No SWAH financial penalties paid for by Western Trust

THE Western Trust has strongly refuted reports elsewhere claiming that they have incurred financial penalties with regard to the running of the South West Acute Hospital (SWAH) in Enniskillen. It had been reported that the Trust were held liable for failing to meet contractual obligations to a private sector company, Mitie FM Ltd. However, a […]

Fire-fighting warnings for tough winter ahead

A WARNING has come that Fermanagh residents could be fighting financial fires come winter time if nothing is done to stop the cost of living crisis. The stark message from citizens organisation, Community Advice Fermanagh (CAF) who provide free help and advice on a range of issues – including energy bills and rent arrears. Welfare Rights Specialist […]

Public urged to be on guard with text scammers

Police are warning Fermanagh residents to be on their guard against fraudsters operating cost of living scams. The warning comes after a scammer contacted a local resident claiming to be from an energy company offering to pay them a grant. This scammer claimed they needed their bank details to pay money into their account. Thankfully, the […]

Progress on new Lisnaskea health centre must speed up

The design plans for the new £18.5million Lisnaskea Health Centre will be completed by November this year. Health Minister Robin Swann – in response to a question from Fermanagh & South Tyrone MLA Aine Murphy – stated that the Western Trust has advised that the design work for the new building that will be on […]

Queen’s momentous steps on 2012 revisited by churches

The late Queen Elizabeth’s steps of reconciliation were recreated 10 years on by the parishioners of both St Marcartin’s and St Michael’s Church in a special service last Sunday. Back in June 2012, the Queen visited the St Marcartan’s Church of Ireland Cathedral in Enniskillen as part of her Diamond Jubilee celebrations. The Queen then […]

Businesses praised for their entrepreneurial spirit

Enniskillen’s High Street revival is down to the town’s natural entrepreneurial spirit. That’s the view from Noelle McAloon of the Enniskillen Business Improvement District (BID). Businesses have bounced back from the Covid lockdown period while new ones have sprung up to add to the colour and vibrancy of the town. Helped by BID’s Enniskillen Gift […]

Thumbs down on new PM Truss from Sinn Fein and SDLP

THERE is “no faith” in new British Prime Minister, Liz Truss, that she will “have the best interests of the people of Fermanagh and the North at heart”. That’s the damning verdict of Fermanagh & South Tyrone MLA, Jemma Doyle (pictured bottom), and Erne North Councillor, John Coyle. Both have accused Truss of being out […]

Sinn Féin: Royal meeting was one of mutual respect

Sinn Féin have hit back at former DUP First Minister, Arlene Foster, for her tirade regarding the BBC’s coverage of First Minister-elect Michelle O’Neill’s meeting with new British King, Charles III. The newly-crowned monarch was in Belfast last week and met with politicians of all sides – including FM-elect Michelle O’Neill and Assembly speaker Alex Maskey. […]

Clubsound back in town to end 52-year career on a high

All good things come to an end but top showband Clubsound will be ending their five-decade-long career on a high. The band were meant to have played their 50th anniversary tour two years ago only for Covid and lockdown to intervene. But now, their final swansong tour is underway with Enniskillen to see them one […]

Crime rate up but anti-social behaviour figures down

CRIME has gone up by over 12 per cent in Fermanagh & Omagh District during the last year with the area being one of four in the North that has seen a rise in drug seizures. The annual figures released by the PSNI, which cover the period between April 2021 to March 2022, show that the […]