Armagh and Dungannon area receive a BookStart Baby Pack. These specially designed packs contain

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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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  • Handball star awakes from coma two weeks after Crossmaglen hit-and-run

    on Jan 12, 17 • in Crossmaglen, Featured, In Your Area, News • with No Comments

    Handball star awakes from coma two weeks after Crossmaglen hit-and-run

    A county Armagh has awoken from a coma two weeks after being struck in a hit-and-run incident in Crossmaglen. Conall McCavitt, 21, was in an induced coma since the incident in Cardinal O’Fiaich Square on Boxing Day. On Monday, his family released a statement through GAA Handball, saying he was “still in a critical condition battling for his life”. They added: “He has made a few small steps in the right direction, but remains in an induced coma at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast. We would like to thanks the people all over Ireland

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  • NMD Council to discuss DUP decision to withdraw Líofa bursary

    on Jan 8, 17 • in Bessbrook, Crossmaglen, Newry, News • with No Comments

    NMD Council to discuss DUP decision to withdraw Líofa bursary

    Newry Mourne and Down Sinn Féin Councillor Barra Ó Muirí has said DUP Communities minister Paul Givan needs to end his party’s attitude of disrespect towards the Irish language and restore the Líofa gaeltacht bursary scheme. The Councillor confirmed that his Party had tabled a motion for the February Meeting of full Council to discuss the actions of the DUP Minister and the need to restore the bursaries. Barra explained “When DUP Communities Minister Paul Givan announced the end of the Líofa gaeltacht bursaries scheme just before Christmas my Party colleague Barry McElduff wrote to him

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  • House ransacked during south Armagh burglary

    on Jan 7, 17 • in Crossmaglen, In Your Area, News • with No Comments

    House ransacked during south Armagh burglary

    Police are appealing for information following the report of a burglary at a house in Crossmaglen. It happened in the Rathview Park area yesterday (Friday), January 6. Sometime between 3.10pm and 5.45pm the house was broken into and ransacked. It is unclear at this time if anything has been stolen. Constable Jason McMullen would appeal to anyone who may have noticed any suspicious activity in the area to contact police at Crossmaglen on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 960 06/01/17. “Alternatively, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details they can

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  • All-Ireland winner sets sights on another title – but will things boil over in the kitchen?

    on Jan 6, 17 • in Crossmaglen, Entertainment, In Your Area, News • with No Comments

    All-Ireland winner sets sights on another title – but will things boil over in the kitchen?

    Former Armagh All-Ireland winner Oisin McConville will be showing another side to his many talents when he lines up for the forthcoming series of Celebrity MasterChef Ireland. The 41-year-old – who retired from inter-county football in 2008, six years after helping the Orchard County bring Sam Maguire to Armagh – is one of 10 contestants to feature in the second series. The two-time All-Star Award winner handed over his Crossmaglen bainisteoir bib last March and will now don his apron instead as the competition hots up in the kitchen. McConville reckons he is an “okay

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  • Family release statement as Conall McCavitt continues fight for life

    on Jan 3, 17 • in Crossmaglen, Featured, In Your Area, News • with No Comments

    Family release statement as Conall McCavitt continues fight for life

    A county Armagh man knocked down in a hit-and-run incident in Crossmaglen on Boxing Day remains in a critical condition in hospital. Conall McCavitt, 21, was struck by a car on Cardinal O’Fiaich Square in the centre of the Co Armagh town shortly before 6.20am. His family last night released a statement. It read: “Armagh handballer Conall Mc Cavitt remains critically ill in an induced coma in the Intensive Care Unit of the Royal Victoria Hospital Belfast where he is receiving expert medical attention. “His family appreciate ongoing prayers from the national and international handball community for

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  • Man arrested by police investigating Crossmaglen hit and run

    on Dec 28, 16 • in Crossmaglen, Featured, In Your Area, News • with No Comments

    Man arrested by police investigating Crossmaglen hit and run

    Police investigating a hit and run road traffic collision in Crossmaglen have made an arrest. The 20-year-old man was detained this morning on suspicion of a number of motoring offences. Late this afternoon, police confirmed he had been interviewed and released on bail pending further enquiries. Conall McCavitt, a world handball champion player from Cullyhanna, remains critically ill in the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast. He had been struck by a car, which left the scene, on Cardinal O’Fiaich Square before 6.20am. St Patrick’s, Cullyhanna GAA club posted a message of support on thier Facebook page,

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  • World handball champion fighting for life after Crossmaglen hit-and-run

    on Dec 28, 16 • in Crossmaglen, Featured, In Your Area • with No Comments

    World handball champion fighting for life after Crossmaglen hit-and-run

    A county Armagh man is fighting for his life following a hit-and-run in Crossmaglen on Tuesday morning. Conall McCavitt, a world handball champion player from Cullyhanna, as struck by a car on Cardinal O’Fiaich Square before 6.20am. He was taken to Belfast’s Royal Victoria Hospital for treatment for injuries that were described as serious. St Patrick’s, Cullyhanna GAA club posted a message of support on thier Facebook page. It read: “Our entire club and community is wishing one of our brightest young stars Conall McCavitt all the best in the days ahead. Please keep him in

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