FIFTY five per cent of people living in the West of the Province are in fuel poverty, Independent Unionist Raymond Farrell has told a meeting of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council.

“I think it's alarming that here in Northern Ireland and the West we have something in the region of 55 per cent of people in fuel poverty and the struggles that those people are having to make as we come in to the winter season,” the Erne North councillor told the Chamber last Tuesday.