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POSTED By : DESTINATION NEWRY
Post Date : Thu 17 Aug 2017 12:57 PM
Liz Kimmins, Sinn Féin Councillor for Newry, has congratulated Newry, Mourne and Down Councillors last night after they formally rejected plans to build a 25ft wide bridge over Lindsay Hill.
 
Speaking following the decision, Kimmins said that the concerns of residents had been respected, and Councillors had recognised the rich history and heritage of the Lindsay Hill area:
 
“I am delighted that this disruptive bridge project has been formally rejected by Newry, Mourne and Down Councillors.
 
“For many months I have been meeting with residents alongside other Sinn Féin Councillors to listen to the case for protecting the vibrant history and heritage of the Lindsay Hill site.
 
“The decision by the Council Planning Committee reflects the concerns of residents who have been vocal in highlighting the problems this bridge project would impose on their homes.
 

“We will continue to engage with Lindsay Hill residents, and support the many initiatives taken by citizens to promote the important history of their area.” 

POSTED By : DESTINATION NEWRY
Post Date : Thu 17 Aug 2017 12:53 PM

Sinn Féin Councillor Liz Kimmins has urged the Housing Executive and Transport NI to take action regarding on-going safety concerns in the Barcroft area.

 
Speaking following meetings with NIHE and Transport NI, Kimmins said she stressed the importance of providing safe access to parking areas on 5th Street, and repairs for a crumbling wall on the same road which has been causing concern amongst residents.
 
Cllr Kimmins said:
 
“For a number of years now I have been lobbying for wall repairs and safe access to parking facilities for elderly and disabled residents of 5th Street in Barcroft.
 
“After meeting both the Housing Executive and Transport NI, I was assured that these projects have been earmarked for completion and made a priority.
 
“It must be stressed again to the relevant authorities that these issues are of major concern to residents, who have been restricted, and in some cases injured, as a result of lack of safe access to facilities they need.
 
“No risks can be taken when it comes to public safety, it’s time the Housing Executive and Transport NI invested in safety in the Barcroft area.”
POSTED By : DESTINATION NEWRY
Post Date : Thu 17 Aug 2017 11:44 AM
Sinn Féin MP Micky Brady has called for the planned introduction of the controversial Universal Credit system to be postponed. 
 
The Newry and Armagh MP said: 
"Tory plans to introduce the Universal Credit system in September have created considerable concern, particularly around the processing of payments. 
 
"The unacceptable delay of, on average, up to 6 weeks in administering the first payment has the potential to cause severe hardship during the most financially challenging months of the year.
 
"The Universal Credit advance, if granted, will not meet the costs of winter fuel, Christmas, housing and rising living costs. 
 
"This delay in payment could drive people further into poverty, lead to evictions/arrears and debt.
 
"The seven Sinn Féin MPs have jointly written to Tory minister David Guake at the Department of Work and Pensions calling for the introduction of Universal Credit to be postponed, that the delay in administration of the first payment is reduced urgently, and that the payment process is more widely processed. 
 

"The Universal Credit system is not fit for purpose and I am urging the department to take time to resolve the well documented difficulties experienced by many claimants in Britain."  

POSTED By : DESTINATION NEWRY
Post Date : Thu 17 Aug 2017 10:26 AM

16th August 2017, passed away peacefully in Rathowen Private Nursing Home, dearly loved wife of Bertie, 21 Rathconvil Road, Poyntzpass, loving mother of Muriel, Helen, Roberta and Robert, a dear mother-in-law, grandmother and great grandmother.

 
Funeral service in Tandragee Free Presbyterian Church on Friday at 2:30 pm followed by interment in adjoining churchyard.
 
House Strictly Private.
 
Family flowers only please.
 
Lovingly remembered by her sorrowing husband, daughters, son, brother Jack and all the family circle.
 
Safe in the arms of Jesus.
POSTED By : DESTINATION NEWRY
Post Date : Thu 17 Aug 2017 10:24 AM
15th August 2017, Liam Quinn passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband of the late Stephanie, loving father of Adele, Andrea, Paula, Brian, Emma, Steve and Janine and dear partner of Rose. 
 
Funeral from his late residence 22 Carrive Crescent, Carrivemaclone, on Friday morning at 11:00 am, arriving for Requiem Mass at 12 noon in St Joseph's Church, Meigh. Burial afterwards in Cloughoge Cemetery. 
 
Our Lady Queen of the Most Holy Rosary pray for him. 
 
Very deeply regretted by his sons, daughters, grandchildren, great grandchildren, sisters Ethna and Marie, partner Rose and family, sons-in-law and the extended family circle. 
 

Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu, if desired, to Southern Area Hospice, c/o the family. 

POSTED By : DESTINATION NEWRY
Post Date : Thu 17 Aug 2017 10:17 AM

15th August 2017, Phyllis Eady passed away peacefully at Daisy Hill Hospital.

 
Phyllis, beloved daughter of the late Robert and May and dear sister of Florrie and the late Roy, Flat 12, Woodhouse Bessbrook. 
 
Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on her soul. 
 
Her remains will be removed from her sister's home, 53 Green Road on Saturday at 9:00 am for 9:30 am funeral Mass in St’s Peter & Paul's Church Bessbrook. Cremation afterwards in Lakeland crematorium Cavan. 
 
Deeply regretted by her sorrowing sister, nephews, nieces family circle and friends. Family flowers only. 
 
Donations in lieu if desired to Marie Curie Cancer Care c/o Digney Funeral Directors 4 Sugar House Quay Newry.
POSTED By : DESTINATION NEWRY
Post Date : Thu 17 Aug 2017 10:14 AM

Robert William Ian Carson passed away suddenly at home, dearly beloved only own of the late John and Agnes, Island Lodge, Ballyward, Castlewellan.

 
House strictly private.
 
Family flowers only.
 
Funeral arrangements later.
 
Very deeply regretted by his sorrowing uncle Wilby, aunts Susan and Dorothy Wallace, cousins Trevor, Olive, Ian, Mervyn, Catherine and Beverley Wallace, Robin and Denis Davidson and the entire family circle.
 
At home with the Lord.
POSTED By : DESTINATION NEWRY
Post Date : Thu 17 Aug 2017 10:11 AM

15th August 2017, Michelle Fearon passed peacefully surrounded by her loving family. 

 
Michelle formerly of Chapel Street, devoted daughter of Jimmy & Nuala, loving mother of Jack and much-loved sister of Annette. 
 
Her remains will leave her parents residence, 45 Daisy Hill Gardens, Newry on Friday at 10:30 am for 11 am Requiem Mass in St Catherine’s Church, burial afterwards in St Mary’s cemetery. 
 
Our Lady Queen of The Most Holy Rosary pray for her. 
 
Deeply regretted and sadly missed by her mother, father, son, sister, nieces Catherine & Lucy & entire family circle.
POSTED By : DESTINATION NEWRY
Post Date : Thu 17 Aug 2017 10:08 AM

15th August 2017, Rosina Collins passed away peacefully at Carlingford Lodge Care Home.

 
Rosina, beloved wife of the late Tony and dearly loved mother of Tony and Sean, 37 Bridge Road, Burren, Warrenpoint.
 
May her soul rest in peace.
 
Her remains will repose at her home on Thursday from 7 pm until removal on Saturday at 11:30 am arriving at St. Mary’s Church, Burren for 12 noon Requiem Mass. Interment afterwards in adjoining Cemetery.
 
Deeply regretted by her loving sons, grandchildren, sister Nancy, brothers Jimmy and Paddy and entire family circle.
 
Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu if desired to Southern Area Hospice Newry c/o McAnulty Funeral Directors, 35 Church Street, Warrenpoint, BT34 3HN. 
POSTED By : DESTINATION NEWRY
Post Date : Thu 17 Aug 2017 10:06 AM
16th August 2017, Amanda Watt passed away peacefully at The City Hospital, Belfast surrounded by her loving family. 
 
Much loved wife of Keith and devoted mother of Ryan and Shannan. 
 
Her remains will repose at her late residences 40 Kilbroney Road, Rostrevor on Thursday and Friday from 12 noon to 8:00 pm. Leaving on Saturday at 10:30 am for 11:00 am Requiem Mass in St Mary's Star of the Sea Church, Rostrevor. Burial afterwards in Kilbroney cemetery.
 

Deeply regretted by her sorrowing husband, son, daughter, mother Lavinia, father Desmond, brothers Pat and Phillip, sisters Anita and Annabelle, mother-in-law Elizabeth, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews nieces and the entire family circle.