Councillor Greene hits out at return to online learning

QUEEN’S University Belfast (QUB), recently announced a return to online learning for the month of January 2022, with concerns that the majority of lectures, tutorials and seminars online will be extended into the new year. While many students across Fermanagh remain confused and certainly overwhelmed as to how this could yet again impact their studies and […]

Lough Erne Resort announces temporary closure

THE Lough Erne Resort here in Fermanagh has announced that it will temporarily close as part of a “voluntary” circuit breaker due to the increase of Covid cases across the area. In a bid to keep staff and customers safe, the popular resort will close until January 5 (next Wednesday). The Lough Erne will be […]

Executive announces £40 million support for hospitality sector

THE Executive has recently agreed on a £40 million support package for businesses in the hospitality sector. Over 3,200 businesses will be eligible for a one-off grant under the Omicron Hospitality Payment. The amounts will be as follows: £10,000 for businesses with a rateable value up to £15,000 £15,000 for businesses with a rateable value […]

Swann announces roll-out of new COVID treatments for high risk patients

HEALTH Minister Robin Swann has announced the roll-out of new and effective treatments for COVID-19 patients who are most at risk of serious illness. The treatments, previously only available to hospitalised patients, are now authorised for use in non-hospitalised patients to reduce the risk of severe illness and death. The use of these novel drug […]

St Kevin’s awarded £11,000 to launch rural community pollinator garden scheme

ST KEVIN’S College, Lisnaskea has been awarded £11,000 as part of a brand-new Rural Community Pollinator Grants Scheme. The initiative, financed by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) and managed by the civic-pride campaign ‘Live Here Love Here’ is designed to allow community groups and schools across rural areas in the North to benefit […]