St Catherine’s teacher takes up vice principal role


      A LONG-SERVING teacher at St Catherine’s Primary School has proudly taken up the post of vice principal.   Succeeding Nuala Kerr, Jennifer Doherty hopes to continue upholding the school’s ethos of inclusive education and opportunities for all.   With the school year underway, Miss Doherty, who has taught at St Catherine’s for […]


Strabane company’s purple reign


  A STRABANE  company has been awarded exclusive property maintenance for a leading online estate agent.   Speaking to the Strabane Chronicle this week, John McGuinness of Strabane Handyman Services says he’s delighted at the development.   “As far as I know, they (Purple Bricks) stumbled across us on the internet and after that they […]


International Peace Run arrives in Strabane


  THE Sri Chinmoy Oneness–Home Peace Run arrived in Strabane this week, visiting two local schools.   The Peace Run, a global torch relay that seeks to promote international friendship and understanding was launched in 1987 and over the past 30 years has been carried over 395,000 miles.   According to organisers, the run is […]


New principal hopes to build on Holy Cross success stor


    THE new principal of Holy Cross College has said she hopes to continue the school’s stellar record of achievement and inclusivity.    With the academic year  at Holy Cross College underway, new head teacher Claire Bradley has been busy getting to grips with overseeing the learning and development of over 1,500 pupils.   […]


Lidl’s £6m investment for Strabane


  SUPERMARKET chain Lidl’s imminent investment in Strabane is set to top £6million.   Back in May the German company initially revealed  that  they had bought Strabane Shopping Park. At that stage the investment was  believed to be in the region of £3million – however the  full extent of the multi-million pound plans  have only […]


Young teachers forced to emigrate due to lack of jobs


WITH ever increasing pressure on permanent teaching posts across the North, more and more young educators are now being forced to move abroad to gain employment. Until now, newly qualified teachers have relied heavily on subbing positions or maternity posts to help build experience, but this temporary work is not always guaranteed. As a result, […]