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1 Aug 2014 08:30 • Rodney Edwards

Adams and Robinson lock horns over Derrylin parade

AS the Parades Commission deliberated how to handle this Sunday’s Sinn Fein hunger strike parade in Derrylin yesterday, the two leaders of unionism and nationalism locked horns.

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31 Jul 2014 20:30

Exhibitors prepare for next week

Two days of intense judging and comprehensive displays of the latest agricultural machinery and household equipment and services await the thousands of people who will visit the Lackaboy showgrounds of Fermanagh Farming Society and the adjoining Ulster Farmers’ Mart next week for the Fermanagh County Show.


31 Jul 2014 20:00

Fermanagh win puts them into Shield final

Fermanagh Premier side clinched the county's first win at this year's Milk Cup as they secured their place their place in tomorrow's Shield final with a deserved 2-1 victory over Australian outfit Gold Coast Academy this evening.


31 Jul 2014 19:00 • Rodney Edwards

Carron: I thought the election win would save Bobby’s life but it didn’t

FORMER Fermanagh-south Tyrone MP Owen Carron was the guest speaker at a Sinn Fein hunger strike lecture last week in which he reflected on the life of Bobby Sands.

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31 Jul 2014 18:30

Farmers offered security device at discounted rate

A funding package which was available to farmers in Fermanagh and Tyrone to fit security devices to their tractors and machinery, is now to be extended across Northern Ireland.


31 Jul 2014 18:00 • Meadhbh Monahan

Tamboran injunction extended after further ‘unlawful incidents’

Fracking company Tamboran has taken out a High Court injunction, which warns that a prison sentence, fine or seizure of assets could be on the cards for anyone who enters the Belcoo drill site; interferes with or prevents Tamboran from carrying out exploratory drilling; or obstructs access to or exit from the site.

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31 Jul 2014 17:00 • Rodney Edwards

Councillors payments and expenses top £300,000

FORMER chairman of Fermanagh District Council, Alex Baird has clocked up the largest payment in salary and expenses among local councillors in the last year.

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31 Jul 2014 16:30 • Rodney Edwards

Audio: Tom Elliott responds to comments by Gerry Adams on hunger strike event

Ulster Unionist MLA Tom Elliott has responded to comments by Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams who told today's Impartial Reporter that “republicans have no wish to hurt others” as his party prepares to hold a hunger strike parade in Derrylin on Sunday.

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31 Jul 2014 16:30

Placement student at tourist activity centre

A current MSc student on the communication course offered at Loughry Campus through Queen’s University, has been looking back at her placement with a local tourism provider near Fivemiletown.


31 Jul 2014 16:20 • Editorial Department

Audio: Fracking has potential of lowering energy bills - Villiers

THE secretary of state for Northern Ireland believes fracking will not “do unnecessary damage” to the environment, stating that it has the potential “to keep energy bills as low as possible”.

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31 Jul 2014 16:00 • Meadhbh Monahan

Constituents put pressure on Fermanagh Council to act

ERNE West Councillors came under pressure to take action against fracking when around 200 residents from Belcoo, Letterbreen and Mullaghdun met in Letterbreen Church of Ireland Hall on Tuesday night.

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31 Jul 2014 15:00 • Julie Kenwell

Brave Alfie already back on the farm after six hour open heart surgery

AGAINST the odds Bellanaleck boy, Alfie Keys’ happy ending is in sight.

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31 Jul 2014 14:00 • Rodney Edwards

Quinn can see benefits for local economy of shale gas but only if disadvantages eliminated

“I don’t have an emotional antipathy towards fracking,” says business consultant Peter Quinn.

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31 Jul 2014 13:40

Juniors edged out by Armagh

Fermanagh were narrowly beaten in the Dale Farm Milk Cup Medallion semi-final, going down 1-0 to Armagh at The Warren, Portstewart this lunchtime.


31 Jul 2014 13:00 • Rodney Edwards

‘If the Lord took me in the morning, it wouldn’t be a tragic death’

FATHER Brian D’Arcy, who has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, says he doesn’t fear death.

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31 Jul 2014 12:46 • Rodney Edwards

Breaking: Parades Commission places conditions on Sinn Fein hunger strike march

THE Parades Commission has placed certain conditions on a Sinn Fein hunger strike parade due to take place in Derrylin on Sunday.

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31 Jul 2014 11:00

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council take an anti-fracking stance.

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council has agreed to adopt an anti-fracking stance.


31 Jul 2014 09:30 • Editorial Department

Mr. Paul McCauley

The death has taken place at his home in Lincoln, England, of Paul McCauley, a native of Enniskillen. A member of a well-known Fermanagh family, news of his unexpected passing in March this year, at the age of 61 years, has been received with sadness in his home county, where he is fondly remembered.


31 Jul 2014 09:30

What we risk losing

Dear Madam, - Perhaps now that the drilling has started people will realise that the unthinkable could happen, if we don’t take a stand. We need to safeguard the future environment for our children and the generations to come. It is really sad that our own Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Investment’s recent comment was “let’s find out what’s down there”.

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31 Jul 2014 09:30

Armagh and Gold Coast provide opposition for Milk Cup teams

With the group games completed, the Milk Cup continues to today for the two Fermanagh teams.


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