Two south Armagh locals have been named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List we can reveal.
Poyntzpass woman and local Sinn Féin Councillor Oonagh Magennis was awarded as a Dame for her services to political life.
Meanwhile former Sinn Féin Councillor Colman Burns is awarded with an MBE for services to the security industry.
We spoke with Mr Burns MBE who told us:
“This has been a long awaited award for me. To be recognised by Her Majesty in itself is quite an honour. I know I speak for both myself and Dame Oonagh when I say we are most honoured to be officially recognised as members of this most beautiful empire.”