Opinion

24 Jul 2014 13:00 • Editorial Department

Public can decide once more information is available

This week is a significant one in terms of the controversial issue of fracking and whether it will go ahead in Fermanagh or not.

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24 Jul 2014 13:00 • Editorial Department

Union totally opposed to hospital car parking charges

Dear Madam, - We in UNISON are totally opposed to any car parking charges that are going to implemented in the SWAH.

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24 Jul 2014 13:00 • Editorial Department

Motoring public thanked for support of local office

Dear Madam, - This is a sad day (Thursday, July 17) for Enniskillen and Fermanagh with the closure of Enniskillen Motor Tax Office.

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24 Jul 2014 13:00 • Editorial Department

Abortion is fundamental to all other rights to life

Dear Madam, - In her interesting article about life in Washington and her continuing development and education as a person, in the Impartial Reporter 17.07.14, Kylie Noble states the following as a guiding principle: “What I cannot accept is politics founded upon oppression and inequality ----”. I think that most people would find this statement of principle commendable.

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24 Jul 2014 13:00 • Editorial Department

Stay out of quarries this summer

DEAR MADAM, - Last year, during a two-month period of unusually warm weather, six people drowned in former quarry lakes across the UK.

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24 Jul 2014 13:00 • Editorial Department

There will be ‘no fracking’ in Ireland

Dear Madam, - They can move all the equipment they like. There will be NO Fracking in Ireland.

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24 Jul 2014 13:00 • Editorial Department

Questions over security team at proposed drill site

Dear Madam, -I was present on Monday evening at the anti-fracking protest held outside the Acheson and Glover quarry and want to rise my concerns about the “security” present there.

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17 Jul 2014 13:00 • Editorial Department

Social media plays major role in happy ending to missing woman

The power of social media and the media in general has been credited with helping in the astonishing discovery of missing Enniskillen woman, Nollaig O’Connor.

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17 Jul 2014 13:00 • Editorial Department

Good community relations on bus trip

Dear Madam, - A pleasant kind of ‘confrontation’ took place recently when the members of the Enniskillen Parkinsons’ Society group were on their way to Westport for their annual three-day holiday.

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17 Jul 2014 13:00 • Editorial Department

Elderly care not being properly funded

Dear Madam, - I would like to express my disgust at the provision of elderly care in Fermanagh at the moment. It is clear there is a complete moral deficit in the treatment of our elderly citizens.

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17 Jul 2014 13:00 • Editorial Department

Universal postal service is being challenged

Dear Madam, - Royal Mail and its postmen and women are proud to provide the Universal Service to all 29 million addresses the length and breadth of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

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10 Jul 2014 09:30 • Editorial Department

Deaths of our young people extremely sad

This week, once again, the pages of our newspaper feature stories of the deaths of young people, some from freak accidents and others through health issues.

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10 Jul 2014 09:30 • Editorial Department

More efforts needed to stop gambling addiction

Dear Madam, - I wonder how many parents read or paid any heed to the brilliant letter on May 29, “Scourge is profiting from the young and vulnerable”. I want to reiterate every word in that letter. If you are a parent I would urge you to please look it up on the internet.

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10 Jul 2014 09:30 • Editorial Department

Whose archaeology is it anyway?

Dear Madam, - Two volumes of the Archaeological Survey of County Fermanagh, by the DOE, were published recently. In the introduction, 70 people were cited as being involved. I was one of them, having discovered three quarters of all the known prehistoric monuments in Fermanagh under a contract from the DOE by 1994.

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10 Jul 2014 09:30 • Editorial Department

Tamboran want to be transparent with public

Dear Madam, - Tamboran promised in 2011/12 to be fully transparent with the public with regards to their plans and timeline for drilling and fracking in Fermanagh.

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10 Jul 2014 09:30 • Editorial Department

Education standards too high to go through with amalgamation

Dear Madam, - I am writing in support of the abandonment of the proposal to bring about the amalgamation of the Collegiate Grammar School and Portora Royal School. Educating girls is the single most important step towards a better world, and the Collegiate does this so well.

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10 Jul 2014 09:30 • Editorial Department

Sad that one school was allowed to stay open and the other to close

Dear Madam, - It was with deep disappointment that I read in the paper recently that Minister O’Dowd had saved the High School in Brollagh. Although it wasn’t because he saved the school, I am very pleased for them. It was the fact that he had not given us in Lisnaskea High School the same chance to explore the shared model which had been put forward for it.

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3 Jul 2014 09:30 • How I See It with Denzil McDaniel

Alf, Nobby, Chopper and Luis: spot the difference

bit of needle between footballing nations isn’t exactly new.

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3 Jul 2014 09:30 • Editorial Department

How old do you need to be to stop being a carer?

For many families, the normal routine will be children growing up and leaving the family home to begin new careers and their own family lives.

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3 Jul 2014 09:30 • Editorial Department

Integrated PS is not under-subscribed

Dear Madam, - I am writing to you in relation to an article printed in your paper on June 26 regarding the delay in the new build of the Model Primary School.

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