New scheme to steer patients away from GPs


A NEW Pharmacy First Scheme is in the initial stages of being rolled out across Fermanagh. The scheme aims to help displace unnecessary GP appointments by inviting patients to seek a consultation with a pharmacist first. The service which came into operation on 1 December caters for those with sore throats, colds or flu-like aliments. […]


FAMILY STRUCK BY SECOND TRAGEDY


A FERMANAGH family has been left reeling from the tragic death of another son and brother away from home following a motorbike accident in Dublin this week. Stephen Fee, who was in his 50s, passed away in hospital following a crash between a motorcycle and a car on the N4 near Lucan in west Dublin […]


Court

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 […]