Opinion

26 Feb 2015 16:00 • How I See It with Denzil McDaniel

How would you feel if they decided to close the hospital?

Here’s a tough question for you: we have a brand new multi-million pound hospital on our doorstep here in Enniskillen. But, would you be prepared to give it up if you were convinced that by doing so you would see a massive improvement in our overall health service?

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26 Feb 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

More services needed for older people

Over the next decade, the number of older people in Northern Ireland is set to increase by 25 per cent but that those aged 85 or more, will rise by 50 per cent during the same period.

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26 Feb 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

Who asked for a rates increase?

Dear Madam, - Who in Fermanagh asked for a rates increase?

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26 Feb 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

Roll on May 7

Dear Madam, - At last! The DUP in Fermanagh have seen the light! Given the efforts that they are going to seek Ulster Unionists candidates for the Westminster elections is a final recognition that the only way to get rid of the current absentee incumbent is to unite behind the Ulster Unionist team in Fermanagh.

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26 Feb 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

No positive international interest in Enniskillen crannog

Dear Madam, - The Enniskillen crannog has gone. Without even a decent burial. While it was on the way out, the people who were escorting it off the premises were strangely quoting as saying in 2012 that it was “unprecedented” and it was “of international importance”. Its remnants were buried under a new road in March 2013 in a foregone conclusion, as if they were pieces of discarded litter.

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26 Feb 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

Sleepless in Castle Street

Dear Madam, - It has been brought to my attention that over the last few months there has been a considerable amount of noise being created by drivers rallying up and down Castle Street, Irvinestown at night on weekends.

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19 Feb 2015 18:00 • How I See It with Denzil McDaniel

A family’s example in their darkest hour

Late last Wednesday night, my 13-year-old son was tucked up in bed. I popped in just to make sure, pulled the quilt up over him and told him I thought the world of him. Men, and boys, don’t do chat very well, we don’t express our feelings often enough.

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19 Feb 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

The courage of these families is inspirational

In the last week the community of Fermanagh has been plunged into grief at the death of a bright, intelligent and talented boy about whom only praise has been spoken.

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19 Feb 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

South West Hospital is truly magnificent

Dear Madam, - I would like, through the pages of the Impartial Reporter to thank the staff in the new South West Acute Hospital, and specifically those on Ward 8.

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19 Feb 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

Shifting the blame

DEAR MADAM, - I was intrigued to read a reply to my letter in your paper from DUP Councillor David Mahon. By the tone of the letter, it seems I have touched a raw nerve with the DUP Press Office.

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19 Feb 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

A fair swap?

Dear Madam, - I am delighted to see in last week’s paper that the DUP in Fermanagh and South Tyrone are finally coming to their senses and realising that the only way for Unionism to win back the Westminster seat is for them to stand aside to row in behind an Ulster Unionist Party candidate which is in the ascendancy right across the constituency.

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12 Feb 2015 17:00 • How I See It with Denzil McDaniel

Money makes the world go around

In the classic comedy “Only Fools and Horses” we all remember the episode when Del entered one of Rodney’s paintings in a competition and won a holiday to Spain.

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12 Feb 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

BAFTA award should inspire young people

This county is full of successes when you look at the our records on the sports field, in industry and commerce, in education and in culture.

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12 Feb 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

Disappointing comments about courthouse

Dear Madam, - Republicans in Fermanagh have slammed the recent comments of Sinn Fein MLA Sean Lynch’s distress and upset at the possible closure of Enniskillen courthouse.

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12 Feb 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

Forget flags - hospitals are the issue

DEAR MADAM, - I would like to ask our MPs in power- what will be their response to that so-called expert’s advice on closing a number of hospitals?

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12 Feb 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

Is it any wonder education is dominating the agenda?

Dear Madam, - Education was dominating the Agenda again in last week’s local papers. Is it any wonder?

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12 Feb 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

Department of Education seems to be arguing against its former self

Dear Madam, - I was Principal of the Collegiate in the early 1990s when last the WELB published a development proposal to merge Portora and the Collegiate.

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5 Feb 2015 17:00 • How I See It with Denzil McDaniel

Did Stephen Fry do Christians a favour with his attack on God?

The actor and comedian Stephen Fry may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but I happen to like him.

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5 Feb 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

Rural economy suffers in latest blow to farmers

With volatile prices often connected to events on a global scale, farmers find it difficult to get an idea of farmgate prices a year or two ahead.

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5 Feb 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

Can Devenish building plans be viewed by public?

Dear Madam, - I am writing on behalf of a number of parents who have voiced concerns over the proposed Devensih College new build and the lack of clarity regarding the plans and time frame.

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