Stories By Donal McMahon, Local Democracy Reporter
Newry/ 6 months ago
Burial plots in Newry city cemetery running out
Plots at a city cemetery are set to run out in the coming years despite ongoing plans to extend the site....
Newry/ 6 months ago
Suspended DUP councillor charged with two counts of attempted sexual communication with child
A suspended DUP councillor has been charged in court with two counts of attempted sexual communication with a child. Cllr William...
News/ 7 months ago
€60m Narrow Water bridge attracts international attention
International interest in the €60m Narrow Water bridge project has attracted the expert eyes of a Finnish delegation to Warrenpoint next...
NMD Council to investigate alleged ‘sectarian remarks’ at festival
An investigation is being launched into claims there were “sectarian remarks coming from the stage” at a food and music festival....
Crossmaglen/ 7 months ago
Sinn Féin MP seeks urgent PSNI meeting after his home area comes out top on burglary list
An MP living in a burglary hotspot is calling for a meeting with police after “shocking” figures for break-ins emerged. Newry...
Councillor who ‘left school with nothing’ discovered new technique for detecting heart disease
A Northern Ireland councillor who “left school with nothing” has been awarded a doctorate and discovered a new technique for identifying...
Lurgan/ 7 months ago
Lurgan survivor of Newry mother and baby home asking for help in getting justice
A survivor of a Newry mother and baby home has called for international assistance to help the PSNI bring criminal allegations...
Council appointing ‘Chewing Gum Ambassador’ to tackle sticky subject
A Northern Ireland council is appointing a ‘Chewing Gum Ambassador’ and sending workers onto the streets with backpack cleaners to tackle...
‘How much is a life worth?’ Over 70% of defibrillator funding rejected
An undisclosed report from a council area has been criticised for rejecting funding for over 70 per cent of lifesaving defibrillator...
Revealed: Newry, Mourne and Down councillors paid almost £800,000 in allowances
Newry, Mourne and Down District Council’s elected representatives claimed almost £800,000 in allowances in the last financial year. The figures, released...
UUP councillor ‘would not support any type of reference of an Irish unity group’
A Rangers football top wearing Newry councillor has failed to win a vote to dismiss an Irish unity proposal. David Taylor...
Councillor calls for support at Noah Donohoe rally
A public protest will take place in Newry tonight (August 11) in a show of support to the family of teenager...