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. 

Post Date : Tue 16 Jan 2018 12:11 PM

Following a planned search of a dwelling in the Irish Street area of Downpatrick yesterday, Monday, 15 January, police discovered a suspected cannabis factory. A 42-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of a number of drugs offences including cultivating cannabis and possession of class A controlled drug. 

He has been released on bail pending further police enquiries.
Post Date : Tue 16 Jan 2018 10:11 AM

14th January 2018, Margaret McManus passed away at her residence 18 Dromintee Road, Meigh and formerly of Finnegan's Road, Jonesborough. Margaret, beloved daughter of the late James and Katie McManus and sister of Brendan, Dan and the late Mary, Kathleen, Christine, Francie, Paul, Dan, Michael, Paddy and Pearce.

Margaret's remains are reposing at her late residence until removal on Wednesday morning at 10:15 am, arriving for Requiem Mass at 11:00 am in The Church of the Sacred Heart, Jonesborough. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.
Our Lady Queen of the Most Holy Rosary pray for her. 
Very deeply regretted by her brothers Brendan and Dan, nephews, nieces and all the family circle. 
May she rest in peace.
Post Date : Tue 16 Jan 2018 10:09 AM

15th January 2018, Kathy O'Hare passed away peacefully at Southern Area Hospice, Newry.

May she rest in peace. 
Beloved wife of Johnny and much-loved mother of Catherine, Damian, Kelly, Barry, Roisin and Stephen. 
Funeral leaving her home 40 Main Street, Mountnorris, on Wednesday 17th January 2018, at 10:15 am for 11 am Requiem Mass in the Church of St. Teresa, Tullyherron. Interment immediately afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. 
Kathy will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her husband, sons, daughters, daughter-in-law, partners, grandchildren and entire family circle. 
St. Peregrine pray for her. 
Family flowers only donations if desired to Southern Area Hospice c/o the family.
Post Date : Tue 16 Jan 2018 10:05 AM
15th January 2018, Mary Catherine (Kathleen) Toal passed away peacefully at Ard Mhacha Care Home. Beloved daughter of the late Bernard and Sarah, 
loving sister of John, Brigit, Kevin and the late Rita R.I.P. 
Catherine will repose at J.J. McArdle & Sons Funeral Home on Tuesday until removal at 5:20 pm to arrive at St Patrick's Cathedral at 6:00pm, Funeral Mass on Wednesday at 11.30 am Burial afterwards in St Patrick's Cemetery.

Very deeply regretted by her sister, brothers, sisters in law, nieces and nephews, the entire family circle and friends. 

Post Date : Tue 16 Jan 2018 10:01 AM
15th January 2018, Peter Killen passed away, beloved husband of the late Linda and loving father of Roma, Michael, Stephen and the late Joe R.I.P. 
His remains will leave his late residence, 5 Bartley Park at 10:15 am on Thursday (18th) for 11:00 am Requiem Mass in St Colman's Church, Massforth. Burial afterwards in adjoining cemetery. 
Deeply regretted by his sorrowing daughter, sons, brothers, sisters, grandchildren and entire family circle.
St Pio and St Teresa pray for him. 

Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu if desired to Sight Savers. 

Post Date : Tue 16 Jan 2018 09:58 AM
15th January 2018, Margaret Morrison passed away peacefully at Silverbirch Lodge Nursing home, dearly beloved wife of the late Tom,(formerly of Downpatrick and Strangford) 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 : Tue 16 Jan 2018 09:55 AM

14th January 2018, Kathleen Dougan passed away peacefully in Craigavon Area Hospital surrounded by her loving family, late of Ballycross Rd, Banbridge. Kathleen, beloved and devoted wife of Stanley, dearest mother of Jane, Ronald, Ann, Margaret, Ruth and Heather, also a much-loved grandmother and great-grandmother, a cherished sister of Betty (Canada), and also a dear friend to Isobel.

Funeral Service on Wednesday at 1 pm in Magherally Presbyterian Church with committal following in the adjoining Churchyard.
Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu of flowers if desired to The Southern Area Hospice, c/o Milne Funeral Services, 5 Newry Rd, Banbridge, BT32 3HF.
Very deeply regretted and will be sadly missed by her entire family circle.
‘O Perfect love’