Hundreds of pigs saved in Irvinestown farm fire

FIREFIGHTERS have been commended for bringing a fire on a farm near Irvinestown under control. Alongside swift action from those on the property hundreds of pigs were saved. Nine appliances attended the incident, two from Strabane fire station and one each from Enniskillen, Irvinestown, Omagh, Dromore, Fintona, Clogher and Belleek fire stations. A spokesman for […]

Controversial Derrylin pig farm proposals are rejected

PLANS for a controversial pig farm close on the edge of Derrylin have been rejected.  There had been fierce opposition from the local community to the proposed development, which would have included a shed catering for over 1,000 pigs, with over 700 objections lodged against the plans.  Throughout the process the community had stressed it […]

Pig farm opponents to step up action

THE DERRYLIN Community Action Group has vowed to step up its campaign against the location of a proposed pig farm close to the town.  In April a planning application was lodged with for a piggery on the Doon Road to cater for 1,000 fattener pigs. Well in the region of 650 objections were lodged against […]

‘People power’ to voice opposition to planned pig farm

A HUGE crowd is expected for a public meeting due to be held next week on the proposed pig farm in Derrylin.  Organised by the Derrylin Community Association, the meeting will take place at St Ninnidh’s Hall next Thursday, July 25th, at 8pm. While the meeting will not focus solely on the planned piggery, and […]