Councillor urges executive not to mismanage students


SINN Féin Councillor Sheamus Greene has called on the Northern Ireland Executive to ensure students are not subjected to pandemic mismanagement which others before them had to endure in the past two years. “Over the last two years, our student population found themselves paying for university courses and student accommodation which they had very limited […]


Maple Healthcare staff open up on surgery ‘challenges’


STAFF at Maple Healthcare in Lisnaskea have spoken about the “challenges” that GP surgeries are continuing to face in response to concerns raised by patients in recent months. While Maple Healthcare patents have continually complained about the difficulty they’ve experienced in reaching a doctor through the new telephone consultation system in place since the outbreak […]


Covid numbers continue to surge in county


WHILE COVID figures are continuing to climb steadily in Fermanagh, the county is faring better than the rest of the North where positive cases have been sky-rocketing. There were 67 positive Covid cases in Fermanagh postcode areas in the seven days leading up to July, 18. Of these, 25 were in the Enniskillen area of […]


GAA family mourns death of young Monaghan star Duffy


THE GAA family throughout the country this week were left in shock as Monaghan under-20 GAA captain Brendan Óg Duffy was tragically killed in a road crash on Friday night. Just hours earlier, the Monaghan Harps clubman had captained his side to victory in the Ulster under-20 Championship semi-final against Donegal in Brewster Park, Enniskillen. […]


Roads Service getting ready for A4 southern bypass


MORE cycle lanes, pedestrian crossings and getting ready for the planned Enniskillen bypass are all among the Road Service’s priorities for Fermanagh in the year ahead. As part of the ‘Blue/Green Fund’ set up by the Department for  Infrastructure, of which £720,000 has been allocated to the local branch of the Roads Service, there will […]


Patients form new committee at ‘Maple’


A NUMBER of patients who are registered at Maple Healthcare in Lisnaskea have now formed a new ‘Health Committee’ in order to tackle ongoing concerns that locals have with the practice. A second meeting was held with local councillors and members of the public to discuss what could be done to rectify the situation of […]


Some cancer patients wait two months for treatment


BARELY more than half of Fermanagh patients are beginning their cancer treatment within two months of being given an urgent referral by their GP. Meanwhile, the number of suspected breast cancer patients within the Western trust who were seen within 14 days of a referral has plummeted over the past year, according to the latest […]


Almost half of council sick leave related to stress


ALTHOUGH overall sickness-related absence among staff in the Council during the year of furlough, working from home and the Covid-19 pandemic is the “lowest absence for quite a number of years”, concerns have been raised about the level of staff currently off sick with stress and depression-related conditions.  During a recent meeting of the Policy […]