POSTED By : DESTINATION NEWRY
Post Date : Fri 30 Jun 2017 09:14 AM

28th June 2017, Kathleen Burns passed away peacefully at The Ulster Hospital Dundonald. Kathleen, dearly beloved daughter of the late Michael and Winifred Burns and cherished sister of Pat, Peter, Winifred Cummings and the late Michael, Maura, Brenda and Anne Connolly, R.I.P. 

 
Kathleen’s remains will arrive at St. Malachy’s Church Castlewellan for 6:30 pm on Monday, cremation on Tuesday after 10:00 am Requiem mass in Roselawn Crematorium. 
 
On her soul sweet Jesus have Mercy. 
 
Deeply regretted by her sorrowing brothers, sister, nieces, nephews and entire family circle. 
 
Our Lady of Knock pray for her.
POSTED By : DESTINATION NEWRY
Post Date : Fri 30 Jun 2017 09:00 AM

Rural communities play an essential role in the local economy. Thefts of livestock can not only hamper a farmer’s ability to do the job, but can cause significant upset, inconvenience and loss of income. Police understand this and have been ‘up skilling’ officers to develop their knowledge in tackling rural crime. 

Training is ongoing and by the time it is complete this summer,  the majority of officers from the 13 Tactical Support Groups (TSG) and  Roads Policing Units will have attended the training course. The course concentrates on, not just the role of Department of Agricultural, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA), but also on legislation, practicalities and problems the DAERA and PSNI Officers face and ways in which they can work together in a partnership approach to combating rural crime.  
 
Constable Paul Moore explained: "The PSNI have been working with a number of other agencies to find ways to disrupt and hamper the work of would-be criminals. Giving officers the knowledge and skills to disrupt criminals is one way of addressing this issue. We are eager to disrupt those who target farmers and others in the countryside.”
 
Talking about the course, Constable Moore said, “During the course, there is a packed agenda for the officers attending which starts off with a talk about the role of the Department of Agricultural, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) delivering a short presentation on ear-tagging procedures and the Aphis system. We were then given the opportunity to view movement permits so that officers could make themselves familiar with these.
 
"Officers also hear about the TB inspection regime and were told about common cattle breeds, including difference between pedigree and cross bred and how this affects value. We also made sure officers were aware of ‘cattle terminology’, body score and Fallen Stock Scheme. 
 
“The Police continue to work extremely closely with partner agencies such as the DAERA, but also DOJ and the UFU. The Police service has also endeavoured to increase our engagement with the rural community through the Farmwatch scheme and this livestock familiarisation training will give officers much more confidence in dealing with livestock issues particularly theft.”
 
DAERA Enforcement Officer Gareth Bryson said; “DAERA Veterinary Service Animal Health Group (VSAHG) Welfare And  Enforcement Branch (WAEB)has a positive working relationship with the PSNI. An important element of our joint-working is the sharing of information and my colleague Keith Scott and I welcome the opportunity to work with the PSNI in an effort to further reduce livestock crime. The training course provides an opportunity for PSNI officers, to not only improve their knowledge, but  also gives them a 24/7 direct point of contact to liaise with DAERA on specific agricultural crime related issues.”
POSTED By : DESTINATION NEWRY
Post Date : Fri 30 Jun 2017 08:57 AM
Slieve Gullion Sinn Féin Councillor Mickey Larkin has taken action on road safety in Mullaghbawn following a meeting with members of the local community this week, and ongoing engagement with statutory authorities.
 
Larkin's on-the-ground efforts, and consistent contact with Transport NI and PSNI in which he raised concerns about a number of recent severe traffic incidents, has been part of an ongoing effort to install traffic calming measures in the area.
 
Speaking following a meeting with local residents, Larkin said:
 
"Following a number of incidents of dangerous driving and accidents in the village, in which pedestrians and drivers were injured, I contacted both the PSNI and Transport NI to discuss possible road improvements which would calm traffic and increase road safety.
 
"At these meetings I requested that both organisations monitor traffic movements and speed through the village. 
 
"I continuously highlighted the dangers made clear by recent events, and urged both agencies to respond and ensure the safety and wellbeing of road users in the village.
 
"This week I met with residents in Mullaghbawn to update them on these developments, and inform them of my plans to meet with the PSNI and Transport NI again in the near future.
 
Commending the initiative and organisation taken by the local community in campaigning for traffic improvements, Larkin continued:
"Residents have been concerned for some time about traffic in the village, and had collected signatures on a petition calling for traffic calming measures on their roads. 
 
"It was obvious from the discussion that a number of needs within the village were not being met. These included traffic calming, the installation of a pelican
crossing along the Main Street and increased footpath provision.

"I will be again meeting with the PSNI and Transport NI to ascertain what actions they have taken to date to address the problem. This affects all the residents of the village and I will continue to argue and lobby for investment to tackle the issue." 

POSTED By : DESTINATION NEWRY
Post Date : Fri 30 Jun 2017 08:55 AM

Sinn Féin Councillor and Newry, Mourne & Down Council Chairperson Roisin Mulgrew and Mickey Brady MP have welcomed the approval of the ‘Daisy Hill Emergency Department Pathfinder Project’ at Tuesday’s meeting of the Southern Health & Social Care Trust.

The Pathfinder Project, expected to last 20 weeks, is a consultation and engagement process with medical professionals, stakeholders and the local community in the Newry & Mourne area. Its purpose is to identify a long term solution to dangerously low staffing levels and potential closure of Daisy Hill Emergency Department.
Speaking following the meeting of the Trust, Mulgrew welcomed the initiative: 
 
“We welcome the initiative taken by the Trust to take a comprehensive and holistic approach to resolving the deep uncertainty around the future of Daisy Hill Emergency Department.
“This move will alleviate some of the concerns held in the local community about the future of their local hospital and its emergency services.
“Consultation as part of this project must be extensive and involve huge sections of our community, from people in all walks of life. There is a robust strength of feeling on the ground that must be made clear to the Trust." 
Cllr Mulgrew also made clear that her priority campaign as Council Chairperson in the coming year would focus on bringing the community together to speak cohesively on their concerns regarding the future of Daisy Hill:
 
“Since my election as Chairperson of Council on 1st June, I have contacted local groups and stakeholders in an effort to bring them together in a forum that will share concerns and ideas surrounding Daisy Hill Emergency Department. I will then make these concerns known to the Trust." 
Mickey Brady, recently re-elected MP for Newry & Armagh, was present at the meeting of the Trust and took the opportunity to voice support for the project, while urging the Trust to go further:
“This is an opportunity for the Trust not only to maintain services at Daisy Hill, but also expand and enhance those available to the local community.
“Daisy Hill Hospital has for some time now suffered dangerously low consultancy staffing levels, has relieved too heavily on locums, and training supervision has been inadequate. This will have a knock on effect to other sections of the hospital as resources are increasingly strained.
“This Pathfinder Project is an opportunity for the Trust to embrace a clean slate and provide the necessary resources to a hospital and Emergency Department that is increasingly unfit for purpose.”
POSTED By : DESTINATION NEWRY
Post Date : Thu 29 Jun 2017 09:44 AM

27th June 2017, Eamon James Francis Nugent passed away suddenly at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, with his loving family. Eamon James Francis, dearly beloved son of Bernadette and Eamon, loving brother to James, Francine, Clare and Nicole, 3 Taylor Cottages, Tyra. 

 
Eamon's remains will repose at his late home from 7:00 pm on Thursday until removal on Saturday July 1st at 9:00 am for 10:00 am Requiem Mass in St Patrick's Cathedral. Burial afterwards in St Patrick's Cemetery. 
 
Our Lady of Lourdes pray for him. 
 
Very deeply regretted by his sorrowing Mummy and Daddy, brother, sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and the entire family circle. 
 
Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to Heartbeat and Bravehearts, c/o donation box in the home, any family member or Martin Kelly Funeral Director, 10a Mooreisland Road, Armagh BT61 8LX.
POSTED By : DESTINATION NEWRY
Post Date : Thu 29 Jun 2017 09:41 AM

 27th June 2017, ann Donnelly passed away peacefully at home in the loving care of her family. Annie, beloved wife of the late Danny R.I.P., loving mother to Colleen and Fiona, 13 Chapel Lane. 

 
Annie's remains will repose at her late home until removal on Friday at 10:30 am for 11:00 am Requiem Mass in the Church of St Malachy, burial afterwards in St Patrick's Cemetery. 
 
Our Lady of Lourdes pray for her. 
 
Very deeply regretted by her sorrowing daughters, sons-in-law Patsy and Gerry, grandchildren Darren, Fionnuala, Rory and Grainne, great grandchildren Danny and Matthew and the entire family circle.
POSTED By : DESTINATION NEWRY
Post Date : Thu 29 Jun 2017 09:39 AM
28th June 2017, Kathleen Sheridan passed away peacefully in Hospital, late of 133 Abbey Park and Formerly Drumbreda Ave.
 
Kathleen, dear wife of the late Joe and loving mother of Siobhan Donaghy, Patrick (Packie), Catriona Gorman, dear sister of Patsy, Peter, Anthony, Philomena Rafferty, Susan Richardson, the late John, Mickey and Mary Grimley R.I.P.
 
Funeral on Saturday from her home to St Patrick's Cathedral for 11:30 am Mass, burial afterwards in St Patrick's Cemetery.
 
Very deeply regretted by her sorrowing daughters, son, grandchildren, great grandchildren, sons in law Eugene, Michael daughter in law Deirdre, brothers, sisters, nephews, nieces family circle and friends.
 

Family Flowers only donations to Haematology Unit Craigavon Area Hospital  

POSTED By : DESTINATION NEWRY
Post Date : Thu 29 Jun 2017 09:34 AM

28th June 2017, Robert John (Bobby) Emerson passed away peacefully, at home, Cargagh House, 41 Cargagh Road, Annacloy, Downpatrick. Bobby, dearly-beloved husband of Eileen and much-loved father of Elizabeth, Helen, Yvonne and the late Anne, a dear father-in-law and loving grandfather and great-grandfather. 

 
Funeral Service in Lissara Presbyterian Church, Crossgar on Friday 30th June at 2:00 pm. Interment afterwards in Lissara Presbyterian Cemetery. 
 
Family flowers only please. Very deeply regretted and will be lovingly remembered by his sorrowing family and friends. 
 
Safe in the arms of Jesus.
POSTED By : DESTINATION NEWRY
Post Date : Thu 29 Jun 2017 09:25 AM
28th June 2017, David (Davy) Moore passed away peacefully at the Southern Area Hospice, Newry. Davy, dearly loved husband of Angela and much loved father of Jason, 9, Oakland Grove, Warrenpoint and dear brother of Jacinta Watson, Fiona McGivern and Maurice. 
 
May his soul rest in peace.
 
His remains will leave his home on Saturday at 10 am arriving at St. Peter’s Church, Warrenpoint for 10:30 am Requiem Mass. Interment immediately afterwards in Warrenpoint Municipal Cemetery.
 
Deeply regretted by his loving wife, son, sisters, brother, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces and family circle. 
 

Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu if desired to Southern Area Hospice, c/o McAnulty Funeral Directors, 35 Church St, Warrenpoint, BT34 3HN 

POSTED By : DESTINATION NEWRY
Post Date : Thu 29 Jun 2017 09:13 AM
Detectives are appealing for information following the report of a burglary at residential premises in the Havelock Place area of Warrenpoint on Saturday, 10 June. 
 
It was reported that at approximately 3.00pm a male entered the premises. The occupant of the dwelling was present and when the intruder realised this he fled from the scene.
 
Nothing was stolen during this incident, however the female occupant was left very badly shaken.
 
The intruder is described as being aged between 40-50, approximately 6’ tall, large build, with short brown hair and wearing dark coloured clothing. It is believed the person spoke with a southern Irish accent.
 

Detective Constable Campbell would appeal to anyone who may have noticed any suspicious activity in the area or anyone who has information about this incident to contact Detectives at Reactive and Organised Crime at Ardmore on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 935 10/06/17. Alternatively, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.