Post Date : Fri 02 Sep 2016 12:04 PM

 Turkington, August 23rd, 2016, peacefully at Daisy Hill Hospital, Noel, dearly loved husband of Meta, 46 Fort Street, Banbridge.

Funeral Service in Banbridge Independent Methodist Church on Thursday at 2.00pm. Interment afterwards in the New Cemetery.

House strictly private.

No flowers, please. Donations in lieu, if so desired, to William Bell & Co., Funeral Directors, 23 Kenlis Street, Banbridge, BT32 3LR for I.E.B. Mission and Every Home Crusade, cheques made payable to William Bell & Co.

Deeply regretted by all the Family Circle.

"Forever with the Lord"

Post Date : Fri 02 Sep 2016 11:58 AM

Lannin (The Green, Downpatrick) Noreen R.I.P. Died 23rd August 2016 peacefully at Marie Curie Hospice. Much loved daughter of the late Joseph and Nora.

Loving sister to Marie and Paddy.

Noreen’s remains will be reposing in Seamus Fitzsimons Funeral Home 24 English Street Downpatrick on Thursday 25th August with the family in attendance between 7 – 8pm. Removal to St Patrick’s Church Downpatrick arriving at 7pm on Friday 26th August 2016. Requiem Mass at 10am on Saturday 27th August. Interment afterwards in St Patrick’s cemetery Killough Road.

Very deeply regretted by her sorrowing sister, brother, brother-in-law, sister-in-law and entire family circle.

Our Lady of Lourdes Pray For Her.

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Post Date : Thu 25 Aug 2016 08:47 AM

Staff from the Department for Communities’ Jobs & Benefits Office (JBO), in Newry, in partnership with LibrariesNI, are pleased to announce they will once again be hosting a Job Club every Tuesday and Thursday from 6 September between 9.30am – 12.30pm at Newry Library.

The Job Club aims to help participants develop strong job search techniques including setting realistic and achievable job goals, CV building, job application forms (including online forms) and, most importantly, practicing interview skills. One to one and group sessions are involved.  The Job Club runs throughout the year.  It is free and open to everyone who wants to return to work.

Encouraging local people to avail of the Job Club to help them get into work, Davy Doyle, Newry JBO Manager, said: “The Job Club team from the local office will be available every Tuesday and Thursday at the Library to provide information, advice and very practical support to help people out of work gain the confidence and job search skills to get them back into work that meets their needs.

The Newry Job Club is a friendly place, set in an informal environment with the chance to meet other people in similar circumstances seeking work, availing of the valuable support from our team of advisors who provide the tools and techniques needed to find work.

“The interactive sessions have proved to be both popular and very successful in helping local people find work. Our team will also advise on how to search for vacancies on”

Post Date : Thu 25 Aug 2016 08:35 AM

 Sinn Féin MLA Pat Sheehan has condemned the decision of the Israeli authorities to deny him entry to Gaza.  

Speaking from Palestine, Mr Sheehan said; 

"The decision by the Israeli authorities to deny me entry to Gaza is unacceptable and I condemn it.  

"I am here to show Sinn Féin\'s solidarity with the Palestinian people and to promote efforts to reach a peaceful solution in the region.  

"The people of Gaza have suffered enormously as a result of the Israeli blockade and the continuing military onslaught, the most recent just days ago.  

"There is a growing humanitarian crisis in Gaza and Israel is attempting to hide that from the international community but they will not succeed.  

"The international community have a responsibility to support the people of Palestine and to challenge the Israelis to stop the persecution of Gaza." 

Post Date : Thu 25 Aug 2016 08:22 AM

 Sinn Féin MLA Barry McElduff has urged young people receiving GCSE to “follow your heart and passion” when it comes to fulfilling their educational or career path. 

Speaking ahead of tomorrow’s GCSE results announcement the Sinn Féin Education Spokesperson and Chair of the Assembly Education Committee said:

“I want to wish everyone awaiting results every success. 

“There is a lot of pressure on young people now a-days and I would tell them follow your heart, follow your passion.

“I anticipate once again this year there will be further improvements in literacy and numeracy, given the success of the Signature Project, which was introduced by my colleague, the then Education Minister John O’Dowd and the wider Executive.

“There is a strong argument to be made to reintroduce this scheme in the future. 

“I would also like to take this opportunity congratulate the role the parents and teachers play in educating our young people.” 

Post Date : Thu 25 Aug 2016 08:18 AM

 Sinn Féin MLA Carál Ní Chuilín has announced that Philip McGuigan has been selected for co-option as an MLA for North Antrim. 

The Sinn Féin chief whip said; 

"Following consultation with Sinn Féin activists in North Antrim, the Sinn Féin Ard Chomhairle has approved the selection of Philip McGuigan for co-option as the new MLA for the constituency.  

"Philip is an excellent public representative and has served as a councillor in the area since 2001 and was an MLA for North Antrim from 2003 to 2007.  

"I have no doubt that with Philip\'s return to the Assembly will continue to provide first class representation to the people of North Antrim. 

"I wish him well and look forward to working alongside him in the Assembly." 

Post Date : Wed 24 Aug 2016 01:13 PM

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Post Date : Wed 24 Aug 2016 12:09 PM

 Sinn Féin MP Paul Maskey has said that he hopes the new term at De La Salle College in West Belfast will be a positive one following the publication of the report of an independent panel into problems at the school.

Mr Maskey said: 

"It is clear from the report there were many issues that faced the school and went on for far too long.

“The people who were impacted the most were the pupils and that\'s not good for education.

"I hope the school can move forward in a more positive manner and that De La Salle can continue to be the centre of excellence in teaching and learning that it has been for many years now.

"West Belfast is proud of the achievements that De La Salle has had over the years and no one wanted to see the problems we witnessed at the school.

"There needs to be clear channels established to ensure better working relationships between management, staff, pupils, parents and the wider community.

“The CCMS and the EA have a duty to the school and I will be seeking a meeting with them to get their views on this report and to see what their plans are to move forward on a positive outcome for all concerned.

"A new academic year is almost upon us now and I hope that this can be a great term for the entire school and that progress can be made from all concerned.”

Post Date : Wed 24 Aug 2016 09:33 AM

 McGrath ( Newry ) died 21st August 2016 sudden;y at Daisy Hill Hospital, Michael ( Mick ) R.I.P. beloved husband of the late Rita and much loved father of Micheal, Ronan, Fiona and Aine, formerly 3 Temple Hill Road. Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on his soul. His remains will leave his son Ronan\\\'s home 63 Church Street, BT34 2AH on Wednesday at 9:45 am for 10:00am funeral Mass in Sts Patrick & Colman\\\'s Cathedral. Interment afterwards in St Mary\\\'s cemetery. Deeply regretted by his sorrowing sons, daughters, grandchildren, sons in law, daughters in law, brothers in law, sisters in law, family circle and friends


Service Date & Time

24 August 2016, 10.30 AM

Service Location


Cathedral of Ss Patrick and Colman, Newry, Co. Down

Post Date : Wed 24 Aug 2016 09:31 AM

 O’Hare (Warrenpoint) 21st August 2016, suddenly at home Austin, dearly loved husband of Geraldine and loving father of Mark and Jonathan. 2, Pinewood Hill, Warrenpoint.

May his soul rest in peace.
His remains will leave his home on Wednesday at 10am arriving at St. Peter’s Church, Warrenpoint for 10.30am Requiem Mass. Interment immediately afterwards in Warrenpoint Municipal Cemetery.
Deeply regretted by his loving wife, sons, daughters-in-law Marion and Sara, grandchildren, mother, brothers, sisters and family circle.

Service Date & Time

24 August 2016, 10.30AM

Service Location


St. Peter\'s Church, Warrenpoint, Co. Down