Farming crisis looming if there is a no deal Brexit

Stark warnings have been issued that the dairy industry in the North is facing a ‘certain doomsday scenario’ if there is a no-deal Brexit.  In a harsh warning Dairy Council NI said the industry is facing a crisis of ‘epic proportions’.  Dr Mike Johnston, CEO of DCNI claimed in a no deal Brexit trade tariffs […]


Warning as social media posts linked to house break ins

PEOPLE HERE have been urged to take time to think about the content of social media holiday snaps before uploading.  The warnings come after a recent survey claimed that over sharing online is putting homes at risk of burglary.  The survey conducted by Origin outlines that those under 30 years old are the worst offenders. […]


Woman was drink driving on way to cinema

A LEITRIM woman who was caught drink driving while on her way to the cinema in Enniskillen at the weekend had to spend a night in custody.   Ann White (57), from Glenfarne, Co Leitrim, was brought before Enniskillen Magistrates Court on Monday morning where she pleaded guilty to drink driving, having been arrested the […]


Fine for driver who ‘didn’t realise he was uninsured’

A DRIVER who claimed he was driving without realising he wasn’t insured has been fined and disqualified from driving for a month.  Nathan Gallagher (20) of Spout Road, Fivemiletown pleaded guilty to having no insurance at Enniskillen Magistrates Court on Monday.  On July 29th this year police were on mobile patrol at Trasna Way in […]

Free Christmas parking cost the Council £9,500

FREE car parking in the run-up to Christmas has been met with mixed views as the countdown to the festive season gets underway.  Last year it was agreed that free parking would be offered in all Council charged off street car parks on two weekends prior to Christmas, equating to a loss of income just […]

Double delight for Derrygonnelly

Two weeks after securing the five-in-a-row Derrygonnelly are celebrating clinching the double after getting the better of Ederney in a tempestuous decider in a drenched Kinawley. There was just a point between the sides at half-time and although Ederney lost Stephen McElrone to a second yellow card early in the second half, the St Joseph’s […]

Unionists are praised for support of local GAA club

PLANNING permission has been granted for the development of a new GAA pitch in Trillick.  St Macartans GAC Trillick made the application in June this year for a grass playing pitch complete with floodlights, dug-outs, fencing, ball nets, paths and groundworks. A consultation period followed and the planning application was brought before the Council’s planning […]

Electric shock: hefty 6% hike in bills

HOMES across the county have been hit with another mounting bill as the price of electricity is on the rise.  The three big electricity suppliers in the North have announced price increases which came into place yesterday, Tuesday, October 1st.  This is the third consecutive year householders have been hit by an increase.  Power NI […]

Ducks look to keep the run going at Dixon Park

Ballinamallard are looking to make it five wins on the bounce as they travel back up the M1 this weekend, this time to take on fourth from bottom Ballyclare. The Comrades have endured indifferent form of late, but Harry McConkey knows Ballinamallard seldom ever get anything easy at the south Antrim venue. “Dixon Park has […]

Quinn chief steps in for attack victim at prize night

THE BARBARIC attack on Quinn director Kevin Lunney was poignantly brought to the fore of proceedings at St Aidan’s High School’s prize night on Thursday night last.  Speaking from the stage principal Pat McTaggart said, “We in St Aidan’s and indeed the wider community need people of the calibre of Kevin Lunney.” Mr McTaggart is […]