Michael McAlinden passed peacefully at Daisy Hill Hospital 10th January 2017. Dearly beloved husband of Madge and much loved father of Niall and Gerard, cherished son of the late Francis and Maureen McAlinden, devoted brother of Gerard, Charlie, Rose, Rory, Patricia, Francis, Anne and the late James R.I.P.
Thomas Murphy passed away January 9, 2017, beloved husband of the late Rosie, and loving father of Tracey and Rosa.
Patricia McKee passed away 9th January 2017.
Brigid Mackin R.I.P. passed away peacefully at home January 8, 2017. Wife of the late Felix and loving mother to Marie, Matthew, Margaret, Agnes and Dympna, also mother to the late Joan and Jim R.I.P.
Mary McEvoy, passed away 6th January 2017, beloved wife of the late Daniel and loving mother of Daniel (Junior) and Christopher.
Margaret Skillen, January 6, 2017, passed peacefully at hospital. Late of St Bronagh’s Court, Rostrevor. Dearly loved daughter of John and Jean Skillen and much loved sister of Richard.
Elizabeth Casey died 9th January 2017, suddenly at home. Beloved wife of the late Oliver R.I.P. and devoted mother of Tim, Janine, Martin, Gerald, Neil and Mathieu.
Gabrielle Harper R.I.P. died January 7th, 2017, beloved wife of the late Emmett and mother of John, Kate, Paul, Anne, Brian, Niall and Rachael.
Martin McGuinness announces resignation as deputy First Minister
Sinn Féin MLA Martin McGuinness has announced that he is resigning as deputy First Minister in protest at the DUP's failure to accept the principles of power sharing and parity of esteem and their handling of the RHI crisis.
Mr McGuinness said;
"Over the last ten years I have worked with DUP leaders and reached out to unionists on the basis of equality, respect and reconciliation.
"Over this period the actions of the British government and the DUP have undermined the institutions and eroded public confidence
"Sinn Féin will not tolerate the arrogance of Arlene Foster and the DUP.
"Sinn Féin wants equality and respect for all.
"That is what this process must be about.
"Today I tendered my resignation.
"Today is the right time to call a halt to the DUP’s arrogance.
"There will be no return to the status quo.”