Local roads are among most deadly in the UK

FERMANAGH roads are officially among the most deadly in the North with almost 50 lives being lost on local roads in five years, shocking new figures have revealed. Between 2012 and 2016, 47 people lost their lives on the roads in Fermanagh and Omagh, the UK’s third highest rate of fatal traffic accidents. The study […]

More pubs to shut as punters switch to home comforts

THERE is growing concern for the future of pubs in the Fermanagh area amid fears that rising costs could force more to call time on trading. It follows the release of new research which reveals that 25 pubs are now closing every week across the UK, as the industry suffers amid unprecedented cost pressures. Data […]

Staff at care home were underpaid by employer

A LOCAL employer in Fermanagh has been fined over £2,000 for failing to pay the national living and minimum wage to their staff. The names of 239 employers found to have underpaid 22,400 UK workers by a total of £1.44m were published by the government last week, including 11 from Northern Ireland. Among the employers […]

Councillors rack up hefty £73,000 travel bill

  LOCAL councillors claimed over £73,000 in expenses in the last financial year travelling to conferences and meetings, it has been revealed. Figures on Members Allowances for 2017-2018 were published this week by the local authority and reveal the sums paid to the 40 sitting councillors.  For the year ending on 31st March 2018, Fermanagh […]