Post Date : Wed 26 Jul 2017 08:37 AM

Sinn Féin MLA Conor Murphy has said the future of green energy research in the north could be jeopardised by Brexit. 

Murphy outlined the loss to critical research for the environment, and opportunities for economic growth in renewable energies, as a result of Brexit: 
"The fact that Queen's University, Belfast has been awarded an £8 million Interreg funding package for research into renewable energy shows the opportunities that exist as a result of our EU membership. 
"This funding will help benefit the all-Ireland green energy sector and has the potential to significantly enhance our knowledge in environmental research." 
Speaking of the reduced opportunities local young people now face, Murphy said:
“Brexit clearly threatens to derail the educational and professional opportunities for thousands of young people in Newry & Armagh, many of whom will be heading to Belfast to study in September.
"This is the type of funding we stand to lose as a result of the Tory Brexit agenda.
"Not only will this loss of funding impact on research but it will also limit the opportunities of students as it could lead to less PhD places and post-doctoral research places. 
"It shows that not only is Brexit bad for our economy but also the majestic local environment in the Slieve Gullion area.
"In order to protect EU Interreg research funding in the future we need to secure designated special status for the north within the EU."
Post Date : Tue 25 Jul 2017 09:46 AM

24th July 2017, Oweny Murphy passed away peacefully at Daisy Hill Hospital, Newry surrounded by his loving family. Brother of Gerard (Australia), Martin (New York) and the late Rose, Michael and Philomena (R.I.P) 

Removal from Daisy Hill Hospital at 4:00 pm on Tuesday to his late residence, 32 Mullaghan's Road, Mullaghbawn. Removal of remains on Thursday at 10:15 am to St Mary's Church, Mullaghbawn for 11:00 am Requiem Mass. Interment afterwards in adjoining cemetery. 
Sadly missed by his brothers, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, nieces, nephews and entire family circle. 
St Padre Pio pray for him.
Post Date : Tue 25 Jul 2017 09:44 AM
23rd July 2017, Florence Burns passed away peacefully at her home 25 Old Clare Road, Tandragee. Florence, much loved and devoted mother of Gary, Jason, Rebecca and Naomi. 
Funeral leaving her home on Tuesday at 1:30 pm for Service in Clare Presbyterian Church followed by interment in the adjoining Churchyard. 
Family flowers only please donations in lieu if desired to Charis Centre, Cookstown and Motorcycle Injured Riders Fund cheques made payable to R Warnock, Funeral Director, 19 Forest Park, Markethill, BT60 1QS. 
Will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by the Entire Family circle.

Ps 16 v 11 “In Thy presence is fullness of joy.” 

Post Date : Tue 25 Jul 2017 09:41 AM

24th July 2017, Henry McCormick (Harry) Baxter passed away peacefully at Greenvale Nursing Home. Henry McCormick (Harry), dear husband of the late Amy, much loved father of Albert, Carol, David, Kenneth and Harry and devoted grandfather and great-grandfather.

Funeral from his late residence, 11 Clarkhill Road, Castlewellan for service in Castlewellan Presbyterian Church at 1:00 pm on Wednesday followed by burial at Drumee Cemetery.
No flowers. Donations in lieu to "The Cameron Foundation" c/o Wallace Shaw, Funeral Directors, 14a Clarkhill Road, Castlewellan BT31 9BJ.
"Safe in the arms of Jesus."
Post Date : Tue 25 Jul 2017 09:39 AM
23rd July 2017, Brian Murray passed away peacefully at home, 8 Marguerite Gardens, Newcastle. Brian, dearly beloved husband of Kathleen. 
Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on his soul. 
Will be sadly missed by his loving wife and entire family circle. 
His remains will leave his late residence on Wednesday July 26, 2017 at 9:30 am for 10:00 am Mass in the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption, Newcastle. Burial afterwards in St Patrick's Cemetery, Bryansford. 
No flowers please, donations in lieu if desired to Marie Curie Cancer Care, Kensington Road, Belfast BT5. 

St Anthony pray for him. 

Post Date : Tue 25 Jul 2017 09:36 AM
24th July 2017, Kathleen Kelly passed away peacefully at home, 21 Merrion Avenue, Newcastle. Kathleen, dearly beloved wife of the late James, loving mother of James, Sheila, Elizabeth, Ann, Noreen, Francis, Mary and beloved sister of Ann (Lynch), devoted grandmother and great grandmother.
Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on her gentle soul. 
Deeply regretted by her sorrowing family and entire family circle. 
Her remains will leave her late residence on Wednesday July 26, 2017 at 12:30 pm for 1:00 pm Requiem Mass in the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption, Newcastle. Burial afterwards in St Patrick's Cemetery, Bryansford. 

Our Lady of Lourdes pray for her. 

Post Date : Tue 25 Jul 2017 09:34 AM

23rd July 2017, David Toft passed away, beloved husband of Patricia.

His remains will leave his late residence, 14 Sandy Brae Atticall, at 10:30 am on Wednesday for 11:00 am Service in St. Colman's Church Massforth. Burial afterwards in adjoining cemetery.
Deeply regretted by his sorrowing wife and entire family circle.
Post Date : Tue 25 Jul 2017 09:32 AM

24th July 2017, Robert (Bertie) Bell passed away peacefully at his home, 20 Drumlough Cross, Rathfriland. Dearly loved husband of Helen, loving father of Ronnie, Winsor, Jim and Stephen. A dear father-in-law, grandfather and great grandfather.

Funeral service on Wednesday at 2:00 pm in Drumlough Gospel Hall followed by committal in the adjoining burying ground.
Family flowers only please.
Will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by the entire family circle.
Post Date : Tue 25 Jul 2017 09:30 AM

23rd July 2017, Annie Kelly passed away peacefully at Apple Mews Care Home, formerly of Linen Hall Square Newry. 

Remains reposing in Digney's Funeral Home, 4 Sugar House Quay, Newry from 12:00 noon on Tuesday until 5:00 pm. Funeral Mass on Wednesday at 10:30 am in Ss Patrick & Colman's Cathedral. Interment afterwards in Monkshill cemetery. 
Deeply regretted by her sister Josephine, nephews, nieces, staff and residents of Apple Mews. Sacred heart of Jesus have mercy on her soul.
Post Date : Mon 24 Jul 2017 11:15 AM

Sinn Féin Councillor Liz Kimmins has welcomed the move by the Council Planning Committee on Wednesday to reject proposals to erect a 24ft bridge over Lindsay Hill.

Following extensive work with residents from St Clare’s Avenue and greater High Street area, Kimmins made several representations to planners, developers and Council authorities, expressing widely held concerns that the proposal would decimate the historical St Clare’s Avenue site. 
After Wednesday’s decision Kimmins said:
“It will be a great relief to residents that the rich history and heritage of the area will be protected from such a disruptive and dominant bridge project.
“Residents first contacted us in January 2017, and made clear their concerns that the quiet residential community of St Clare’s Avenue, which houses many elderly citizens, would be massively impacted by this development.
“In addition, the likely increase in traffic and congestion as a result of this project would have posed a threat to children in the area who have limited space to play as it is.
Valerie Harte, Sinn Féin Councillor for the area, commended residents for their tireless efforts in lobbying to protect the site, and for recording and promoting the local history for the benefit of people in Newry and beyond.
“Much work has been done by those living in the area to revive and promote the cherished history of this listed site. As a community, we should be grateful for their hard work”, she said.
“We should be protecting our heritage, not destroying it.”
As the committee have decided to refuse this application on historical grounds, planning officials will now take time to compile a report with these reasons for approval which will come back to the planning committee for agreement at a later date.