Acclaimed play makes eagerly awaited return

ACCLAIMED play, “The History Of The Troubles (Accordin’ To My Da’)”, is coming back to Enniskillen after a 10-year hiatus. Written by Martin Lynch, who scripted stage hits such as “Dockers”, “Castles In The Air” and last year’s big theatre success, “In The Name Of The Son” – “The History Of The Troubles” has packed venues […]

Delamere to bring laughter to Ardhowen’s aisles

“I DON’T recall past gigs in Enniskillen,” admits comedian Neil Delamere, “but they must have been good craic because I only remember the bad gigs that I do.” The Blame Game star is back on the road and bringing laughter across Ireland with his stand-up show titled, ‘Delamerium’ with the Ardhowen playing host to him […]

Renewed calls for Irish passport office in North

JEMMA DOLAN has added her voice to the growing number of calls for an Irish Passport Office to be set up in the North. The demand comes following the Republic of Ireland’s Finna Fáil/Fine Gael coalition government to suspend the mailing of all Irish passports to Northern Ireland. This decision, which Dublin insists is temporary, comes […]

Barton back in politics as she’s co-opted onto Council

“I HAD given no thought to returning to politics,” admits Rosemary Barton who has been co-opted to Fermanagh & Omagh District Council. as a UUP Councillor. Barton is referring to the immediate aftermath of May’s NI Assembly election last year when she lost her seat as an MLA for Fermanagh & South Tyrone. A risk of […]

Fermanagh fourth highest in alcohol mortality rates

ALCOHOL mortality rates in Fermanagh have dropped but concern remains that levels are still too high. Figures released for 2021 from the Northern Ireland Statistic and Research Agency (NISRA), show that Fermanagh and Omagh recorded a rate of 20 per 100,000 people who have had alcohol-related deaths. That is a drop from the Covid lockdown […]

Report shows Invest NI not delivering for Fermanagh

A DAMNING report on Invest NI has been described as being of “no surprise” and “long overdue”. An independent review, led by Sir Michael Lyons, found the economic development agency as having “profound divisions” at the top. The report stated that “relationships at senior levels within Invest NI are damaged and are harming the performance […]

Emergency surgery return for SWAH is some way off

THE South West Acute Hospital (SWAH) has announced the first overnight procedures of its elective surgery unit but the Western Trust admit that the return of emergency surgery is still some way off. An announcement by the Department of Health last year stated that the SWAH would become a regional overnight elective stay centre for […]

Smokers urged to ‘make 2023 your year to quit’

FERMANAGH’S smokers wishing to trash the ash for the new year can do so with the return of anti-smoking clinics. The Western Trust’s Smoking Cessation Service (SCS) are getting the clinics back on the road to help people stub out their final cigarette. Under the slogan of “Make 2023 Your Year To Quit”, the specialist […]

Daughter of Enniskillen bombing victim slams Sinn Féin

THE daughter of a nurse killed in the Enniskillen bombing in 1987 has accused Sinn Féin of “nauseating double-standards”. Aileen Quinton was commenting following Sinn Fein’s leader in the North, Michelle O’Neill’s organising of a vigil last week for Natalie McNally who was murdered in Lurgan. Quinton insisted that O’Neill and Sinn Féin had shown […]