Ex-nursing chief seeking to stand for Sinn Fein

A FORMER nursing chief originally from Carrickmore is seeking nomination to stand as a candidate for Sinn Féin in Fermanagh South Tyrone in the upcoming election, it has been announced. Professor Pat Cullen, who has stood down as the General Secretary and Chief Executive of the Royal College of Nursing, confirmed this morning she will […]

Another confirmed candidate for Fermanagh election

ENNISKILLEN politician Paul Blake is set to throw his hat into the ring in the upcoming UK General Election. Mr Blake will stand for the Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) in the Fermanagh and South Tyrone constituency, in what is typically one of the hardest fought seats across the island. The Enniskillen man was […]

Cabinet Office’s view was to ‘let Bobby Sands die’

A NEW book by a respected Irish journalist has revealed the ultra-hard line a top civil servant had on the hunger strikes and that the Cabinet office’s approach to Bobby Sands was “let the hoor die”. In his memoir, ‘Eyewitness to War and Peace’, journalist Eamonn Mallie said he was shocked by the ferocity of the language […]

New proposals would see Fermanagh South Tyrone include parts of Armagh!

PROPOSED changes to the local electoral boundary area could soon see the constituency of Fermanagh and South Tyrone taking in parts of Armagh. Last week the Boundary Commission for Northern Ireland published its plans for the 2023 Review of Parliamentary Constituency Boundaries. These proposals will see around 20 local government wards moved, and over 50 that […]

Gildernew warns Orange Order getting the vote out for Elliott

MICHELLE GILDERNEW is warning voters that every last vote counts and claims the turnout within unionism will be higher in this year’s general election because, she claims, the Orange Order is playing a key role in mobilising support for her main rival, the UUP’s Tom Elliott.