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Vandals cause thousands of pounds of damage to Kilkeel church

Published: July-21-2014 | Category: General News

SERVICES are shortly to resume as normal at a picturesque Catholic church which was attacked last week.   ...

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Councillors to enter the ring for charity


POLITICIANS have a reputation for verbal sparring but very rarely for actually swapping punches.   ...

Kilkeel Seafoods create thirty-three new jobs in expansion


A TOTAL of 33 new jobs are to be created in Kilkeel, it was announced last week.   ...

Newcastle woman hits out at state of Housing Executive flat


A NEWCASTLE woman has said her Housing Executive home is a health hazard.   The ground floor flat at Dunwellan Park is "riddled with damp" and Ellen Holden said she has been driven to the ...

Crucial clues are uncovered about history of ancient cross


THE discovery of old drawings has provided vital clues about what could be one of the most ancient High Crosses in Ireland.   ...

RNLI works with BBC to show dangers of inflatables at sea


MURLOUGH Bay was the scene of a dramatic rescue last week, which saw local lifeboatmen and RNLI lifeguards rushing to save a visitor from drowning.   ...

Council staff take part in strike action


COUNCIL services in both Down District and Newry and Mourne District were affected last week as some staff took part in industrial action over pay.   ...

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elcome to the new website of the Mourne Observer! The Observer has been bringing news and views to the local communities of County Down in Northern Ireland since 1949. We've been with you through all the good times and the bad, the happy and the sad. We've advised you, laughed with you, cheered you on and we've been there when you needed a helping hand. The Observer is for the people of County Down and, ultimately, by the people of County Down.

Times are changing though. From being your main source of news and information, 24/7 satellite news and the internet has meant that we've had to look again at how we can bring our valued audiences the support and interest that you now need. Our weekly newspaper will proudly continue but will now be joined by a range of digital publications, including this website, email and the main social media channels including Facebook and Twitter.

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