Delays as main border road closed for urgent repair

FERMANAGH motorists are facing a tough month ahead with diversions and delays expected due to improvement works on two busy local roads. The main Lisnaskea to Cavan road has been closed at Wattlebridge since Monday this week for much-needed improvement works. The road between Derrylin and Kinawley has also been closed at Stragowna for resurfacing […]

Flu vaccine

No shortage of flu vaccine, patients told

THERE is no shortage of the flu vaccine this year, health officials have insisted, and anyone who needs to get it should contact their local surgery. There have been reports in recent days the vaccine was in short supply in the Fermanagh area. However, the Health and Social Care Board have said there is no […]


PLANS for Santa to appear at Erneside have had to be shelved because of social media complaints that his arrival clashes with Remembrance Day in Enniskillen. Fr Christmas and his reindeers were due to arrive at the centre this Sunday, however when this was announced at the weekend it was branded as “disgraceful” and “totally […]


Upsurge in thefts and break-ins on both sides of border

WITH a spate of incidents on both sides of the Fermanagh border in recent weeks there have been calls for more to be done to tackle rural crime.  Since mid-October there have been a number of crimes in west Cavan, Leitrim, and here in Fermanagh. Quads bikes, lawnmowers, and other agricultural equipment have been stolen […]

Herald readers come out in support of refugees

THE FERMANAGH community has come out in force to say it welcomes the Syrian refugee families who are to make their home here. Five families are to be settled in Enniskillen as part of a special government programme to help vulnerable families fleeing the brutal war in Syria. Last week the Herald reported on how […]

Fears for future of cross-border buses

FERMANAGH people could be in for major disruption post-Brexit, with fears now growing for the future of cross-border bus travel, including the busy number 30 Dublin route.  Bus Eireann has told the Herald any hardening of the border as a result of Brexit could mean a delay in services which would force them to “review” […]

‘School sports cuts are taking massive toll on health’

CHILDREN’S health is going to suffer as a direct result of cuts to the school sports curriculum. That’s the message from Fermanagh school principals after the Department of Education last week confirmed it was to cut a £1.3 million programme that employed either an Ulster GAA coach or an IFA soccer coach in primary schools […]

FAMILY PLEA: ‘Please just let her rest in peace!’

A GRIEVING aunt has made a direct appeal to whoever is taking personal items from her niece’s grave to “let her rest in peace.”  Young mother-of-four Carolyn Hicks from Enniskillen died shortly before Christmas last. She was laid to rest at Cross Cemetery. Over the past six weeks, however, wreaths and other items left on […]