Post Date : Wed 24 Aug 2016 09:30 AM

Jordan (Banbridge) 20th August 2016 Mary (Née Cribbin) beloved wife of the late Sean and loving mother of Katie and Andrew and aunt of Chaneen and Ben 29 Reilly Park. 

May she rest in peace. 

Funeral on Tuesday for her residence at 9.30 for 10am requiem mass in St Therese Church burial in St Patrick’s cemetery. 
Our Lady of Lourdes pray for her. 

She will be sadly missed by her daughter, son, brothers Sean, Gabriel and Raphael, sister Ann, brothers in law, sisters in law, nephews, nieces and entire family circle.

Post Date : Wed 24 Aug 2016 09:28 AM

 MAGORRIAN ,19th August 2016, MARY peacefully at Marie Curie Hospice, dearly beloved wife of Martin, 10 Ballyhossett Road, Downpatrick. Requiem Mass will be held in St. Nicholas’ Church, Ardglass on Wednesday 24th August at 11.00am. Cremation afterwards in Roselawn Crematorium at 1.30pm. Very deeply regretted and will be lovingly remembered by her sorrowing family and friends. House private. Family flowers only please, donations may be made in lieu if desired to Marie Curie Cancer Care c/o Charles Rourke & Sons Funeral Directors, 51 Church Street, Downpatrick BT30 6EH


Service Date & Time

24 August 2016, 11.00AM

Service Location


St Nicholas Church, Ardglass, Ardglass, Co. Down

Post Date : Wed 24 Aug 2016 09:26 AM

August 18, 2016, peacefully, at Slieve Dhu Private Nursing Home, Newcastle, beloved husband of Lydia May, Saintsbury Avenue, Lisburn and much-loved father of Beverly, Velda, Charles and Anita. Also step-father of Jim, Cyril and Lester and brother of Wesley and Vera. 

A Thanksgiving Service for Sydney\'s life will be held in Christ Church, Lisburn on Saturday at 2.00 p.m. followed by a committal Service in Kilhorne Parish Churchyard, Annalong, Co. Down (arriving at 5.00 p.m. approximately). 

Donations in memory of Sydney may be sent to N.I. Chest, Heart & Stroke Association c/o Elwood & Capper Ltd. Independent Funeral Directors, 238 Kingsway, Dunmurry, BT17 9AE. 

Very deeply regretted by the entire family circle. 

The Lord\'s my Shepherd.


Donations in memory of Sydney may be sent to N.I. Chest, Heart & Stroke Association c/o Elwood & Capper Ltd. Independent Funeral Directors, 238 Kingsway, Dunmurry, BT17 9AE

Post Date : Wed 24 Aug 2016 08:07 AM

 Sinn Féin MP Paul Maskey has welcomed the announcement by Health Minister Michelle O’Neill that she is establishing a strategic Health Partnership Forum with Trade Union colleagues.

The West Belfast MP said:

"I welcome the establishment of a Health Partnership Forum. 

"Since my party colleague Michelle O’Neill took over as Health Minister she has shown that she is interested in hearing ideas from the grass roots and make changes where possible based on those ideas.

"We need all relevant partners to provide strategic influence in both policy development and service delivery in the face of pressures as a result of Tory austerity. 

“An agreed approach on the way forward will ensure that everyone is behind the reshaping and refocusing of our services. 

"It will also ensure a better health and social care experience for the public." 

Post Date : Tue 23 Aug 2016 12:27 PM

 Milne welcomes start of £300,000 resurfacing scheme on Glenshane Road

Sinn Féin MLA Ian Milne has welcomed news that a £300,000 major carriageway and hard shoulder resurfacing scheme on the A6 Glenshane Road near Maghera is due to start.

Mr Milne said:

“This investment by my party colleague and Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard will improve the strength and surface quality of this busy trunk road and address ongoing maintenance problems associated with the road.

“I welcome news that a two-way traffic flow will be in operation as it will help to minimise any inconvenience to the travelling public and local businesses on the Glenshane Road during the period of resurfacing.

"The resurfacing work, which will extend from the junction with the Glen Road to the junction with the Fallaghloon Road, is due to commence on Monday 5th September and is expected to be completed on the week commencing 17th October." 

Post Date : Tue 23 Aug 2016 10:58 AM

Advertise on a high definition digital screen measuring 5 metres by 3 metres.  The screen is situated in the Events Space of Hill Street in Newry.  Over 120000 people will see your advert every month.   

Post Date : Tue 23 Aug 2016 09:10 AM

 Sinn Féin MLA Martin McGuinness has said Máirtín Ó Muilleoir has his full confidence and support as Finance Minister. 

Mr McGuinness said; 
"Máirtín Ó Muilleoir has my full confidence and support as Finance Minister. 

"Calls for him to stand aside are ridiculous and are nothing more than petty party politicking. 

"Máirtín is engaged in vitally important work as Finance Minister in dealing with the real crises created by the referendum result and Tory austerity. Máirtín will continue with that important work." 

Post Date : Tue 23 Aug 2016 08:21 AM

 Sinn Féin MLA Conor Murphy has said Secretary of State James Brokenshire’s claims to want to “canvass public opinion” on an EU exit have been exposed.

The Newry representative made the statement after Mr Brokenshire called off a meeting in the city when he was informed that local community groups were holding a protest.

“Mr Brokenshire announced this grand tour of the north with much fanfare claiming he wanted to ‘listen and learn about the diverse issues faced by people’ yet the first opportunity he had to meet with concerned communities from the border he ran away.

“This tour has now been well and truly exposed as the PR exercise it is.  What he wants is a series of photo shoots with handpicked groups; he does not want to speak to the ordinary people who are going to have to live with the consequences of a catastrophic EU exit.

“People want to know what is going to happen to the border, what is going to happen to EU funding, to agriculture, to cross border trade; he won’t engage with the people because neither he nor his government have any answers to these questions.

“Once again the north has been burdened with a needless Secretary of State who neither understands them nor has any desire to do so. “

Post Date : Mon 22 Aug 2016 10:22 AM

 Be proud of Newry, be proud of yourself - Support Pride in Newry!

The fifth Annual Pride in Newry Festival is under starter’s orders with a week of events beginning Sunday 27th August and culminating in the Pride Parade and Concert on Saturday 3rd September!
This year’s Pride in Newry Parade begins at 2pm at McClelland Park - and with the involvement of more local community groups and businesses than ever, together with lgb&t organisations from throughout Ireland, a massive Pride Flag and lots of colourful floats it promises to be spectacular!
Commenting on the parade Damian McKevitt, Secretary Newry Rainbow Community said “While many Pride parades around the world take place against a background of difficulties for lgb&t people, and we recognise that there are still important issues to fight for here like marriage equality, it’s also equally important to celebrate who we are as lgb&t people and to recognise the huge progress our community here in Newry has achieved in recent years.
Every year the Pride in Newry Parade gets more vibrant, colourful and spectacular with the emphasis on celebration, and fun, for both participants and spectators!”
From 1pm to 6pm on Saturday 3rd September McClelland Park hosts a Fun Day for all the family including a fun fair with many great attractions, face painting, children’s entertainers and variety stalls.
This year’s spectacular Pride in Newry Concert will be headlined by the incredible Union J, supported by Taken! This free event begins in McClelland Park at 3pm with genuinely something for everyone in the audience! Hosts Lady Portia Di’Monte and Q Radio’s Kevin McAllister will introduce the audience to an incredible line-up of talent - rising stars The Just Adam Band, Katy Perry tribute Paula K, Conleth Kane and many more!
Wider festival events this year are more varied and appealing than ever with a Karaoke night, Drag Bingo, political and trade union events as well as a Rainbow Cocktail evening in Rainbow House and the eagerly looked forward
to Pride Cabaret Ball that will finish off proceedings on Saturday night in Bellinis.
Speaking about this year’s Pride In Newry festival Damian McShane, Chairman Newry Rainbow Community said “All here at Newry Rainbow Community are tremendously proud of all the people and organisations that have helped make this year’s Pride in Newry the greatest yet. We would especially like to thank Newry Mourne and Down District Council, The Big Lottery Awards for All, Bellinis, The Equality Commission for NI, The Ulster Bank, the Buttercrane Shopping Centre, Lush, Identity Graphics, NIPSA and UNITE”.
Concluding he added “We look forward to seeing the people of Newry and our many visitors out enjoying themselves, showing how truly proud they are of who they are and where they’re from”.
DATE OF EVENT Thu, 25 Aug, 2016
LOCATION Rainbow House, 28a Monaghan Street, Newry
Post Date : Mon 22 Aug 2016 10:15 AM

 The recent launch of a free Wi-Fi service across Southern Trust hospitals and facilities will mean that patients and visitors can now stay in touch with family and friends during their stay in hospital.

Up until now, people coming into Trust hospitals /facilities had to rely on a good mobile phone signal and also faced a potential cost for communicating via the internet. 

The new service is layered on top of the current clinical WIFI network and therefore is not affected by mobile Black Spots.  Following security testing the new service was rolled out and already demand is averaging 800-1000 devices daily across Trust facilities. 

Kevin Keegan from Ballyhegan is just one of many who are delighted to be able to use their smart phone while visiting Craigavon Area Hospital. Kevin was recently in the hospital’s Maternity Unit with wife Alison and said: 

“It’s great to have access to Free WiFi to keep family and friends updated during this precious time in our lives as we welcome baby Sadie into our family. It also keeps Sadie’s big sister Lileigh occupied as she can now watch kid’s TV and play games on her tablet.” 

Stephen Hylands, Southern Trust Head of Information Technology said:

“The introduction of this free Wi-Fi service is a particularly welcome development for our patients who can now use this to stay in touch with family and friends through social media and messaging apps or simply access the web and not have to worry about mobile coverage during their stay. Patients and visitors who would like to use the Wi-Fi should connect to:FREE_SHSCT_WiFi