Post Date : Thu 21 Sep 2017 08:42 AM

20th September 2017, Samuel Robinson (Sam) McCaughey passed away peacefully at hospital, dearly loved husband of Norma, father of Neil and Jane, grandfather of Euan, father-in-law of Frank and brother of Suzanne and the late Johnny, Bobby and Madge. 

Funeral Service in Newcastle Presbyterian Church on Saturday 23rd September at 2:00 pm. followed by interment in Drumee Cemetery. 
House private. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu, if desired, to PCI Missionaries (please make cheques payable to McClure’s Charity Account), c/o McClure’s Funeral Service, 17 Dundrum Road, Newcastle, BT33 0BG. 
For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. Philippians 1 v. 21.
Post Date : Thu 21 Sep 2017 08:36 AM

19th September 2017, John Cunningham passed away peacefully at The Southern Area Hospice Newry. John, dearly loved husband of Rosemary and much loved daddy of Marion, Yvonne, Sean, Linda, Paul, Lisa and Louise, 57 Rossmara Park, Warrenpoint. 

May his soul rest in peace.
John’s remains will leave his home on Friday at 10 am arriving at St. Peter’s Church, Warrenpoint for 10:30 am Requiem Mass. Interment immediately afterwards in Warrenpoint Municipal Cemetery. 
Deeply regretted by his loving wife, sons, daughters, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, sisters, brothers, and entire family circle.
Post Date : Wed 20 Sep 2017 09:26 AM

18th September 2017, Kieran McArdle passed away peacefully at Daisy Hill Hospital, Newry, with his loving family. Kieran, beloved husband of Fionnuala and loving son of Kathleen and the late Malachy R.I.P. 16 Newtown Terrace. 

Kieran's remains will repose at his late home until removal on Thursday at 10:15 am to St Michael's Church, Newtownhamilton for 11:00 am Requiem Mass. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. 
St Pio pray for him. 
Very deeply regretted by his sorrowing wife, mother, brothers Raymond and Martin, sister Geraldine (Harte), brother-in-law Damien, sister-in-law Denise, nephews, nieces and the entire family circle. 
Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to the Friends of Cancer, c/o any family member or Martin Kelly Funeral Director, 10a Mooreisland Road, Armagh BT61 8LX.
Post Date : Wed 20 Sep 2017 09:09 AM

 Following work with Transport NI and the residents in Barcroft Park since 2013, Sinn Féin Cllr Liz Kimmins has stated that the one-way system for the First and Second Streets in the estate is finally underway.

"This has been a long road for the residents who have consistently asked for measures to be put in place to try and address the traffic issues. The one-way system will be implemented on a trial basis for six months by Transport NI to see if this works for the residents.
At every stage of the process I have ensured this is community-led and by having a trial will enable the residents to decide if it is suitable for them. I would therefore encourage residents to adhere to the system and I would welcome any feedback regarding this in the coming months."
Post Date : Wed 20 Sep 2017 09:07 AM
Here we have it! You can now view the full list of finalists within their respected categories by clicking onto the Newry Chamber of Commerce & Trade facebook page for the video announcement. The winners of the Greater Newry Area Diaspora and the Outstanding Contribution to the Greater Newry Area Awards will be announced on the night of the Gala Awards Ceremony at the Canal Court Hotel & Spa on Thursday 28th September. 
We look forward to welcoming all of the finalists and the wider business community next week to celebrate the achievements, recognise the hard work and ultimately reward excellence. The Gala Awards Ceremony is always one of the biggest nights for businesses in the region and will showcase the very best of local talent, entrepreneurship and team work. 
As tickets for the event are in high demand, there is a small quantity of tickets still available which can be booked by logging onto Please note, tickets will not be secured until full payment has been made. We would also like to say a huge thank you to our three gold sponsors: Newry, Mourne & Down District Council, Bank of Ireland and Flogas Natural Gas as well as our 21 category sponsors for their generous contribution to enable these awards to take place.   
Good luck to all the finalists shortlisted and we look forward to welcoming everyone next week.
DATE OF EVENT Thu, 28 Sep, 2017
LOCATION Canal Court Hotel & Spa
Post Date : Wed 20 Sep 2017 08:58 AM

Following meetings with relevant statutory agencies regarding concerns reported by residents of Barcroft Park, Cllr Liz Kimmins has welcomed the news that Transport NI has agreed to carry out necessary repairs to a crumbling wall in the Fifth Street.

"Over the last number of months we have been working to have this issue resolved as residents were particularly concerned of the health and safety risks to young children who may be playing in the vicinity of this wall. I am therefore delighted to have been informed by Transport NI that these remedial works will be commencing in the next few days."
In addition to this, a number of issues around the electricity stations in the Barcroft Park area had also been raised with NI Electricity. "The sites of the transformers have been historically used as a dumping ground and residents have consistently raised concerns about the state of these and also the safety of these as they are quite exposed. I am very pleased to have been informed that NIE will be taking immediate action to have these sites cleaned up, and to re-assess their eligibility for upgrading to improve safety and the efficiency of the equipment."
Post Date : Wed 20 Sep 2017 08:54 AM
18th September 2017, Mary Jane (May) Stinson passed away peacefully at Chestnut Lodge Care Home. Mary Jane (May), beloved wife of the late Alfred, formerly of 18 Ballinahone Avenue, Armagh, dearly loved mother of Alf, Brian, Ricky, Raymond, Marion, Helen, Jacqui and the late Noel and Mervyn.
Funeral service in St Marks Parish Church on Friday 22nd September at 2:00 pm followed by interment in the adjoining Churchyard.
House strictly private. Friends welcome at Cheevers Funeral Home, 58 Hamiltonsbawn Road, Armagh BT60 1HW on Wednesday 20th September between 7 pm and 9 pm.
Family flowers only please donations in lieu if desired for St Marks Fabric Fund c/o K G Cheevers and Son, Funeral Directors, 28 Dobbin Street, Armagh, BT61 7QQ.
Lovingly remembered by her sorrowing Family and the entire family circle.

Safe in the arms of Jesus 

Post Date : Wed 20 Sep 2017 08:50 AM
19th September 2017, Richard (Dick) Woods passed away at Lurgan Hospital. Dearly loved son of Richard and Elizabeth Woods, 30 Dickson Park Seapatrick, Banbridge. 
Funeral from William Bell and Co. Funeral Home, 23 Kenlis Street, Banbridge on Thursday at 2 pm to the New Cemetery. 
Donations in lieu of flowers may be sent if desired to William Bell and Co. Funeral Directors, for Patients Comforts Lurgan Hospital (Cheques made payable to William Bell and Co.) 

Deeply regretted by the Gillespie and Wilson Families. 

Post Date : Wed 20 Sep 2017 08:48 AM

 19th September 2017, Una Mellon, 19 Dominic Street, Newry, passed away suddenly, mother of Justin and Wayne.

Requiem Mass on Saturday at 11:00 am in St. Catherine’s Church, Dominic Street, Newry followed by burial in Dowell's Hill Cemetery, Dundalk.
All enquiries to Pouchers Funeral Directors.
Post Date : Wed 20 Sep 2017 08:45 AM

18th September 2017, James Diamond passed away at The Valley Nursing Home Clogher. James Diamond, formerly of Dickson Park, Seapatrick, Banbridge. 

Funeral from William Bell and Co. Funeral Home, 23 Kenlis Street, Banbridge on Wednesday at 1:30 pm to Seapatrick Cemetery. 
Very deeply regretted.