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18 Jun 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

Excellent treatment at SWAH

Dear Madam, - I would like through your newspaper to say I have great praise for the kind and efficient staff on South West Acute Hospital, Enniskillen.
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27 Aug 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

Stuart Brooker’s remarks on gay Orangemen were ‘galling and offensive’

DEAR MADAM - As a former member of the Loyal Orange Institution of England and a gay man I take great exception to Stuart Brooker’s homophobic remarks.
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27 Aug 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

Australian newspaper link with The Impartial Reporter

DEAR MADAM - You probably wouldn’t remember me, but about the early 80s I wrote to you regarding your newspaper and our family.
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27 Aug 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

‘People power’ will save our small shops

Dear Madam - Recently, renowned chef, food writer and TV personality Darina Allen highlighted the need to Save Our Small Shops. Which essentially is about saving the very fibre of every local economy, on a national scale.
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27 Aug 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

Social Media Religious Education

DEAR MADAM - It is with heavy heart this letter is written to express my dismay at the carelessness of many Protestants today in the knowledge of their own faith.
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30 Jul 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

Why is MP not recorded as voting on welfare bill?

Dear Madam - When Tom Elliott ran his campaign for Westminster, he campaigned largely on being a viable option because unlike Michelle Gildernew he would take his seat and be present.
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30 Jul 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

Victim definition inappropriate

Dear Madam - I am writing in response to a letter written by Kenny Donaldson in the Impartial Reporter on Thursday July 23.
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30 Jul 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

Rules will force small farmers out of system

Dear Madam - My small holding of 12 acres attracts a very small single farm payment which used to amount to about £379.
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30 Jul 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

Drivers should be mindful of animal life

Dear Madam - Once again I have come across the disheartening sight of a red squirrel killed by motor vehicle traffic on the Glenasheevar Road.
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23 Jul 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

Can we afford to step back in time?

Dear Madam, - I am writing this letter in response to a formal warning to the Northern Ireland Executive regarding the on-going budget crisis. First and foremost, I would like to express my sincere anger at the Assembly’s failure to implement the on-going Stormont House Agreement.
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23 Jul 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

Referendum needed on who is a victim

Dear Madam, - Interviews for the post of Commissioner for Victims and Survivors are said to have been completed and we’re over one year on since the previous Commissioner, Kathryn Stone’s departure but it is worth reflecting on the Statutory responsibilities a Commissioner is said to have: The Commissioner shall promote an awareness of matters relating to the interests of victims and survivors and of the need to safeguard those interests. The Commissioner shall keep under review the adequacy and effectiveness of law and practice affecting the interests of victims and survivors.
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23 Jul 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

We still need to catch up on cancer treatment

Dear Madam, - The interesting article by Meadhbh Monahan on the serious issue of cancer in the Western Trust area clearly proves the serious issue we face and the fact that one in two people are predicted to be diagnosed with this disease in the coming years.
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16 Jul 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

Renewable energy needs to be suited to each area

Dear Madam,- “There’s a place for everything – and everything in its place”.
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16 Jul 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

Education Minister’s U-turn on playgroup funding welcomed

Dear Madam,- I am delighted that the sustained pressure brought to bare on Education Minister, John ODowd has resulted in a significant U-turn in the reversal of massive cuts to the Early Years Fund which would have seen devastating cuts to our local playgroups and children’s services in the county.
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16 Jul 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

Public should demand nothing less than the best from care facilities

Dear Madam, - It is good to read that the relatives of a resident in the Graan Nursing Home are grateful to the management and staff for treating their sister with dignity whilst in their care, it is disappointing however to read that they believe the regulators dwell only on the negatives.
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16 Jul 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

Lessons of kindness and thrift for young people

Dear Madam, - I am tired of hearing and reading about those ‘poor old people’ who are ill-treated by this bad government. This so called ‘bad’ government is now having to make so many cuts to their benefits because our previous government’s overspend. They are doing so because our country, Britain is vastly overdrawn. It has no money, only debts.
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9 Jul 2015 13:00

More dialogue needed with business owners to help resolve traffic problems

Dear Madam - In response to the news item in last week’s paper regarding the traffic chaos resulting from the Johnston Bridges scheme, may I take this opportunity to let your readers know what the Enniskillen Business Partnership is doing to resolve the issue.
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9 Jul 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

Postcard campaign launched to save Creamery House

Dear Madam - Many thanks for your coverage so far about the Western Trust’s decision as part of their savings plan to close Creamery House. As you know Creamery House is a statutory residential home in the village of Kesh and is currently the home to seven residents with learning disabilities.
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9 Jul 2015 13:00

We need to offer information to attract tourists

Dear Madam - Looking at newspaper reports I see lots of foreign nationalities mix in Donegal - whereas fewer seem to visit Fermanagh. Donegal Town now has the newly opened Irish House. It also has the seaside and more ruggest scenery - attractive to tourists but otherwise of little use to man or beast.
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9 Jul 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

Why is there no equality for following up terrorist atrocities?

Dear Madam - Whatever happened to the concepts of ‘equality’ and ‘parity of esteem’, of equal treatment before the law and consistency when making follow-up enquiries into the various terrorist atrocities?
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4 Jun 2015 12:00

The fall of man

DEAR MADAM - There has been much debate going on recently about human rights, homosexuality and same sex marriages, whether they are right or wrong. The answer depends whether you believe the word of God or the opinions of man.
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4 Jun 2015 12:00

Support when travelling in the EU

Dear Madam, - Despite its many intrusions into everyday life in Northern Ireland, we must also recognise that the EU we live in today is better connected by road, rail, air and sea than ever before. This presents people right across our Province with the freedom and opportunity to travel abroad with friends and family on holiday, or to pursue business relationships.
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4 Jun 2015 12:00

Happy 190th birthday

Dear Madam,
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4 Jun 2015 12:00

A heavy defeat suffered off the pitch

Dear Madam, - I generally don’t get too involved involved in what the Impartial Reporter prints or indeed doesn’t print. However on Thursday, May 28 I felt your newspaper breached the so-called impartiality clause with a bombardment of coverage given to the GAA.
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4 Jun 2015 12:00

Search for people affected by diabetes

Dear Madam, - We are searching for people affected by diabetes to help us spread the message about the importance of good diabetes care and support in Fermanagh and Omagh during Diabetes Week (14 – 20 June). I hope your readers may be able to help us in our search. Perhaps they are living with the condition or they know someone who is.
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