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

Fears of Newtownstewart voiced at heated public meeting

PAEDOPHILES approaching children, travellers fighting with knives, drug dealing, car thefts, assaults, vandalism – a recent public meeting in Newtownstewart painted a grim picture of life in the local town. Organised at the behest of frightened locals and attended by the PSNI and the Housing Executive, the meeting at the Newtownstewart Centre 2000 on Wednesday […]