Tyrone edge Monaghan in gripping All-Ireland semi-final


LET the hype machine go into overdrive – Tyrone have qualified for the All-Ireland SFC final for only the sixth time in our proud history. This crop of players could easily have folded under the pressure of emulating their legendary counterparts from the noughties, but they played their part in yet another dramatic finish to […]


Chamber president recaps ‘very successful year’


Martin Gallen, far right, addresses the AGM in Strabane. EMBARKING on his second year as president of the Strabane Chamber of Commerce, Martin Gallen has reiterated his message that when it comes to business, there is strength in numbers. Elected at the recent chamber AGM in Masala in Strabane, Mr Gallen was returned as president […]


Omagh Bomb 20 years – events to mark anniversary


A SERIES of commemorative events are taking place in Omagh over the next week as the community comes together to mark the 20th anniversary of the devastating Real IRA car bomb attack. On Sunday, Omagh Support and Self Help Group (OSSHG) is holding its annual interdenominational service, entitled ‘A Time of Remembrance and Hope’, at […]


Taoiseach criticised over Omagh bomb anniversary snub


A DECISION by the Taoiseach and British Secretary of State not to attend this weekend’s 20th anniversary commemoration of the Omagh bombing atrocity has been slammed as ‘disrespectful and a snub’ by the Omagh Support and Self Help Group, which is helping to organise the event. Commemorations marking two decades since the atrocity are taking […]


Rural crime in Tyrone climbs to £500,000


THE cost of rural crime has risen by a staggering 61.9 percent in Tyrone, the highest increase out of all the counties in the North.  In 2017, almost £500,000 of equipment, feed and vehicles was pilfered from farms across Tyrone, revealing a county-wide crime epidemic that is costing local farmers dearly.    The shocking figures […]


Long live the King’s House


THE housing association behind the redevelopment of one of Strabane’s best known residential buildings, King’s House, have been commended for “breathi