Councillors have narrowly voted in favour of a motion to ensure equal employment opportunities are given to former political prisoners in the Dungannon borough.
A row has erupted between Dungannon council and a Coalisland homeowner over an disused plot of railway land in the town.
The DOE has apologised to homeowners after sending letters that claimed controversial plans for a new supermarket and filling station in Brackaville had failed.
Plans to build a new supermarket and filling station in Brackaville have failed after developers did not provide additional information on time.
Opposition to the construction of a new supermarket and filling station in Brackaville has gathered pace, with up to 10 homeowners so far voicing their objections to the plans.
Plans for what could be Coalisland’s fourth supermarket have been sent to the planning authority for approval.
Proposals to licence three new areas for street trading in Coalisland have been rejected by councillors.
Shopping in Coalisland could soon receive a boost as parts of the town are set to be licensed to allow street trading.
The Olympic torch could be passing through Coalisland next summer in the run up to the London 2012 games.