Man admits that he caused brother’s death in accident

A LOCAL MAN has pleaded guilty to causing his brother’s death, after agreeing to a lesser charge. Francis McCafferty (45) of Grout Hall, Pettigo was about to stand trial on multiple charges relating to the death of his brother Patrick almost five years ago. He pleaded not guilty in July 2018 to the original charges […]

Concerns raised over safety issues at nursing home

THE Graan Abbey Nursing Home has been issued with two failure to comply notices after issues related to medicine management were highlighted. The latest inspection carried out on 27 November by the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) reported that “management of medicines was not robust”. The report raised concerns by flagging areas where the […]

Roadworks to ease access to Cuilcagh ‘boardwalk’

DRIVERS using the Marble Arch Road in the Florencecourt area will continue to face disruption over the next week as much needed resurfacing works get underway.  Work began on the road on Monday, December 10th, and is due to continue until next Friday, December 21st. Around 1.8km of the road is being improved with strengthening […]

Date set for murder case

THE MAN accused of murdering Pauline Kilkenny in Belcoo last month has had his case adjourned until the new year.  Joseph Dolan (28) whose address was given as Cornacully Road, Belcoo appeared at Enniskillen Magistrates Court on Monday via videolink from Maghaberry Prison. He is charged with the murder of Ms Kilkenny on a date […]

Health workers ‘deserve better than 3% pay rise’

FERMANAGH HEALTH workers, who recently voted overwhelmingly in support of strike action, “deserve better” than the Department of Health’s latest pay offer.   That’s according to Unison, which has around 2,000 members here in the county, has rejected a £60 million pay deal for health and social care staff announced by the Department last month. […]

GAA club unveils new stand as part of £1m development

ONE of Fermanagh’s most successful GAA clubs has set new standards in terms of facilities with the opening of an impressive new spectators stand. St Joseph’s GAA club in Ederney has been transformed into a modern state of the art sporting facility as part of the new £1 million North Fermanagh Valley Park.  The centrepiece […]