Teens with mental health issues ‘cruelly’ left behind

“INEFFECTIVE, inconsistent and inadequate” are the words used by one Enniskillen mother to describe child mental health services across the Fermanagh area. The mother, who did not want to be identified told this paper that her 15-year-old child was transferred to the Western Trust’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) three years ago but […]

School boy’s generosity helps those less fortunate

AN 11-year-old Fermanagh lad with a heart of gold has certainly went the extra mile for those who need it most, after he raised £800 for homeless charity RUTH (Raising Up The Hurting). Matthew Jacks from Brookeborough always wanted to raise money for the homeless, according to his mum Ruth. “Matthew first heard about the […]

New booking system will give better access to GPs

A NEW system that will help patients have “better access” to booking GP appointments has been introduced at Maple Healthcare in Lisnaskea the Herald can reveal. The local GP practice has come under fire due to patient concerns over the lack of access to appointments and prolonged waiting periods over the telephone, with many unable to get through […]


PSNI arrest 23 people for drink/drug driving over Christmas

ALMOST 300 people were arrested for drink/drug driving offences over the festive period according to PSNI reports. As part of the PSNI Christmas campaign which ran from December 1st, 2021, to January 1st, 2022, figures now show that 6,699 preliminary breath tests (PBTs) were conducted across the North. This resulted in 295 arrests for drink/drug […]

Family takes on Mourne Seven Summits challenge

AN Enniskillen woman who describes herself as “one of the lucky ones” will face one of her toughest battles yet, as she embarks on a personal yet challenging journey to raise vital funds for life-saving cancer research. Jolene Nig Uidhir along with her son Óisín, nephew Allen and his fiancee Rachel will take on the Mourne Seven […]

Women’s Group celebrates 25 years with new book

THE Lisnaskea Women’s Group has held a special place in the hearts of local people from across the community for the last 25 years. At the backbone of its success is local woman, Eilish Reihill, who all those years ago was on a mission to educate and change the lives of rural women across the area. Since the […]

‘More needs to be done’  for prioritising disability access

MOTIVATIONAL speaker and author Sarah Griffiths who is known to many as ‘Wheelie Momma’ through her popular blogs and social platforms has called for reasonable adjustments to be made for those living with a disability after securing tickets to see superstar Gareth Brooks proved to be more challenging than she had anticipated. Now, the mum-of-three […]

Covid restrictions to relax from tomorrow

THE Executive has today agreed an approach for relaxing the measures put in place to manage the Covid-19 Omicron variant. The Executive has agreed the following steps: From 21 January at 12 noon: In hospitality settings – the requirement to be seated whilst consuming food and/or drink and for table service in premises that provide […]

‘We need to stop violence against women and girls’

CALLS have been made to “tackle” and “stop” misogyny, sexism and violence against women and young girls across the local area following the murder of 23-year-old Ashling Murphy in Co Offaly. Hundreds attended a vigil in Clones on Friday evening in memory of the late school teacher, where a bench was also dedicated to local […]

Comments over Protocol challenged

CONVERSATIONS around the Protocol became a high talking point among local politicians this week after DUP Leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson warned that the North’s political and economic progress was being “fundamentally undermined” as a result of the Protocol. Speaking at the opening of a new constituency office for Fermanagh and South Tyrone MLA, Deborah Erskine, in Enniskillen on Friday, Sir […]