Contract signed for Ulster Canal redevelopment

By Matthew Leslie A POTENTIAL boost to Fermanagh’s economy, which will see the county’s waterways linked up with the rest of Ireland, got a step closer after the contract to start work on Phase 2 of the Ulster Canal project was signed. Chief executive of Waterways Ireland, John McDonagh, and managing director of Jons Civil […]

Elliott pays tribute to Lord David Trimble

By Matthew Leslie Tributes have been paid to former First Minister and leader of the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP), Lord David Trimble who died after a short illness aged 77. UUP MLA for Fermanagh & South Tyrone – and former party leader himself – Tom Elliott said that Lord Trimble was “ahead of his time” while former […]

Family makes plea to find Frank

By Matthew Leslie THE mother and brother of an Enniskillen man who has gone missing have made an emotional appeal for him to get in touch. Frank McCaughey, 29, went travelling to Denmark earlier this month. He arrived in the northern city of Aalborg to make his way down to the Danish capital, Copenhagen. Mr McCaughey, […]

Gildernew welcomes US Congress hearing on Legacy Bill

MICHELLE Gildernew has insisted the USA continues to play a vital role in protecting the Good Friday and other agreements. The US Congress heard evidence last week on the British government’s plan to end all judicial investigations into their actions during the conflict and banning victims from accessing the courts. Speaking during a visit to Irish American […]


Oil price fall just a drop in ocean, says Cllr Greene

By Matthew Leslie “We could be sleepwalking into a situation worse than Covid if fuel prices are not slashed,” warns Cllr Sheamus Greene. The Fermanagh Councillor was speaking following figures released by the Consumer Council in relation to both petrol and heating oil prices in the North of Ireland. Petrol has dropped from 189.9p per […]

Lawson faces probe over Eleventh Night bonfire

By Matthew Leslie CORONATION Street star, Charlie Lawson, could find himself hauled over the coals after taking part in lighting an 11th night bonfire at Fivemiletown. The Enniskillen-born actor took part in the event by helping to light the bonfire on the night before the July 12 parades. However, as confirmed by Mr Lawson on his […]