Don’t throw Protocol baby out with bathwater warns UFU

“DON’T throw the baby out with the bathwater” over the Protocol Bill is the message from Ulster’s farmers to the British government. The Protocol Bill, which is currently being debated in the House of Lords, could see the hardening of the border that separates Northern Ireland from the Republic. Fears on the effects this would […]

Animal medicines should be removed from Protocol

CALLS have been made for “common sense” from both the United Kingdom (UK) government and the European Union (EU) for Fermanagh farmers and vets to have access to animal medicines. There were fears that the supply of veterinary treatments would be severely restricted to the North following the imposition of hard border in the Irish […]

Fresh calls for safety measures on dangerous road

A PETROL station owner in Macken near Kinawley has warned that “it’s only a matter of time” before someone is seriously injured if a slip-road to her station is not built. Michelle McCorry of McCorry’s 24-Hour Fuel on the A509 road between Derrylin and Enniskillen was speaking following the latest of a series of crashes […]

Lisnaskea Surgery hits back at closure claims

MAPLE HEALTHCARE has hit back at reports that the Lisnaskea-based GP Practice is on the brink of closure. Last weekend, it was reported that the Department of Health confirmed that Maple had handed its contract back to them. The Department confirmed that services would continue at the practice for the next six months. A spokeswoman told […]

Permanent solution to Maple crisis must be found

SINN Féin’s Áine Murphy has called on the Department of Health and the Western Trust to ensure that a permanent solution is found for patients and families of Maple Healthcare GP practice in Lisnaskea. The Fermanagh and South Tyrone MLA was speaking following reports highlighting the uncertainty of the practice’s future. Murphy insisted that everything must […]

Family encouraged Wilson to pen memoir

FLORENCECOURT farmer, James Wilson, has published a memoir to pass on a record to future Wilsons of his life. Wilson, 72, will launch his book, “Minding The Coppers” at the Larganess Centre in Florencecourt on November 11 at 7.30pm. The book explores his life growing up on the farm before serving close to 30 years […]

McCaffrey pays tribute to friend Éamon Phoenix

A HEARTFELT tribute has been paid to historian Dr Éamon Phoenix who died this week following a short illness. Dr Phoenix, 69, was an acclaimed scholar of Irish history and taught at Stranmillis University College, Belfast, as well as being a familiar face on broadcast stations and national newspaper columns. He also had previously lived […]

Man charged over Lough Erne brawl

A DUBLIN man has been charged with attempted grievous bodily harm (GBH) with the use of a hammer in relation to last Sunday’s brawl at the Lough Erne Resort. Daniel Comerforde, 34, of Mic Uilliam Heights, Dublin, appeared at Omagh Magistrates Court in connection with the incident. Apart from attempted GBH, Comerforde was also charged […]

South West College’s best headhunted by employers

SOUTH West College is rapidly becoming the first port of call for local employers in search of bright new recruits. Chief Executive, Celine McCartan, was speaking following the announcement of the College’s Erne Campus in Enniskillen winning the UK Project of the Year, which was awarded by the Royal institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). The […]