Post Date : Wed 19 Oct 2016 09:12 AM

 Sinn Féin's Tam Donlon has called on young people to reject attempts by the British army to recruit students at universities. 

Speaking after protesting at a British army recruitment event at Queen's University today, the Sinn Féin spokesperson said; 

"Universities should be places of learning where young people and others can expand their horizons and opportunities. 

"They should not be used to recruit young people for imperialist conflicts. 

"In Ireland we know all too well the brutality of the British army and the pain and misery their actions have caused to so many families. 

"I am calling on students to reject the British army's attempts to sign up new recruits at university campuses." 

Post Date : Wed 19 Oct 2016 08:24 AM

On Saturday 22nd October, your kids can visit the Museum to unleash their wild and wicked imaginations to create ghostly arts and crafts in celebration of the scariest time of the year.

There are two sessions, 10.30am - 12.00pm and again from 1.30pm - 3.00pm. Cost per child is £1.50. This activity is appropriate for children aged 4 -11 years. Numbers for these workshops are limited to 20 children so pre booking of places is advisable.

For this event children must be accompanied by an adult. If you wish to book or you require more information please telephone 028 3031 3178.

Halloween Events at Newry and Mourne Museum Contact
DATE OF EVENT Sat, 22 Oct, 2016
LOCATION Newry and Mourne Museum
Post Date : Tue 18 Oct 2016 02:13 PM

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Post Date : Tue 18 Oct 2016 09:10 AM

October 17, 2016, peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family R.I.P. Beloved husband of Siobhan and devoted father of Shannon, Stephen and Cormac. 

Now reposing at his late home, 49 Faughiletra Road, Jonesboro. Funeral Mass on Wednesday 19th at 11.00am in Sacred Heart Church, Jonesboro. Burial afterwards in adjoining cemetery. 

Wake House Strictly Private on the morning of the funeral, thank you. 

Deeply regretted and sadly missed by his sorrowing wife, daughter, sons, brothers, sisters and a wide circle of family and friends.

Post Date : Tue 18 Oct 2016 09:08 AM

October 16th, 2016, Peacefully at the Royal Victoria Hospital. Dearly loved Husband of Dorothy, Devoted father of Roy, Father-in-Law of Grace and Grandfather to Casey and Harper. 

Funeral service from his late residence 43 Wayside, Tandragee on Wednesday at 12 noon followed by interment in Tandragee Presbyterian Churchyard. 

House private. 

Family flowers only. Donations in lieu of, if desired may be sent to George McNabb & Co. 106 Bridge Street, Portadown, BT63 5AP for Diabetes UK. Please make cheques payable to the Chosen Charity. 

Very deeply regretted by his sorrowing wife, son, daughter-in-law, grandchildren and all the family circle.

“Rest in Peace”

Post Date : Tue 18 Oct 2016 09:05 AM

CLARKE Nicky, passed away October 17, 2016 peacefully at home. Beloved husband of Sheila and devoted father to Adrian and Raymond, father-in-law of Joanne and Karen and loving grandfather of Anna, Ellen, Sé and Dara, brother of Brendan, Anne, Joan and the late Raymond and Rosemary. 

Nicky's remains will be removed from his home, 113 Glassdrumman Road on Wednesday at 2.00pm for Requiem Mass in St Mary's Church, Glassdrumman at 2.30pm. Burial afterwards in adjoining cemetery. 

Deeply regretted by his sorrowing wife, sons, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, brother, sisters and entire family circle. 

House Private. 

Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu to Macmillan Nurses c/o Nicky Doran Funeral Director, 35 Newry Street, Kilkeel, BT34 4DN.

Post Date : Tue 18 Oct 2016 09:01 AM

 McGIVERN, 16th October 2016, suddenly, Gabriel, beloved husband of Veronica.

His remains will leave his late residence 33 Killowen Old Road at 10.00am on Wednesday (19th October) for 11.00am Requiem Mass in Sacred Heart Church Killowen. Burial afterwards in St. Colman's Cemetery Massforth, Kilkeel.

Deeply regretted by his sorrowing wife, sons Niall, Kevin, Martin and Des, brother Patsy, sisters, Nuala and Bronagh and entire family circle. 

Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on his Soul. 

House Private

Post Date : Tue 18 Oct 2016 08:52 AM

 The family of Miss Michelle Doyle from Katesbridge have very kindly donated to Bannvale Social Education Centre (S.E.C), Gilford in her memory.

The money was used to purchase a media system and projector which will be extremely beneficial to service users during sensory programmes.

On behalf of the family of Michelle, Henry and Carmel would like to thank everyone who donated to the donation in lieu of flowers. 

The staff of Bannvale S.E.C would like to thank Michelle’s family and friends for this very generous and thoughtful donation.

Post Date : Tue 18 Oct 2016 08:47 AM

 Sinn Féin MLA Catherine Seeley has welcomed a commitment from the Finance Minister on marriage equality. 

Ms Seeley said; 

"I asked the Minister of Finance Máirtín Ó Muilleoir today about steps to bring forward marriage equality in the North. 

"I welcome the fact the Minister reiterated his commitment to making progress on marriage equality by way of an Executive bill and indicated that he will see Executive approval to move this forward. 

"Marriage equality threatens no one and is a human right which everyone should be able to avail of. 

"Sinn Féin is committed to ensuring that marriage equality is extended across the island." 

Post Date : Tue 18 Oct 2016 08:39 AM

 SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood has paid tribute to the contribution of Gertrude Mallon to politics and peace in Ireland following news of her passing last night. 

Gertrude was a life-long SDLP member who stood against violence alongside her husband Seamus from the early days of conflict. 

Mr Eastwood said: 

“I was deeply saddened to learn of the death of life-long SDLP member Gertrude Mallon last night. Gertrude will long be remembered as a pillar of strength and a source of hope for SDLP members in Armagh during the darkest days of conflict, none more so than her devoted and beloved husband Seamus. 

“Close family members of politicians often bear the greatest burden. And given Seamus’ towering political stature and fierce opposition to violence in south Armagh, Gertrude and their children had a lot to bear. But it was her strength in the face of such visceral opposition, her unyielding commitment to peace and her unconditional support for Seamus that contributed as much to our political process as any negotiator.  

“My thoughts are with Seamus, their daughter Orla and granddaughter Lara at this difficult time.”

Former SDLP Leader John Hume said:

“Gertrude Mallon was the beating heart of the SDLP in South Armagh. A tower of support to Seamus, her contribution to peace, politics and people across this island is immeasurable.  

“It’s often those closest to politicians who are forced to endure the most in difficult times. Gertrude’s caring nature from her background in nursing stood her in good stead as she looked after not only her own family but all those who needed support as the horrors of that time unfolded.

“Gertrude will be sorely missed by all who knew her.  Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam Uasal. 

SDLP Newry and Armagh MLA Justin McNulty said:

“I am deeply saddened to learn of the death of Gertrude Mallon, wife of my friend and colleague, Seamus Mallon.  I extend my heartfelt sympathy to Seamus, Orla, and the wider family circle on what is the saddest of occasions for them.   

“Gertrude made an outstanding contribution in her chosen profession of nursing and was a rock to her husband, Seamus, through the most difficult days of the Troubles here.  She was a woman of courage who did not flinch even in the face of bomb and bullet.  She will be sorely missed by Seamus and Orla and by all who loved and knew her.  Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam Uasal.