Opinion

22 Jan 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

Fermanagh should be proud of its own

We might often regret the fact that many of our younger people have left this county and sometimes this Province to achieve study and career ambitions elsewhere.

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22 Jan 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

Businesses would pay more for a lot less

Dear Madam - I note with interest a recent letter on the rates revaluation for retail businesses through REVAL 2015

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22 Jan 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

UUP leader still sitting on the fence in response to Collegiate decision

DEAR MADAM - I noted some weeks ago in your newspaper that TUV had highlighted the mistrust of UUP in handling the education of our children.

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22 Jan 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

Why Irish on vehicles?

DEAR MADAM - After reading in last week’s edition of your paper about Fermanagh and omagh Council’s decision to put Irish branding on their vehicles, I think it is just an absolute disgrace. Is this what we are paying our rates for?

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15 Jan 2015 17:00 • How I See It with Denzil McDaniel

A battle between good and evil

Years ago when I spent more time in pubs than I should have, there was always an interesting study of human behaviour on Saturday night closing time; or chucking out time as it was (more appropriately) known because revellers always wanted to sit on.

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15 Jan 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

It’s time for constructive talks to keep our services running

It’s difficult to imagine that in an era with such technological advances and self government, we would not expect scenes of householders clambering to get emergency supplies of bottled water or businesses resorting to desperate measures to ensure they produced their goods or schools closing because they could not ensure hygiene and safety of their pupils.

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15 Jan 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

Cochlear support group

Dear Madam, - Action on Hearing Loss - Cochlear Support Group is holding a Free Advice and Information Session.

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15 Jan 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

Plain packaging could protect future generations

Dear Madam, - Seventeen children in Northern Ireland become new smokers every day, which is a very alarming trend.

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15 Jan 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

Providing 923,000 children with a daily meal

Dear Madam, - Mary’s Meals committee wants to express our deepest thanks to the public for their contribution and donations over the past year to helping and providing our charity with the financial and the moral support needed to continue our mission to feeding the hungry children in their place of education, throughout Africa, Asia Eastern Europe and Latin America.

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15 Jan 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

Support for Gault

Dear Madam, - I must say I was pleasantly surprised when I read in last week’s edition that Stephen Gault might possibly be selected as the Unionist unity candidate for Fermanagh/South Tyrone.

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15 Jan 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

My business is facing a 70 per cent rates increase

Dear Madam, - About February/March last year I attended a quarterly Petrol Retailers Association Meeting at which Land and Property services presented the Revaluation 2015 Agenda for our business sector.

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12 Jan 2015 09:30

In 2015 we don’t have to do things the way they’ve always been done

Monkeys, Russell Brand and Northern Ireland politicians; the things that go through your mind at this time of year, eh?

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8 Jan 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

Surely we owe the respect of our emergency services by funding them

When you open your phone book and look at the emergency call services available in Northern Ireland by dialling 999, you will see Fire, Police, Ambulance, Coastguard, Cave Rescue and Mountain Rescue listed.

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8 Jan 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

Support for Kindertee

Dear Madam, - The Committee, parents, staff and children of Kindertee Community Playgroup would like to sincerely thank all those who stopped with us, at Main Street, Derrylin, on Saturday 29th November and gave so generously to our Street collection.

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8 Jan 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

Thanks to SWAH

Dear Madam, - As a recent patient in the South West Acute Hospital, I would like to sincerely express my gratitude for the great quality of care that I received from my admittance to my discharge.

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8 Jan 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

NSPCC make call for Just One Day

Dear Madam, - I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of your readers who have supported the work of the NSPCC in Northern Ireland during the last year.

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2 Jan 2015 12:00 • Editorial Department

Let’s look ahead to better times in 2015

One thing in common with most people chatting over Christmas was the comment, “where did the year go to?”

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2 Jan 2015 12:00 • Editorial Department

Increased use of real reindeer worrying

Dear Madam, - It is worrying to see the increased use of real reindeer in Christmas parades, ‘Santa’s grottos’ and other festive activities.

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2 Jan 2015 12:00 • Editorial Department

Fermanagh generosity helps Trocaire’s emergency aid work

Dear Madam, - I would like to thank your readers and all from Co. Fermanagh for their incredible support of Trocaire over the past year. We are extremely grateful to receive such generosity, which is changing lives in poor developing communities across the world.

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2 Jan 2015 12:00 • Editorial Department

Cuts will affect ground-breaking education programmes

Dear Madam, - Ground-breaking education programmes around digital literacy, technology, creativity and film are under threat, following proposed cuts to Northern Ireland Screen’s budget.

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