West Fermanagh chosen as guinea pig for new census

THE PEOPLE of west Fermanagh are to be guinea pigs for the next census.  While the census is not due to happen until March 2021, over 4,000 households in the west of the county will have to take part in a ‘test run’ of the process this October, over a year-and-a-half before the rest of […]

Hundreds of complaints-only a handful about A&E waiting

  ALMOST 700 people lodged a complaint against the Western Trust in the last year, new figures from the Department of Health have revealed.  However, with a total of 690, the Western Trust had the least number of complaints of all health and social care trusts in the North at 11.4 percent. It also saw […]

Petition against Twelfth ‘lockdown’ in Lisnaskea

A PETITION has been set up calling for a stop to the closure of roads in Lisnaskea for this Friday’s 12th of July celebrations in the town.  As of yesterday afternoon the online petition on change.org, which was set up by Eamon Keenan, had over 200 signatures.  “On the 12th of July 2019 the town […]

‘Matter of life and death’ – Roslea GP campaigner

A PUBLIC meeting is being planned for Roslea where there has been anger and defiance after campaigners were told there was “no prospect” of GP services returning to the area.  Cllr John McCluskey, who was voted into the new council after campaigning for the return of Roslea’s GP surgery, has been informed by the head […]


Plans for 50 new houses in Lisnaskea get the go-ahead

LISNASKEA will soon be getting over 50 new houses after a major development was given the green light. The development, on the Gola Road beside Carrowshee Park, will consist of six detached house and 48 semi-detached houses, with generous gardens and open spaces. Local developer Lynden Keys of Newpark Homes is behind the plans, which […]

Complacency warning after near-tragic slurry accident

FERMANAGH farmers have been urged to think of safety above all else while working following a near tragedy in the Roslea area in which a farmer in his 70s had to be rescued. Two cows died in the incident, that kicked off around lunchtime on Thursday. The farmer had been mixing slurry in a shed […]