Flower-arranging fundraiser for MS

A FLORIST is arranging her way to raise money so that she can receive ground-breaking treatment for Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Rayanne Dooley, 25, who is from Laois but has lived in Enniskillen these last six years, was diagnosed with MS back in December 2020. MS is a condition that affect the brain and spinal cord with […]

Principal slams cuts to school counselling funding

A SCHOOL principal has warned that primary schools having funding axed for children counselling could end up costing society more in the future. Brian Treacy, Principal of Holy Trinity Primary School, was speaking following the announcement that the Department of Education (DoE) was withdrawing the funding for the Healthy Happy Minds counselling throughout schools in the […]

Youth centre cuts could hurt society in the future

A YOUTH worker has warned that young people must have continued access to safe spaces as the threat of financial cuts to youth centres looms large. Concerns have grown over the possibility that Education Authority (EA)-funded youth centres could be financially hit to the point where staffing jobs and the services provided by the centres […]

Man who died in crash had just buried grandmother

THE MAN killed following a traffic crash near Fivemiletown early on Tuesday morning had buried his grandmother the day before.  Liam Mulligan, aged 28, and from the Fivemiletown area, died following a one vehicle road traffic collision on the Belfast Road. He had buried his grandmother Margaret Green, the previous day in Brookeborough. The single […]

Cuts put Fermanagh at risk of being criminal’s paradise

“WE don’t want Fermanagh to become a criminal’s paradise,” is the warning to the PSNI after cuts to the service were announced recently. Chief Constable Simon Byrne highlighted a funding shortfall of £80million that has led to the drastic measures being taken that will have an impact on communities across Fermanagh and the North. Fermanagh […]

We’re a voice for positive change insists SDLP’s Blake

“We need to show voters that we’re a voice for positive change,” insists SDLP local Councillor, Paul Blake. Cllr Blake was speaking after the recent SDLP conference in Derry which was held in the spectre of a disappointing showing in the opinion polls. The latest one, conducted by The Irish News-Institute of Irish Studies-University of Liverpool, […]

Doubts of Rural Needs Act compliance

DOUBTS have been raised as to whether or not the Western Trust’s changes to services offered by the South West Acute Hospital (SWAH) comply with the Rural Needs Act. The Act was passed into legislation in 2016 in which a provision for rural proofing was put in place. Rural proofing is a measure to scrutinise […]

Comedy duo making light of being less than perfect

COMEDY DUO, The Dirtbirds, will be bringing their antithesis of what is ‘the perfect life’ to Enniskillen. Appearing at the Ardhowen Theatre on April 13, Sinead Culbert and Sue Collins, will be swapping the online videos and podcasts that have built them a massive fan base across Ireland for the stage. Taking a look at […]