NI healthcare workers deserve same pay offer as England

A CALL has been made for healthcare workers in Fermanagh and the North to receive the same pay increase offer as those in England. Health unions in England have gone back to their members to vote upon a five per cent pay increase offered to them by the Department of Health following a period of […]

Cllr Greene hits out at cancelled bin collections

A FERMANAGH councillor has blasted the number of bin cancellations over the last weeks and months as being “ridiculous”. Cllr Sheamus Greene stated that the situation was “not a good look” for the Council and that each cancellation was bringing a number of hygiene issues for rate-paying residents. With caddy-bins being much smaller than standard […]

SEFF host forgiveness webinar at Stormont

A VICTIMS group will be hosting a forgiveness and reconciliation online webinar at Stormont on tomorrow. The South East Fermanagh Foundation (SEFF) will be staging the event at the Long Gallery at Parliament Buildings between 10.30am to 3.30pm. This event will bring panellists from academia, journalism and theology together focusing on the treatment of victims/survivors […]

SEFF helps hundreds access Troubles payments

A CAMPAIGN group which offers support for Troubles-related victims has offered assistance in helping to access payments that might be due to them. Kenny Donaldson, Director of Services for South East Fermanagh Foundation (SEFF), says that his group has already assisted with in the region of 700 applications for The Troubles Permanent Disablement Payment Scheme (TPDPS). […]

Wendy’s in the money with £75,000 ‘Cashcall’

A DERRYLIN woman is in the money after scooping £75,000 on Downtown Radio’s Cashcall. Wendy Patton had entered the popular competition online but not in her wildest dreams did she expect to get on air – let alone win. Throughout the week, Downtown Radio tell listeners what the amount they are giving away for Cashcall so […]

Fermanagh’s Community Transport on the brink

FERMANAGH Community Transport – which provides a vital link to residents right around the county – could collapse as early as next month. That’s the stark warning from Fermanagh Community Transport (FCT) manager, Jason Donaghy following the news the Department for Infrastructure have so far only guaranteed an extra month’s funding. He has warned if further funding can […]

Enniskillen Workhouse re-opens after £2.3m revamp

THE OFFICIAL opening of the new-look Enniskillen Workhouse was seen as a hugely important moment for the community last week. The doors opened up following a £2.3million investment from the National Lottery to restore the building into a museum showcasing the history and works of the building over the years dating back from when it […]

Drive to get mass letter sent to Department of Health

A LETTER intended to be circulated amongst the public in order to send a resounding message to the Department of Health (DoH) has been brought out by the Save Our Acute Services (SOAS) group. Launched at the group’s public meeting at Fermanagh House this week, SOAS hope to have 10,000 copies signed and sent to […]

Call to ditch Western Trust for a new one

THERE have been renewed calls to replace the Western Trust with a new one that is focused on Fermanagh. Robert Patton, speaking at a Save Our Acute Services (SOAS) meeting at Fermanagh House earlier this week made the proposal to a packed audience as part of the group’s five-point plan for the South West Acute […]

Cave man Victor racks up 750th Marble Arch tour

BOHO man Victor McManus has his sights on the big 1,000 after racking up his 750th guided tour of the Marble Arch Caves. Victor, 65, has been showing visitors around the caves for four years following a long career in the motor industry for a Land Rover dealership. Fast forward to today and even Victor […]