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#66・

Jobs boost as green light given to build new budget hotel in south Armagh

This week the small village of Gilford was shocked by the murder of Eamonn O'Hanlon. The 36-year-old was stabbed to death outside a property in the Hill Street area of the County Down village during the early hours of Saturday morning.On Monday, his alleged k…

 
#65・

Everybody needs a little time away..

South Armagh woman Aoife McParland has always been a glass half full type of person so when an opportunity arose to take over a children’s daycare business, she seized it, despite being just 23.

 
#64・

Times they are a changing

One of the most compelling and inspirational musicians Ireland has ever seen, Christy Moore has a universal fan base and still continues to entertain; cementing him as an Irish icon. Christy Moore has confirmed he will return to Armagh this October.

 
#63・

Mum-of-three who avoided PE at school is now a marathon champion

A rural County Armagh primary school has been earmarked for closure. Kingsmills Primary is expected to be “discontinued” from August 31 next year or “as soon as possible thereafter”.And we followed this up with this story: ‘We won’t let Kingsmills school go d…

 
#62・

How twins entrepreneurs Aaron and Andrew built a business empire

Two men will be sentenced next month after the last defendant finally admitted involvement in a series of sophisticated keyless car thefts and car ‘chop shop’ ring.An alleged pervert priest has appeared in court accused of voyeurism. Father Aidan Patrick McCa…

 
#61・

Look inside this converted church in Forkhill

When the newly appointed general manager of Armagh City Hotel Henk Compier first arrived in the city just over 17 years ago, he was initially in for a bit of a surprise. We spoke to Henk about his experiences to date

 
#60・

A Battle Royale as elections loom large!

A new multi-million pound state-of-the-art factory is being planned on the outskirts of Armagh in a development expected to create a large number of jobs, Armagh I can exclusively reveal.An Armagh church’s plans to demolish the former Calverts Tavern pub and …

 
#59・

A week of sadness concludes with Maria McShane funeral

Sadness has befallen a Co Armagh community following the sudden passing of a young father-of-three. Mark Fleming, formerly of Portadown, passed away suddenly at his home in King Street in Lurgan on Wednesday. Read the full story here.The founder of Saltmarine…

 
#58・

Maria McShane: Mother of Keady schoolboy shot dead in taxi rank passes away

Check out this week's podcast with Madden-born Dani Larkin..

 
#57・

5 minutes with……Emma Stinson of Simply E Designs

Wednesday April 27, 10am - Brings the kids for a treat day out with Sammy Ragdoll and Eddy Teddy for a morning of interactive entertainment.Thursday April 28, 8pm - The 'triple threat' Sarah McQuaid takes to the Studio Theatre stage to showcase songs from her…

 
#56・

Atmosphere Immersive keeping Jake’s legacy alive

A major housing development has been given the go-ahead on the Lurgan Road in Moira – despite numerous objections! Family and friends of Jody Keenan, who passed away in Newry at the weekend while waiting for an ambulance, have heard her described as a “wonder…

 
#55・

Mother of crash teen left critical says ambulance wait almost cost his life too

An inpatient memory unit which cares for vulnerable dementia patients is to be “temporarily” relocated next month due to a staff shortage. Assessment and treatment services at The Gillis Unit, on the St Luke’s hospital site in Armagh, are to be suspended due …

 
#54・

I've got news for you...

A major housing development in Banbridge has been given the go-ahead by planners. A total of 177 new homes are set to be built on the 19-acre site.People who litter are to feel the “full weight of the law” as Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Council pursues th…

 
#53・

Staffing crisis: Elderly woman with broken hip waited nine hours for ambulance

Parents of Co. Armagh baby, who sustained multiple fractures to her ribs and leg, walked free from court today (Monday) after they were put on probation for a year.Police attended the scene of a sudden death in Tandragee on Monday morning.A young man has died…

 
#52・

Huge Armagh Eye 'super-wheel' to be installed on Mall

One of the biggest issues in the news now is the rising cost of living! My home is gas and I found my bill from last year - in one year my gas bill has tripled. Here we go again, read about as Firmus announce 16% rise in Armagh, Banbridge, Craigavon and Newry…

 
#51・

Housing plans: Residents fume over 'complete invasion of our privacy'

Ann’s Care Home is hoping to build a 14-bed nursing facility at its existing Grouse Care Home at Loughgall, Armagh I can reveal. The company has lodged a planning application for the site at Ballyhegan, which was formerly home to the Famous Grouse bar and res…

 
#50・

Gone from Gosford but Glaze and Roll finds new home

An Armagh woman, who met her husband of 30 years when he was a refugee, has answered a call for help by delivering vital food supplies to neighbouring Ukraine.A riding hat and a set of keys were placed on the altar during the Requiem Mass for Armagh man Ciara…

 
#49・

Travelling couple Cormac and Cliona living the dream after converting van during Covid

St Catherine’s College in Armagh is among four County Armagh schools earmarked for new builds, the Education Minister, Michelle McIlveen, announced on Monday.Portadown College, Killicomaine Junior High School and St Paul’s High School in Bessbrook will also b…

 
#48・

Young Craigavon woman Christie documenting her days in the old fashioned way

We love giving back to our readers! And we love working with local businesses to do so! Here's a few prizes we gave away this weekKevin Traynor is the lucky winner of our Fusion Festival ticket bundle giveaway -you've won 2 tickets to each of the following ev…

 
#47・

How Ric went from fighting the HIV pandemic to distilling gin in the woods..

As mentioned, here is a gallery and video highlights of our People of the Year Awards. We were humbled and honoured by the response from everyone involved. It was a great night and a pleasure to speak to so many amazing people.