Cowardly Criminals Flee Gutsy Gertie (91)

A GUTSY 91-year-old Coonian woman whose home was attacked for the second time in three months bravely told intruders ‘this is my house – get out!’ Gertie Primrose was in her isolated home near Brookeborough on Friday night around 8pm when three men entered her house in an attempt to burglar her, but she stood […]

Mount Lourdes principal is leaving with a heavy heart

SCHOOL PRINCIPAL Maureen McKeever has closed the doors of Mount Lourdes for the final time after 37 years at the school.  Ms McKeever started her career at Mount Lourdes Grammar School as a PE teacher in 1982, before progressing through the ranks to vice-principal and eventually becoming principal 14 years ago.  Throughout the 37 years, […]

Speedboat passengers are rescued in Lough Erne lifeboat

WITH THE weather improving the RNLI have been busy on Lough Erne with a number of rescue operations in recent days. In one incident at the weekend the  RNLI was requested to launch to reports of a drifting cruiser in the area of Castle Archdale.  The crew did an extensive search of the area, spoke […]

Brave family pet attacked with knife

A DOG believed to have disturbed intruders attempting to break into a shed in Brookeborough has had half of his ear cut off in a savage attack.  Scott Robinson woke up on Tuesday morning and found his dog, Charlie, on the dootstep severely injured and bleeding heavily. Charlie’s body was badly cut with several marks […]



Infusion of homegrown talent as Collegiate trio return

THREE former Enniskillen Collegiate students have returned to their native county take up consultant doctor roles at SWAH. Lynn Cromie, Alison Little and Joanna Johnston all attended Collegiate Grammar School and have as newly appointed consultants at the Enniskillen hospital. At a time where it is increasingly difficult to fill posts in Health and Social […]


Social media ‘death threat’ to Foster probed

POLICE are currently investigating an alleged ‘sinister’ threat to kill DUP leader Arlene Foster.  The Fermanagh woman was the victim of alleged comments posted on social media, and it is believed that a man made comments in which he said he ‘must try’ shooting Arlene Foster to ‘see if I’d get away with it.’ Ms […]


Prime site in Lisnaskea is snapped up for just £51K

A SITE OF over an acre in size in the middle of Lisnaskea, including the town’s historic Workhouse has been snapped up for just £51,000. It is believed that the buyer is a Fermanagh property developer. The former Poor Law Hospital and surrouding land at Castlebalfour near the town’s PSNI station was auctioned off online […]



Public urged to keep pressure on saving stroke service

AFTER the recent huge meeting in the Killyhevlin on the future of stroke services here the Fermanagh Stroke Support Group is continuing efforts to help people respond to the ongoing consultation.  People are being urged to fill out the questionnaire about the future of SWAH’s stroke unit, and the group has organised several more workshops throughout the […]

Lisnaskea health centre tipped for former school site

THE old Lisnaskea High School is one step closer to becoming the site of the town’s much needed new health centre.  A new centre is desperately needed in Lisnaskea, where Maple Healthcare is currently catering for thousands of extra patients due to the closure of nearby surgeries. The old High School site has been approved […]

Sun to show up just in time for school holidays!

AFTER a long and wet June, the weather seems to be on the verge of picking up just in time for the beginning of the school summer holidays.  Children across the county will be looking forward to finishing up the school year, and hoping for some good weather throughout the holidays.   In Fermanagh there […]