Letter to the Editor Newsletter
10 January 2015
I was more that surprised to read a letter in the newsletter from Martina Anderson MEP in relation to the terror attack in Paris, I fully support her comments that this ‘was an attack on democracy and freedom of the press’.
Pedestrian killed in road accident
15 January 2015
Tributes have been paid to a 58-year-old grandmother who died on 8th January as a result of injuries sustained in a road accident. Pedestrian Eva Csonkova, who was originally from Slovakia, was injured when in collision with a red Toyota Yaris at James Street in Omagh around 3.05pm on 7th January.
McClay Park Shooting
08 January 2015
Children had been present in a house in McClay Park, Omagh just an hour before a shooting incident at the property on New Year’s Day, it is understood. Seven family members, aged 18 to 53 were left “badly shaken” according to police, after a number of shots were fired through the rear window of the house just an hour before the incident occurred.
Time for a change
I was first elected to Omagh District Council in May 2005 and in that seven year period I was closely involved with community groups in the town. We have seen very positive steps forward, specifically, with the redevelopment of the Hospital Road community centre, the revamp of the King George's Field area of Campsie, the new cycle paths and enhanced footways in Festival Park and the traffic calming scheme on the Kevlin Road to name but a few. Working with local communities we see an enhanced local spirit and my colleagues and I will endeavour to continue to support these initiatives.
Time for another change
One of the campaigns that has stuck with me since I became an active politician has been the local hospital campaign. I have attended rallies and protests in Omagh, Enniskillen, Londonderry, Limavady, Belfast, even going to the constituency of the former Secretary of State, Shaun Woodward MP, in St Helens in England. I will continue to campaign in support of the Tyrone County Hospital and its staff.