Hopes high Roslea surgery could be reopened

HOPE is growing GP services could be finally be returning to Roslea.  It is now over two years since the village’s surgery shut, leaving the area without a doctor for the first time in 170 years. Since 2017 patients have been forced to make the 35 mile round trip to Lisnaskea to see a GP.  […]


Drop-in stroke sessions ‘working round the clock’

THE Fermanagh Stroke Support Group will be working round the clock in the coming weeks, offering drop-in and local sessions across the county in response to the SWAH stroke unit consultation. As many people as possible are urged to avail of the drop in service, or attend their local session, to ensure as strong a […]

Shortage of priests has impact on Easter Masses

THE IMPACT of the priest shortage crisis in the church is being felt across parishes up and down the country this Easter, with parishioners being asked to travel to nearby parishes for services.  This is the case in the Bundoran/Ballyshannon (Rock) and Belleek/Garrison, two parishes that have been working together since sweeping diocesan changes came […]

Balcas strike action averted …but Encirc row heats up

AS Fermanagh’s first private sector strike in over a decade comes to an end, all eyes are turning to Derrylin where factory staff are considering taking to the picket lines.  According to the union Unite, workers in the county have been “electrified” and “galvanised” by the stand taken by staff at Balcas last week, who […]

New gardai on the border beat

WITH the border dominating conversations up and down the countryside at the minute, An Garda Siochana have announced scores of new officers in our nearest border counties, and more could be on the way.  Whether the conversation is about Brexit or recent crime sprees, policing along the border is a hot topic right now. So […]

Guards track down mystery briquette man

A MAN who was filmed taking two bales of briquettes from outside a local shop before driving off without paying for them has been tracked down by the Garda, the Herald understands.  On Monday, Rooney’s Centra in Belleek shared CCTV stills from  the incident on Sunday evening on social media. The footage included a relatively […]

Fermanagh PSNI join calls for new domestic violence law

WITH Fermanagh police receiving a domestic abuse call roughly every three hours, there have been urgent calls for a new law to protect victims to be brought in as soon as possible.  Last week Fermanagh Women’s Aid (FWA) organised a phenomenally successful conference in Enniskillen aimed and raising awareness on coercive control. The conference was […]