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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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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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1 Jun 2015 08:25

New Trafficking Act will empower victims

Dear Madam, - It is easy to assume that the problem of slavery was dealt with years ago. When I began looking into the problem of human trafficking and the need to introduce legislation to address the issue, I was horrified by what I discovered. Far from being consigned to the dimmest reaches of history, I discovered that here in Northern Ireland, men and women, boys and girls are still being used as modern day slaves. My Bill (now the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Criminal Justice and Support for Victims) Act 2015) stems from my desire to help victims and ensure those who prey on the vulnerable in this morally indefensible way are robustly dealt with.
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1 Jun 2015 08:23

Abusive comments

Dear Madam, - With great disappointment I have read the abusive comments from Sinn Fein members/supporters regarding the recent FST election result. As a nationalist I voted for the local SDLP candidate Mr John Coyle. Michelle Gildernew sought my vote but she declines to represent me in Parliament. Empty seat politics is a luxury I cannot afford to be without. Issues such as Austerity, Jobs, Health, Fracking, Trident, Europe and many more need local representation in Parliament. Regretfully the Tories have a majority government and may now bull dose English policies all over Northern Ireland. Again no questions asked from the empty seats of Sinn Fein. In NI we have suffered with a Sinn Fein/DUP coalition government. This inept relationship appears to be about power and sterling and not about representation. It is time Sinn Fein delivered more than hypocrisy. I challenge Michelle to tell the electorate and make public her total incomes and expense claims for the 14 years she did not attend parliament. I view Sinn Fein as offensive to Protestantism and divisive in their own community. I view votes for Sinn Fein to be a protestant hate count. This is not the united Ireland which I aspire to. I seek an Ireland which all religions are welcome equally and nobody need live in fear, an Ireland my protestant neighbour would want to be a part of. The challenge for Sinn Fein is to persuade all of the community likewise. Yours faithfully, Name and address supplied
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21 May 2015 12:55

Furry friends fundraiser

Dear Madam, - On behalf of Bright Eyes Animal Sanctuary, I would like to thank all those who took part in my recent online auction, via my Facebook page “Furry Friends Fundraiser”, which raised £1350. I created the Facebook page earlier this year with the intention of helping to raise funds for Bright Eyes, a charity for whom I have always had huge respect.
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21 May 2015 12:53

Duty to preach what Bible says on homosexuality

DEAR MADAM - There has been much said in recent days about same sex marriage and homosexuality. Is it right or wrong?
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21 May 2015 12:50

Public Health England shale gas report already out of date

Dear Madam, - The article your paper carried in your May 7 issue regarding the Public Health England [PHE] report into shale gas extraction is already out of date. That PHE report has been superseded by more recent evidence and research over the last twelve months coming out of the USA.
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21 May 2015 12:49

Lessons were learned from 2010

Dear Madam,- I enjoyed the recent newpaper coverage of the recent Westminster elections but in ways I am glad that things can settle back to normal for all who live in this contested constituency.
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15 May 2015 15:18

20-20 vision needed

Dear Madam, - This letter is not intended as a criticism of Tom Elliott alone, but it was with great disappointment I listened to the victory speech after his election last week. Though my political and social views would be quite different to Mr Elliott’s, I do agree that Fermanagh/South Tyrone needs representation in Westminster. I also believe that representation should be for all the people of the constituency, and there has to be an end to this notion of exclusive politics. Tom had his chance on the podium last Friday morning to rise above this exclusivity, and make a magnanimous gesture, but in his moment of passion resorted to the sort of talk that not only alienates possible voters, but also hardens tribal attitudes.
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15 May 2015 15:18

The hallowed ground where amorous friends dispose of their empty bottles

Dear Madam, - On 5 May I visited Mountdrum Archaeological Site, Fermanagh. Go to Garvary crossroads, follow the road signs.
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15 May 2015 15:18

A reminder of the divisions

Dear Madam, - It was a sad morning here in Fermanagh after the elections, not because of who won, or who lost, but just to be so harshly reminded of how divided our community is. Apparently, we are either green or red white and blue. There are no winners when people are so deeply divided.
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15 May 2015 15:18

Placing Enniskillen on the cultural destination map

Dear Madam, - On behalf of our Board of Directors, Lead Volunteers Committee, visiting and local artists, the festival staff and myself, I would like to express our thanks through the auspices of your newspaper to the people of Enniskillen for their immediately warm and enthusiastic embrace of their inaugural A Wilde Weekend Festival of 2015.
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15 May 2015 15:18

Shocked at teachers being made redundant

DEAR MADAM - I felt the need to write in after the treatment of the staff of Devenish College. Redundancies galore seem to be the way in the school at the moment.
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15 May 2015 15:18

I feel sorry for the SWAH staff

Dear Madam, - I feel really sorry for the family in last week’s paper who had to wait in A&E for so long before their sick relative was seen. However, I feel just as sorry for the staff who have to work in these conditions.
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14 May 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

20-20 vision needed

Dear Madam, - This letter is not intended as a criticism of Tom Elliott alone, but it was with great disappointment I listened to the victory speech after his election last week.
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14 May 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

The hallowed ground where amorous friends dispose of their empty bottles

Dear Madam, - On 5 May I visited Mountdrum Archaeological Site, Fermanagh. Go to Garvary crossroads, follow the road signs.
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14 May 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

A reminder of the divisions

Dear Madam, - It was a sad morning here in Fermanagh after the elections, not because of who won, or who lost, but just to be so harshly reminded of how divided our community is.
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14 May 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

Placing Enniskillen on the cultural destination map

Dear Madam, - On behalf of our Board of Directors, Lead Volunteers Committee, visiting and local artists, the festival staff and myself, I would like to express our thanks through the auspices of your newspaper to the people of Enniskillen for their immediately warm and enthusiastic embrace of their inaugural A Wilde Weekend Festival of 2015.
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7 May 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

Shocked at teachers being made redundant

DEAR MADAM - I felt the need to write in after the treatment of the staff of Devenish College. Redundancies galore seem to be the way in the school at the moment.
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7 May 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

I feel sorry for the SWAH staff

Dear Madam, - I feel really sorry for the family in last week’s paper who had to wait in A&E for so long before their sick relative was seen. However, I feel just as sorry for the staff who have to work in these conditions.
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7 May 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

Goodwill towards decision makers is running out

Dear Madam, - Reading the letters in the paper last week, I felt compelled to write and comment. As a parent of a child in P.6. and so considering what is best for their future education, I was rather irritated reading a letter by JN Morton.
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