Six cows saved from slurry tank

SIX cows who were rescued after being stuck in a slurry tank on a farm near Irvinestown have had a “lucky escape”. An emergency call was made when the stricken cows, at an address on the Lettermoney Road near Irvinestown, were discovered. Two Fire Service appliances from Enniskillen Fire Station, one from Irvinestown, the Large […]

Lafferty boss fears for star’s mental health

FEARS have been expressed for the mental health of Fermanagh footballing ace, Kyle Lafferty. The Enniskillen man is currently serving a 10-match ban for his club, Scottish Premiership side Kilmarnock, after being caught on camera using sectarian language. His ban, which was handed down by the Scottish Football Association (SFA), not only excludes him from […]

Fermanagh bottom of pile in record year for passports

FERMANAGH has come bottom of the pile for Irish passports being issued despite 2022 being a record year for applications and renewals. A staggering 1,080,000 passports were given out over the last 12 months from applicants across Ireland and beyond. The total number of Irish passports sent out to those applying from the North came […]

Council launches open doors scheme for guide dogs

COUNCIL Chairman Barry McElduff has taken the lead in helping Fermanagh’s guide dogs gain access to the county’s shops, restaurants and other public places. Cllr McElduff teamed up with Guide Dogs Northern Ireland in support of the charity’s ‘Open Doors’ campaign which aims to protect the rights of guide dog owners. The law gives guide […]

Family has nursed open wound over bomb victim Geraldine

THE brother of Geraldine O’Reilly has spoken of how his family, and that of Patrick Stanley’s, have been “living with an open wound” since their loved ones were killed in the Belturbet bombing 50 years ago. Anthony O’Reilly was with his 15-year-old sister on the night of her murder, having driven her into Belturbet for chips. […]

Feeley pays tribute to Belturbet bomb dead 50 years on

TRIBUTES were paid in Belturbet to two teenagers “who were doing simple things before becoming forever intertwined” by the horrors of 50 years ago. Cathaoirleach of Cavan County Council, Cllr John Paul Feeley, spoke at the commemoration of the Belturbert Bombing of 1972 and honoured the short lives of Geraldine O’Reilly and Patrick Stanley who […]

75 years of Tubrid Pipe Band celebrated

THE Tubrid Pipe Band has been congratulated for their “dedication and hard work” as they celebrated their 75th anniversary. Fermanagh & Omagh District Council Chair, Barry McElduff, welcomed the band at a Townhall reception. The band was formed on October 1, 1947 by Rev G Reginald Howe, Sam Moore, Richard Kidney, Edward Noble and William Henry […]

Council Chair looks back on 2022

THE CHAIRMAN of the Council has pledged to ensure that the people of Fermanagh will have a platform for their voices to be heard. In the Chair’s annual end of year address, Cllr Barry McElduff looked back on the last 12 months and outlined his hopes for 2023. Cllr McElduff spoke ensuring that the Council […]

Bird flu zones lifted but caution advised

THE bird flu restriction zones in Fermanagh has been lifted but farmers are being warned there is still no room for complacency. Restrictions were brought in last November after the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (H5N1) strain was confirmed at commercial turkey holdings near the border with Co. Monaghan. A similar lifting of restrictions has also […]