New speed limits in Ardboe


A NUMBER of new speed limits are to be introduced in the Ardboe area, after concerns were raised by local residents. Local councillor Niall McAleer said fears were growing over the potential for a serious traffic collision, with increased numbers of vehicles in recent years. “I’m happy to announce that DfI (Department for Infrastructure) intend […]


Dungannon grammar responds to transfer test petition


A CAMPAIGN group which is calling for two Catholic grammar schools to suspend this year’s transfer tests says a commitment to look at the issue in September is not soon enough. The group, which is made up of past pupils and concerned parents, had written to St Patrick’s Academy Dungannon and St Joseph’s Grammar in […]


Tyrone mum grieving loss of ‘bubbly little boy’


THE mother of a three-year-old boy killed in a tragic road traffic collision in Scotland last week is originally from west Tyrone. Victoria Irvine and her young son Xander were out for a walk when he was struck by a car in the Morningside Road area of Edinburgh on Tuesday, June 30. Sadly, the little […]


Cookstown man jailed for racist attack on doctor


A COOKSTOWN man convicted of a racist attack on a doctor has been sentenced to three months in jail. Colm Campbell (34), of Ratheen Avenue, denied unlawfully assaulting Waqar Ahmed on July 10 last year, but was found guilty after a contested hearing at Dungannon Magistrates Court. Police were called to the scene after receiving […]


Tribute to popular Galbally woman Rose Murphy


A GAA club in Galbally has paid tribute to one of its most popular supporters – Rose Murphy – who died this week. “Nothing however could have prepared us for the shocking news that broke shortly after 9am this morning (Tuesday) when we learned of the sudden passing of Rose Murphy, one of our most […]


Council vote opposes extradition of Omagh bomb suspect


Fermanagh and Omagh District Council has voted to oppose Liam Campbell’s extradition to Lithuania where he is wanted on alleged criminal matters. The motion was brought before the monthly Policy and Resources Committee meeting last night by Councillor Bernice Swift. Liam Campbell from Dundalk, one of the men found liable for the Omagh bomb, is […]