Fermanagh priest Fr Gary Donegan awaiting third surgery

JUST hours after he underwent surgery on his eye, Fr Gary Donegan has confirmed that he’s going to have to go under the knife again later this month. Since December, the Fermanagh cleric has been undergoing treatment on his right eye, in a bid to save and secure his sight. The Newtownbutler priest underwent surgery […]

Council to lead investigation into fatal dog poisoning

THE Council’s Animal Welfare department is set to lead an ‘investigation’ into the suspicious circumstances where a dog was killed in a fatal poisoning incident in Brookeborough. In last week’s issue, the Herald spoke to Fermanagh couple Ethen and Emma Armstrong who were left devastated after their much loved dog ‘Bono’ died after ingesting rat poison at […]

Sinn Féin’s Dolan backs Gildernew for EU seat

A FERMANAGH and South Tyrone MLA has backed Michelle Gildernew to ‘call out the EU when needed’ if she’s elected later this year. Last week it was confirmed that Ms Gildernew will contest the European Union in July in the Midlands/ North West constituency. It’ll bring the curtain down on her 20-odd year campaign as […]

Derek Ryan wins big at the NI Country Awards

DEREK Ryan was the big winner at the prestigious and hugely popular Northern Ireland Country Music Awards. On Monday night, the leading Country music stars from both sides of the border descended to the Armagh City Hotel for a special night which was aimed to recognise and celebrate the best in the industry. Fermanagh Country […]

US Counsel General pays a visit to Enniskillen

THE US Counsel General to Northern Ireland recently stopped off in Enniskillen to meet the students at Mount Lourdes Grammar School who are preparing to jet off to America. A group of history students from the Enniskillen school are set to head off to Washington DC for a five-day trip to find out what’s life like living […]

Carter concert to help raise funds for Willowbridge

FERMANAGH Country music star Nathan Carter is set to headline a major concert at the Fermanagh Lakeland Forum later this year as part of a major fundraiser for Willowbridge School. On Friday, April 12, the Liverpudlian is set to perform some of his tracks at the Enniskillen venue, in a bid to raise money for […]

BREAKING: Concern BT site in Enniskillen could close

THERE is concern today that BT in Enniskillen which employs around 300 people locally could be set to close. Ulster Unionist Party MLA Tom Elliott issued a statement to the Herald after he was informed that BT Group may close its office site that employs hundreds of people across the local community. “It is deeply […]

Kesh social media star Abigail leads workshop

Fermanagh influencer Abigail Parkinson recently led a major online master class to inform her 29,000 followers on how she’s taken social media by storm. The Kesh woman recently teamed up with popular content creator Emma Jane Mooney for the online workshop which offered an insight into the role that social media is playing in society. Abigail […]

Saving SWAH and fixing roads key for Fermanagh MLAs

SUPPORTING the South West Acute Hospital, improving infrastructure in Fermanagh and fighting for better public sector pay are the key priorities for our local politicians as they return to Stormont this week. After a two-year absence, the Northern Ireland Executive is finally back up and running and the elected representatives for Fermanagh and South Tyrone […]

Enniskillen businesses ‘looking forward’ to busy month

IT’S well documented that January is always a difficult time for traders and businesses, but Noelle McAloon has said that Enniskillen is ‘leading the way’ in the North. With the Northern Ireland Executive returning to Stormont on Saturday, spirits are high across the North and there’s plenty of optimism in business across Fermanagh for the […]