Books helping children cope with abusive homes

A NUMBER of books to help children and teenagers cope with domestic violent and sexual abuse have been snapped up by Fermanagh Women’s Aid. The books, which include a number of games as well, help kids and teens to express their feelings – be it anger or fear for example – and help to give them an opportunity […]

Census reveals drain of young people from Co. Fermanagh

WHILE religious and national identity figures have been the main takeaway from the Census NI results, the population of Fermanagh’s young and old has caused concern. Cllr John McClaughry, who represents the Erne North ward, says the figures of the amount of children under the age of 14 and adults over the age of 65 […]

Civic forum must be set up for smooth Irish unification

A CIVIC forum needs to be set up to plan for a united Ireland following the results of the Census NI figures for 2021. The statistics revealed that for the first time since partition a century ago, those identifying as being of the Catholic religion (45.7 per cent) outnumber those who are Protestant (43.48 per […]

St Kevin’s principal tells pupils to make a difference

Principal Gary Kelly paid tribute to pupils at the annual prize giving awards at St Kevin’s College telling them to be passionate about issues and ‘make a difference’. The Principal told the audience of how proud he was of the pupils in the manner in which they conducted themselves during the disruption that the Covid […]

No SWAH financial penalties paid for by Western Trust

THE Western Trust has strongly refuted reports elsewhere claiming that they have incurred financial penalties with regard to the running of the South West Acute Hospital (SWAH) in Enniskillen. It had been reported that the Trust were held liable for failing to meet contractual obligations to a private sector company, Mitie FM Ltd. However, a […]

Fire-fighting warnings for tough winter ahead

A WARNING has come that Fermanagh residents could be fighting financial fires come winter time if nothing is done to stop the cost of living crisis. The stark message from citizens organisation, Community Advice Fermanagh (CAF) who provide free help and advice on a range of issues – including energy bills and rent arrears. Welfare Rights Specialist […]

Public urged to be on guard with text scammers

Police are warning Fermanagh residents to be on their guard against fraudsters operating cost of living scams. The warning comes after a scammer contacted a local resident claiming to be from an energy company offering to pay them a grant. This scammer claimed they needed their bank details to pay money into their account. Thankfully, the […]

Progress on new Lisnaskea health centre must speed up

The design plans for the new £18.5million Lisnaskea Health Centre will be completed by November this year. Health Minister Robin Swann – in response to a question from Fermanagh & South Tyrone MLA Aine Murphy – stated that the Western Trust has advised that the design work for the new building that will be on […]

Queen’s momentous steps on 2012 revisited by churches

The late Queen Elizabeth’s steps of reconciliation were recreated 10 years on by the parishioners of both St Marcartin’s and St Michael’s Church in a special service last Sunday. Back in June 2012, the Queen visited the St Marcartan’s Church of Ireland Cathedral in Enniskillen as part of her Diamond Jubilee celebrations. The Queen then […]

Businesses praised for their entrepreneurial spirit

Enniskillen’s High Street revival is down to the town’s natural entrepreneurial spirit. That’s the view from Noelle McAloon of the Enniskillen Business Improvement District (BID). Businesses have bounced back from the Covid lockdown period while new ones have sprung up to add to the colour and vibrancy of the town. Helped by BID’s Enniskillen Gift […]