Daughter of bomb victim hits out at Legacy Bill

THE DAUGHTER of one of the victims of the 1987 Enniskillen bomb has branded the passing of the Troubles Legacy Bill as “disgusting”. Aileen Quinton, whose mother Alberta was one of the 12 people killed that day by the IRA explosive device, accused the British government of being on the same side as terrorists. The […]

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 […]

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Angry reaction to latest Enniskillen bomb setback

DISAPPOINTMENT: THE FAMILIES of the victims of the Enniskillen bomb have reacted angrily to two significant setbacks in their claims for compensation from Libya. The government has ruled out using frozen Libyan assets to compensate IRA victims and have decided not to publish a report which examined options for compensation.  To read more on this […]

Death of ‘irreplaceable’ member of farming community

TRIBUTES have been paid following the death of Derek Quinton (69), a man described fondly as “irreplaceable” and a character who will be sadly missed by many. He died peacefully on Thursday at the Royal Victoria Hospital after suffering pneumonia and breathing complications. Derek, brother of Aileen Quinton, was well known throughout the farming community […]

Enniskillen Bomb

Enniskillen bomb was an ‘atrocity’ -Sinn Fein candidate

IN WHAT is believed to be the first time Sinn Fein has openly condemned the Enniskillen Remembrance Day bombing, the party’s candidate in Friday’s presidential election has described it as an atrocity. Earlier this year local Sinn Fein councillor and then council chairman Stephen McCann sparked a walkout and no-confidence motion when he refused to […]