Public sector workers stage industrial action

PUBLIC SECTOR workers in Fermanagh joined teachers in walking out on strike today demanding better pay and conditions. Members of the trade union NIPSA were out in force protesting outside the Jobs & Benefits Centre in Enniskillen. James Carey, secretary of the NIPSA branch there, stated that the industrial action had been voted on by […]

Police tell public to be on guard for stalkers

FOUR arrests were made locally since new stalking legislation was introduced 12 months ago. This week marks that anniversary as well as National Stalking Awareness Week. The legislation has ensured four arrests in the county with the national figure for the North being 88. Throughout this week police will be working with partners to raise […]

Campaigner urges report release for bringing rail back

A RAIL campaigner has backed plans for Stormont to be bypassed in order for the future of Fermanagh’s rail restoration to be revealed. Steve Bradley of “Into the West” has long campaigned for rail lines and train travel to be restored to Fermanagh, Donegal and Tyrone. A public consultation launched by the All Island Rail […]

Anthony tells of his road to Damascus

ENNISKILLEN author, Anthony Viney, has released his debut novel based on his own adventure to Syria. Viney launched his book at Blakes of the Hollow in Enniskillen last night.  Titled “On The Road To Damascus”, it is a story of a conflict-tourist looking for adventure in war-torn Syria. He drew inspiration on his own trip to […]

Sinn Fein hand in Council election candidate forms

SINN FEIN’S Fermanagh candidates have been formally nominated to stand in next month’s Council election. The nomination papers for the 11 candidates were handed in by the party at the Townhall in Enniskillen for the poll which will be held on May 18. Sinn Fein’s Group leader during the previous term of office, Cllr Tommy […]

SDLP nominates four Fermanagh candidates

ALL four Fermanagh-based SDLP Councillors will be standing for re-election. Cllr Paul Blake, Cllr John Coyle, Cllr Adam Gannon and Cllr Garbhan McPhillips all handed in their nomination forms to Fermanagh & Omagh District Council last week. The local elections across the North are being held on May 18. Speaking after submitting their forms, Cllrs […]

New solar bin debuts at Bun Jetty

A REVOLUTIONARY solar bin has been unveiled to help boost the environment. The solar compactor bin is situated at Bun Jetty, Newtownbutler in what is hoped to be the first of many bins around the County. Fermanagh & Omagh District Council submitted a funding application to the Department of Agriculture, Environment & Rural Affairs (DAERA) […]

Dying man slams Housing Executive in heating row

A LISNASKEA man who has two years left to live has accused the Housing Executive of waiting for him to die rather than replace his heating. Michael McCaffrey has Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) with the condition so advanced that he is expected to die within the next 24 months. He moved into a Housing […]

Fermanagh union rep slams ‘pay as you go’ education

AN ENNISKILLEN teacher has slammed the Government for bringing in ‘pay as you go’ education ahead of a day of strike action later this month. On April 26, schools across Fermanagh and the North will be shut for the whole day as teachers will be taking to the picket line to demand improved pay and […]

Three-month stay of execution is not good enough

FERMANAGH Community Transport (FCT) has been given a stay of execution of three months but it’s not enough warns manager Jason Donaghy. As reported in the Herald last month, the FCT feared it only had weeks to survive when the Department for Infrastructure (DfI) only offered funding for one month instead of the usual year. […]