Meadhbh Monahan

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14 Dec 2014 10:00 • Meadhbh Monahan

2,000 local people commuting to Belfast or Derry

The issue of commuting from the Fermanagh and Omagh region is well established, but what does the hard data tell us? The Census is the only official source of information on how many people are driving out of (and into) the region on a daily basis.

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12 Dec 2014 10:00 • Meadhbh Monahan

Townhall will not be Council HQ

There will be no Headquarters for the Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, The Impartial Reporter can reveal.

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11 Dec 2014 15:00 • Meadhbh Monahan

Multi-million pound changes at Castle museum complex

FOUR new galleries will be created at Enniskillen Castle Museums by Spring 2016, following a £3.3 million funding package.

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8 Dec 2014 12:07 • Meadhbh Monahan

Breaking: Sudden death of respected WELB Vice Chair

Peter Duffy, the brother of former bishop of Clogher Joseph Duffy, has died whilst visiting family in Switzerland.


8 Dec 2014 09:30 • Meadhbh Monahan

Residents have to arrange closure of car park barrier

RESIDENTS in the Hollyhill area have had to make arrangements for the nightly closure of the barrier at Hollyhill car park in Enniskillen.

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7 Dec 2014 15:00 • Meadhbh Monahan

Brothers launch their bike helmet device to global audience on crowd-funding site

What do you do with your helmet when it’s not on your head? That’s the question that started the entrepreneurship journey being undertaken by Fermanagh-born brothers Tim and Jonnie McCrea.

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6 Dec 2014 12:00 • Meadhbh Monahan

Almost half palliative care beds to close

The Western Trust’s decision to close four of the 10 palliative care beds in Ward 5 of the Tyrone County Hospital, Omagh has been described as a “tactic [that] avoids the need to have formal public consultations and cynically ignores the impact that this will have on users of these services.”

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6 Dec 2014 10:00 • Meadhbh Monahan

Rural supermarket’s rateable value up by 50 per cent

Sinn Féin Councillor Thomas O’Reilly is “absolutely livid” that McCabes SuperValu in Newtownbutler faces a rates hike following a 48 per cent increase in its rateable value.

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5 Dec 2014 17:00 • Meadhbh Monahan

‘Normal’ for re-opened Devenish College to wipe out deficit

Devenish College’s projected deficit of £1 million was wiped out when it closed on August 31, 2013.

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4 Dec 2014 14:00 • Meadhbh Monahan

Cuts to services for Sean on hold

The 82-year-old mother of a severely disabled man who is facing a cut to his 20 hours a week at the Killadeas Day Care Centre has been “buoyed” by the messages of support she has received since last week’s coverage in the Impartial Reporter.

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4 Dec 2014 12:00 • Meadhbh Monahan

DSD reveals job cut plans

The extent of public sector job cuts is beginning to become clear, with the Department for Social Development, today, revealing that it will have to cut 350 Social Security and 300 Housing Executive jobs due to spending cuts in the 2015/16 budget.


30 Nov 2014 18:00 • Meadhbh Monahan

Revaluation and convergence fund key to lower rate bills

Two key issues are set to have an impact on business rates going forward: - the availability of a £30 million rates convergence fund; and - the revaluation of non-domestic properties showing an increase in the value of some offices, energy utilities and out-of-town shopping centres (meaning a likely increase in their rate bills) and decreases in the value of high street shops (probably leading to lower rate bills).

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30 Nov 2014 12:00 • Meadhbh Monahan

Hegarty says low readiness figure for new super-council is ‘misleading’

Fermanagh and Omagh Council is 28 per cent ready for transition to full ‘super council’ status, with four months to go.

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27 Nov 2014 18:30 • Meadhbh Monahan

Elliott says ‘no issue’ using public money to employ convicted criminal

UUP MLA Tom Elliott states that “there was never any issue around” the fact that he used public money to employ a convicted criminal.

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27 Nov 2014 13:00 • Meadhbh Monahan

82-year-old mother vows to fight Trust decision to cut day care for Sean

“Scandalous” is how the 82-year-old mother of a severely disabled man has described a decision by the Western Trust to cut his 20 hours a week at the Killadeas Day Care Centre.

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27 Nov 2014 12:51 • Meadhbh Monahan

Devenish Island gravestone damaged by fire

A nineteenth century grave stone, marking the grave of the parents of the ‘last prince of Fermanagh’ on Devenish Island has been damaged by fire.


24 Nov 2014 12:01 • Meadhbh Monahan

Growing Fermanagh Enterprise stretches out

Fermanagh’s “latent entrepreneurial attitude and flair” was celebrated last Thursday at the official opening of Fermanagh Enterprise’s latest site.

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23 Nov 2014 12:00 • Meadhbh Monahan

Trust savings not consistent with any plan - McKinney

HEALTH officials are “slicing low hanging fruit and running completely contrary to the Transforming Your Care plans,” according to SDLP Health spokesman Fearghal McKinney.

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22 Nov 2014 19:00 • Meadhbh Monahan

McPhillips says he will be 'part of' Westminster selection 'process'

“I will be part of the process” of selecting an SDLP candidate for Fermanagh/South Tyrone, says Erne East Councillor Richie McPhillips, who refuses to be drawn on whether he is the favourite to contest the Westminster seat.

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22 Nov 2014 11:00 • Meadhbh Monahan

Modernisation will mean the end of rural P.O.

Ten of Fermanagh’s 46 post offices are to be modernised, with most relocating to a retail store, by March 2015.

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