Confusion reigns over ramifications of A5 High Court ruling

CONFUSION continues to reign this week over the ramifications of a High Court ruling to quash decision to proceed with the new A5 dual carriageway.
The Department of Regional Development (DRD) have been navigating uncharted legal territory since Monday, when Minister Danny Kennedy Minister confirmed he would not appeal Mr Justice Stephens’ ruling.

Effluent from farm found in Owenkillew River

A NEWTOWNSTEWART man will have to pay over £1,000 after effluent from his farm found its way into the Owenkillew River.
Gordon McFarland of Killymore Road pleaded guilty to the single charge of polluting the waterway last year.

Man told police to ‘shove their caution’

“SHOVE your caution” was the retort to police officers who attempted to speak to a Strabane man after he flicked them the middle finger.
Peter Doherty (43) of Glen Road admitted disorderly behaviour at Strabane court on Thursday.

DRD won’t appeal A5 decision

Regional Development Minister Danny Kennedy has today stated that his department will not appeal a High Court ruling by Mr Justice Stephens to quash the decision to proceed with the A5.

Warning over Rate Revaluation

A STRABANE debt advisor has warned that not everyone will benefit from the impending Rate Revaluation.
Michael Lyttle of Debt Action NI and who is based in Strabane says that businesses struggling with rates payments must make this a financial policy.