Post Date : Wed 12 Oct 2016 09:04 AM

 Gerald will be going to his sister Paula house 55 EDENCRIEVE (Dublin road) at 6pm this evening.

Mass will be at 12.30 on Thursday in the Dominican chapel.

The Kane family would like to thank you all for your kind words and thoughts of Gerry. RIP xxx

Post Date : Wed 12 Oct 2016 08:59 AM

MADDEN, October 10, 2016, suddenly John, beloved husband of the late Noreen, and loving son of Mary and Billy Madden (Dundrum), son-in-law of George and the late Mary Uprichard, much loved father of Kellie and Lisa, proud granda of Keylen, loving partner of Phyllis. 

His remains will leave his late residence, 21 Mourneview Park at 12.15pm on Thursday 13th for 1.00pm Requiem Mass in St Joseph's Church, Ballymartin. Burial afterwards in adjoining cemetery. 

Deeply regretted by his sorrowing daughter Kellie and son-in-law Hugo, daughter Lisa and partner Joe, grandson, mother, father, sisters Ann, Maura, and Josephine, brothers Eamon, Seamus, Liam, Paul and Martin, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and entire family circle. 

Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on his soul. 

Family flowers only, please. Donations in lieu if desired to Newry Hospice, c/o N. Doran Funeral Directors, 35 Newry Street, Kilkeel or any family member.

Post Date : Wed 12 Oct 2016 08:58 AM

McGivern (nee Smylie ) died 11th October 2016 peacefully at her home, Maureen Teresa, R.I.P. beloved wife of Tony and much loved mother of Martin, Patricia and Kieran.

Scared Heart of Jesus have mercy on her soul.

Her remains will leave her home 32 Edenderry Gardens, on Thursday at 11:30 am for 12:00 noon funeral Mass in the Church of St Therese Scarva Road. Interment afterwards in the cemetery adjoining All Saints Church Ballela.

Deeply regretted by her sorrowing husband, sons, daughter, grandchildren, sister Kathleen, son in law, daughters in law, nephew, niece, family circle and friends. Family flowers only.

Donations in lieu if desired to Alzheimer's Society C/o Digney Funeral Directors 7 Old Kenlis St Banbridge.

Post Date : Wed 12 Oct 2016 08:54 AM

MAGOWAN October 9, 2016, Shirley, suddenly at hospital, dearly loved wife of the late Joseph and loving mother of Lorraine, Paul and Nigel. 

Funeral from her late home, 11 Clonduff Road, Hilltown on Wednesday at 1.00pm for service in Hilltown Presbyterian Church at 2.00pm followed by interment in the adjoining burying ground. 

House private, family flowers only please. Donations is desired for Southern Area Hospice, c/o Robert J Bready Funeral Director, 22 Newry Road, Rathfriland, BT34 5AL. 

Will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her daughter, sons, son-in-law Derek, daughters-in-law Sharon and Julie, grandchildren David, Jonathon, William and Joseph. 

Post Date : Wed 12 Oct 2016 08:53 AM

McCONVILLE (Limerick and Banbridge) Vincent, October 9, 2016. Beloved father of John, Martin, Bobby and Eva and the late Aidan, adored grandfather of James, Elizabeth, Nadia, Victoria, Maria, Ryan and Holly-Mae, great grandfather of Sierra, Oisin and Ronan. 

Removal to St Patrick's Church, Dromore Street, Banbridge, Co Down at 6.00pm on Tuesday and Requiem Mass on Wednesday at 11.00am followed by interment in St Patrick's Cemetery, Banbridge. 

His passing is deeply regretted by his sons, daughter and their partners, grandchildren, great grandchildren, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and the entire McConville family circle. 

Family flowers only and donations in lieu to the Alzheimer's Society. 

May he rest in peace.

Post Date : Wed 12 Oct 2016 08:43 AM

 Independent Newry City Councillor Kevin McAteer has called for an end to the stigma surrounding mental health.

Speaking on the issue the Independent Councillor stated:

“It is time to end the stigma attached with mental health. We need to educate ourselves more on the myths surrounding mental health and how we can help those suffering from mental health problems.  It is important that people realise that talking about your problems is extremely important, a problem shared is a problem halved.”

Councillor McAteer recently opened up about his own battle with depression has called on those who are currently suffering from depression to talk to someone.

“I have suffered with depression, self harm and attempted suicide myself , I know how hard it can be to speak up but I urge those who are suffering from depression at the moment to speak to someone.

It’s ok to open up to someone close to you such as a friend or family member, someone you trust. Always know there are those that care about you and want to help….you are not alone.”

Post Date : Wed 12 Oct 2016 08:40 AM

 Sinn Féin MLA Michelle Gildernew has spoken of her outrage at a proposal to ask mothers entering labour wards to produce photographic ID or proof of the right to remain within Britain or the north of Ireland.

Following reports in the Telegraph newspaper Ms Gildernew said:

“The article details plans to ask expectant mothers to produce identification such as passports before being able to avail of NHS treatment.

“The proposal has come from a health trust in London which claims that the British Home Office is keen to support a pilot project.

“It’s disgraceful that any woman entering a labour ward should be asked to produce photographic ID to enable the state to vet her.  

“Such vetting proposals can only add an extra burden to an already stressful and demanding time in a woman’s life.

“It may also target those who are less well off in society who may not always have such identification and in my opinion this is a breach of a woman’s human rights.

“Such a pilot scheme raises many questions for this particular health trust and the ever more right wing Tory party including the denial or delay in treatment which could endanger a mother or her baby.

“I understand that others have already raised such concerns.

“These proposals are dangerous and discriminatory and any plan to vet women in labour should be dropped immediately.” 

Post Date : Tue 11 Oct 2016 08:13 AM

KANE Gerry R.I.P. Formerly of John Martin Gardens, Newry. October 9, 2016, suddenly at home. Beloved son of Elizabeth and the late PJ and dear brother of Thomas, James, Philip, Lilian, Paula, Elaine, Bronagh, Madge and the late Seamus and Kathleen. 

Funeral arrangements later. 

Very deeply regretted by his sorrowing mother, brothers, sisters, nephews, nieces and extended family circle. 

Our Lady Queen of the Most Holy Rosary pray for him.

Post Date : Tue 11 Oct 2016 08:12 AM

GRANT (nee Brown) Anna R.I.P. Ballygorian House, 60 Rathfriland Road, Hilltown. Died peacefully Saturday, October 8, 2016 in St Joseph's Nursing Home, Warrenpoint. Dearly beloved wife of the late Hugh, and mother of the late Anne. Sister of Veronica and the late John, Daniel, Roseleen, Madeline and Colman. 

Her remains will leave her late residence on Tuesday October 11th at 12noon for Requiem Mass in St John the Baptist Church, Ballygorian at 1.00pm. Interment afterwards in Massforth Cemetery, Kilkeel. 

Deeply regretted by her sister Veronica, her nephew Canon Francis Brown, sisters-in-law Susan, Jo, Mary Sloan, Gertie Murphy, Mary Grant, Philomena Grant and brother-in-law Lynas Grant, nieces, nephews and entire family circle. 

Family flowers only, donations in lieu if desired to St Joseph's Young Priests Society. 

Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on her soul.

Post Date : Tue 11 Oct 2016 08:05 AM

Sinn Féin environment spokesperson and member of the EARA committee, Oliver McMullan MLA, has expressed huge dismay and anger at another fish kill this year and is demanding that action be taken to tighten up on protection for our rivers as fish stocks and ecosystems are under growing threat.

Speaking today Mr McMullan said:

“The fish kill at Carrig River comes at a time when trout and salmon have began to enter and travel up our rivers to spawn. It is an essential part of the season which ensures that there is sustainability to our already depleted fish stocks.

“This latest fish kill caused by a chemical spillage is unacceptable and is another major kill in what has been a disastrous year for our rivers.

“The number of incidents so far this years is above the 150 mark compared to only 100 for last year in total.

“I will be contacting the Agriculture minister who now has responsibility for these incidents to press her for greater enforcement and protection of our rivers.

“Given the damage that such pollution incidents cause to the ecosystem of our waterways, it is crucial that we take all possible steps to eliminate, or in the very least minimise, the occurrence of pollution events.”