Opinion

23 Oct 2014 20:00

Stand up and I’ll stand with you

Do you ever think that parts of your life were like scenes from the television show “Dallas”? No, not all money, glamour, teeth and shoulder pads. But the one where Bobby Ewing emerges from the shower and everything that apparently had happened was actually just a dream.

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23 Oct 2014 13:00 • Editorial Department

It would be magical to permanently mark life of artistic genius

This month offers a brief window of opportunity for anyone who loves to be amazed and humbled by artistic genius to take in the work of model maker Gordon Johnson in all its wonder.

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23 Oct 2014 13:00 • Editorial Department

SWAH should be praised

Dear Madam, - With so much criticism of the SWAH, I felt I needed to express my views of the SWAH after my recent unfortunate motorbike accident.

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23 Oct 2014 13:00 • Editorial Department

Delighted action being taken against selfish dog owners

Dear Madam, - Further to last week’s edition in relation to a fine for dog fouling, I am delighted to see that Fermanagh District Council is finally beginning to take action in respect of the selfish behaviour of some dog owners.

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23 Oct 2014 13:00 • Editorial Department

No issue with legal requirement of charity registration

Dear Madam, - I refer to the letter of the Chief Executive of the Charity Commission published in last week’s issue of your newspaper.

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23 Oct 2014 13:00 • Editorial Department

New bill will make sex working more dangerous

Dear Madam, - We, as sex workers are devastated to hear about the news that the purchase of sex will be criminalised in Northern Ireland under the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Further Provisions and Support for Victims) Bill.

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23 Oct 2014 13:00 • Editorial Department

School meal that would not be out of place in a hotel

Dear Madam, - As I leave Enniskillen Integrated Primary School having been on a lunch date with my two children I felt compelled to put pen to paper.

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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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