Social media post in Omagh sparks racism and threats

RACIST abuse and threats of violence have been made against a man in Omagh whose image has appeared on a social media page alongside claims he is responsible for a litany of crimes, allegations which have not been backed up by the PSNI. Hundreds of people have responded to the Facebook post saying that the […]

Disgusting level of drink and drugs driving – police

THE number of drivers caught under the influence of drink or drugs in Mid Ulster has reached a ‘disgusting’ level. That was the blunt appraisal by local police who were reacting to a court case last week, in which a Coagh driver appealed his sentence for crashing his car under the influence of drugs, but […]

MLA resignation rumour sparked by social media glitch

WEST Tyrone MLA Declan McAleer says rumours of his resignation from Sinn Féin are the result of a “technical issue” on social media. Speculation was rife about a departure earlier this week when the Loughmacrory politician’s Facebook page stated that he had left his job as an Assembly member with the party. Further fuel had […]

Omagh firm wins contract for six schools in Republic

AN OMAGH construction company has won the contract for the completion of six new schools in the Republic following the high profile collapse of the British firm Carillion. Woodvale Construction, based on the Crevenagh Road, is the replacement partner for the stalled school building projects in four different counties – Carlow, Meath, Wexford and Wicklow. […]