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Martin Hearty wins Bard of Armagh

South Armagh man Martin Hearty has been victorious in the Bard of Armagh competition MP for Newry Armagh Conor Murphy said, “I’m delighted that Martin Hearty has won the Bard of Armagh.  This is a prestigious title which is much sought after.  I know Martin as a man of letters and I am looking forward to following his future as […]

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Tragic death of Armagh Schoolboy

  Sinn Fein elected reps in the Armagh area have united to offer their sincere condolences to the parents, family, friends and teachers of the young boy who passed away on Friday morning. Sinn Fein Assembly member, Cathal Boylan said, ‘I am sure I speak for everyone in offering sincere condolences to this young boy’s parents and […]

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Assembly Members meet Express Youth

  Sinn Féin MLAs Mickey Brady and Megan Fearon have met with young people from the Newry area who are involved in the Express Youth group. Some members of Express Youth travelled to the Assembly on Monday 2nd December to explain what the group does and the young people it works with. Newry MLA Mickey […]

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Larkin condemns Dromintee Robbery and attempted Robbery

  Sinn Féin candidate Mickey Larkin has condemned one robbery and one attempted robbery which took place in the Dromintee area earlier in the week. “These incidents occurred at houses less than a mile apart which would point to the likelihood that the same people bear responsibility for both.  In the first incident the thieves […]

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South Armagh Basque Solidarity Night

MP Conor Murphy and Senator Urko Aiartza have spoken at a Basque Solidarity event hosted in Ti Chulainn Cultural Centre on Saturday 30th November.  The event was arranged by participants on a recent tour of the Basque Country and was designed to inform people of the current situation there. Opening the discussion Conor Murphy spoke […]

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Armagh Georgian Day must include the Whole City

Sinn Féin councillor Cathy Rafferty has said that in future Georgian Day must involve the entire city of Armagh. Councillor Rafferty said; “Although this was a fantastic day for most of the traders in Armagh city, I walked the whole of the city and unfortunately I was very disappointed at the lack of stalls at […]

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Charlie Casey holds meeting in response to Community Concerns

Acting on local concerns regarding the housing of two convicted sex offenders in the Erskine Street area of Newry Sinn Féin councillor Charlie Casey has held a meeting involving PPANI (Public Protection Arrangements NI) CRJ, the PSNI and community representatives. The meeting took place on Thursday 28th November and Councillor Casey described it as ‘Informative […]

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Suspect device near Crossmaglen

Sinn Féin councillor Terry Hearty has spoken of the disruption which is currently being caused by a suspect device located at an electricity pylon near Crossmaglen. Councillor Hearty said, “On Tuesday the police contacted me to say that a media outlet had been notified regarding a suspicious device believed to be located somewhere in the […]

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‘International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women’ an opportunity to promote equality for women – Fearon

Sinn Féin spokesperson on women issues Megan Fearon has said that the ‘International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women’ is a reminder of the many women who face violence in their everyday life and the need to move society to a point where this is no longer tolerated. Ms. Fearon said, “Women across […]

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