Man who died in crash had just buried grandmother

THE MAN killed following a traffic crash near Fivemiletown early on Tuesday morning had buried his grandmother the day before.  Liam Mulligan, aged 28, and from the Fivemiletown area, died following a one vehicle road traffic collision on the Belfast Road. He had buried his grandmother Margaret Green, the previous day in Brookeborough. The single […]

Community ‘steps out’ for St Mary’s Primary School

HUNDREDS took to the streets of Fivemiletown over the weekend in a show of support for St Mary’s Primary School in Fivemiletown. Parents, pupils, politicians, clergy and many members of the wider community made up the 500-strong crowd that “stepped out” on Saturday morning and walked from St Mary’s Church to the much-loved school, which has been slated for closure […]

Enrolment surges at school threatened with closure

A LOCAL school that is being threatened with closure saw its enrolment surge by more than 30 percent last year – higher than any other school of its kind in the North. Last week local church and political leaders hit out at the Council for the Catholic Maintained Schools (CCMS) for refusing to withdraw its […]

Community support can still help save St Mary’s Primary

THE support of the local community can keep St Mary’s Primary School in Fivemiletown going, campaigners maintain. Plans for the school’s closure came to light after it was revealed by the Education Authority (EA) that it had received a request from the Council for Catholic Maintained Schools (CCMS) to “discontinue” the school with effect from August […]

Farrell stood down by Munster over French court case

IRELAND rugby union international Chris Farrell from Fivemiletown has been stood down with immediate effect by Munster amid a legal case in France. The Bordeaux Court of Appeal in France confirmed last week the centre, who has made 15 appearances for Ireland, had been charged with the alleged non-prevention of crime in the Grenoble rugby club rape […]