Keady

  • Family’s plea to find stolen farm quad which had been gift from late grandfather

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

    Family’s plea to find stolen farm quad which had been gift from late grandfather

    A Keady family have appealed for help in finding a stolen farm quad of huge sentimental value. It was taken from the Darkley Road area during the early hours of yesterday (Friday) morning. The distinctive red quad had a BMW badge on the front of it. Aoife McCooey said the family were desperate to have it back. She told Armagh I : “Our late granda had bought it for us and they took it during the early hours of Friday morning. “They have come through the locked gates and locked shed of our farmyard. “We

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  • Cattle stolen from stricken farmer ALL recovered thanks to YOU

    on Feb 22, 17 • in Armagh, In Your Area, Keady, Markethill, News • with No Comments

    Cattle stolen from stricken farmer ALL recovered thanks to YOU

    The 20 cattle stolen from a county Armagh farmer who lay ill in hospital have ALL been recovered — more than a month after they were taken. Gilbert Dougan, 62, was hospitalised with pneumonia earlier in January, which is when callous thieves struck at his farmyard in Newtownhamilton. A mix of Charolais, Simmental and Black Whiteheads ranging from 350kg to 450kg were lifted. Hundreds of you shared the appeal on social media, an appeal that has paid the greatest dividends. His daughter Emma, contacted Armagh I at the time, looking for the public’s help in recovering

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  • Urgent delivery of the North South Interconnector a key priority for business and industry leaders

    on Feb 21, 17 • in Armagh, In Your Area, Keady, News • with No Comments

    Urgent delivery of the North South Interconnector a key priority for business and industry leaders

    Northern Ireland’s leading business and industry groups have united to call for the urgent delivery of the North South Interconnector. The coalition, including the NI Chamber, CBI NI, IoD, Federation of Small Businesses, Centre for Competitiveness and the Northern Ireland Independent Retail Trade Association have described the project as a ‘catalyst for the NI Economy’ and will be delivering that message to the Public Inquiry into the project which begins in Armagh on Wednesday 22nd Feb 2017. The North South Interconnector will provide a critical link between the electricity grids in Northern Ireland and the

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  • SEAT not against Interconnector but opposed to 400kV overhead power lines

    on Feb 21, 17 • in Armagh, In Your Area, Keady • with No Comments

    SEAT not against Interconnector but opposed to 400kV overhead power lines

    An action group opposed to certain aspects of a planned North-South Interconnector have spoken out on what they sat will be to the detriment of the rural countryside. Speaking ahead of this week’s public inquiry into the North-South Interconnector, a SEAT (Safe Electricity Armagh and Tyrone) spokesperson said:  “SEAT completely understands the need for a better energy supply and we all want an improved service – but it must be safe and environmentally responsible. “We want to make it absolutely clear that SEAT is not opposing the interconnector itself. We are however vehemently opposed to the

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  • Abandoned car on dangerous Keady road ‘an accident waiting to happen’

    on Feb 19, 17 • in In Your Area, Keady, News • with No Comments

    Abandoned car on dangerous Keady road ‘an accident waiting to happen’

    A broken down car on the outskirts of Keady is causing chaos with motorists travelling along that road this evening. The vehicle is currently marooned on the side of the Castleblayney Road, without hazard lights and in pitch darkness. A number of readers have contacted Armagh I this evening to warn others of the danger. One man put it bluntly, saying: “The car is on the side of the road, on a corner heading towards Keady, travelling from Castleblayney. “The stupid idiot who has broke down hasn’t turned on the hazard lights. A certain accident waiting to

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  • Heartbroken parents of little JohnJoe thanks everyone for support

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

    Heartbroken parents of little JohnJoe thanks everyone for support

    The parents of a county Armagh schoolboy who died suddenly earlier this week have thanked those who supported their family over the last number of days. JohnJoe Toner, 11, passed away on Tuesday night after suffering a suspected heart attack at school on Thursday. Parents Maria and Cormac Toner, thanked those who reached out to help the family. In a statement they said: “We are totally devastated at the loss of our precious little boy. “We wish to extend our thanks to everyone who prayed for him and attended vigils. “A heartfelt thanks to the

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  • Little JohnJoe ‘brought a smile to everyone who met him’

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

    Little JohnJoe ‘brought a smile to everyone who met him’

    A school principal has paid a glowing tribute to JohnJoe Toner following his tragic and untimely passing on Tuesday night. Justin Toner, Principal at St Malachy’s in Ballymoyer, said pupils, staff and the wider school community are completely devastated at the loss of “our precious little ‘JohnJoe”. JohnJoe, 10, suffered a suspected heart attack while in school last Thursday. “He was ‘shining light’ in our school,” said Mr Toner. “A special boy who made an immeasurable contribution to school and parish life during his 10 short years. “He was a talented footballer, a choir member, and a dedicated altar server

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  • Parents express thanks for support as little JohnJoe (10) remains critical

    on Feb 14, 17 • in Featured, In Your Area, Keady, Markethill, News • with No Comments

    Parents express thanks for support as little JohnJoe (10) remains critical

    The parents of a 10-year-old boy critically ill in hospital have expressed their thanks for the support they have received from the community. JohnJoe Toner suffered a suspected heart attack while at school in Ballymoyer on Thursday morning. Alert staff members at St Malachy’s performed CPR before he was rushed to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast. Parents Maria and Cormac Toner said the prayers of so many have given her strength and has asked that people continue to pray for their little boy as he needs all the prayers right now. Further vigil masses will be offered up

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  • ‘Shameful’ act as car burnt out and tyres strewn everywhere at Co Armagh beauty spot

    on Feb 13, 17 • in Featured, In Your Area, Keady, News • with No Comments

    ‘Shameful’ act as car burnt out and tyres strewn everywhere at Co Armagh beauty spot

    One of county Armagh’s most beautiful viewpoints was left in a “shameful” state after a car was left burnt out and tyres strewn everywhere. An Armagh I reader, who sent us these photos, was disgusted to find the iconic Carrigatuke viewpoint — outside Keady — had been destroyed by vandals over the last number of days. Councillor Sharon Haughey-Grimley, who lives less than a mile from the site slammed those responsible. “It is absolutely shameful that some people think nothing about ruining our natural and beautiful countryside,” said cllr. Haughey-Grimley. “Carrigatuke view point is one

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  • Man appears in court following £200,000 cocaine seizure in Keady

    on Feb 13, 17 • in Featured, In Your Area, Keady, Newry, News • with No Comments

    Man appears in court following £200,000 cocaine seizure in Keady

    A man has appeared at Newry Magistrates’ Court charged with the seizure of £200,000 of cocaine in Keady on Friday. David Agnew, 39, of Carbry Heights, Keady was making a first appearance this morning, confirming his name, address and date of birth. Police officers entered Agnew’s house with a warrant before asking him if there was anything they needed to know about. The court heard he indicated there was but when questioned further, he replied “you’ll have to find it”. A police officer told the court that, during the search, officers found between €190,000 and €200,000 in

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