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17 Jul 2014 13:00 • Editorial Department

Social media plays major role in happy ending to missing woman

The power of social media and the media in general has been credited with helping in the astonishing discovery of missing Enniskillen woman, Nollaig O’Connor.

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10 Jul 2014 09:30 • Editorial Department

Deaths of our young people extremely sad

This week, once again, the pages of our newspaper feature stories of the deaths of young people, some from freak accidents and others through health issues.

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3 Jul 2014 09:30 • Editorial Department

How old do you need to be to stop being a carer?

For many families, the normal routine will be children growing up and leaving the family home to begin new careers and their own family lives.

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26 Jun 2014 09:30 • Editorial Department

Commendable altruism from one so young

We could all learn a little from the caring selflessness of a four-year-old from Maguiresbridge.

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19 Jun 2014 13:03 • Editorial Department

Let’s work towards developing successful community events

There are too few major events in our county where the community can truly mark achievements in a friendly and positive manner. But the Enniskillen 10k on Saturday was one of those.

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12 Jun 2014 09:30 • Editorial Department

The unseen work that enhances people’s lives

We regularly hear about the frontline medical services available to patients at our GP surgeries and hospitals but we often don’t hear of the great work in the community from NHS staff and privately funded specialist nursing teams from various charities.

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5 Jun 2014 13:00 • Editorial Department

Selling a first class product

One of the ways to boost tourism numbers in Fermanagh is to have first class, award-winning providers, whether that is in the accommodation sector, servicing or simply just going out for a meal.

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29 May 2014 13:00 • Editorial Department

New civic roles for our councillors

As the new councillors prepare to take their seats for the first meeting of the new Fermanagh and Omagh Council next week, they should have already got over the euphoria of being elected and the tiredness of standing around for two days at the election count and have begun reading their literature which will outline their roles for the next four years.

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22 May 2014 13:00 • Editorial Department

A new era in local politics begins

To-day (Thursday) marks a new era in local politics.

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15 May 2014 13:00 • Editorial Department

Fermanagh hosted a significant event of WW11

This part of the world might often be regarded as a backwater to many. Perhaps it has something to do with the slower pace of life among the tranquil waters of the Erne.

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8 May 2014 13:00 • Editorial Department

Why we need organ donation to be top priority for discussion

The emotive subject of organ donation is an issue which many people often decline to discuss, yet we see so many living people celebrating the donation of a kidney, for example, to a relative or friend, which has given that persion hope of a life enhancing experience.

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1 May 2014 13:00 • Editorial Department

Landscapes need sensitive handling

The landscapes which vary across Fermanagh are largely shaped by farming activity not only over decades but over centuries.

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24 Apr 2014 13:00 • Editorial Department

Fermanagh has also Got Talent

This week, The Impartial Reporter concludes its coverage of the final sections of this year’s Fermanagh Feis, now widely established and recognised as the county’s biggest music festival for young people.

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10 Apr 2014 13:00 • Editorial Department

As a society we are judged by the way we treat the sick and the old

Local councillors are asking about the possibility of the development of a hospice day care facility for the South West in light of the move of a palliative care nurse from the community back to a hospital setting.

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3 Apr 2014 13:00 • Editorial Department

Royal seal of approval for local community work

When it comes to putting on a programme of visits for Royals, there is certainly no doubt that Fermanagh can weave a fascinating storyline through some marvellous visits, choose interesting people and capture the moment.

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3 Apr 2014 13:00 • Editorial Department

It’s fantasy that councillors are available 24 hours a day

Dear Madam, - After many years of suffering from swathing cuts in public services and pay-freezes for public service staff it is grossly offensive for the DOE working party (independent?) to raise the new basic allowance for a councillor from £9,800 to £14,200, I note some councillors have reacted positively to the news – I bet they did.

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27 Mar 2014 13:00 • Editorial Department

Avoid rising repayments from payday loans

Among the signs of recession and tougher economic times are desperate measures being taken by people who fall into debt.

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27 Mar 2014 13:00 • Editorial Department

Change is always difficult, but it must be embraced

Dear Madam, - As the Head Teacher of one of the schools to which he refers in his letter to your Editor, I am duty-bound to reassure your correspondent, Mr Donald Crawford, that far from grammar school places in Fermanagh having been reduced, since 2000 there has been an increasingly greater proportion of children in the county attending grammar schools than ever before.

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20 Mar 2014 13:00 • Editorial Department

Homeless are given a brighter future with special units

The whole concept of social housing is now coming to the fore as it is really the only form of public housing provided for people who have specific needs.

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13 Mar 2014 13:00 • Editorial Department

High number of parking tickets not helping to promote business

The parking tickets row continued this week with the revelations that Enniskillen is No.5 in the league of the most parking tickets issued in 2013 in Northern Ireland, despite the fact that its relatively small population is well below the numbers of the towns and cities that appeared above it, such as Belfast, Derry and Lisburn.

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