Post Date : Thu 18 Jan 2018 10:51 AM

Detectives investigating the death of a man (51) in the Dublin Road area of Newry on Wednesday, 17th January have arrested four men (56, 46, 34 & 32) and a women (50) on suspicion of drug-related offences, including Possession of a Class A controlled drug, namely heroin, with intent to supply. 

The arrests follow a search of a property in the city yesterday. All five people are currently in custody.
Post Date : Wed 17 Jan 2018 10:40 AM
16th January 2018, Denis Mulgrew passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of Marilou, devoted father of Joseph, dearest brother of Jim and Joyce and loving uncle of Margaret, Brian, Gerard and Deirdre. 
Denis’ remains will repose in Mallon’s Funeral Home, Mill Road Bessbrook, from 8 pm on Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:30 am - 12:30 pm and 3 pm to 10 pm and will leave at 10:30 am Thursday for 11 am Requiem Mass in SS Peter and Paul’s Church Bessbrook, interment in St Malachy’s Cemetery, Carrickcruppen. 
Denis will be sorrowfully missed by his loving wife, son, the entire family circle and his many, many friends. 
SS Peter and Paul, pray for him, may he rest in peace. 

Family flowers only please, donations in lieu to the Renal Unit, Daisy Hill Hospital c/o Daniel Mallon Funeral Director, The Gatehouse, Mill Road Bessbrook 

Post Date : Wed 17 Jan 2018 10:38 AM
16th January 2018 Florence Vivien Jeffers passed away peacefully at hospital. Florence Vivien in her 92nd year, late of Madden Road, Tandragee, beloved wife of the late Allan and dear mother of Jim, Allan and Mervyn.
Funeral service in Tandragee Presbyterian Church on Friday at 12 noon followed by private family interment at Ahorey Presbyterian Churchyard.
House strictly private.
No flowers please. Donations in lieu if desired by making cheques payable to Cancer Research c/o Len Grant, 19 Madden Road, Tandragee BT62 2DG.
Lovingly remembered by her sorrowing sons and all the family circle.

"All things bright and beautiful" 

Post Date : Wed 17 Jan 2018 10:35 AM

16th January, 2018 Danny Quinn passed away peacefully. Danny, dearly beloved son of the late Jeannie and Danny Quinn and beloved brother of Marie, Josephine, Jeannie and Rosaleen. 

Funeral arrangements later. 
On his soul sweet Jesus have mercy.
Post Date : Wed 17 Jan 2018 10:33 AM
8th January 2018, Therése Curran passed away suddenly as a result of an accident. Therése loving daughter of the late Dan and Nuala will be forever loved and missed by Sharon, friends and her family Maeve (Gallagher), Michael, Rosemary (Mooney), John, Vincent, Ann (Poland), Patricia (O’Neal), Patrick J. and the late Danny. 
May her gentle soul rest in peace.
Requiem Mass for Therése will take place on Saturday 20th January at 12 noon in St Mary’s Church, Glassdrumman, Annalong.

Donations in lieu of flowers for a project on Tiny Homes for Homeless can be made to AFC, c/o Jackie Thaney. 200, W. Jackson Blvd, Suite 2100, Chicago Ill. 60606 USA (Therése Curran Fund)  

Post Date : Wed 17 Jan 2018 10:30 AM

16th January 2018, David Edward passed away peacefully, dearly beloved husband of the late Renee (recently deceased) 5 Bells Hill, Craig Road, Downpatrick, and much-loved father of Irene and Thomas, dear father-in-law of John and Mary loving grandfather of Andrew, Neil, Christopher and Sophie, brother-in-law of Eric and Vera. 

Funeral from his late home on Friday 19th January at 2:15 pm, family service in the home 2:00 pm, to Inch Parish Graveyard for burial. After the burial everyone is invited to Downpatrick Cricket Club for refreshments. 
Very deeply regretted by his sorrowing family and friends.
Post Date : Wed 17 Jan 2018 10:27 AM
15th January 2018, Margaret Morrison passed away peacefully at Silverbirch Lodge Nursing home. Margaret, formerly of Downpatrick and Strangford, dearly-beloved wife of the late Tom and much-loved mother of Stephen, Peter and Michael. 
Funeral Service in Ardglass Presbyterian Church on Friday 19th January at 12:00 noon. Interment afterwards in the adjoining churchyard. 
Very deeply regretted and will be lovingly remembered by her sorrowing family and friends. 

No flowers please by request. Donations may be made in lieu, if desired, to Downpatrick Lions Club, c/o Charles Rourke and Sons, Funeral Directors, 51 Church Street, Downpatrick, BT30 6EH. 

Post Date : Wed 17 Jan 2018 10:24 AM
The ashes of the late Iris Mercer will be buried after a Service of Thanksgiving at Holy Trinity Parish Church, Banbridge at 11:30 am on Wednesday 17 January.

Remembered by the family circle. 

Post Date : Tue 16 Jan 2018 01:54 PM

At approximately 8:40 pm Monday, 15 January, Police received a report that a car had been stolen from premises in the Castlewellan Road area of Newcastle.

Police responded to the call and set up a vehicle checkpoint on the Moygannon Road, Warrenpoint. Police attempted to stop the stolen vehicle at a vehicle checkpoint, however, the driver failed to stop and collided with two police vehicles. Five police officers received minor injuries as a result.

Two police vehicles were damaged, one of them extensively

A 29-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of a number of offences including aggravated taking and driving away, dangerous driving, and possession of an offensive weapon. He is currently in police custody.

Inspector Nigel Henry said: “This was excellent work from our officers and a prime example of police working to keep the community safe. I would ask anyone who has any information about crime of any sort to contact police on the non-emergency number 101. Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”
Post Date : Tue 16 Jan 2018 12:22 PM
A lorry is stuck due to snow on the Markethill Road which runs between Newry and Armagh. 

The area is treacherous and drivers should avoid it.