Post Date : Fri 20 Jan 2017 10:30 AM
19th January 2017 Annie McIlveen passed away peacefully at hospital. 
Netta formerly of Cloghogue, Crossmaglen and late of Hockley Nursing Home, 
dear sister of Norman, Violet, Robert, Walter and the late Gretta. 
Funeral from the home of her sister, Violet, 40 Dungormley Estate, Newtownhamilton on Saturday 21st January at 1-30pm (service in the home at 1-0pm) to Freeduff Presbyterian Churchyard. 
Immediate family flowers only please.
Lovingly remembered by her sorrowing Brothers, Sister and the family circle.

With Christ which is far better. 

Post Date : Fri 20 Jan 2017 10:25 AM

18th January 2017 John McKnight passed away at his home 3 Mountview Drive Banbridge. Husband of Isobel and beloved father of Esther. 

Funeral from his home on Saturday at 11.30am (Service 11am) to Banbridge Cemetery. 
Family flowers only please. Donations if desired may be made for Drug Awareness Work in Schools c/o Malcomsons Funeral Service 7 Robert Street Lurgan BT66 8BE. (Cheques payable to Malcomsons Donation Account please)
Deeply regretted by his sorrowing wife, daughter, son-in-law, grandchildren, brothers, sisters and family circle.
At Home With The Lord.
Post Date : Fri 20 Jan 2017 09:49 AM

 Dear All 

Susan Lynch who was last seen in Warrenpoint town centre on Wednesday 18th January has been found safe and well. 

Thank you to everyone for their help.

Post Date : Fri 20 Jan 2017 09:45 AM

 A free workshop to raise awareness of the risks posed to babies and young children by blind cords is being held in South Tyrone Hospital on Wednesday 25th January from 10am – 1pm. 

Data from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents indicates that 31 children have died as a result of blind cord accidents in the UK since 1999. The children were aged between 15 months and 36 months. In Ireland there have been eight fatalities, four of which have occurred in the last four years. This tragic type of accident is preventable but without awareness or taking action the risk of further deaths is still very real.

There are still some places available for the workshop. To book a place, please contact Orla Clarke, Promoting Wellbeing Team, St Luke’s Hospital, 71 Loughgall Road, Armagh, BT61 7NQ, Tel: 028 3741 2521 or Email:

This workshop is designed to suit a wide range of individuals who work with or have contact with families and children. Health professionals or individuals from the statutory, voluntary or community sector; particularly those who have links to families, childcare professionals, concerned parents or relatives who provide informal childcare or have young children visit their home should consider attending this workshop. 

DATE OF EVENT Wed, 25 Jan, 2017
TIME OF EVENT 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
LOCATION South Tyrone Hospital
Post Date : Thu 19 Jan 2017 01:36 PM

18th January 2017, Mary Deighan passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family. Dearly beloved wife of the late Felix R.I.P. and much loved mother of Lucy (McGurnaghan), Maura (O’Dea), Michael, Una (McArdle), Carmel (Doyle), Sean, Eilish (Byrne), Sheila (Doran), Brenda (Lyons) and Geraldine (McGovern). 

Her remains will leave her late residence 100 Carrickgollogly Road (Lane), Belleeks, on Friday at 10am for 11am requiem mass in St. Laurence O’Toole Church, burial afterwards in adjoining cemetery. 
Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on her soul. 
Deeply regretted and sadly missed by her loving sons, daughters, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandson, her sister Kathleen (O’Callaghan), nieces, nephews, and entire family circle. 
St. Pio pray for her. 
Family flowers only, donations in lieu if desired to Southern Area Hospice c/o the family or Paul McEvoy Funeral Directors, 80 Canal Street, Newry, BT35 6DX.
Post Date : Thu 19 Jan 2017 01:33 PM

18th January 2017 James McConnell passed away peacefully at Sandringham Care Home. Late of Scarva Road, Tandragee, James, husband of Ann and dear father of James and brother of Winnie and Janet. 

Funeral service in Joseph Poots and Son’s Funeral Home, 42 Bridge Street, Portadown, BT63 5AE on Friday at 11.30am followed by interment in Ballinabeck Methodist Graveyard. 
No flowers by request donations if desired payable to Alzheimers Society c/o Joseph Poots and Son (address as above).
Lovingly remembered by his Wife, Son, dear friend Rosie and all the family circle.
Post Date : Thu 19 Jan 2017 01:30 PM
18th January 2017, Lyla Gray passed away peacefully at her home, 47 Mill Road, Kilkeel. Lyla, dearly beloved wife of the late Leslie, devoted mother of Dorothea and Albert, much loved mother-in-law and grandmother.
Funeral service on Friday at 2pm in Christ Church, Kilkeel.
Family flowers only please, donations in lieu, if desired, for One Home Many Hopes, c/o Miss Dorothea Gray, 47 Mill Road, Kilkeel.
Will be sadly missed by all the family.

"In Heavenly love abiding." 

Post Date : Thu 19 Jan 2017 01:27 PM

31st December 2016 

A Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Sir Dennis Faulkner CBE will be held in Down Cathedral, Downpatrick on Sunday 29th January 2017 at 2.30 p.m. 
All welcome.
Post Date : Thu 19 Jan 2017 10:22 AM

Sinn Féin MLA Conor Murphy said the DUP economy minister Simon Hamilton has bowed down to public pressure on publishing the names of the beneficiaries of the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme.

However, he said that postponing publication until January 25th smacks of a DUP effort to frustrate proper scrutiny of the list of RHI beneficiaries.

Mr Murphy said:

“Sinn Féin has called for the names of the beneficiaries of the RHI scheme to be published immediately by the DUP economy minister.

“In the light of ongoing revelations around the DUP’s handling of the RHI scheme the public want to know are there any conflicts of interest as a result of family, business or political connections.

“Simon Hamilton has at long last bowed to public pressure and committed to releasing the names of beneficiaries.

“However, he has put back publication of the list to 25th January in what looks like an effort to avoid proper scrutiny.

“The public demands full transparency and accountability around the RHI scheme, which has been associated with allegations of corruption. An independent investigation is the best way to achieve this. 

“The DUP have acted with arrogance and contempt for the public throughout the RHI debacle.

“The people now have an opportunity to have their say on the DUP’s RHI fiasco and their arrogance and disrespect for whole sections of our community.”  

Post Date : Wed 18 Jan 2017 01:03 PM

16th January 2017Brigid Swaine passed away suddenly at Daisy Hill Hospital, Brigid R.I.P. beloved wife of the late Johnny and much loved mother of Geraldine and devoted grandmother of Christopher and Ruth. 52 Brannock Meadows.

Her remains will leave her home on Thursday at 11:15 am for 12:00 noon funeral Mass in St Mary's Church Barr. Interment afterwards in adjoining cemetery. 
Deeply regretted by her sorrowing daughter, grandchildren,brother Gerald, sister Marie, sister in law Anne ,Geraldine's fiance Chris, nephews, nieces family circle and friends.