Opinion

26 Mar 2015 15:30 • How I See It with Denzil McDaniel

It’s about time the people were the real winners

In the brilliant movie “The Commitments”, Jimmy Rabbite holds auditions in his Dublin housing estate home for a new band, when queues form outside. He asks one lad what he plays. I play a bit of football, comes the reply, and when Jimmy asks what musical instrument he plays as he’s forming a group, the young fella admits he doesn’t. Well why are you here, says Jimmy, and he explains his presence: “Well, I saw everyone else lining up, so I thought you were selling drugs.”

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26 Mar 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

A new era in local government

After more than 40 years in existence, Fermanagh District Council will disappear at midnight on March 31.

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26 Mar 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

We need a 32 county referendum

Dear Madam - The Sean MacDiarmada 1916 Society Fermanagh take to task Michelle Gildernew of Sinn Fein’s double-speak and misleading attempts to portray a Border Poll in the same context as an All-Ireland referendum.

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26 Mar 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

Removing public transport in congested town defies logic

DEAR MADAM - The announcement by Translink that they are placing three local services under review is deeply worrying and will be of great concern to many people in this area who rely on public transport to get about.

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26 Mar 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

Work of the country roads litter louts exposed

Dear Madam - Walk or cycle along most of our local country roads on a sunny breezy March day and our eyes are most likely to be irritated by the sight of the shining metal of coke cans, beer cans and plastic bottles of different shapes and sizes, and add in the crumpled “take away” food boxes.

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26 Mar 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

Trout angling should be given priority status

DEAR MADAM - I refer to an article in last week’s edition of “Stormont Files” by Rodney Edwards regarding “Fisheries Plan Consultation.”

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19 Mar 2015 15:00 • How I See It with Denzil McDaniel

Show a little respect

We might not all burst into singing “Hail glorious St. Patrick”, be it would seem these days that both sides now celebrate the Christian virtues of the patron saint.

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19 Mar 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

We back one mum’s fight against bullying

This week, Jennifer Gallagher, the mother of 15 year old Josh Gallagher, has bravely spoken of her plans to provide practical and meaningful help for any child being bullied or their parent or guardian who is worried about them being bullied.

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19 Mar 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

Stone circle site now a wasteland

Dear Madam, - The bulldozing of the Enniskillen crannog by the Roads Service was just the latest of series of disasters involving the DOE’s Northern Ireland Environment Agency.

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19 Mar 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

Every penny spent on planning training is well invested

Dear Madam, - I was surprised by Councillor Farrell’s comments about the Study Visit to East Ayrshire and its cost to the ratepayers.

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12 Mar 2015 16:00 • How I See It with Denzil McDaniel

Test questions for those running education

Recently I attended one of those school meetings where parents get to discuss their children’s progress with teachers; and one of the teachers of my teenage son had something interesting to say.

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12 Mar 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

Where is our leadership now when we need it most?

For many in the various public sectors involved in the strike action across Northern Ireland tomorrow(Friday), their action is fully justified as there is a threat hanging over many of their jobs.

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12 Mar 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

Less spin and real delivery needed

Dear Madam, - SF must think everybody is naive when pretending they say: Gerry was never a so called freedom fighter because he says so?

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12 Mar 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

Carleton 2015 not to be missed

Dear Madam, - News from the Clogher Valley is that the upcoming Carleton Summer School is shaping up to be as lively and varied as ever. Members of the committee have been busy finalising details for the annual celebration of one of Tyrone’s most illustrious writers.

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12 Mar 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

Still time to wear it, beat it

Dear Madam, - As you may already know on the first Friday of the month, 6 February, we asked people across Northern Ireland to “Wear it. Beat it.” for British Heart Foundation (BHF) Northern Ireland and join us this Heart Month in the fight for every heartbeat.

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12 Mar 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

Kindness shown after fall appreciated

Dear Madam, - I had quite a bad fall on the pavement outside Donnelly Motors in Enniskillen on February 25. Several people came to my aid and stayed with me until the ambulance arrived.

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5 Mar 2015 15:00

It’s hard, but sometimes harsh words should be said

According to Elton John’s song, sorry is the hardest word. It’s a phrase we often hear, and right enough, we all find it hard to admit we’re wrong. And harder still to say sorry.

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5 Mar 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

Family discussions at heart of organ donation

Organ donation is an emotive subject for many but perhaps the positive aspects of discussing this are the moving stories of patients undergoing transplants and leading new lives.

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5 Mar 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

Courthouse closure will deny and delay justice

Dear Madam, - The intention of David Ford, the Minister of Justice for Northern Ireland, to close Enniskillen Courthouse, is as stupid as the decision of a former Government of Northern Ireland to close the important rail link to Enniskillen in 1957.

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5 Mar 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

A reasonable request

Dear Madam, - I am a newcomer to Fermanagh from the South, although I come actually from the East and the country near Dundalk.

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