Opinion

23 Apr 2015 16:00 • How I See It with Denzil McDaniel

A lack of compassion is the start of inhumanity

The trial has started of a former Nazi SS guard, accused of being an accessory to the murder of at least 300,000 Jews in the Auschwitz concentration camp during World War Two.

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23 Apr 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

When elderly people feel like just a number

It is a indication of exactly what a society is like if you examine the way it treats its elderly.

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23 Apr 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

Fair play for workers who provide life-saving service

DEAR MADAM, - Recently there have been issues raised in relation to Paramedics in the Health Service, during the recent strike by public service staff ambulance personnel were denied their right to publicly demonstrate the problems they faced by their management’s strike breaking tactics of calling an adverse major incident.

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23 Apr 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

Refresh your memory, Mr Coyle

Dear Madam, - I have to say I was both bemused and amused by John Coyle’s recent comments about “neglect” and a “lack of vision” on tourism in Fermanagh during my tenure as Minister at the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment. Laughably, Mr Coyle also alleges there has been no enthusiasm on my part for promoting tourism in Fermanagh.

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23 Apr 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

Design a public transport system to meet people’s needs

Dear Madam, - The Northern Ireland Affairs Office Report on the effectiveness of public transport in Northern Ireland indicates that the Department for Regional Development needs to do more to get people out of their cars and onto public transport.

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23 Apr 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

Psychological support needed for people with diabetes

Dear Madam, - This week (April 20- 26) is Depression Awareness Week and Diabetes UK would like to take the opportunity to highlight the fact that many people with diabetes are suffering from this devastating condition.

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23 Apr 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

Please don’t put our swimming club out of existence

Dear Madam, - I have been associated with Enniskillen Lakelanders swimming club for the past 20 years.

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9 Apr 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

The troll has come out of the fairy tale and into our lives

For a percentage of the population the term troll simply refers to a character in a fairy tale.

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9 Apr 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

Beating bowel cancer

Dear Madam, - We’ve all been affected by bowel cancer in some way and know the devastating effect it can have on individuals and their families.

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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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