SWAH surgery removal putting pressure on ambulances

THERE is concern the removal of emergency general surgery (EGS) from the SWAH is putting pressure on the local ambulance service, with hundreds of patients needing transferred to from Enniskillen to Altnagelvin last year. Figures obtained by Save Our Acute Services (SOAS) show that from January 2023 to January 2024 the NI Ambulance Service (NIAS) […]

Fermanagh public urged to have its say on fracking

THE Fermanagh public is being urged to have its voice heard in the fight against fracking in the county, with a government consultation on the future of the environmentally damaging practice due to close this week. The Department for the Economy launched a consultation on a ‘Onshore Petroleum Licensing Policy for Northern Ireland’, which covers the […]

Files show authorities lied about Michael Leonard death

ARCHIVES uncovered by a victims’ charity have revealed the British authorities lied to the Irish government regarding information about the killing of local man Michael Leonard. The 24-year-old Pettigo man was shot in the back and killed by the RUC while crossing the border at Brookhill, Letter, Fermanagh in May, 1973. His family, including his cousin […]

Wet weather adds to pressure on Fermanagh farmers

THE ongoing wet weather is adding to the financial pressures facing local farmers, with calls for the banks to provide leniency given the current situation. While March is normally seen as a turning point in the farming calendar, the weather in recent weeks has shown no signs of turning. The persistent rain has left many […]

Calls for rail to be extended to Fermanagh

THE ONGOING work to bring the railways back to the west could see tracks with speeds of 200km per hour, it has been revealed. However, as it stands, Fermanagh won’t be connected to the revolutionary infrastructure project. Recently Minister John O’Dowd suggested the tracks proposed by the All-Island Strategic Rail Review would be high-speed when eventually […]