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Brian Donaldson

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1 Aug 2014 15:00 • Brian Donaldson

A weekend of reflection to mark 100 years since start of World War I

This weekend, the people of Fermanagh will be reflecting on the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the First World War at events around the county.

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26 Jul 2014 08:30 • Brian Donaldson

‘Sad day’ for vintage car owners as green tax book comes to end

Motorists of cars or owners of tractors which still have a green or bull coloured tax book, may find it more difficult to get a duplicate vehicle registration book.

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25 Jul 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

All staff redeployed as tax office closes

All staff employed at the Motor Tax office in Enniskillen which finally closed last Thursday, have been redeployed to other government departments, some within the County Buildings where they had been based.

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24 Jul 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Twelve major finals to be decided at Augher

The 96th Clogher Valley Show takes place next Wednesday, July 30 at the Augher showgrounds, adjacent to the primary school.

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24 Jul 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

2000 people attend Border dairy event

Local farmers joined more than 2,000 others for the Irish Holstein Friesian Associaton open day on the Taylor family farm near Newtowngore, Co. Leitrim.

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24 Jul 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Irish Moiled breeder is welcomed to Castlewellan

Nigel Edwards(left) from Ballyreagh, Tempo, and now running the Curraghnakeely Irish Moiled Herd with Sam Smiley, Noel Lavery, DARD Permanent Secretary and Michelle McCauley, Chairman of Castlewellan Show at Castlewellan.

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24 Jul 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

New Balmoral Bull Sale in November

A new autumn event for pedigree and commercial farmers is to be held at the Balmoral site in Belfast.

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24 Jul 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Beef levy increases to 40p per head Beef levy increases to 40p per head

The levy which funds beef research and development in Northern Ireland and which is collected on behalf of AgriSearch, the Northern Ireland Agricultural Research and Development Council is to increase to 40p per head from August 1 2014, it was announced this week.

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24 Jul 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

New cups and sponsors

There will be new cups presented to successful exhibitors this year at the Clogher Valley Show.

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20 Jul 2014 11:00 • Brian Donaldson

You’ll never forget the African sun, stunning scenery and friendly people

Those magnificent red sunsets, the golden hue of grasses and vegetation and the casual way of life and friendly welcome in many parts of the country, encapsulate just some of my memories of the Southern African country, Swaziland.

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4 Jul 2014 09:00 • Brian Donaldson

Orange Hall destroyed in arson attack re-opens

An Orange hall near the Fermanagh/Monaghan border burned down by arsonists three years ago, was re-opened this week after a £120,000 rebuilding programme.

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3 Jul 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

86-year-old mum in plea for daughter’s care

We generally assume that the elderly at various stages past pensionable age, will be cared for by the government or family members. But for one group of adults, the reverse is true. Adults with intellectual disability are being cared for across Fermanagh by parents, no matter what their age.

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22 Jun 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Maps show areas which are at greatest risk of flooding

Householders in Fermanagh can now plan for a flooding risk with new maps produced by DARD.

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19 Jun 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

New sponsors get on board for two-day County Show

The Fermanagh County Show is the best opportunity to showcase the agri food industry, according to Show Manager, Ann Orr, speaking at the launch of this year’s event to take place on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 5 and 6.

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19 Jun 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

LMC looks east for new markets

Beef farmers might be glad to hear of signs that supplies of cattle to factories were beginning to tighten this week which may result in the reversal of the price drop in recent weeks.

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19 Jun 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Contractors working round the clock in excellent conditions

Contractors were working around the clock this week as excellent weather conditions allowed silage and haymaking across the county after a few days of stoppage at the end of last week.

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19 Jun 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Dairy farmers want more research into herd fertility

Dairy farmers want more research into herd fertility as well as animal health and feed efficiency, according to a survey conducted by AgriSearch.

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19 Jun 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Simmental Club to organise fundraising events for Friends of Cancer Centre

The Northern Ireland Simmental Cattle Breeders’ Club has announced that Friends of the Cancer Centre is its chosen charity for 2014.

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19 Jun 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Visitors see the farm behind Tickety Moo ice-cream

The Grey family at Oghill Farm, Killadeas, opened their gates to visitors during the Open Farm Weekend.

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7 Jun 2014 09:00 • Brian Donaldson

Bill’s airborne missions contributed to D-Day Landings success

The D-Day Landings in Normandy became a pivotal event in the outcome of the Second World War. And it involved more than the thousands of Allied Troops making beached landings forcing the Germans in retreat.

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