McCaffrey pays tribute to friend Éamon Phoenix

A HEARTFELT tribute has been paid to historian Dr Éamon Phoenix who died this week following a short illness. Dr Phoenix, 69, was an acclaimed scholar of Irish history and taught at Stranmillis University College, Belfast, as well as being a familiar face on broadcast stations and national newspaper columns. He also had previously lived […]

Man charged over Lough Erne brawl

A DUBLIN man has been charged with attempted grievous bodily harm (GBH) with the use of a hammer in relation to last Sunday’s brawl at the Lough Erne Resort. Daniel Comerforde, 34, of Mic Uilliam Heights, Dublin, appeared at Omagh Magistrates Court in connection with the incident. Apart from attempted GBH, Comerforde was also charged […]

South West College’s best headhunted by employers

SOUTH West College is rapidly becoming the first port of call for local employers in search of bright new recruits. Chief Executive, Celine McCartan, was speaking following the announcement of the College’s Erne Campus in Enniskillen winning the UK Project of the Year, which was awarded by the Royal institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). The […]

Operation Brockwatch looks to spread badger protection

AN award-winning initiative to prevent badger-baiting is looking to help Fermanagh fight back against bloodsports. Operation Brockwatch – a scheme launched by the Ulster Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (USPCA) and the Northern Ireland Badger Group – recently received a special commendation at the National Wildlife Crime Prevention Conference for their badger sett monitoring work in […]

Church cafe helping people to connect

“WE laugh with the people who laugh and cry with the people who cry. We just hang out,” says Barbara Hayward who runs the Tea4U café at Enniskillen Presbyterian Church. The former Devenish College teacher runs the café to help people of all ages and all walks of life to connect with others and break […]

Fermanagh apartments awarded four-stars

IT’S a case of ‘stars in their eyes’ for the staff of the Enniskillen Watersedge Apartments as their hard work over the past year was rewarded after being given a four-star rating by Tourism NI. In making the award, Tourism NI commended Watersedge Apartments for being “a fantastic addition to the tourism product in the […]

Enniskillen leading on local and loyal shopping

AN Enniskillen man has rode off with the big prize given away as part of the town’s ‘Mi Rewards’ programme. Steven Gunner landed an Echelon Bike after points gained via the scheme – earned via every £1 spent in participating Enniskillen shops – put him in the national draw. Enniskillen introduced its Mi Rewards programme in December 2020, […]

CEO braves elements to help the homeless

THE chief executive of Kesh-based Worldwide Financial Planning is to brave the elements and show solidarity with the homeless in the CEO Sleepout. Peter McGahan will be joining other big hearted business leaders, business owners and senior executives, in an effort to make a difference in the lives of the 260,000 people across the North and […]

PSNI Interceptor teams crack down on shoplifting gangs

THE PSNI have said their anti-shoplifting strategy has been a big hit across Fermanagh and the North. Unveiled in 2020, the Police’s ANPR Interceptor team was formed in collaboration with a number of business to tackle the scourge of shoplifting gangs. ANPR stands for “Automatic Number Plate Recognition” which contains technology that helps the PSNI […]