Marty moves The Street Kitchen menu & venue

GREEN SHOOTS: Enniskillen chef, Marty McAdam, shows the green shoots of recovery are taking root in the town following the pandemic with the announcement that he is moving his “The Street Kitchen” concept  to permanent premises at Paget Lane. Still in Magee’s Spirit Store for now, Marty found just the right intimate setting with open-plan […]

Woman’s dead body “practically touching” husband’s boat

TRIAL: The trial of a man accused of murdering his wife during a boating incident on Lough Erne, County Fermanagh, has heard evidence from the first police officer to arrive at the scene. Stephen McKinney (44) of Castletown Square, Fintona is alleged to have murdered Lu Na, on a date between 11 and 14 April […]

DUP abstains from Council motion opposing fracking

LOCAL DUP councillors have abstained from a motion which sought clarification as to why a consultancy firm hired by the Minister for Economy Diane Dodds, has not given priority consideration to environment and public health in its research. The motion, which was tabled by the SDLP’s John Coyle at the April Fermanagh and Omagh District […]

Council pays tribute to Duke but no minute’s silence

TRIBUTE: ALL FIVE main political parties in Fermanagh and Omagh District Council paid tribute to Prince Philip following his death last week but, a request to hold a miniute’s silence in  his honour was refused by the Council Chairperson. Chairwoman Councillor Diana Armstrong said while she understands the sentiments behind a minute’s silence it was […]


Donegal schools may be an option for Brollagh pupils

BROLLAGH: THE NORTH’S Education Minister, Peter Weir, has admitted that pupils from St Mary’s High School in Brollagh may be better off transferring to secondary schools in the South after the rural school closes . Local MLA Jemma Dolan, who attended Brollagh as a pupil, said she has already raised the possibility of Belleek students […]

Foster would ‘move away’ in a united Ireland

FIRST MINISTER Arlene Foster has declared she would ‘move away’ in the event of a united Ireland and has faced backlash for her remarks from other local politicians. The Fermanagh MLA recently told RTE her views, “I don’t think that I would feel comfortable and that’s why I think I would leave, because what’s the […]

Box it to say… ‘I’m thinking about you!’

Lockdown. Businesses had to think outside the box to secure their future. But businesswoman Shauna Gallagher flipped the idea and thought inside the box, in fact, inside the ‘Letter Box’. Based at the Buttermarket in Enniskillen, Shauna put her idea to the test when she developed her new idea ‘Letterbox Gift Set’. And what a […]

Shopping local easier than ever this year at KB Music

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, or at least it would be for local traders under normal circumstances. Despite the challenges, though, Fermanagh businesses have been working hard to make it easier and safer than ever for locals to support their own this Christmas. One such local business is KB Music in Enniskillen. […]

Author Laura sees online book sales peak through Covid

Like most people, author Laura Quinn has found lockdown challenging during Covid. The author of the successful ‘Blue Monkey’ series says she can’t run her business the way she usually runs it. She had to shift her focus to finding what was possible online and what a success it has been. Laura turned to things […]