Demand still high for MOTS and driving tests

THE demand for Fermanagh’s drivers and learners wishing to book MOTs and driving tests is rising. Last week, the Driver and Vehicle Agency (DVA) had announced price rises for both tests with MOT bookings set to go up next month from £30.50 to £38 with driving tests increasing from £45.50 to £65. The DVA say […]

Answers demanded if local schools have dodgy concrete

ANSWERS have been demanded from the Education Authority to see if any of Fermanagh’s schools were built using the controversial RAAC concrete. Schools in England have been forced to closed after it was deemed that the reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC) used to construct their buildings in the 1950s and 60s was unsafe. RAAC was […]

Ciara spreading reading joy to local school kids

A MAGUIRESBRIDGE woman has opened a new chapter in her life to bring literary joy to ids all over Fermanagh. Ciara Fitzpatrick, 39, runs Ciara’s Library which provides books to children of all ages – be they to parents or for schools themselves to stock up their own classroom shelves. Recently, Ciara hosted a stall at […]

Burst watermain affects Brookeborough area

RESIDENTS within the Brookeborough area had no water today due to a burst watermain. The issue occurred early in the morning and it wasn’t until the early afternoon that running tap water was restored. A NI Water spokeswoman said: “NI Water was alerted to a burst watermain on September 12 affecting the Brookeborough area.  All customers were […]

Video of legendary poet Heaney at Boa Island emerges

FOOTAGE has emerged of a short film made on Boa Island by legendary poet, Seamus Heaney. The clip dates back to 1972 and was shown on the BBC. The footage was released last week on the 10th anniversary of Heaney’s death. Although not the sunniest of days, the dark weather adds to the drama of […]

Outrage as Kesh and Tempo public toilets are vandalised

TOILET vandalism is giving Fermanagh a bad name a Councillor has claimed. The public lavatory facilities in Kesh and Tempo have been subject to vandals causing damage to cisterns, toilet seats and wash handbasins. Not to mention spraying graffiti on the walls. While the toilets in Kesh have re-opened, the ones at Tempo remain closed […]

From Maguiresbridge to taking on Thatcher

THE sight and disgust at the rural poverty in Fermanagh helped stoke the fire in Maguiresbridge’s own Richie Venton’s fight for worker’s rights and against injustice. It has been a fight that has seen him lock horns and beat both a Prime-Minister, Margaret Thatcher, and a retail giant – IKEA. The latter is something that Richie, […]

Local pupils get GCSE results

PUPILS across Fermanagh went back to school last week to find out how well they did in their GCSE exams. And for many, it was a day of celebration with school Principals across the county praising them for their achievements and the effort that was put in over the last two years. Principal of St […]