Hike in carpark charges kick in this Saturday

FROM this Saturday, car parking in Enniskillen town centre will be a more expensive for workers and shoppers. The popular £1 for five hours parking in Enniskillen’s carparks will be abolished from Saturday, September 1st and parking is set to double in price in certain carparks. The changes have come as part of a five […]

Drivers here paying £5 more per fill

FERMANAGH motorists are paying through the nose for their fuel, not just compared to those in the South, but especially when compared to our neighbours in Omagh, to the tune of up to £5 a fill up! With the cost of fuel soaring, this week the Herald decided to take a closer look at local […]

‘Zealous’ barber drove over traffic warden’s foot

  AN ENNISKILLEN barber ran over a traffic warden’s foot as he attempted to move his car to avoid getting a ticket.  Paul McGuigan (39) of Windmill Heights in the town appeared at Enniskillen Magistrates Court last Wednesday where he pleaded guilty to careless driving, following the incident on September 19th last year.  At around […]

Local students could pay a heavy price for hard Brexit

IN THE week when the UK government outlined the stark reality of what a no deal Brexit will mean for many, yet another report has come out highlighting yet more ways leaving the EU will make life harder for those in border areas.  This time the focus is on students and skills, with a dire […]

Ulsterbus under fire for rural bus ‘enhancements’

MORE changes to rural bus routes have raised fresh concens about dwindling services in rural areas of Fermanagh. One of the few daily Ulsterbus runs from Enniskillen to Pettigo is to be scrapped, and the Roslea bus time is to be moved to a time that will likely suit less commuters, as part of a […]

‘No longer an enemy’, says Fr Brian

THE MANY Fermanagh pilgrims who made their way to Phoenix Park on Sunday would have noticed a familiar face on the big screen, Fr Brian D’Arcy.  Fr D’Arcy was one of many priests from around Ireland invited to concelebrate the Mass with Pope Francis, and it was a “dignified and respectful” occasion the Passionist found […]

£200k boost for much-needed new facility in Lisnaskea

LISNASKEA’S Community Association is one step closer to securing a new centre for one of Fermanagh’s biggest youth clubs. The group, which is based in the Carrowshee Park/Sylvan Hill area of Lisnaskea, received £197,167 and is using part of the funding towards a new multi-purpose building for the various activities to take place in. The […]

Security alert on the Lough Shore road

Police are currently at a security alert in the Lough Shore Road area of Derrygonnelly, Enniskillen.  A spokesman for the PSNI said, “It follows the report of a suspicious object in the area this afternoon. The area around Tully Castle is cordoned off. No roads are closed and no homes have been evacuated at this […]

Thieves cut through wire fence to steal pallets

THIEVES cut through a wire fence and took over 160 wooden pallets from a business in Enniskillen earlier this month. Police have appealed to the public for information following the theft from a premises at the Carran Business Park on Wednesday, August 8th. The incident took place sometime between 7.50pm and 9pm. The thieves later […]