Newry

  • 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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  • ‘Disgust’ after arson attack at Orange Hall

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

    ‘Disgust’ after arson attack at Orange Hall

    There has been an arson attack on an Orange Hall at Newry. Police are appealing for witnesses following the fire at Martins Lane on Saturday night. 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. Damage was caused to the eaves of the property as a result of the incident. Smoke damage was also caused to the interior of the building. Police say they are working to establish a motive for the incident and are appealing to anyone who

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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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  • Improved train services confirmed between Newry and Belfast

    on Feb 22, 17 • in In Your Area, Newry, News • with No Comments

    Improved train services confirmed between Newry and Belfast

    There will be additional morning and evening train services between Belfast and Newry. The new timetable comes into effect in July and comes in response to concerns that the service was far from adequate to meet local needs. Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard had instructed Translink to conduct a review and has subsequently announced what he has described as “some significant enhancements to rail provision for passengers in the Newry area”. There will be a number of additional services for those commuting to and from Belfast both during the week and at the weekend.  Mr Hazzard

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  • Marks & Spencer confirms plans to open massive new store in Newry

    on Feb 21, 17 • in Featured, In Your Area, Newry, News • with No Comments

    Marks & Spencer confirms plans to open massive new store in Newry

    Marks & Spencer is opening a brand new store in Newry later this year. The retailer currently has an outlet at the Buttercrane. But it will make the move to newly-built premises at the nearby Quays Shopping Centre. The move is expected to create new jobs on top of the 110 current employees, all of whom will relocate to the Quays. The new 30,000 sq ft store will offer customers quality M&S clothing and homeware, with a ‘Foodhall’ that stocks over 5,000 food and drink products. The relocation means that customers will benefit from ample

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  • South Armagh man fined over “substantial damage” in protected Ring of Gullion

    on Feb 20, 17 • in Newry, News • with No Comments

    South Armagh man fined over “substantial damage” in protected Ring of Gullion

    A south Armagh man has been fined £3,400 after “substantial damage” was caused within an area of special scientific interest and a conservation area. Derek Johnston, of Carrickastricken Road, Forkhill, came before Newry Magistrates’ Court today (Monday) for breaches of Environment Order legislation. On five occasions between October 5, 2012 and July 15, 2014, Northern Ireland Environment Agency officers investigated a site owned by Derek Johnston within the Slieve Gullion area of special scientific interest (ASSI) and Slieve Gullion special area of conservation (SAC). On each occasion unauthorised works were observed which resulted in substantial damage

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  • Farmers worst hit in Armagh as criminals seek ‘soft targets’

    on Feb 18, 17 • in Armagh, Banbridge, In Your Area, Newry, News • with No Comments

    Farmers worst hit in Armagh as criminals seek ‘soft targets’

    Farmers in county Armagh are being hit hardest by criminals, according to figures released by the biggest farm insurer in the country. The latest statistics by NFU Mutual show a 9% increase in agricultural crime, with livestock theft pretty much a daily occurrence in some areas. Last year, farmers reported a staggering 11 crimes per week, with the Armagh, Banbridge, Craigavon and Newry worst hit. And there has been several high-profile rural crime incidents highlighted by Armagh I recently, including the theft of a Massey Ferguson tractor (since recovered) and theft of livestock from a farmer stricken

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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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  • Armagh projects in line for national acclaim following £3m Lottery funding

    on Feb 9, 17 • in Armagh, In Your Area, Newry • with No Comments

    Armagh projects in line for national acclaim following £3m Lottery funding

    More than £3.1 million of National Lottery funding was awarded in the Newry and Armagh constituency last year. A total of 58 Lottery grants were given out in the area during 2016; providing a vital boost to arts, sports and heritage projects alongside community groups helping those most in need. A wide variety of local projects received National Lottery grants last year, including: · £7,241 to the Firs Playgroup for gardening equipment for their community garden · £7,615 to the Keady Older and Bolder Club for a series of activities for older people · £1.9m

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  • Two vehicle crash causing delays outside Markethill

    on Feb 7, 17 • in Featured, In Your Area, Newry, News • with No Comments

    Two vehicle crash causing delays outside Markethill

    There has been a two vehicle accident in Markethill this morning (Tuesday). The accident, involving a 4×4 and a car, happened just before 8am on the Markethill Road – a few hundred yards from Gosford Park. Emergency services have been tasked to the scene but traffic is slow moving at the minute. The road remains open at present. Avoid the area of possible. There are no further details at present

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