Pubs frustrated by last minute Covid restrictions


FRUSTRATED: AS GOVERNMENT restrictions eased for the hospitality industry ahead of last weekend local publicans were frustrated to learn they were unable to open up to customers. The Fermanagh Herald spoke to Nicola and Damian Hanna of Molly’s Bar, Irvinestown and Michael Cadden from Pat’s Bar, Ennsikillen who told of their eleventh hour Council inspections […]


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Retired businessman (85) on bail over sex abuse charge


A RETIRED local businessman who is the first to be charged in relation to a number of historical child sex abuse cases here in Fermanagh has been remanded on bail. James Balmer (85) of Cherryville, Enniskillen, appeared via videolink at Enniskillen Magistrates Court yesterday over five charges of indecent assault on a male. The court […]


From the forward line to ‘Line of Duty’ for Tomás


AS ‘Line of Duty’ reached its climax on Sunday night last, Fermanagh man Adrian Dunbar and his AC-12 colleagues cracked the case and exposed DSI Ian Buckells, played by Roslea descendant Nigel Boyle, as the fourth man in the corrupt police organisation ‘H’. As the show drew to a conclusion, long-term crime suspect Darren Hunter […]


Fermanagh’s MLAs put politics aside to wish Arlene well


IT IS VITALLY important whoever takes up Arlene Foster’s mantle as DUP leader and First Minister remembers “there’s only one show in town” and that is power sharing and the Good Friday Agreement (GFA). That was the message from another prominent Fermanagh politician, Sean Lynch MLA, who is also due to leave the Assembly later […]


Foster raises concerns about Enniskillen bypass


CONCERNS: FIRST Minister Arlene Foster has said she will raise the concerns of Fermanagh people about the lack of progress made on plans for the southern bypass in Enniskillen. The bypass is supposed to provide a new transport link to the southern side of the town improving the connection between the Dublin and Sligo roads. […]