Meadhbh Monahan

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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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21 Nov 2014 17:00 • Meadhbh Monahan

Hunger strike was ‘exceptional’ and there will be no pact this time around

“Exceptional circumstances” led to SDLP candidate Austin Currie standing aside in the 1981 Fermanagh/South Tyrone by-election, SDLP leader Alasdair McDonnell tells The Impartial Reporter.

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20 Nov 2014 14:00 • Meadhbh Monahan

Fermanagh Trust hits out at MLA and says it is not ‘hostage to any political party’

FERMANAGH Trust has hit out at SDLP MLA Alex Attwood, who claimed that projects receiving money from the Social Investment Fund (SIF) were the First and deputy First Ministers’ “favoured loyalist and republican projects”.

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20 Nov 2014 13:00 • Meadhbh Monahan

ELO to strut on to stage with Grease

“The strut took a while to perfect but it’s fun to be that cocky,” says Conor Hughes, aka Danny Zuko.

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16 Nov 2014 17:00 • Meadhbh Monahan

The future’s bright, the future’s... purple

A PURPLE shield containing a logo that depicts Fermanagh’s lakelands and Omagh’s Sperrin mountains has been agreed by Fermanagh and Omagh Shadow Councillors.

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16 Nov 2014 14:00 • Meadhbh Monahan

SDLP "will not be distracted" by electoral pacts

A PACT between the SDLP and Sinn Féin in Fermanagh South Tyrone in the forthcoming Westminster election was ruled out by SDLP leader Alasdair McDonnell at the party conference in Belfast yesterday.


16 Nov 2014 12:00 • Meadhbh Monahan

Three violent offences reported locally a day in September

OVER 400 crimes were reported to police in Fermanagh and south Tyrone in one month.

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15 Nov 2014 12:00 • Meadhbh Monahan

Cannabis factories ‘often in rural areas’

“CANNABIS factories are being uncovered in many different properties, from one bedroom flats and houses, through to large disused commercial properties; we know that this type of activity often takes place in isolated rural locations.”

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27 Oct 2014 08:30 • Meadhbh Monahan

The yoga teacher with the flexibility for business

It’s very rewarding to do what your heart tells you to do; that’s the biggest benefit of being self-employed.”

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24 Oct 2014 17:00 • Meadhbh Monahan

Mum-of-five’s selfless act as she rescues stranger’s drowning dog

Would you risk your life to rescue an animal? It’s not something we often have to ponder, but, for Ederney mum-of-five Julie Beacom it was a quandary she faced last Monday, while out for an evening stroll.

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24 Oct 2014 13:02 • Meadhbh Monahan

Tamboran launch legal action

FRACKING company Tamboran initiated legal action against two Stormont Ministers today.


23 Oct 2014 14:30 • Meadhbh Monahan

Matthew’s local knowledge key to creation of 49 jobs

ENNISKILLEN Chartered Accountant Matthew Martin says that the “abundance of talent” in call centre and insurance sales in Fermanagh was the main reason for locating an insurance contact centre in the town.

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23 Oct 2014 13:00 • Meadhbh Monahan

Services you have here will change, health officials warn

The stark reality of the “unprecedented” pressures on the local health service were laid bare at a public meeting last Thursday night in Enniskillen.

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23 Oct 2014 13:00 • Meadhbh Monahan

Lusby: £30 million of cuts are huge

Meadhbh Monahan spoke to Deputy Chief Executive of the Western Trust Joe Lusby ahead of the implementation of up to £30 million in cuts to health services across Fermanagh, Omagh and Londonderry.

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22 Oct 2014 12:27 • Meadhbh Monahan

Enniskillen set for 49 jobs in new contents insurance company

ENNISKILLEN man Matthew Martin has established a new contact centre in Enniskillen. Currently employing 11 staff, he hopes to emply 49 people over the next three years.


19 Oct 2014 12:00 • Meadhbh Monahan

1,236 overtime hours to police Belcoo frack site

Ten police officers claimed a total overtime of 1,236 hours while policing anti-fracking protests during three weeks this summer. Police admit that the policing operation at the 22 day anti-fracking camp at the Belcoo quarry was “resource intensive for the PSNI”.

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13 Oct 2014 09:00 • Meadhbh Monahan

Late nights and learning as you go, but life is sweet since founding SugarProjects

Starting your own business can be a “lonely” experience, but “it’s great to be your own boss”, says Lisnaskea graphic designer Ronan Cassidy.

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12 Oct 2014 15:00 • Meadhbh Monahan

Silence not golden as Councillor can’t hear debate in £21,000 reconfigured Chamber

A high-tech sound system installed in Enniskillen Townhall in March this year has been criticised by a Councillor who “can’t hear anything.”

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12 Oct 2014 10:00 • Meadhbh Monahan

New Council could remove red coats

Fermanagh and Omagh Shadow Councillors are concerned that increased rates bills will be the only way to meet the cost of the Council taking responsibility for off-street car parks.

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11 Oct 2014 10:00 • Meadhbh Monahan

Wilde festival may go elsewhere as a result of funding halt

The inaugural Oscar Wilde festival currently being planned for Enniskillen on May Day 2015 may be held “somewhere else” as a result of the Northern Ireland Tourist Board’s decision to halt applications to its Tourism Events Fund.

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