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Lovingly remembered by his sorrowing wife, Family and the entire Family circle.
He will be sadly missed by his sons, daughter, son in law Jeffrey, daughters in law Ann & Caroline, grandchildren, nephews, nieces and the entire family circle.
20th January 2017, Paddy Wilson passed away peacefully at home with his loving family.
"What a friend we have in Jesus."
20th JANUARY 2017, Edie Miller passed away peacefully at hospital. Dearly beloved sister of the late Sandy, Isobel, Eleanor and Jack, dear aunt of Brian, Jackie, Sandra and Eric.
Sinn Féin MLA Gerry Kelly has condemned last night's gun attack on a PSNI officer in north Belfast.
Mr Kelly said;
"I totally condemn this gun attack on a PSNI officer in north Belfast tonight.
"It is my understanding that a police officer was shot in a drive by shooting on the Crumlin Road and that his injuries are not believed to be life threatening.
"I hope that the injured officer will make a full and speedy recovery.
"Those responsible for this attack are the same people who are attacking the local community. They have absolutely nothing to offer society and need to call a halt to these activities immediately.
"I would call on anyone with information on this incident to bring it forward to the PSNI."
Social media sometimes gets a bad press for what is displayed through that medium. In the past week it presented itself in a good and proper way. It allowed us to see the past of a group of Castlewellan friends and the way they were. It allowed them to perhaps smile and say “god – do you remember that night”, “that was some holiday” or “look at the state of us that night”. Then they laugh and shake their heads.
Those sort of fantastic memories roll out for us all at some time or another. I hope the guys in the photographs won’t mind being referred to by their affectionate name “The Romper Room Gang”. For those of you too young to remember, Romper Room was a children’s TV show many years ago.
Those guys were all great friends. One of them was, of course, Mickey McAlinden who passed away last week at an all too early age. He fought illness over the past few years with the bravery and toughness that astounded us all. A fighter to the end. His close family and friends will only ever truly know just how brave he was. The tributes to him have come from far and wide as well as from within our community.
If anyone ever marked Mickey in a match they will know he was small in physical stature. You will also know that he made up for it with quick thinking, cuteness and tigerish qualities. His presence around our club was and will be sadly missed by us all. The Executive Committee and Members wish to extend to his wife Madge and his son’s Niall and Gerard all our sincere sympathy for their loss. We also extend our sympathy to his brothers and sisters Gerry, Charlie, Rose, Rory, Patricia, Francey, Anne and the wide family circle at this time We also have in our thoughts his late twin brother James and parents Francey (Snr) and Maureen. Ar dheis de go raibh a anam dilis.
West Belfast Sinn Féin MLA Órlaithí Flynn has called on the DUP Education Minister, Peter Weir, to reverse the notice of withdrawal of funding for hundreds of Youth Workers right across the North.
On Friday Ms Flynn’s colleague, Fra McCann MLA, wrote to Peter Weir seeking an urgent meeting to discuss the funding withdrawal notice.
Ms Flynn said:
“Many youth groups received letters stating that funding given under the Extended Provision Youth Work programme were now being given notice of withdrawal by the Education Authority.
“My colleague, Fra McCann MLA, immediately requested a meeting with Peter Weir and Sinn Féin has been in close contact with Youth Workers to actively support them in resisting this decision.
“The DUP should roll back on this disgraceful notice of withdrawal of vital funding.
“Recently DUP minister Paul Givan withdrew funding for Irish language bursaries for disadvantaged children under the Liofa scheme.
“The DUP minister was forced to reverse that appalling decision after enormous pressure from Irish language campaigners and from Sinn Féin.
“It's important that political representatives, Youth Workers and community organisations in Belfast and right across the North keep the pressure on the DUP to reverse this disgraceful decision.
“This funding helps to support additional youth work, allowing youth organisations to employ hundreds of workers in the most socially deprived communities across the North.
“These Youth Workers carry out work which makes a huge positive difference to childrens’ lives.
“This was yet another attack by the DUP on working class children.
“Peter Weir needs to reverse the notices of withdrawal of funding and end DUP attacks on vulnerable communities.”