Terri O’Reilly will be back before the cameras tomorrow night (Sunday) as The Voice of Ireland goes live.
A LOCAL gaelgoir has expressed disappointment following the demise of one of the country’s only weekly Irish language newspapers.
WHEN a local farmer went to investigate noises in his barn during the early hours of the morning, he found a ‘blind’ man wearing a balaclava, a veterinary inspection glove and carrying a wooden brush shaft.
A ONE time would-be bomber who helped tidy up spent cartridges after masked gunmen fired a volley of shots over the coffin of Strabane man John Brady, has walked free from court.
A STRABANE woman, whose life is being “made hell” by a group of teenagers has asked to be left in peace.
THE mother of a 16-year-old boy who died after taking part in the “passing out challenge” has this week spoken of her loss.
Gill Ayre, from Brighton in England lost her son Harry to the so-called game nearly three years ago. She was prompted to contact the Strabane Chronicle after a local lad was hospitalised last week. Gerard McGarrigle, an 11-year-old pupil at Holy Cross College in Strabane, was rushed to hospital after being found unconscious at Springhill Park in the town.
THE family of missing Douglas Bridge man, Pat Duffy have said they are now searching for a body.
Mr Duffy, who has now been missing in London for over a month, was last seen on February 10 walking on to a bridge past The Six Bells pub in the Brentford area of the city. Searches of the area have revealed nothing however CID have also said their investigations are now for a body and that they are not treating the incident as suspicious.
A DEBT advice service believes “irresponsible lending” is rife in the Strabane area.
Speaking in the wake of this week’s development where the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) reported firms to the Competition Commission over allegations of the same, Michael Lyttle of Debt Action NI says lenders have stooped to harassment when it comes to recouping loans.
POLICE in Strabane say they will “proactively and robustly deal with trouble makers,” this St Patrick’s Day.
Also reminding licensees of their responsibilities ahead of this year’s festivities, licensing officer for G District Paul Larkin says inaction in relation to binge drinking contributes to a significant level of disorder visible on the streets.
A MACABRE new craze, ‘the pass out challenge’, which involves children knocking each other unconscious, could have been going on in Strabane for months, local community workers have claimed.