Ciaran’s book on best War of Independence fiction list

FERMANAGH author and actor, Ciaran McMenamin, has had his second novel which includes the battle of Pettigo as its backdrop, listed as one of the Irish Times’ best works of fiction on the Irish War of Independence. The list was drafted for the national newspaper by Professor of cultural theory at UCD, Geraldine Meaney, who […]

Hospital at home scheme extended across Fermanagh

A PIONEERING health scheme first introduced in Enniskillen care homes for the elderly has been helping local patients avoid a hospital stay by allowing them to receive care in their own home is set to be expanded. This week, the Western Trust revealed its ‘Hospital at Home’ initiative had been delivering “impressive results” and had […]


Fermanagh man among scam gang accused in court

AN IRVINESTOWN man is among four men accused of posing as police officers to scam pensioners out of tens of thousands of pounds. The men were apprehended last week after being intercepted by police helicopter. William McGinley (32) of Sally’s Wood has been charged with one count of fraud by false representation in connection to […]

Appeal for information following high speed chase

APPEAL: POLICE are urging witnesses to a high speed chase which began in Fermanagh and ended in Omagh to come forward. Police said officers from their district support team witnessed a vehicle driving dangerously on the Boa Island Road between Belleek and Kesh on the night of Saturday, May 30th. Officers tried to stop the […]

Tests to determine local need for social housing

THE Rural Housing Authority, together with the Housing Executive, have launched a series of ‘social housing demand tests’ to determine exactly the level of need for this type of housing in Fermanagh. It is feared many people here who may be in need of affordable housing are not coming forward to register that need which […]

Family welcome ‘long overdue’ gambling reforms

WELCOME REFORMS: THE FAMILY of a Fermanagh man who took his own life because of a gambling addiction, have welcomed the news that some of the gambling reforms they have been campaigning for will be introduced by Stormont. Sadie and Peter Keogh lost their son, Lewis in 2013. Since then, the couple have been lobbying […]

Alleged ‘CIRA member’ charged with terrorism offences

COURT: AN alleged high-ranking member of the Continuity IRA (CIRA) has been remanded in custody on charges related to the recovery of a firearm believed to have been used to fire shots at Enniskillen PSNI station on March, 17. The arrest came after an anti-terrorism investigation was sparked by calls to media outlets using a […]

Nathan Carter issues statement following house party

STATEMENT: FOLLOWING the news that police attended a house party at Nathan Carter’s house at the weekend, the country star has released a statement apologising for breaking Covid regulations. Nathan Carter’s management issued the following statement to the Herald: “My family visiting from Liverpool had organised a barbecue for my birthday. “They believed that this […]

Plan to give voice to rural Fermanagh

RURAL AFFAIRS: PLANS are currently in motion to give a voice to the people of rural Fermanagh, both at county and Stormont level. From country roads to broadband provision to investment, and a whole host of services and infrastructure in between, it has long been accepted that Fermanagh and other rural areas west of the […]