Upsurge in thefts and break-ins on both sides of border

WITH a spate of incidents on both sides of the Fermanagh border in recent weeks there have been calls for more to be done to tackle rural crime.  Since mid-October there have been a number of crimes in west Cavan, Leitrim, and here in Fermanagh. Quads bikes, lawnmowers, and other agricultural equipment have been stolen […]

Herald readers come out in support of refugees

THE FERMANAGH community has come out in force to say it welcomes the Syrian refugee families who are to make their home here. Five families are to be settled in Enniskillen as part of a special government programme to help vulnerable families fleeing the brutal war in Syria. Last week the Herald reported on how […]

Fears for future of cross-border buses

FERMANAGH people could be in for major disruption post-Brexit, with fears now growing for the future of cross-border bus travel, including the busy number 30 Dublin route.  Bus Eireann has told the Herald any hardening of the border as a result of Brexit could mean a delay in services which would force them to “review” […]

Man accused over £61,000 ATM robbery denied bail

  A MAN accused of being part of a gang who stole more than £61,000 from a cash machine near Enniskillen has had his bail application rejected.  On August 2nd it was reported to police that the Cash ATM at Trory Filling Station had been broken into during the night, and £61,340 had been stolen.  […]

Quads, tools, cash and jewellery taken in crime spree

IT appears that a crime spree is currently ongoing across the county after a spate of concerning thefts and incidents. In numerous occasions throughout October, parked cars and vans were targeted by criminals across Fermanagh with vehicles being damaged and in same cases, belongings stolen. In two separate incidents, a home and a business fell […]


NHS campaigners wary of plans for future of hospital

A NEW initiative shaping the future for Enniskillen’s South West Acute Hospital is raising concerns among local health service campaigners.  The ‘Pathfinder’ initiative is described by the Western Trust as aiming to ‘find the best route forward for affordable Health and Social Care for Fermanagh and West Tyrone.’  In July, following concerns about the sustainability […]

‘School sports cuts are taking massive toll on health’

CHILDREN’S health is going to suffer as a direct result of cuts to the school sports curriculum. That’s the message from Fermanagh school principals after the Department of Education last week confirmed it was to cut a £1.3 million programme that employed either an Ulster GAA coach or an IFA soccer coach in primary schools […]

Police in new warning as scammers target elderly

FRESH calls for caution have been issued in the wake of a scamming spree across the region.  In September alone the PSNI have reported sixty occasions where money has been lost by members of the public, the stark total monetary value of which sits at £443,650 for the month. Pensioners have been identified as one […]

Man accused of sex act in front of child

THE Herald and other media  continue to be prohibited from identifying a Fermanagh man charged with sexual activity in the presence of a boy, despite numerous adjournments for medical evidence, coupled with non-attendances of the accused.  The position has been repeatedly challenged by the press at Enniskillen Magistrates Court, but the interim restriction was again […]

FAMILY PLEA: ‘Please just let her rest in peace!’

A GRIEVING aunt has made a direct appeal to whoever is taking personal items from her niece’s grave to “let her rest in peace.”  Young mother-of-four Carolyn Hicks from Enniskillen died shortly before Christmas last. She was laid to rest at Cross Cemetery. Over the past six weeks, however, wreaths and other items left on […]