Teacher’s union not surprised Principals joined strike

AN ENNISKILLEN teacher has said it was no surprise to see headteachers join in with their workforce in going out on strike last week. Schools across Fermanagh and the North were closed last week with pickets spending the bulk of the morning protesting outside their respective schools before heading off to a major rally at […]

New variant of Covid on the rise in Ireland

FERMANAGH residents have been warned to be vigilant as a new variant of Covid makes its way to Ireland. The latest strain, Arcturus, has seen a proliferation of cases in India and has spread across Asia and Europe with a number of cases already being recorded in the United Kingdom. Scientists from the University of […]

Call to honour Island’s link to St Columbanus

A CALL has gone out to honour a legendary Irish Saint’s Fermanagh heritage. St Columbanus, left his mark on the establishment of Christianity in the years following 590AD by founding a number of monasteries across France, Switzerland, Germany and Italy – most notably, Luxeuil Abbey in the Burgundy region of France. Before that he was […]

Entrepreneur Emma owes business growth to Workhouse Hub

LETTERBREEN entrepreneur, Emma Weaver, says the Workhouse Business Hub in Enniskillen has been a boon for her business. Weaver was speaking at a business open day event at the hub where her company, Mental Wealth International, was one of the Workhouse’s first clients. The facilities offered by the hub – which offered the use of meeting […]

Headteachers out on strike for first time in 125 years

A HEADTEACHER from Enniskillen has insisted that principals have gone on strike in order to support teachers who are poorly paid and are weighed down by red tape. Jackie Bartley, who is the Principal at St Genevieve’s High School in Andersonstown, Belfast, said the National Association of Headteachers had staged the one-day walkout today in […]

Public sector workers stage industrial action

PUBLIC SECTOR workers in Fermanagh joined teachers in walking out on strike today demanding better pay and conditions. Members of the trade union NIPSA were out in force protesting outside the Jobs & Benefits Centre in Enniskillen. James Carey, secretary of the NIPSA branch there, stated that the industrial action had been voted on by […]

Police tell public to be on guard for stalkers

FOUR arrests were made locally since new stalking legislation was introduced 12 months ago. This week marks that anniversary as well as National Stalking Awareness Week. The legislation has ensured four arrests in the county with the national figure for the North being 88. Throughout this week police will be working with partners to raise […]

Campaigner urges report release for bringing rail back

A RAIL campaigner has backed plans for Stormont to be bypassed in order for the future of Fermanagh’s rail restoration to be revealed. Steve Bradley of “Into the West” has long campaigned for rail lines and train travel to be restored to Fermanagh, Donegal and Tyrone. A public consultation launched by the All Island Rail […]

Anthony tells of his road to Damascus

ENNISKILLEN author, Anthony Viney, has released his debut novel based on his own adventure to Syria. Viney launched his book at Blakes of the Hollow in Enniskillen last night.  Titled “On The Road To Damascus”, it is a story of a conflict-tourist looking for adventure in war-torn Syria. He drew inspiration on his own trip to […]