Racehorse trainer happy to stay under the radar

FOR a man who has trained more than 350 winners, it’s a surprise that David Christie is not better known in a horse racing-mad county like Fermanagh. The trainer from Derrylin is well respected in National Hunt horse racing circles throughout Ireland and the UK, and last May he completed a successful raid to Stratford by claiming the big […]

Knowing your limits can keep swimmers healthy

OPEN-WATER swimmers in Fermanagh have been warned to take care after a recent study found a link to the sport with a dangerous medical condition. The British Medical Journal (BMJ) have published a report that outlines the risks of swimming-induced pulmonary oedema (SIPE) to swimming outdoors. SIPE leads to fluid accumulation in the lungs resulting in […]

Meeting on rates revaluation

THOSE in the local business community are being encouraged to attend a meeting at Fermanagh House today to discuss this year’s revaluation on business rates, which could see their bill either going up or down depending on their property. Enniskillen BID is helping the Department of Finance (DoF) and the Land and Property Service (LPS) with […]

Enniskillen woman’s voluntary work recognised by Sunak

A WOMAN from Enniskillen who has helped those fighting loneliness and depression across Northern Ireland has received the prime minister’s daily Points of Light award. The award, which every weekday recognises volunteers who are making a change in their community, was given to Nuala O’Toole who set up her ‘Kindness Postbox’ scheme during the pandemic to link schoolchildren with […]

Ovens in as Baird steps down as Councillor

AFTER almost two decades on the Council, Alex Baird has announced he will not be putting his name forward on the ballot for the upcoming elections in May. First elected to the Council in 2005, UUP man Cllr Baird was the only unionist representative for Erne West. Local man Mark Ovens has now been selected to […]

Make Broadmeadow an entertainment hub and move Forum

THE Lakeland Forum should be knocked down and moved elsewhere is the verdict of a prominent Fermanagh business figure. Terry McCartney, who owns the Belmore Court & Motel in Enniskillen and is also a board member of Tourism NI, insists that by re-locating the leisure centre to another part of town, the Broadmeadow could be […]

Stunning local property available on the market

JUST as one stunning million-pound-plus property comes off the market – snapped up by a celebrity couple – another has come on the market. Last week it emerged model and designer Faye Dinsmore and her husband, Web Summit founder Paddy Cosgrave, had bought a home likely coveted by many in Fermanagh – Coolmore Manor House, located on […]

Nurses fight for pay rise in line with inflation

FERMANAGH’S nurses continued their strike action last Thursday to demand for better pay and working conditions. The one-day dispute took place across the county and the rest of the North with nursing staff protesting for a wage. A pay rise had been offered but unions insist the offer was effectively a pay cut as it […]