Question Time coming to the Alley in November

    ONE of the nation’s most popular political debate programmes, Question Time, is coming to Strabane later this year.   Broadcasting from the Alley Theatre on Thursday November 1, locals are now being afforded the opportunity to be part of the audience and perhaps even ask a question.   Running since 1979, Question Time […]

Football match for meningitis taking place tomorrow

    A KIND-HEARTED Strabane man is busy organising a significant charity football match for the fourth year in a row.   Liverpool football enthusiast, Shaun Hamilton’s charity match is now in it’s fourth year, and will once again see fans of Liverpool FC pit themselves against Manchester United supporters.   As ever, the match […]

Mass exodus as locals prepare for Papal visit

  HUNDREDS of people from across Strabane are expected to travel to Dublin today for the first papal visit to these shores in almost 40 years.   With three buses running from Strabane alone and with many more people making the journey by car, overall the event is set to attract over half a million […]

Begley criticises stop and search border zone

West Tyrone MP Órfhlaith Begley has criticised proposed legislation which would create one mile border zone where the public would be stopped, searched and detained.   She said the controversial powers are contained in the Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill.   “It is concerning that some parts of Strabane would fall into the proposed one […]

Painting of kerbstones ‘will not be tolerated’

  THE painting of kerb stones will not be tolerated in Sion Mills, a community activist has warned.   Andy Patton was speaking out after part of a kerb off Main Street in the village was painted in green, white and orange overnight on Wednesday of last week.   This week, Mr Patton says that […]

Call for members to get rebate for Riversdale closure

CONCERNS have been raised this week about Riversdale users who have pre-paid for facilities which are now unavailable. Refurbishment works are currently ongoing at the local leisure centre, as part of a £60,000 upgrade to shower and changing facilities. Announced earlier this year, the development however has necessitated the closure of the swimming pool, health […]

Ethnic group ‘blown away’ by support for Diwali

    A MEMBER of a local ethnic association has said she is “blown away” by the amount of support they have received for a community festival which failed to secure any funding from council this year.    Two weeks ago, members of Strabane Ethnic Community Association (SECA) vented their fury at Derry City and […]

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 […]