Inside today's paper
Published: 5 Jun 2014 10:000 comments
£1/2m funding boost for Cathedral Hall:
The Cathedral Hall in Enniskillen which is to undergo a major renovation is to receive public funding of over £500,000, it has been revealed.
The Church of Ireland St. Macartin’s Cathedral Parish, has been undertaking a fundraising campaign recently.
New chair doesn’t show respect for Islam:
THE new Chairman of Fermanagh District Council, Bert Johnston believes First Minister Peter Robinson “has shown good leadership” despite his remarks on Muslims sparking controversy and states: “I don’t show respect to the Islamic faith.”
Politicians with suspicions of others:
It ought to have been plain to any political leader that McConnell’s foundations of reasoning were unsafe and his views always destined to be widely condemned. But we mustn’t forget that Robinson and others in the DUP – Messrs Poots, Wilson and Campbell support McConnell too – have built their entire party from a suspicion of the ‘other’. The inconvenient truth we must really confront is that it appears to be a winning formula.
Big plans for this year’s Happy Days:
Having established a global focus on the town of Enniskillen with two highly successful summer festivals based on the life and work of Samuel Beckett, festival director Sean Doran has once again approached the third festival with a renewed and fresh focus.
Hurlers going for gold at Croker:
Fermanagh will go in search of Lory Meagher Cup glory on Saturday when they take on Longford in the final at Croke Park. Fermanagh suffered disappointment at the same venue two years ago when they lost a thriller to Tyrone and they will be keen to finally put that loss to bed by getting their hands on the national title.
Johnston secures two top tens at TT:
Lee Johnston has continued his good recent form by claiming two top ten finishes from three races at this year’s TT Races in the Isle of Man. After claiming 13th in the opening Superbike race, Lee took eighth in the Superbike race and followed that up with fifth place on Tuesday evening’s Superstock outing.