SDLP man plays down reports of Fianna Fail merger

THE SDLP still has important work to do in the North and any merger with Fianna Fail should not jeopardise that mission.  That was the message from a local SDLP representative after it emerged yesterday (Tuesday) the party were at an advance stage of negotiations regarding a “phased integration” with Fianna Fail. According to the […]

‘Fianna Fail can make a go of it in Fermanagh’

FIANNA Fail could make a go of it in Fermanagh, but not in time for the next council elections. That’s the view of former SDLP party councillor John O’Kane, who was responding to recent reports the southern party were in negotiations to join forces with the SDLP to contest the upcoming council elections. “That has […]

Brexit forces Blacklion postmistress to bow out

Dymphna Stewart is preparing for her last Christmas as the village postmistress in Blacklion. News that she will step down from the role in the New Year due to the implications of Brexit has come as a blow to the small Cavan community.    Ms Stewart says that the volume of business in the busy […]