Melanie a Master of law

A KESH woman who was rescued from a burning car 34 years ago has graduated with a Master’s degree in Law. Melanie Grimsley, completed the two-year course at Ulster University’s Belfast campus having already gained a first-class undergraduate degree in the same subject at the Magee campus in Derry seven years ago. In 1988, when […]

Geopark businesses come together to help reduce waste

A NUMBER of Fermanagh and Cavan-based businesses received awards following their successful completion of the Cuilcagh Lakelands Geopark’s Business Sustainability Training Programme. Funded by both Fermanagh & Omagh District Council and Cavan County Council the programme was a framework that allowed businesses located within Cuilcagh Lakelands Geopark to come together to build a sustainable tourism offering […]

Principal pays tribute to Royal Grammar School students

THE resourcefulness and spirit of pupils has been praised by Enniskillen Royal Grammar School (ERGS) Principal, Elizabeth Armstrong. The Principal’s praise of her students came during her speech at the School’s annual Prize Giving ceremony held at St Macartin’s Cathedral. It was the first such event that the Royal had been able to stage since […]

Fermanagh MLAs react to pay cut

FERMANAGH’S MLAs have had their salaries cut by a whopping £14,000. The move was made by the UK Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Chris Heaton-Harris, following the continued failure of MLAs to elect a speaker for the Assembly at Stormont and to form an Executive government. This deduction of earnings by 27.5 per cent means that […]

Tributes paid to ‘gentle’ and ‘loving’ Caitlin

MOURNERS at the funeral of 13-year-old schoolgirl Caitlin Hogg, who died after a collision with a car last week in Kinawley, were told that she was telling friends how much she loved them before her tragic death. The packed St Naile’s Church in Kinawley heard how this perfectly summed up the popular teenager. Known locally as a ‘happy […]

St Mary’s School must not close

THE decision to close St Mary’s Primary School in Fivemiletown has been blasted as an attack on the rural community. Plans for the closure came to light after it was revealed by the Education Authority that it had received a request from the Council for Catholic Maintained Schools (CCMS) to “discontinue” the school with effect […]

Public warning to beware of text and social media scams

FERMANAGH residents have been warned to be on their guard for scammers during the festive season. Christmas sees a spike in money being spent for presents and the crooks are determined to get their hands on your cash. Scams of all varieties – ranging from emails, texts and social media messages designed to hack their way […]