Hectic festive season at the tills


BUSINESSES throughout Fermanagh have enjoyed a very hectic festive season – thanks to the influx of cross border shoppers. Throughout the county, car parks have been jammed with southern numbers with shoppers making the most of the low exchange rate, and this is set to continue as the new year sales begin. Jim Masterson, Erneside […]


Number of sex offenders living locally revealed


THERE are currently 35 registered sex offenders living in Fermanagh. There are a total 1,505 registered sex offenders across the North at present, with the highest number living, 496, living in Co Down. There are 312 living in Co Antrim, 150 in Co Derry, 111 in Co Armagh and 66 in Co Tyrone. According to […]


A busy New Year at the A&E as patient numbers soar


IT WAS a busy start to 2018 at the Emergency Department of the South West Acute Hospital which, like all hospitals across the North, was inundated during the holiday period. On December 30 the Western Trust issued a notice on their social media accounts stating there were high numbers of patients attending both the SWAH […]


Kings of Ulster!


  What a way to start 2018. Enniskillen Gaels minors side delivered a hard working performance against Ballinascreen to lift a first Ulster Minor Championship title since 1988 with a 1-6 to 0-6 victory. Eoin Beacom was deservedly awarded man of the match and the Enniskillen Gaels Club captain showed the large crowd at St […]


BREAKING: Fears of device on Fermanagh/Leitrim border


Police in Fermanagh are appealing to members of the public living in or travelling through the Garrison and Belcoo areas to be vigilant and not to touch any suspicious objects. The warning follows reports that some type of explosive device has been left in a wooded area between Cashel Cross and Kiltyclogher. Police are currently […]


Dawn of a new era for Fermanagh


    A new era commences tonight in Brewster Park. Rory Gallagher, an Erne great on the field, takes charge of his county’s fortunes for the first time on the other side of the chalk. He faces Malachy O’Rourke’s Monaghan, a side which has caused Fermanagh more than their fair share of problems in recent […]


Council marks 1,000 days


Among the other ‘interesting facts’ the council has highlighted for the occasion are there have been two million visitors to its four leisure centres.


Stab accused back in jail to face trial


A 27-YEAR-old man, charged in connection with a stabbing in Lisnaskea last year that left three men in hospital, has been returned to custody after being extradited from the Republic of Ireland. Brendan McLaughlin of Tempo Road, Enniskillen will stand trial for attempted murder, grievous bodily harm, theft and other road traffic offences in relation […]


Student Sarah is in the slow lane!


A STUDENT is preparing to spread some festive charity cheer by driving a vintage tractor all the way from Fermanagh to Co Derry. Sarah Connolly is taking on the task to raise funds to deliver aid to Romanian orphanages and care homes. The 17-year-old was born in and spent her early years in Enniskillen but […]