Care home

Drumclay to be hospital halfway house

DRUMCLAY Care Home, which is due to reopen again in the near future, will be a type of ‘halfway house’ for patients, acting as a bridge between hospital and home, according to the Western Trust. Around half of inpatients at SWAH over the age of 70 at any given time, and many over the age […]

Prescription drugs use by young people on the rise

POLICE ARE concerned about the growing trend of prescription drug use by Fermanagh’s young people.  In recent weeks and months the Herald has been reporting about the ongoing issue of underage drinking and anti-social behaviour at scenic spots such as jetties around the county. It is not just underage drinking that is the problem, however, […]


Put away the suncream, summers could be months away

THIS TIME last year Fermanagh was basking in record-breaking temperatures. This week the temperatures could again break records, but not in the way we would like, and predictions are  summer will not arrive here until August.  According to Peter O’Donnell at Irish Weather Online, temperatures will be around two degrees below average this week, it […]

Arrival of 5G broadband leaving the county behind

THE FANFARE surrounding the launch of the 5G network in Belfast last week has been branded “an insult to rural businesses and communities” here in Fermanagh, where many are struggling to reach even basic broadband speeds.  With last week’s launch of the super-fast mobile service, the ‘fifth generation’ of mobile internet technology, the North has […]


‘Out-of-work’ MLAs ‘can’t justify travel expenses’

FERMANAGH’S MLAs must show exactly what they are doing to help the county and exactly what value local people are getting for the money they are paying them. That’s the view of former Stormont official and local debt advisor Kevin Lawrenson, who said people had been outraged by news the five Fermanagh South Tyrone MLAs […]

Fracking company accused of stepping up charm offensive

PLANS to start fracking in Fermanagh appear to have moved up a gear, with the gas company behind the controversy significantly increasing its online presence. Tamboran Resources Ltd have began a social media campaign, tweeting under the handle ‘@FermanaghGas’. The account outlines what they say are the benefits of gas exploration in Fermanagh, a practice […]

Brexit secretary visit does little to allay border fear

FEARS are growing in Fermanagh for the future of the border backstop now prime minister Theresa May has announced her resignation.  Last week, during a trip to the Quinn plant in Derrylin, Brexit secretary Stephen Barclay tried his best to assure the people of Fermanagh there was nothing to worry about with regard the change […]