Sinn Fein hand in Council election candidate forms

SINN FEIN’S Fermanagh candidates have been formally nominated to stand in next month’s Council election. The nomination papers for the 11 candidates were handed in by the party at the Townhall in Enniskillen for the poll which will be held on May 18. Sinn Fein’s Group leader during the previous term of office, Cllr Tommy […]

SDLP nominates four Fermanagh candidates

ALL four Fermanagh-based SDLP Councillors will be standing for re-election. Cllr Paul Blake, Cllr John Coyle, Cllr Adam Gannon and Cllr Garbhan McPhillips all handed in their nomination forms to Fermanagh & Omagh District Council last week. The local elections across the North are being held on May 18. Speaking after submitting their forms, Cllrs […]

New solar bin debuts at Bun Jetty

A REVOLUTIONARY solar bin has been unveiled to help boost the environment. The solar compactor bin is situated at Bun Jetty, Newtownbutler in what is hoped to be the first of many bins around the County. Fermanagh & Omagh District Council submitted a funding application to the Department of Agriculture, Environment & Rural Affairs (DAERA) […]

Dying man slams Housing Executive in heating row

A LISNASKEA man who has two years left to live has accused the Housing Executive of waiting for him to die rather than replace his heating. Michael McCaffrey has Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) with the condition so advanced that he is expected to die within the next 24 months. He moved into a Housing […]

Fermanagh union rep slams ‘pay as you go’ education

AN ENNISKILLEN teacher has slammed the Government for bringing in ‘pay as you go’ education ahead of a day of strike action later this month. On April 26, schools across Fermanagh and the North will be shut for the whole day as teachers will be taking to the picket line to demand improved pay and […]

Three-month stay of execution is not good enough

FERMANAGH Community Transport (FCT) has been given a stay of execution of three months but it’s not enough warns manager Jason Donaghy. As reported in the Herald last month, the FCT feared it only had weeks to survive when the Department for Infrastructure (DfI) only offered funding for one month instead of the usual year. […]

£2000 reward for information on missing Lisbellaw dogs

A REWARD of £2000 has been put up by a Lisbellaw family whose dogs have gone missing. Dachshunds, Rumi and Monti were reported as being missing from their home in the Snowhill Road area of Lisbellaw on April 11 around 8pm. Despite appeals on social media and constant searching – including a resident using their drone […]

“Please find my missing pet parrot Parry”

A LISBELLAW woman has made a plea to the public to help find her missing parrot. Parry, an Eclectus parrot, went missing from his home in the Rampart Lane area of the village on Friday, April 14 at around 3pm. His owner, Elaine MacFarlane, has spent the last few days looking for him but to […]

UUP select candidates for Council elections

THE Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) have selected its Fermanagh candidates for next month’s Council election. Sitting Councillors Diana Armstrong and John McClaughry (Erne North), Roy Crawford and Robert Irvine (Enniskillen) and Victor Warrington and Mark Ovens (Erne East) will all be standing for re-election. Cllr Armstrong said she was pleased to be selected and stated that she […]

Warrington slams Royal Mail for parcel deliveries only

A LOCAL Councillor has slammed the Royal Mail for not delivering mail to rural parts of Fermanagh. Cllr Victor Warrington states that those living in the east of the County have been waiting days – and in some cases more than a week – for letters, including hospital appointments and Mother’s Day cards, to be delivered. A […]