Northern Ireland

Tyrone District Journalist - Louise Cullen

Louise Cullen has family connections from both communities, stretching far back into Tyrone and Fermanagh.

After graduating from Queen's University in Law & Accounting, she abandoned plans to become a tax consultant in favour of helping people tell their stories.

She spent a year with GMTV at the Reuters bureau in Belfast, before joining BBC Radio Ulster.

Her one-year move to Fermanagh in 2002, to launch Radio Ulster's News in The West service, became seven and a half years on air.

During that time, she covered the drama of the South-West hospital decision and the end of emergency services at the Tyrone County in Omagh, as well as Bill Clinton's visit to Fermanagh, Belleek Pottery's 150th birthday and a host of other stories.

Outside work, she enjoys crosswords and reading, as well as weight-lifting, dancing, travelling and collecting fabulous shoes.

Latest story

Omagh looks to the future as bombing anniversary nears

On the Saturday afternoon of August 15th, 1998 a bomb exploded in Omagh, killing twenty-nine people, including a woman pregnant with twins.

Since then, the town has been managing to move on from those terrible times.

Its been transformed with environmental improvement schemes.

A huge development on the Derry Road, promises hundreds of jobs and the town has ambitions to become a city by 2025.

Tyrone District Journalist, Louise Cullen, has been looking at the plans for the town's future.

Previous stories

August

Work begins to protect Fermanagh from further flooding

June

Fatal crash driver changes plea to guilty

New project sees students monitor seismic activity

Marathon man prepares to run the length of Ireland

Ulster-American Folk Park opens pioneering development

Cookstown man angry at police following dog's death

May

GAA club promote road safety with 'Live to Play' demo

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