Hume remembered as political colossus & man of courage

NOBEL Peace Prize winner John Hume has died at the age of 83. Mr Hume, who was instrumental in the Good Friday agreement, died in a Derry nursing home following a long illness. He was a founding member of the SDLP in 1970 and led the party from 1979 until 2001. Reitred SDLP councillor John […]

‘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 […]

£30k pay-out for retiring councillors

TWO of Fermanagh’s longest serving, and most respected councillors have said they will not stand for re-election to the new Fermanagh and Omagh council, which will make them eligible for the newly introduced councillor severance scheme.