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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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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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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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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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26 Feb 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

More services needed for older people

Over the next decade, the number of older people in Northern Ireland is set to increase by 25 per cent but that those aged 85 or more, will rise by 50 per cent during the same period.

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19 Feb 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

The courage of these families is inspirational

In the last week the community of Fermanagh has been plunged into grief at the death of a bright, intelligent and talented boy about whom only praise has been spoken.

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12 Feb 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

BAFTA award should inspire young people

This county is full of successes when you look at the our records on the sports field, in industry and commerce, in education and in culture.

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5 Feb 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

Rural economy suffers in latest blow to farmers

With volatile prices often connected to events on a global scale, farmers find it difficult to get an idea of farmgate prices a year or two ahead.

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29 Jan 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

Futures of glass plants look more certain after buy-out

Everyone has been left in doubt that the futures of the former Quinn Glass factory at Derrylin and its sister plant in Cheshire are much safer, following the acquisition by Spanish company, Vidrala

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22 Jan 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

Fermanagh should be proud of its own

We might often regret the fact that many of our younger people have left this county and sometimes this Province to achieve study and career ambitions elsewhere.

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15 Jan 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

It’s time for constructive talks to keep our services running

It’s difficult to imagine that in an era with such technological advances and self government, we would not expect scenes of householders clambering to get emergency supplies of bottled water or businesses resorting to desperate measures to ensure they produced their goods or schools closing because they could not ensure hygiene and safety of their pupils.

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8 Jan 2015 13:00 • Editorial Department

Surely we owe the respect of our emergency services by funding them

When you open your phone book and look at the emergency call services available in Northern Ireland by dialling 999, you will see Fire, Police, Ambulance, Coastguard, Cave Rescue and Mountain Rescue listed.

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2 Jan 2015 12:00 • Editorial Department

Let’s look ahead to better times in 2015

One thing in common with most people chatting over Christmas was the comment, “where did the year go to?”

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11 Dec 2014 14:00 • Editorial Department

Surely emergency shelter must be given to the homeless

Approaching Christmas we immediately think of all those vulnerable people who might not have the opportunity to celebrate this season of goodwill.

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4 Dec 2014 13:00 • Editorial Department

Roads pose a challenge for drivers in winter

This week’s fatal road accident outside Newtownbutler brings it home to all us once again, how precious life is and the dangers when using the roads.

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4 Dec 2014 13:00 • Editorial Department

Crazy that farmers denied entitlements because they have planted trees

Dear Madam, - Just to add to the letters submitted regarding DARD’s refusal to include areas Planted with Native Trees in Single Farm Payment.

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27 Nov 2014 13:00 • Editorial Department

A little bit of respect

As yesterday dawned, the Secretary of State issued a missive via twitter that summed up that her mood about the inter-party talks that was hardly hopeful: “We’ve reached a critical stage of these talks. There’s been some positive work by all the parties but the chances of clinching a final deal look slim. Significant differences of view remain between the parties.”

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20 Nov 2014 13:00 • Editorial Department

Inevitable sadness at changes after serving communities for decades

Just less than a quarter of Fermanagh’s post offices are to be modernised in the coming months, with most relocating to retail stores.

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13 Nov 2014 13:00 • Editorial Department

Remembrance takes on greater significance

At least once every year, the bustle of and noisy clatter of everyday life is hushed as people individually and collectively record their private reflections on the huge numbers of servicemen and women who gave their lives in world wars and military campaigns.

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6 Nov 2014 13:00 • Editorial Department

Are we in for a gloomy winter ahead?

The likely effects of the tough budgetry measures adopted by the Northern Ireland Executive in all departments are beginning to be realised by the public.

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