Farrell stood down by Munster over French court case

IRELAND rugby union international Chris Farrell from Fivemiletown has been stood down with immediate effect by Munster amid a legal case in France. The Bordeaux Court of Appeal in France confirmed last week the centre, who has made 15 appearances for Ireland, had been charged with the alleged non-prevention of crime in the Grenoble rugby club rape […]

Shadow minister’s border poll remarks hearten Sinn Fein

NORTHERN Ireland shadow Secretary of State Peter Kyle’s comments that he would be prepared to call a referendum on Irish unity if certain conditions were met has been welcomed by Sinn Féin. Last weekend, Mr Kyle said if his party wins the next UK General Election and takes power and, if events show support for […]

Home heating oil in Fermanagh highest price in North

CUSTOMERS in Fermanagh have the most expensive home heating oil in the North, new research has revealed. According to the Consumer Council’s home heating oil price checker, the average cost of 300L of oil is £309.37, 500L is £496.28 and 900L is £876.49. Last week, 300L of heating oil was £328.52, 500L cost £526.96 and 900L […]

‘Biggest ever United Ireland conference’

CIVIC nationalist group Ireland’s Future is aiming to fill Dublin’s 3Arena for the ‘biggest ever United Ireland conference’ on Saturday with a crowd of 10,000 in attendance. Actors James Nesbitt and Colm Meaney will take to the stage along with entertainers Denise Chaila, Donal Lunny and Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh. They will join Tánaiste Leo Varadkar […]

Could drinks spike testing kits be rolled out in pubs?

DRINK spike testing kits will be used next year in Belfast bars and Fermanagh businesses could also benefit from the new initiative. After a council motion was passed at City Hall last week, Belfast pubs and other licensed premises will see test kits for drink-spiking introduced onto their premises by next year. Large student hubs like Belfast are more […]

Family desperate to get sick mother home from Croatia

AN Enniskillen family has been left devastated after their mother fell seriously ill while travelling on a religious pilgrimage and remains hospitalised in Dubrovnik, Croatia. Jennifer Tierney, 73, left on a Marian Pilgrimage to Medjugorje in Bosnia and Herzegovina last Wednesday with her husband Dermot, and their daughter, Orla Humphreys. The group of 14 people were on a flight from Dublin Airport to Dubrovnik when […]

Young ‘dairy farmer’ is an online sensation

IS THIS the cutest little dairy farmer in Ireland? Millions of TikTok users certainly think so. Adorable two-year-old Ina-Grace Byers from Ballinamallard melted people’s hearts as a video of her helping to look after cows on her family farm went viral on TikTok. Currently, the video has got more than two million views and her mother Victoria, […]

Council chairman brands Noah investigation ‘shameful’

LOCAL Fermanagh people joined politicians on Saturday at the Diamond in Enniskillen to show their support for the Noah Donohoe campaign. Fermanagh and Omagh District Council chairman Barry McElduff of Sinn Féin, Independents, Eamon Keenan and Emmet McAleer, the SDLP’s John Coyle and Adam Gannon, and Donal O’Cofaigh of the Cross Community Labour Alternative spoke at the protest. […]

Kyle Lafferty calls for gambling ban in sport

FERMANAGH and Northern Ireland footballer Kyle Lafferty has called for a blanket ban on betting companies in sports as he opened up on his own personal struggles with a gambling addiction. The striker who is currently playing with Kilmarnock in the Scottish Premier League told the Pint and Two Shots podcast that a complete ban in all […]