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25 Jun 2015 13:00

Courtroom dramas the scene for competing rights

One of the more unpleasant experiences in my career was appearing in the High Court as a witness in an action taken against the newspaper; it’s no fun being grilled and pulled apart by a barrister for hours on end.
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18 Jun 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

Charity is the big winner

When there’s a challenge, then Fermanagh people are ready to show their support and prepared to dip their hand into their pockets to help charities.
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11 Jun 2015 17:00 • Editorial Department

Opinion - Warren Little - Choice was a fine thing - but not anymore

For reasons best known to themselves, the modern woman likes to go to fancy hotels where they can have creams rubbed in.
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4 Jun 2015 15:00

Opinion - Warren Little - Panorama exposed the mutual deadlock on The Past

There was a microcosmic quality to Panorama’s revelation last week that an assault rifle used in the unsolved murders of five people, including a 15 year-old boy, was found in a display cabinet in a London museum.
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4 Jun 2015 14:00

Opinion - Denzil McDaniel - The public’s right to know isn’t absolute

For a man who had a heart attack a few days before, First Minister Peter Robinson looked in pretty rude health when interviewed at the Irish Open Golf last week.
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4 Jun 2015 12:00

Cuts hurting the most vulnerable

This week the Impartial Reporter reveals the news that Early Years funding targeted towards some of Fermanagh and South Tyrone’s most needy areas is to be slashed by over £35,000 in September.
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1 Jun 2015 08:17

Fostering can bring joy to supportive parents

We cannot take for granted what comprises a family unit today because it could be somewhat different from how our forebears might have taken for granted in years gone by.
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1 Jun 2015 08:01

Opinion - Denzil McDaniel - A handshake can mean nothing, or something important

Sometimes it seems to be a big deal if you refuse to shake someone’s hand; but why do it if you don’t mean it? Footballer Rio Ferdinand was right, surely, not to shake the hand of John Terry after the awful way the “leader, legend” behaved towards his cousin.
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1 Jun 2015 07:57

Opinion - Warren Little - This plastic revolution will melt and leave a bigger mess

Come on, it was too much to expect that we could move straight from a state of conflict to a functional devolved government, wasn’t it? I mean, some of those now giving their views in the assembly chamber used to be more concerned with bullets in the gun chamber. They just need time to bed in, to get to know each other. To trust each other a little. Baby steps – that’s what the peace process is all about, after all.
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21 May 2015 12:56

Making a contribution to the future by returning to a painful past

At the heart of the historic visit to Ireland this week by Prince Charles is a message about hope and reconciliation that has been articulated in a quiet, dignified and throughly admirable manner by Fermanagh man John Maxwell.
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15 May 2015 16:36

What does the Jim Wells controversy say about society?

I only met Jim Wells once, and I found the Health Minister very pleasant; it was at a charity event and I know the organisers appreciated his support and time as he was such a busy man.
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15 May 2015 16:36

A lack of compassion is the start of inhumanity

The trial has started of a former Nazi SS guard, accused of being an accessory to the murder of at least 300,000 Jews in the Auschwitz concentration camp during World War Two.
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15 May 2015 16:36

Ouch...that hurts! Breakfast omelette muffins

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15 May 2015 16:36

Flat out on the circuit of jobs, weddings and sibling support

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15 May 2015 16:36

Super, smashing, great; rates and pool prices hit the Bullseye

ell, it didn't take long did it? It's just over one week since the new Fermanagh and Omagh Council officially came into existence, but it's already made its mark.
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15 May 2015 16:36

Exams - that time of year again!

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14 May 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

Hope emerges from a time of devastation

The words and actions of the grieving parents of young Oisín McGrath are truly humbling.
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7 May 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

A tale of two schools

There is one thing that is certain -- our educational landscape is changing.
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30 Apr 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

Humanitarian response from our local charities

The devastating earthquake that hit Nepal at the weekend has rightly been given widespread coverage in the print, broadcast and web media.
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23 Apr 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

When elderly people feel like just a number

It is a indication of exactly what a society is like if you examine the way it treats its elderly.
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9 Apr 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

The troll has come out of the fairy tale and into our lives

For a percentage of the population the term troll simply refers to a character in a fairy tale.
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26 Mar 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

A new era in local government

After more than 40 years in existence, Fermanagh District Council will disappear at midnight on March 31.
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19 Mar 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

We back one mum’s fight against bullying

This week, Jennifer Gallagher, the mother of 15 year old Josh Gallagher, has bravely spoken of her plans to provide practical and meaningful help for any child being bullied or their parent or guardian who is worried about them being bullied.
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12 Mar 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

Where is our leadership now when we need it most?

For many in the various public sectors involved in the strike action across Northern Ireland tomorrow(Friday), their action is fully justified as there is a threat hanging over many of their jobs.
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5 Mar 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

Family discussions at heart of organ donation

Organ donation is an emotive subject for many but perhaps the positive aspects of discussing this are the moving stories of patients undergoing transplants and leading new lives.
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