Local man denies attempted murder of police officer

BELFAST ATTACK: A Fermanagh man charged with attempting to murder a police officer is to stand trial in Belfast later this year. Peter Thomas Granaghan was arrested after a bomb was found under an off-duty police officer’s vehicle parked outside a golf club in east Belfast. Granaghan, from Blackrock Park in Belleek, appeared at Belfast […]

Fermanagh upbringing prepared Monica for finance job

FIRST FEMALE LEAD: FERMANAGH woman, Monica O’Reilly (nee McGuinness) has become the first female to lead the US financial services division  of the global accountancy and consulting giant, Deloitte, in the firm’s 175-year history. Based in San Franciso, Monica has held several leadership roles in the so-called Big Four company and has 30 years experience […]

‘DJ Rockstar’ Conor presents £4000 cheque to SWAH

CHARITY: HAVING already raised £30,000 for different charities in the previous two lockdowns, Conor McCann from Irvinestown aka ‘DJ Rockstar’ has raised another staggering £4000, which he donated to the emergency department in the SWAH. Here he is presenting his cheque donation to Julie Collins and Ian Crawford of the SWAH emergency department. When asked […]

Trust pinpoints its ‘over-arching demands’ after Covid

PRIORITIES: The Chief Executive of the Western Health and Social Care Trust, Dr Anne Kilgallen, has told a recent media briefing entitled “Rebuild” the three over-arching demands for the Trust following the pandemic. Dr Kilgallen listed equity of treatment, providing access to the most urgent services and reducing the rate of transmission as the Trust’s […]

Claims ‘no demand’ for express bus service questioned

QUESTIONS: LOCAL people have questioned the claim there is no demand for an express bus service between Fermanagh and Belfast. Since the Herald reported that private company Hannon Coaches, had their application for a licence to run a non-stop service from Enniskillen to Belfast rejected, local people have taken to social media to question the […]

District has highest number of outstanding road repairs

THE local council has heard how the Fermanagh and Omagh district has the highest number of outstanding road repairs, with 1339 surface defects.  Following a debate when Cllr Barry McElduff was critical of  the response from government to complaints about the poor conditions of our roads, the Council unanimously agreed to write to the Mnister […]


Brexit has killed cross-border health scheme

IT HAS emerged the successful cross-border health initiative that helped many local patients get long-awaited treatment in the South has fallen victim to Brexit. As the consequences of the UK’s exit from the EU continue to become clear, it has emerged the initiative which allowed patients from the North to travel to the South and […]