Crossmaglen

  • Police describe how Orange Hall was attacked and appeal for witnesses

    on Feb 26, 17 • in Crossmaglen, Featured, In Your Area, Newry, News • with No Comments

    Police describe how Orange Hall was attacked and appeal for witnesses

    Police are appealing for witnesses following the fire at Altnaveigh Orange Hall in Newry last night, Saturday 25 February. Shortly after 7.15pm police received a report that a number of tyres had been placed against the rear of the building and set on fire. A passer-by noticed the fire at the Martins Lane hall, and alerted the emergency services who quickly dealt with the blaze. Damage was caused to the eves of the property as a result of the incident. Smoke damage was also caused to the interior of the building. Police are working to establish

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  • Police keen to trace rightful owner of stolen goods in south Armagh

    on Feb 23, 17 • in Crossmaglen, Featured, In Your Area, Newry, News • with No Comments

    Police keen to trace rightful owner of stolen goods in south Armagh

    Detectives from Reactive and Organised Crime Department have recovered items during a search of a property. The search was carried out in the Cortreasla Road, area of south Armagh earlier this month. It is suspected these items are stolen property and police are keen to reunite them with their rightful owners. The items include the following: Yellow compressor; Red brown mower; Red strimmer; Draper compressor; Yellow power washer; Leaf blower; Strimmer; Black tool box; Bosch grinder; Bosch drill and a Red tool box. If you have any information relating to these items please contact Detectives at

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  • £14.4m state-of-the-art St Joseph’s High new-build out to tender today

    on Feb 16, 17 • in Crossmaglen, Featured, In Your Area, News • with No Comments

    £14.4m state-of-the-art St Joseph’s High new-build out to tender today

    Plans for a new multi-million pound school in Crossmaglen have taken another huge step forward as the development went out to tender today (Thursday). The school – at an estimated cost of £14.4 million – will replace the existing St Joseph’s High School, which opened in 1964. Interested parties now have until March 27 to tender for the contract. The state-of-the-art new-build school will be to accommodate 600 pupils. It is expected that a contractor will be appointed before the end of the summer. It is also intended that work will get underway this October

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  • PSNI raid farm in south Armagh in joint-operation with Gardai

    on Feb 16, 17 • in Crossmaglen, Featured, In Your Area, News • with No Comments

    PSNI raid farm in south Armagh in joint-operation with Gardai

    Around 50 animals were recovered from a farm in south Armagh following a police raid earlier this morning (Thursday). Alongside Gardai, a PSNI taskforce of 20 officers raided several farms on both sides of the border. Approximately 250 sheep were discovered on a farm on the Monaghan side of the border while around 35 cows and 15 sheep were found on the Armagh side. Insp Leslie Badger said carrying out such an operation can be risky. “You have to consider your security when you are doing these operations,” Insp Leslie Badger told the BBC. “It’s

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  • Woman, 21, charged with causing death of Co Armagh teen refused bail

    on Feb 15, 17 • in Crossmaglen, Featured, In Your Area, News • with No Comments

    Woman, 21, charged with causing death of Co Armagh teen refused bail

    A woman who has appeared in court in relation to the death of a county Armagh teenager five years ago was refused bail because she is considered a flight risk. Coleen McCann, 21, from Castleblayney, appeared in the District Court in Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan this morning (Wednesday). She was initially arrested after stepping off a flight from the United States. McCann is charged with dangerous driving, causing the death of 17-year-old Ciaran McKenna from Crossmaglen. Mr McKenna died following the accident in Castleblayney in July 2012. The defendant was refused bail because Gardai told the

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  • House completely destroyed in Cullyhanna arson attack

    on Feb 11, 17 • in Crossmaglen, Featured, In Your Area, News • with No Comments

    House completely destroyed in Cullyhanna arson attack

    A house was completely destroyed in an arson attack in Cullyhanna. Police in South Armagh are appealing for information following what they believe was an arson attack on a house in the O’ Fiaich Crescent area of the village on Saturday, February 4. It is believed the fire was started deliberately sometime between 4am and 4.30am on the Saturday morning and the house was completely destroyed as a result. Constable Nugent has appealed for anyone with any information which may be of assistance to police to contact officers at Newtownhamilton on 101. Information can also be given anonymously

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  • South Armagh residents to see a 2.66 percent increase in rates bill

    on Feb 6, 17 • in Bessbrook, Crossmaglen, In Your Area, Newry, News • with No Comments

    South Armagh residents to see a 2.66 percent increase in rates bill

    Residents in south Armagh will see their rates bill increase by 2.66 percent. The rate was struck at a meeting of council this evening. It’s a marked increase on last year’s rise of 1.94 percent. The increase is expected to cover the cost of the public services, including a range of environmental services such as refuse collection and street cleansing, economic regeneration, the provision of leisure and community facilities, as well as Planning. Councillor Michael Ruane, group leader for Sinn Fein on Newry, Mourne and Down Council, said: “The Council has worked collaboratively to ensure we were

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  • Van stolen from outside Co Armagh house in early morning burglary

    on Feb 6, 17 • in Crossmaglen, Featured, In Your Area, News • with No Comments

    Van stolen from outside Co Armagh house in early morning burglary

    A work van has been stolen from outside a county Armagh house during the early hours of this morning (Monday). The silver Citreon Berlingo van was taken from outside a house on the Carnally Road area of Silverbridge around 3am. The registration of the van reads: ‘EIG 8679’. Meanwhile, detectives are appealing for information following the report of a burglary in the area of Whitecross on Thursday, February 2. Sometime between 8.45pm and 9.30pm the house was entered, however it is not believed that anything was stolen. Detective Sergeant Paul Murphy would appeal to anyone

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  • Paraglider airlifted to hospital after injury on Slieve Gullion

    on Feb 6, 17 • in Crossmaglen, Featured, In Your Area, Newry, News • with No Comments

    Paraglider airlifted to hospital after injury on Slieve Gullion

    A paraglider was airlifted to hospital following an incident on a mountain in county Armagh on Sunday afternoon. The victim was carefully removed from Slieve Gullion shortly after 3pm. He was taken directly to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast. It is understood the man suffered a serious leg injury while out with a group of paragliders. The rescue was co-ordinated by the Belfast Coastguard and also involved an Irish Coast Guard helicopter. Main photo by Gerard McCreesh. Read more news: Emergency services at scene of road traffic collision in Armagh Co Armagh woman sexually abused by

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  • Another Co Armagh school to see introduction of 20mph speed limit

    on Jan 24, 17 • in Crossmaglen, In Your Area, Newry, News • with No Comments

    Another Co Armagh school to see introduction of 20mph speed limit

    A 20mph speed limit will come into play outside a county Armagh school next month. There have been calls for the reduction of the speed limit outside a number of schools across the county and Clonalig Primary School in Culloville will be the latest. Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard has confirmed a part time 20mph speed limit will be in operation at Clonalig Primary School, Culloville, by the middle of next month after some final commissioning checks. The part time speed limit will apply for a distance of 400-500 metres along the road in the vicinity

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