Water supply restored – thanks to the Herald

AN Irvinestown woman has thanked The Fermanagh Herald for helping her get her water supply back. Julia Evangelista, a 58-year-old care worker, moved to her home just outside of Irvinestown four years ago. However, her water supply began to decrease to the point where she could only get it in the early hours of the […]

Principal backs striking teachers

PARENTS are facing disruption next Tuesday as Fermanagh’s teachers are set to walk out on strike. The Herald understands that the vast majority of Fermanagh-based schools will be observing the industrial action next week that will last half-a-day. Parents have been informed that schools will not be open to their children on the morning of […]

Free flowers has Bellanaleck blooming

WINTER always brings the blues but a Bellanaleck florist has been doing her bit to put a spring in the village’s step. Clare Dougal, who owns the Clare’s Flower Room business, decided to bring some much needed cheer by leaving free bouquets of flowers around the village. With each bunch, a card was enclosed with […]

McCaffrey will not seek re-election

PROMOTION of the Irish language and stopping a pig farm being built next to Derrylin are the achievements that Cllr Chris McCaffrey is proud of. The former Vice-Chairman of Fermanagh & Omagh District Council – who at 25 was the youngest to serve in that role – announced that he would not be seeking re-election when […]

Elliott challenges DAERA on safety for older farmers

FERMANAGH’S elder farmers are getting a raw deal when it comes to funding for safety. Tom Elliott, who is the MLA for Fermanagh & South Tyrone claimed that farmers in the county and the rest of the North who are over 40 are being looked over for grants to improve working conditions compared to those […]

Business group speaks out on parking concerns

ENNISKILLEN business leaders have expressed concerns about the high level of town centre parking that is affecting trade. The Enniskillen Business Partnership (EBP) said that people parking in spaces that are out of bounds to them are causing problems for delivery lorries and disabled drivers who need to park nearby to shop. The worst of […]

Switch on… Get walking at Belnaleck GAC ground

GAA clubs around Fermanagh and Ireland are lighting up the country to get people walking. The Ireland Lights Up initiative has had clubs nationwide these past few weeks turning on their floodlights and open their walking tracks to enable their local communities to come together to walk and talk in a safe environment during the long […]

Knowing your limits can keep swimmers healthy

OPEN-WATER swimmers in Fermanagh have been warned to take care after a recent study found a link to the sport with a dangerous medical condition. The British Medical Journal (BMJ) have published a report that outlines the risks of swimming-induced pulmonary oedema (SIPE) to swimming outdoors. SIPE leads to fluid accumulation in the lungs resulting in […]

Make Broadmeadow an entertainment hub and move Forum

THE Lakeland Forum should be knocked down and moved elsewhere is the verdict of a prominent Fermanagh business figure. Terry McCartney, who owns the Belmore Court & Motel in Enniskillen and is also a board member of Tourism NI, insists that by re-locating the leisure centre to another part of town, the Broadmeadow could be […]

Nurses fight for pay rise in line with inflation

FERMANAGH’S nurses continued their strike action last Thursday to demand for better pay and working conditions. The one-day dispute took place across the county and the rest of the North with nursing staff protesting for a wage. A pay rise had been offered but unions insist the offer was effectively a pay cut as it […]