Fears Protocol Bill could turn sour for dairy farmers

DAIRY farmers in Fermanagh and the rest of the North could be on the precipice of collapse if the Tory Government gets its way on the Protocol Bill. The stark warning has come from Damien McGennity of Border Communities Against Brexit (BCAB) who himself is a farmer. This Bill, which is now up for debate […]

New UUP Councillor unveiled

THE new UUP Councillor for Fermanagh & Omagh Council insists he will be “a keen activist in promoting peace and reconciliation for everyone”. Cllr Roy Crawford, pictured below, will take a seat representing the Enniskillen ward following the recent retirement of Cllr Howard Thornton. Having been a member of the UUP for more than two decades […]

Progress on N3 Drumsilla junction upgrade

Plans for much-needed safety improvements on the N3 Drumsilla Junction have been welcomed by Co. Cavan Counicllor, John Paul Feeley. Consultants engaged by Cavan County Council have finished the design drawings and are currently preparing tender documents to be completed in early October. It is hoped that the improvements will be in place early next […]

Funding package a boost for Fermanagh Tourism

AN Enniskillen motel owner has said the £11.5 million funding package for tourism in the North will help business get through “a difficult time”. Terry McCartney, owner of the Belmore Court Motel and a board member of Tourism NI, stated that the £11.5million package announced by Economy Minister, Gordon Lyons, is a welcome boost for […]

Footballer Lafferty faces 10-game ban

Enniskillen-born footballer, Kyle Lafferty, could be banned from playing for his club for 10 games following an alleged sectarian remark. Lafferty, 35, who plays for Scottish Premier League side Kilmarnock, was excluded from Northern Ireland’s recent Nations League fixtures following the video clip of him making the remark went viral online. He now faces a […]

Businesses join new sustainability training programme

A NUMBER of businesses in Fermanagh and County Cavan have signed up to a new training programme designed to boost both local tourism and the environment. Launched by Cuilcagh Lakelands Geopark at Tullymore, Florencecourt, the Business Sustainability Training Programme (BSTP) is a framework that allows businesses in the two counties to come together to build a sustainable […]

Books helping children cope with abusive homes

A NUMBER of books to help children and teenagers cope with domestic violent and sexual abuse have been snapped up by Fermanagh Women’s Aid. The books, which include a number of games as well, help kids and teens to express their feelings – be it anger or fear for example – and help to give them an opportunity […]

Census reveals drain of young people from Co. Fermanagh

WHILE religious and national identity figures have been the main takeaway from the Census NI results, the population of Fermanagh’s young and old has caused concern. Cllr John McClaughry, who represents the Erne North ward, says the figures of the amount of children under the age of 14 and adults over the age of 65 […]

Civic forum must be set up for smooth Irish unification

A CIVIC forum needs to be set up to plan for a united Ireland following the results of the Census NI figures for 2021. The statistics revealed that for the first time since partition a century ago, those identifying as being of the Catholic religion (45.7 per cent) outnumber those who are Protestant (43.48 per […]

St Kevin’s principal tells pupils to make a difference

Principal Gary Kelly paid tribute to pupils at the annual prize giving awards at St Kevin’s College telling them to be passionate about issues and ‘make a difference’. The Principal told the audience of how proud he was of the pupils in the manner in which they conducted themselves during the disruption that the Covid […]