Cross-border health scheme reinstated

THE CROSS-border health scheme, which has benefited many in Fermanagh but had fallen victim to Brexit, has been reinstated by the Executive in a bid to tackle ever-growing waiting lists. As reported in the Herald earlier this year, the EU directive on cross-border health, which saw many local patients travel south for hip replacements and […]


Sex accused breached bail to watch teenage girl

A MAGUIRESBRIDGE man who is accused of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl has been denied bail after allegedly hiding behind a tree and watching her last weekend. The man, who the Herald is not naming to protect the identity of the alleged victim, had been on bail of charges of sexual assault on a child […]

Maggie glad to get ball rolling with first Covid jab

THE FERMANAGH woman who became the first person in the world to receive the Covid-19 vaccine, Maggie Keenan, appears on a BBC short video talking about her experience.   In the video, 91-year-old Maggie meets with up with the nurse who administered her headline-grabbing jab on December, 8 last year. She stayed in touch with […]

Men urged to ‘take five’ steps to better wellbeing

MEN’S MENTAL HEALTH WEEK: THE TEAM at the Arc Healthy Living Centre in Fermanagh reminds local men to follow the NHS-approved five steps to wellbeing. The five steps include connecting with others, being physically active, learning new skills, giving to others and paying attention to being in the moment by practising mindfulness.  The Arc’s Aidan […]

Millions more granted for cross-border canal project

FINANCE: AN ADDITIONAL €6 million has been announced for the Ulster Canal cross-border restoration project on Lough Erne. This brings to €12 million, the total of financial support provided by each of the governments north and south of the border on this stage of the project.  The project will continue work that began 180 years […]


Sexual abuse case inquiry delayed for medical tests

DELAY: THE CASE against an elderly man charged as part of a sexual abuse inquiry in Fermanagh has been delayed while his lawyers seek medical reports. James Balmer (85) from Cherryville, Enniskillen, is accused of five counts of indecent assault on dates between 1988 and 1990. A defence barrister said the case was not in […]

One arrested following £35k drugs seizure

ARREST: FERMANAGH police have seized £35,000 of drugs following a number of searches in Enniskillen last week. A concerted effort by the PSNI ‘s District Support Team to tackle the problem of drugs in this area, the large quantity of Class A and class B controlled drugs were seized and one man arrested.   To read […]