Ederney back in the big time

Ederney bridged a 12 year gap since their last senior final appearance with a 3-13 to 3-5 win over Erne Gaels. Now they are looking to bridge and even longer gap, back to 1968 and the club’s one and only senior title. The St Joseph’s men looked well in control at the break last Saturday […]

Number of Masses to be reduced as parishes ‘double up’

  THE Number of Masses across Clogher diocese is to be reduced by around 15 per cent with some Catholic churches here to have Mass only on designated Sundays. In a pastoral letter diocesan administrator, Monsignor Joseph McGuinness outlined a reduction in the nummber of Masses which will come into effect from the weekend of […]

Main road to Cavan ‘could be closed over the winter’

THE main road between Lisnaskea and Cavan could be forced to close permanently in the winter if it continues to subside, a local councillor has warned. Speaking at the monthly meeting of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Thomas O’Reilly said that there was a big danger that the Wattlebridge Road, Newtownbutler would “slip completely”. Mr […]

Fears of creeping GP privatisation in Fermanagh

THERE are fears GP services in Fermanagh could be privatised, following the opening of a private surgery in Co Tyrone recently, in an area facing a similar GP crisis as here in the county. Last month, following the retirement of a well known local doctor in the town earlier in the year, the Duality Health […]

Noon in Blacklion, but 1pm in Belcoo

‘FERMANAGH time’ could have a whole new meeting after Brexit, with the possibility now emerging not just of a hard border between here and the south, but of an entirely different time zone! Following a continent-wide public consultation which overwhelmingly backed the idea, the EU Commission has proposed scrapping the seasonal changing of the clocks. […]

Drowning victim was set to get married

AN extensive search operation of Lough Erne has ended with the recovery of a man’s body who went missing after a tragic jet ski incident near Kesh. 31-year-old Kenny Andrews from Bangor, who was the managing director of a damp-proofing firm, went missing after he was involved in a jetski incident at Muckross Bay near […]

Teen to fight lewd images of teachers charges

A TEENAGER is to contest charges in respect of alleged covert ‘upskirt’ recordings of two teachers at his County Fermanagh school. The accused, who cannot be identified, faces five charges involving two female alleged injured parties. He is accused of committing acts of a lewd, obscene and disgusting nature, outraging public decency by making covert […]