Old workhouse now a business enterprise hub

ENNISKILLEN’s workhouse has been revamped to become a new business enterprise hub and heritage centre. The workhouses were set up to home those who had fallen to destitution but controversy has surrounded them as families were split up, regimes of cruelty towards inmates and children being sent away to Canada and Australia to be placed […]

MLAs hit out at water charges threat

PROPOSALS to impose water charges on the people of Fermanagh and the North have been condemned by local MLAs. Fermanagh & South Tyrone representatives, Jemma Dolan and Tom Elliott, have spoken out against plans by the UK Secretary of State for Northern Ireland – Chris Heaton-Harris – threatening to bring charges in if an Executive at Stormont […]

New aeropark planned for St Angelo airport

ST ANGELO Airport could be the new holiday destination of the jet-set if planning approval for a new aeropark gets the green light. The aeropark, which is the brainchild of developer Peter Day, who turned his attentions towards Enniskillen following the rejection by Fareham Borough Council to build one at Solent airport near Portsmouth. In […]

Deadly infection fears

FERMANAGH families are living in fear this week, as a deadly bacterial infection is starting to spread in the community that can be particularly fatal to children. The Strep A infection, which can cause sore throats and scarlet fever, has already claimed the lives of several children in Britain and is now spreading locally. Fears […]

DUP told to get back to work and end Executive boycott

A CALL has been made for the DUP to get back to work and ensure financially-strapped Fermanagh residents can access energy payments promised to them. The UK Government recently announced a series of payments – which will total £600 – for each household to use towards electricity and heating costs. Due to the current cost of living […]

Biometric border plans could harm Fermanagh’s economy

PLANS to impose a biometric data border on Fermanagh have been described as “far-removed” from reality. Next year, non-Irish EU citizens will have to submit biometric fingerprint and facial data under the British government’s Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) scheme if they wish to cross into Fermanagh and other border counties from the Republic of Ireland. […]

Tempo man benefits from South West College Degree

A TEMPO student about to graduate from university has thanked South West College (SWC) for giving him the chance to pursue his passion. Martin Moffatt is currently en route to achieving a full BSc Hons Degree in Biomedical Science at Ulster University but says SWC’s Erne Campus in Enniskillen gave him the foundation to start his […]

Dolan welcomes maintenance of Sillees River

PLANS to put in place a watercourse inspection that will hopefully ease worries of flooding in Boho have been welcomed. The Department of Infrastructure confirmed that a 11km stretch of the Sillees River will be attended to with work to be completed by March 2023. Boho is no stranger to flooding with the most recent […]

Maguiresbridge poet launches his debut collection

A POET from Maguiresbridge has embarked upon his first steps towards literary stardom after he published his first collection of poems. Robert Elliott, 28, who combines studying for an English Literature degree at the Open University with his work at Costa Cafe, launched his debut book, “The Colebrooke Collection” at separate events at Lisnaskea and Enniskillen […]

New RNLI building in Lower Lough Erne opens

THE new RNLI lifeboat station on the Lower Lough Erne is finally up running after 21 years in temporary accommodation. Volunteers at Enniskillen RNLI were handed the keys to their new state of the art building on the Killadeas Road at Gublusk earlier this month. The modern purpose-built lifeboat station is located close to the […]