Post Date : Fri 17 Feb 2017 10:48 AM

15th February 2017, David McCready passed away peacefully with his family around him at Craigavon Area Hospital. 

David, dearly loved husband of Sylvia 48 Bramblewood Manor, Banbridge and much loved daddy of Sharne and Joy, father-in-law of Gordon and Brian and granda of Ben, Katie, Ellen, Abbie and Lucy. 
Funeral from his home on Saturday at 12:15 pm for service in Donaghmore Presbyterian Church at 1.30pm. Committal in Donaghmore Parish Churchyard. 
Immediate family flowers only please. Donations in lieu may be sent if desired to William Bell and Co. Funeral Directors, 23 Kenlis Street, Banbridge, BT32 3LR for Stroke Association. 
Deeply regretted by his entire family circle.
‘Resting with the Lord’
Post Date : Fri 17 Feb 2017 10:46 AM

16th February 2017, William Cargin passed away peacefully at his home, 3 Victoria Gardens, Banbridge in the loving arms of his family.

William, dearly-loved husband of Maureen and much-loved father of Bobby, Noel and Donna. 
Funeral from his late home on Sunday 19th February at 2.00 p.m. to Holy Trinity Parish Church Banbridge for service at 2.30 p.m. followed by interment in Banbridge New Cemetery. 
No flowers, please. Donations in lieu, if desired, may be sent to John Gamble Funeral Director 7, Meeting Street, Dromore, BT25 1AQ for Marie Curie Nurses. 
Lovingly remembered by his sorrowing wife, sons, daughter, daughters-in-law Lorraine and Angela, son-in-law Philip, grandchildren Ian, Gemma, Tanya, Linda, David, Ashleigh, Jake and Josh, brother Dennis, sister Ellen, their families and the entire family circle. 
Oh for the sound of a silent voice, and the beat for a Heart that is still.
Post Date : Thu 16 Feb 2017 09:44 AM
15th February 2017, Patrcik Stewart passed away peacefully at Daisy Hill Hospital.
Patrick (Paddy) R.I.P. beloved husband of the late Bridie and much loved father of Christina, Frances and Marion 54 Dromalane Park. 
Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on his soul. 
His remains are reposing in Digney's Funeral home 4 Sugar House Quay BT35 6HZ on Thursday from 7pm to 9pm and on Friday from 10:00 am until 9:00pm. 
Removal on Saturday at 11:00am for 12:00 noon funeral Mass in The Church of the Assumption Dromalane. Interment afterwards in Cloughoge cemetery.

Deeply regretted by his sorrowing daughters, grandchildren, great grandchildren, sons in law, nephews, nieces wide family circle and friends. 

Post Date : Thu 16 Feb 2017 09:41 AM

15th February 2017, Daniel passed away peacefully at Dunlarg Nursing Home.

Daniel, beloved brother of Brendan, the late Margaret R.I.P and Billy R.I.P.

Reposing at J.J. McArdle & Sons Funeral Home, 37 Thomas Street, Armagh.
Funeral on Saturday to St. Patrick's Cathedral, Armagh for 10.00 am Mass, burial afterwards in St Patrick's Cemetery. 

Very deeply regretted by his sorrowing brother, nephew, family circle and friends.
Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to Macmillan Cancer. 

All further enquires to J.J. McArdle & Sons 37 Thomas St, Armagh. Tel: 028 3752 2480

Post Date : Thu 16 Feb 2017 09:37 AM

15th February 2017, Lisa Matheson passed away peacefully at the Ulster Hospital.

Lisa, dearly beloved mother of Naomi and Alayah cherished daughter of Eamon and Florence and much loved of sister Ciaran and Eamon R.I.P. 

Lisa’s remains will leave her late home 128 Burren Meadow on Saturday at 11.15am to arrive at Our Lady Of The Assumption Church Newcastle for 12.00 noon Requiem mass, burial afterward in St. Patrick’s Cemetery Bryansford. 

On her soul sweet Jesus have mercy. 

Deeply regretted by her sorrowing daughters, mother, father, brothers, and entire family circle.

Post Date : Thu 16 Feb 2017 09:32 AM

Sinn Féin's Conor Murphy has welcomed confirmation from health minister Michelle O'Neill that Daisy Hill Hospital will be a key part of the acute hospital infrastructure. 

Mr Murphy said; 

"I invited my party colleague and health minister Michelle O'Neill to Daisy Hill hospital and I was delighted to welcome her to the hospital today alongside Megan Fearon. 

"During the visit Minister O'Neill confirmed that Daisy Hill will be part of the acute hospital infrastructure in the future, which is great news for the local area. 

"This confirmation ensures that Daisy Hill will continue to deliver a first-class service to the local community. 

"The heath minister also visited the hospital's emergency department and had a very positive meeting with more than 60 members of staff to update them on the transformation of the health service." 

Post Date : Thu 16 Feb 2017 09:20 AM
SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood launched the SDLP’s policy document ‘Securing our Place in Europe’ in Newry today. The document includes detailed proposals for attaining EU special status for Northern Ireland after Brexit.
Mr Eastwood said, “Brexit was a seismic event on the political Richter scale and its aftershocks will shape the islands of Ireland and Britain for years to come. Its magnitude cannot be underestimated.
“However, in the North we are faced with a collapsed government who failed to even produce a government document on Brexit. 
“It is becoming increasingly clear that Sinn Féin and the DUP seem happy to allow the British Government to enforce direct rule after this election.
“James Brokenshire does not speak and cannot speak for our people - yet Sinn Féin and the DUP are prepared to surrender him that power. 
“The only way to stop that happening is by electing an alternative government on March 2nd.
“In January, Theresa May belatedly set out her vision of a post-Brexit Britain. It is now our job and our duty to set out our own vision as to how a post-Brexit Ireland will look.
“Special status means that the vote in the North last June is respected.
“Special status means that the political authority of devolved institutions are respected, giving them the opportunity to shape Brexit in their respective regions.
“Special status means that our economy, our society and our political agreements are protected. It means that we retain the four freedoms of the European Union and that we do not see the return of border checks on this island.
“Special status means that what we have, we hold.
“The document we launched today will be the first of many papers the SDLP will publish and submit as part of the extensive and varied set of negotiations in the years ahead.

“Given the scale and depth of its significance to this island and its future - Brexit will be top of the SDLP agenda in post-election negotiations. It is our number one priority now and it will remain our number one priority.” 

Post Date : Thu 16 Feb 2017 09:14 AM

The Southern Trust had information stands displayed in Craigavon and Newry this week to celebrate Care Day NI, an event co-ordinated by VOYPIC (Voice of Young People in Care) on February 15. 

Care Day NI offers an opportunity for Health Organisations to raise the profile of children in care and care leavers, and allow young people to highlight their positive experiences. 

Children and Young People’s Services across the Trust celebrated stories of success, promoting care and sharing experiences, through information stands which were hosted by young people from the 16 Plus Service.     

The stands were held in Craigavon Area Hospital and The Quays Shopping Centre, Newry.   

The Southern Trust’s Director of Children’s and Young People’s Services, Paul Morgan, was delighted with the efforts to celebrate the national event. 

“We are proud of all of our young people and delighted that so many of them have participated in promoting Care Day. 

“We hope that when local people hear the positive experiences of our young people and the difference that a foster carer can make to their life that they may consider finding out more.” 

If you are interested in becoming a foster carer, the Family Placement Team would love to hear from you on Tel: 028 3833 7181.  

Click here to find out more about Care Day.  

Post Date : Wed 15 Feb 2017 11:21 AM

14th February 2017, Florence Cully passed away peacefully at Greenpark Nursing Home, Armagh and formerly of Clare.

 Florence dearly loved wife of the late Fred and devoted mother of Eveline and Pearl, dear mother-in-law of Greer and the late Walter and a loving Grandmother, Great-Grandmother and Great- Great-Grandmother. 
Funeral Service in Clare Presbyterian Church on Thursday at 2.00pm followed
by interment in the adjoining Churchyard. 
Friends and Family welcome at her daughter Pearl's home, 15 Mowhan Court,
Family flowers only please donations in lieu, if desired, to Clare Presbyterian Church, C/O R Warnock, Funeral Director, 19 Forest Park, Markethill, BT60 1QS.
Will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by the entire Family Circle.
“Safe in the arms of Jesus.”
Post Date : Wed 15 Feb 2017 11:17 AM
13th February 2017, Daisy McKee passed away at hospital.
Daisy, dearly beloved wife of the late Robbie, 10 Needham Court, Kilkeel, much loved mother of Leslie, Alison, Jennifer, Noreen and Robert and devoted grandmother of Connor, Christopher, Lewis, Callum, Morgan, Emma and Robbie.
Funeral arriving for Service in Kilkeel Presbyterian Church on Thursday at 1.45pm, followed by burial in Mourne Presbyterian Graveyard.
Family flowers only, please. Donations in lieu, if desired, for Chest, Heart & Stroke N.I. or Fisherman's Mission or R.N.L.I. c/o Mr Robert McKee, 10 Needham Court, Kilkeel, BT34 4JQ.
Will be sadly missed by all the family.

Precious memories.