Roadworks to ease access to Cuilcagh ‘boardwalk’

DRIVERS using the Marble Arch Road in the Florencecourt area will continue to face disruption over the next week as much needed resurfacing works get underway.  Work began on the road on Monday, December 10th, and is due to continue until next Friday, December 21st. Around 1.8km of the road is being improved with strengthening […]

Health workers ‘deserve better than 3% pay rise’

FERMANAGH HEALTH workers, who recently voted overwhelmingly in support of strike action, “deserve better” than the Department of Health’s latest pay offer.   That’s according to Unison, which has around 2,000 members here in the county, has rejected a £60 million pay deal for health and social care staff announced by the Department last month. […]

Care home

Fears on future of care homes

AS DRUMCLAY Care Home prepares to close its doors for the final time there have been calls for urgent action to be taken to save the entire nursing home sector in Fermanagh.  The Enniskillen care home, which announced in September it would be closing due to a shortage of nurses, will shut on December 12th. […]

Local House Prices Rise Faster Than Rest of the North

HOUSE prices are continuing to climb here in Fermanagh, and even Brexit may do little to slow their steady ascent.  According to the Land and Property Services’ report for the third quarter of 2018, the average price of a home in the Fermanagh and Omagh district is currently £124,513. That’s an increase of 1.7 percent […]

Much of Fermanagh to miss out on broadband upgrades

THOSE living in rural Fermanagh are being urged to urgently check if their postcode is included on a list of areas to be upgraded, and to speak up if it’s not.  A number of areas with notoriously poor broadband coverage do not appear to be on the Department of Economy’s schedule for a £200 million […]

Roadworks getting top priority across the county

ALL THE major roadworks in the pipeline for the coming years across Fermanagh have been revealed. Last week the Department of Infrastructure’s roads section presented it draft programme of works for 2019 -2021 to Fermanagh and Omagh District Council. On first glance, it’s uplifting reading, with a number of major and much-needed projects and improvements […]

‘Vital’ bridge over Erne may never be restored

A LOCAL bridge used that was blown up by the British Army during the Troubles still hasn’t been properly fixed, and may never be if funding isn’t found, despite being used by hundreds of motorists every week.  The Roscor Bridge Road in Belleek currently can’t support heavy loads and is in poor condition overall. The […]