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A week of sadness concludes with Maria McShane funeral

A week of sadness concludes with Maria McShane funeral
By Armagh I newsletter • Issue #59 • View online
The funeral of Keady woman Maria McShane – who has long campaigned for justice for her murdered son Gavin – takes place later this morning. Her passing came in what has been a week of sadness; a particular poignant week right across the county.

In the news..
Sadness has befallen a Co Armagh community following the sudden passing of a young father-of-three. Mark Fleming, formerly of Portadown, passed away suddenly at his home in King Street in Lurgan on Wednesday. Read the full story here.
The founder of Saltmarine car dealership in Co Tyrone has passed away after a sudden illness. Neil Salt, who was 75, died peacefully yesterday (Wednesday), according to a post on the company’s Facebook page.
An Armagh man who died at Navan Quarry on Sunday has been remembered by his family as a “beautiful, sensitive young man who found the stress of this life hard to bear”.
A grieving mummy wept in court on Wednesday as her ex-boyfriend was handed a life sentence after he admitted murdering her infant son.
Police enquiries are ongoing after a man was found dead in Bessbrook on Wednesday.
A man has been returned for trial on child cruelty charges which relate to a boy driving an HGV lorry on the M1 Motorway near Dungannon while another child stood in the cab, which was filmed and shared on social media.
Leisure services staff at council premises are to be reminded of the need to abide by the dress code after a councillor said she had received complaints about staff wearing GAA tops.
Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council officials have apologised to a family after the temperature of the water in a swimming pool at the South Lake Leisure Centre resulted in a child’s leg turning blue.
The family of a young Cullyhanna man who died suddenly while celebrating a Father’s Day dinner have organised a fundraiser on what will be the 10th anniversary of his passing.
They say a picture paints a thousand words – this could re-write books alone!
They say a picture paints a thousand words – this could re-write books alone!
One of our most popular articles last weekend has been ‘This is the country I want to live in’ – Portadown woman’s photo goes viral. One of the best quotes from this interview with Armagh I is that headline from Emily McDonald. This article has been met with an outpouring of positivity - if you haven’t read it, it’s a great read. (Even if we do say so ourselves)
Donna Fox is no stranger to the folk of Armagh! Donna is a one woman encyclopedia for the City. We caught up with Donna to discuss her passion for the city and her work. This summer, Donna will be running walking tours every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. To find out more, visit
Northern Ireland’s largest agri-food event is back and once again promises four fun-filled days for all the family. Taking place at Balmoral Park, Lisburn from 11th - 14th May 2022, the Show is a fantastic day out with something for everyone. With a host of family entertainment, shopping outlets, a full schedule of livestock classes and displays, food and drink stalls showcasing the very best of local produce, it really is an event not to be missed. 
As you know by now we love getting chatting to people in business - so much we even built a jobs website around it. This week we got a catch up with Louth McMahon, Technical Development Manager Re-Gen Waste who tells us how an early interest in machinery and industrial equipment
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