Mother-of-five takes on new role as minister

AS A mother of five the new minister in Enniskillen Methodist Church certainly knows a thing or two about multi-tasking! The church has recently appointed the Rev Lorna Dreaning as Superintendent Minister at the church following the departure of Rev Samuel McGuffin. Along with her husband Roy and three of her five children Lorna made […]


THE tourism industry in Fermanagh could be in for a boost as hotel giant Premier Inn is eyeing up Enniskillen as a possible location for a new hotel. The hotel chain which is seeking to expand across the North has identified Enniskillen as a potential new outlet, and if it comes to fruition, it would […]


Move to make life jackets mandatory after lough tragedy

ON the back of a recent tragic accident in Kesh, a move has been made to make the wearing of life-jackets or personal flotation devices mandatory on Lough Erne. On September, 31-year-old Kenny Andrews from Bangor went missing after he was involved in a Jetski incident at Muckross Bay near Kesh, and his body was […]

Prime site could be perfect spot for nightclub

A PRIME property at the east end entrace to Enniskillen has just come on the market and is expected to attract considerable interest in the business community. The East Bridge Street property, formerly home to Cafe Cellini, was the subject of an ambitious plan to develop into a riverside bar-restaurant complex three years ago. The […]

Businessman ‘sickened’ by fourth robbery at rural shop

A SHOP OWNER who has been targeted by thieves for the fourth time has spoken of how the local community has rallied round to offer him support in difficult times. O’Neill’s Mace shop at Dernawilt – a landmark on the main Lisnaskea to Roslea Road – was broken into and large sum of cash and […]

Workhouse to be transformed into £2.3 business hub

THE restoration of one of Enniskillen’s most historic buildings is one step closer following the appointment of architects to develop teh £2.3m scheme. The old Enniskillen workhouses is to be transformed into a modern business enterprise and heritage centre. Belfast-based Kriterion Conservation Architects will develop project plans and drawings to support a round two application […]

Survey suggests society here is becoming more sectarian

A JUST published survey claims that fewer people believe relations have improved between the two main traditions here compared to five years ago. Less than 50 percent of the population in the north believe that relationships between Protestants and Catholics are better – a marked decreased on five years ago.  This is according to new […]

Batten down the hatches… another storm on the way

HOLD on to your hats, another big storm is on the way!  Just three weeks ago the county was rocked by Storm Ali, as winds reached up to 80 miles per hour and caused chaos throughout the county with trees falling and blocking roads at a number of rural locations across the county. Thousands of […]

Cost of home heating looks set to soar

AS the nights gets darker and the temperature drops, the price of electricity and heating has soared adding further pressures to households ahead of a long winter. Gas company Flogas and electricity supplier Power N| have both increased their prices significantly from October 1st. Customers of Flogas in Fermanagh have recently received letters detailing that […]


Traffic disuption as main border road to remain closed

THE MAIN road from Lisnaskea to Roslea and on to Monaghan is to remain closed for the next two weeks while essential work is carried out to improve road safety. Traffic disruption is expected as motorists will have to follow diversions on minor roads through the Knocks area and with significant crossborder traffic using the […]