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25 Apr 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

Great expectations live up to billing

“Welcome to the Masters” spoken by a young teenage girl in a broad Georgian accent was our introduction to Augusta.

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25 Apr 2015 12:00 • Editorial Department

Why Enniskillen streets were called the Dardanelles

Of the 582 names on the Fermanagh War Memorial, 53 belong to men who were killed in just one campaign; Gallipoli.

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25 Apr 2015 10:00 • Meadhbh Monahan

93-year-old Maisie: day care cuts are like a death to me

Elderly people in two of Northern Ireland’s most deprived areas, Rosslea and Garrison, are “devastated” by Western Trust proposals to alter day care services in their area.

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25 Apr 2015 09:18

Man dies in collision between Lisnaskea and Derrylin

A 27-year-old man has died following last night's two vehicle collision on the road between Lisnaskea and Derrylin.The main road between Lisnaskea and Derrylin has reopened following last night's collision in which a 27 year old man died. Police continue to investigate the collision. Officers can be contacted by calling 101.


24 Apr 2015 20:50 • Sarah Saunderson

Serious two vehicle collision between Lisnaskea and Derrylin

Police have closed the Lisnaskea Road in both directions between Lisnaskea and Derrylin following a serious two vehicle collision. Motorists are advised to seek an alternative route.


24 Apr 2015 20:00 • Gareth Cauldwell

Experienced McCluskey keen to secure silver lining to good campaign

Experienced Fermanagh defender Ryan McCluskey says that Fermanagh are going to have to show a clear improvement from their last meeting with Armagh if they are to come away from Croke Park on Saturday night as Division Three champions.

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24 Apr 2015 18:00 • Editorial Department

McConville expects a lot of changes to Armagh team as they get into championship mode

All-Ireland and double All Star award winner Oisín McConville says Saturday’s league final between his own county and Fermanagh is one he is “very interested in”.

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24 Apr 2015 17:30 • Rodney Edwards

General Election 2015: 'Busy’ Alliance candidate

THE Alliance Party’s Hannah Su hasn’t visited Fermanagh once since announcing her intention to run for Westminster.


24 Apr 2015 15:30 • Rodney Edwards

General Election 2015: Resist ‘Tory austerity’- Gildernew

SINN Fein’s Michelle Gildernew took time out of canvassing to help launch her party’s manifesto on Monday in which she declared her commitment to resist the “agenda of Tory austerity.”


24 Apr 2015 15:00 • Editorial Department

Tweets of the Week - did you make it?

Oran McDonald @McDonald_94 Last night I dreamt that I was in Fermanagh with the band Pink Floyd, whom I don’t even listen to. They’re good lads though.

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24 Apr 2015 13:30 • Rodney Edwards

General Election 2015: Country yearning for hope, says UUP leader

UNIONISTS put on a united front again at the weekend as they joined forces to campaign for Westminster candidate Tom Elliott. Democratic Unionist MLAs Arlene Foster and Lord Maurice Morrow met with UUP leader Mike Nesbitt and other unionists in Fivemiletown on Saturday as part of the pact between the two parties.


24 Apr 2015 11:30 • Rodney Edwards

General Election 2015: I’ll promote local produce, says Coyle

FERMANAGH products such as O’Doherty’s ‘Black Bacon and Tickety Moo Ice Cream should be promoted to the world, says the SDLP’s John Coyle.


24 Apr 2015 11:00 • Lily Dane

Looking Back: Lisbellaw Mill to Close

Pictured in The Impartial Reporter, 50 years ago, are Arthur Gilroy, Lisbellaw, who is 62, and his assistant, John McPhillips, aged 19, of Drumod, Lisbellaw. The photo caption - from the edition dated April 22, 1965 - records they are seen here warping the yarn. (See report in the Looking Back column below). Also pictured are Thomas Lindsay (on right) and William Beatty of Kilmore North, Maguiresbridge, examining the tweed at it comes from the shrinking machine. The Impartial Reporter, April 22, 1965.

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24 Apr 2015 09:30 • Rodney Edwards

General Election 2015: Jones ‘overwhelmed’ by support for Greens

GREEN Party’s Westminster candidate Tanya Jones addressed her party’s election manifesto launch last week, saying it was her desire to “build our vision of politics for the common good.”


24 Apr 2015 09:00 • Rodney Edwards

Fantastic mum of three dies weeks after cancer diagnosis

THE heartbroken husband of Enniskillen woman Paula Johnston who died last week six weeks after being diagnosed with cancer says he has lost his “irreplaceable friend.”

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23 Apr 2015 19:00 • Rodney Edwards

#fermanaghspake This Week is...


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23 Apr 2015 17:30 • Rodney Edwards

Let's Talk: Gildernew tells young people she won’t take her seat

Fermanagh-south Tyrone Westminster candidates Michelle Gildernew (Sinn Fein), Tom Elliott (UUP), John Coyle (SDLP) and Tanya Jones (Green) have taken part in a 'Let's Talk' event in Enniskillen, organised by Youth Action NI.


23 Apr 2015 15:00 • Julie Kenwell

School merger plans move closer

PLANS to amalgamate St Eugene’s College, Rosslea with St Comhghall’s College, Lisnaskea moved one step closer this week as the Council for Catholic Maintained Schools (CCMS) announced its intentions to put the proposal out to public consultation.

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23 Apr 2015 13:00 • Meadhbh Monahan

Council doubles swim club’s fees

The presence of Enniskillen Lakelanders Swimming Club at a Fermanagh and Omagh District Council (FODC) meeting was described by a Sinn Féin Councillor as setting “a dangerous precedent”.

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23 Apr 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

Mr. Robert Herfort Ritchie

Mr. Robert Herfort Ritchie, a retired proprietor of the former Fermanagh Times printing business in Enniskillen, his late father’s family business, passed away peacefully in South West Acute Hospital on March 23, 2015.

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