Young fans get set for Harry Potter premiere


FRIDAY 15 July marks an epic milestone in cinematic history.
Pull out your handkerchiefs and crack open the popcorn, because the eighth and final Harry Potter film is hitting cinemas this weekend!
Fans all over the world are counting down the minutes until the release of ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2’, but, closer to home there is a young fan, Mark McKenzie from Coa.
“I can’t wait until it comes out,” he enthused. “I think the film looks catchy and thrilling, and I think it will totally explain Harry Potter. It will be an epic and suspenseful conclusion. I bet it will be amazing. If you’ve read the books, you know it will be amazing. It will probably be the best film I’ve ever watched yet in my life.”


Three more poles cut through in 'Quinn country'


Senior police and NIE personnel have warned this week that ‘sooner or later’ someone is going to be killed as a result of telegraph poles being cut down in ‘Quinn Country’. The two agencies arranged an on-site photo call this week at the latest ‘crime scene’ at Moher, Kinawley where three electricity poles were almost cut through with chainsaws causing damage to the 115,000 voltage electricity line.


Poachers taking fish to barbecue


Fish are being taken from Fermanagh lakes by poachers and barbecued on the shore. Those that are landed and are not eaten are brought home for a family meal. A Leeds born angler, who now calls Fermanagh home, says organised gangs are flouting the law on Fermanagh loughs.


Belcoo player making progress


Belcoo footballer Mark McGovern, who sustained a serious head injury during a match in San Francisco over a week ago, is in a stable condition and making progress, despite having developed pneumonia during the week. His aunt, Pauline Maguire, said “Mark is stable and they are pleased with his progress at the moment.”


Community mourns ex-boxer


The Enniskillen community and, latterly, his new neighbours in Florencecourt this week mourn the passing of one of Fermanagh’s greatest sportsmen. Davy Campbell (86) who died in the Erne Hospital after a short illness, fought and beat the best amateurs around in the 1950s, among them a European champion.


New boss at Quinn's says saving jobs is his number one priority


THE new chief executive of Quinn Group Ltd, Paul O’Brien (43) told the Herald this week that, despite the fact Anglo Irish Bank was the major shareholder in the company, ‘I am my own man’.
Appointed chief executive just two months ago by the board chairman, Pat O’Neill, he explained why he took what many would feel is an unenviable task, in the face of personal threats and sabotage.
“I would have recognised there was a job of work to be done, a tough job. I felt it very important that someone would take on the role who would have an understanding of the area, if not specifically Derylin and Ballyconnell, who would make every effort to try to maintain the jobs and grow the business.”


Summer jobs drying up


STUDENTS and other seasonal workers will be competing for a a dwindling number of summer jobs this year with the major employers admitting that there may be no new temporary vacancies in the coming months.