Opinion

16 Oct 2014 13:00 • Editorial Department

Why do we hide our light under a bushel?

In Fermanagh, we have got something that lots of other places want and we say little to nothing about it.

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16 Oct 2014 13:00 • Editorial Department

Dylan appreciated help and prayers

Dear Madam, - In relation to your feature in last week’s edition, I wish to thank you for covering the story of Dylan Smith’s illness so well.

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16 Oct 2014 13:00 • Editorial Department

Derek should be treated with respect

DEAR MADAM - I was surprised to read your article on Derek Chambers. I worked with Derek at Florencecourt on the National Trust and always found him to be a helpful decent person and a good boss to work for. I am saddened to think that he is being treated like this after all the service he has given to Florencecourt over the years. I have always found him to be a good person and very helpful to us when we worked with him.

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16 Oct 2014 13:00 • Editorial Department

Charity registration

Dear Madam, - I would like to thank Mr Henderson of the Co. Fermanagh Section, Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association, for his recent letter to your paper, and assure him that the Charity Commission does take on board all comments we receive when reviewing and updating our guidance, policies and processes.

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16 Oct 2014 13:00 • Editorial Department

Double standards

Dear Madam, - This has to be one of the most dastardly acts ever by the present establishment. A man is hounded because he has had the ingenuity to adapt an outbuilding on his farm into a bachelor pad for his own private use. Also to threaten that ‘they’ have not finished with him yet. Where, oh where, are our human rights?

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16 Oct 2014 13:00 • How I See It with Denzil McDaniel

We’ve come a long way, but clearly not far enough

It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World” is an old movie starring Spencer Tracey. The film’s opening sees a car speeding like crazy along the roads. Suddenly, the driver loses control and sails off a cliff. I know what you’re thinking. Stormont.

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9 Oct 2014 13:00 • Editorial Department

Positive signs of recovery for alcohol addicts

The fact that women are sitting around a table discussing their alcohol addiction problems already shows they have begun their recovery process.

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9 Oct 2014 13:00 • Editorial Department

We need action this day on cancer drug inequality

Dear Madam, - The calculation and collation of statistics can indicate some very cruel consequences.

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9 Oct 2014 13:00 • Editorial Department

Honour to host victims at European Parliament

Dear Madam, - On September 25 it was an immense honour to host a group of over 20 innocent victims from the Ely Centre in Enniskillen at the European Parliament to share their experiences on the European stage.

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9 Oct 2014 13:00 • Editorial Department

Equitable access to cancer drugs not available

Dear Madam, - Last week’s Impartial Reporter contained many inspiring and moving stories from cancer sufferers in our county who have each shown tremendous courage despite the great personal strain both they and their families have been under.

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9 Oct 2014 13:00 • Editorial Department

What support for the ‘small man’?

Dear Madam, - So the combined might of the judicial system and the planning authorities has come down on a small farmer, of modest means, living in a converted out-building on his farm.

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9 Oct 2014 13:00 • Editorial Department

Gory object inappropriate

Dear Madam, - An imitation of a severed human head is on show as part of a Hallowe’en display in a shop window in Enniskillen.

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9 Oct 2014 13:00 • Editorial Department

Nothing good about fracking

DEAR MADAM - As regards the letter in a recent issue referring to FDC and fracking the letter writer states “I must put my hands up and admit not to having an in-depth knowledge of the pros and cons of fracking.”

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9 Oct 2014 09:30 • How I See It with Denzil McDaniel

First principle of politics: help the people you serve

The comedian Groucho Marx once said, “These are my principles. If you don’t like them….. I’ve got others!”

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2 Oct 2014 13:00 • Editorial Department

Brave men and women break the taboo

Today The Impartial Reporter pays tribute to the brave men and women who have spoken out about their experience with cancer in this newspaper.

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2 Oct 2014 13:00 • Editorial Department

Provide a location for drifting scene

Dear Madam, - I saw a post on the PNSI facebook page asking the public to tell on the offenders marking the roads which I thought was stooping a little low. We all know this is illegal but is this not antagonising the situation?

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2 Oct 2014 13:00 • Editorial Department

No pros to doing deals with the oil sector

Dear Madam, - In reply to last week’s open letter to Fermanagh District Council, although not on the FDC, I am a Councillor on Fermanagh and Omagh District Council. I’d like to state in my opinion that there are no pros to doing any deals with the oil and gas sector.

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2 Oct 2014 13:00 • Editorial Department

Plea for removal of concrete where slide used to be

Dear Madam, - You recently printed a story in August 2014 regarding the removal of a slide in the play park in Old Rossorry due to it being unsafe and where the children had expressed their disappointed that is now gone.

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2 Oct 2014 13:00 • Editorial Department

Welfare cuts - the impact on Fermanagh

Dear Madam, - Last Saturday afternoon along with fellow party activists, we took to the streets of Fermanagh and other counties across the North to highlight the issue of Tory cuts, misleadingly referred to as ‘Welfare Reform’.

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2 Oct 2014 13:00 • Editorial Department

Charity registration

DEAR MADAM - My attention has been drawn to recent press correspondence wherein it has been stated by the Chief Executive of the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland that charity registration is free of charge. I feel obliged to point out that the issue is not the registration fee but the matter of registration itself.

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