Reprieve but Community Transport funding is cut

A BITTERSWEET victory has been won by Fermanagh Community Transport (FCT). As reported in the Herald recently, the service which helps the elderly, disabled and people on low incomes get to hospital appointments and various group activities was under the threat of closure as fears grew they wouldn’t receive funding for the financial year. However, […]

Anglers express concern over Lough Erne sewage

LOUGH Erne is creating a stink so bad that even the fish are swimming away. Sewage in the lough has been a long-running concern for Fermanagh’s anglers who are swimming against the tide as far as landing a big catch goes with fish deciding to spawn elsewhere. A Freedom of Information request was put in […]

Fermanagh groups gain Lottery funding

A NUMBER of groups in Fermanagh are in the money after receiving funding from the National Lottery. More than £10million in funding was distributed across the North with four groups in our county all being awarded grants of £10,000 each. Projects being supported include those who provide activities to improve mental health by reducing isolation and […]

X-ray gun shines a light on Fermanagh’s Iron Age past

AN archaeologist was recently seen lurking around Enniskillen Castle with a gun. While this sounds like a plot for an Indiana Jones movie, the real story – while without the action of “Raiders of the Lost Ark” – has its own sense of drama in discovering Fermanagh’s Iron Age past. Dr Rena Maguire of University College Dublin, […]

McTell is looking forward to coming back to Ireland

Legendary singer/songwriter, Ralph McTell, will perform at the Ardhowen Theatre this November will be hosting the acclaimed award-winning composer who is also recording a new album “From There To Here” to be released next year to coincide with his 80th birthday. The album will feature interpretations of his songs by other artists including Moya Brennan […]

Child poverty figures could be even worse than claimed

CHILD POVERTY in Fermanagh could be worse than figures in a new report suggests. A study by Loughborough University – which was commissioned by the End Child Poverty Coalition – shows that 22.2 per cent of children in Fermanagh are living below the poverty line. Both Belfast and Newry, Mourne & Down council areas have the highest […]

Devolved matter claim on pay dishonest say trade union

A TRADE union has slammed claims from the Northern Ireland Office (NIO) that increased pay for Fermanagh’s school workers is “a devolved matter”. Members of the Unite who are employed by the Education Authority last week went on a seven-day strike to protest against what the union claim is “a failure to implement a review […]

Fermanagh has largest recovery of fuel prices

NEW figures show that Fermanagh is leading the way in fuel price recovery. Motorists will have noticed the gradual drop in both petrol and diesel costs when filling up their fuel tanks at the pumps. A study by Moneyzine found that the county has been leading the way in the North in terms of low […]

Council decision could take us back to estate bonfires

CONCERN has been voiced that the bonfire culture could make an welcome return to Enniskillen’s estates if the Council does not take back control of the Halloween fireworks display. Last week’s Herald reported that the town’s business community had stepped in to organise this year’s show after the Council said they would not be putting […]