Anger as Republican group accused of leafleting schools

UUP MLA, Tom Elliott has expressed outrage over reports that an Irish Republican group has been leafleting local schools. The leaflet, seen by The Fermanagh Herald, is from Lasair Dhearg – an Irish Socialist Republican organisation that was formed back in 2017. In it, the group speak out against the PSNI’s presence inside schools insisting that educational […]

St Mary’s pupils should be proud says Principal

THE Principal of St Mary’s College has said the ‘Class of 2022’ should be proud of themselves for their academic achievements in the face of Covid. Anne Flanagan, at the Irvinestown-based school’s certificates presentation, welcomed back those who left in the summer and praised them for finishing their schooling on a high. More so given their […]

Aidan’s on his bike for Bright Eyes Sanctuary

Maguiresbridge cyclist, Aidan Reihill, is getting on his bike next month to pedal for donations to help fulfil a friend’s last request. Reihill, who is 37 and is a former St Michael’s School pupil who currently works in marketing, is competing in next month’s Lakelander Gravel Grinder, Big Dog 100km Race, to raise funds for Bright […]

Fracking ban called for in the North

THE chairman of a Fermanagh environmental group has blasted fracking as “the fossil fuel industry’s pension plan”. Tom White of Belcoo Frack Free was commenting after British Prime Minister, Liz Truss, lifted the ban on fracking in England. Fracking is the practice of drilling for gas and oil from shale rock. However, fracking has proved to […]

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 […]