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Suspended sentence for man who pretended to be friend


A NEWTOWNBUTLER man who pretended gave police two false names, even using his friend’s birth certificate and bank card, has been given a suspended sentence for fraud. Christopher Russell (55) of Clones Road appeared at Enniskillen Magistrates Court on Monday via video link from Omagh Police Station, after being arrested at the weekend, where he pleaded […]

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Lunney kidnapping ‘ringleader’ named


THE UNNAMED defendant convicted of the serious assault and abduction of Mannok director Kevin Lunney has been named. Last week the High Court in Dublin lifted a ban preventing the identity of Alan Harte (40) of Island Quay Apartments, East Wall being revealed. Last month Harte was handed a 30 year prison sentence for his role […]

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Suspended sentence for landlord who fled police during drugs search


A LANDLORD who fled from police during a search on a house he had rented out has been given a suspended sentence for drugs supply charges. Saulius Pakuckas (44) who now lives at Ard Cluan, Clones but had previously lived in Fermanagh, appeared at Enniskillen Magistrates Court for sentencing on four drugs charges. These were […]

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McKenna up for the challenge as Ipswich manager


By Mark McGoldrick WHEN rumours began to circulate last week that Kieran McKenna was among the candidates for the vacant Ipswich Town hotseat, there was a mixed reaction and a lot of surprise. How could a man from rural Fermanagh get a job at one of the oldest and most popular football clubs like Ipswich […]

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Enniskillen relatives ‘heartbroken’ over amnesty plans


TWO RELATIVES of victims of the Enniskillen bomb have spoken about their ‘shock’ and ‘heartbreak’ at British government plans to prevent future prosecutions of either paramilitaries or members of security forces for atrocities that took place during the Troubles. In what is effectively an amnesty for the perpetrators of violence here, the government’s plan would […]