Rossorry Grove in jeopardy after support body pulls out

A CHILDREN’S charity has revealed that it will not be renewing its contract to support the Rossorry Grove supported accommodation facility. Action for Children stated that it would not be seeking an extension after the current contract expires on March 31, 2023 citing “difficulties in staff recruitment” and “severe budgetary pressures”. Rossorry Grove, which is […]

Council ‘scored own goal’ with fireworks cancellation

THE Council has been accused of scoring “an own goal” in cancelling the Halloween fireworks display. Furious uproar was expressed when the Council put the fuse out on the planned £40,000 fireworks display with many people taking to social media to express their disgust that the event was abruptly cancelled. The decision, which had been […]

Derrygonnelly panto show sold out for all three nights

DERRYGONNELLY panto tickets still available? It’s a case of “Oh no they’re not” as all three nights have been sold out. “The Two Sons”, written by the Rev Stephanie Woods of Inishmacsaint St Ninnidh, Church of Ireland, will take place at Derrygonnelly Orange Hall on November 17, 18 and 19. Starring the local parishioners themselves, tickets have […]

Fermanagh must back Omagh bid to get trains returning

IT MUST be full-steam ahead for the return of the rail line to Omagh if Enniskillen’s own wish for trains returning is not to hit the buffers. Steve Bradley from the Into The West campaign group has long been pushing for the return of working railway lines to link the west back up with Belfast, Derry […]

Vet raises cash for charity that helped her beat cancer

A VET has raised more than £950 to give back to the charity that helped her beat cancer. Femke Beacom, who is originally from Delft in The Netherlands but lives in Enniskillen, decided to celebrate her 40th birthday last week by holding a fundraising coffee and cake day at her workplace, Erne Veterinary Group. That, […]

Council opposed to fracking but powerless to impose ban

THE Council has admitted that while it opposes fracking taking place in the county, it might be powerless to stop it. Following the UK Tory government’s lifting of the fracking ban in England, a number of adverts have been placed in newspapers in England and also the North of Ireland have appeared in classified sections […]


Man told by Court to forfeit more than £30,000

The PSNI have revealed that a man with addresses in both Fermanagh and Donegal has had funds worth more than £30,000 forfeited under the Account Freezing Order. It follows the first Account Freezing Order obtained by the Proceeds of Crime Act, which resulted in the forfeit of £7000 worth of funds Detective Chief Inspector Ian Wilson […]

Republic day-trip shoppers boost Enniskillen businesses

SHOPPERS coming over the border from down south are “critical” to Enniskillen’s local economy. Noelle McAloon of the Enniskillen Business Improvement District (BID) says that Republic of Ireland car number plates are a welcome sight as day-trippers from over the border are boosting the town’s coffers by spending their euros here. A number of residents […]

Christmas Lights switch-on may be at risk

Enniskillen could be left in the dark as speculation grows as to whether or not the Christmas Lights switch-on will be the latest event to fall foul of the Council’s axe. Following this week’s decision to cancel next Monday’s Halloween Fireworks display, concerns have been expressed as to whether on not the festive lights will […]

Halloween fireworks goes up in smoke

THIS year’s Halloween celebrations will not be going off with a bang after the Council cancelled Monday’s fireworks night. Finances and an ‘awareness of the cost of living crisis’ have been cited as factors for extinguishing the event’s fuse just days before it was set to take place. The last time Enniskillen’s skyline was lit […]