Plans to build a new centre for the Knocks

IN what could be a model for other small communities, local groups in the Knocks have come together in order to develop the area for future generations.  A new group, Knocks Community Development Project, has been formed in the area which will take in current local groups such as the Knocks Community Association and the […]

Elderly lose out on medical care due to poor transport

OLDER people in Fermanagh are missing vital health appointments as they don’t have proper transport to take them there, it has been revealed. The Pensioners Parliament recently raised the issue of hospital transport, publishing a report that showed one-in-seven older people were missing medical appointments, and almost half of those surveyed had had difficulties travelling […]

Southern shoppers flocking from as far away as Cork

FERMANAGH experienced something of a mini-economic boom at the weekend, as shoppers from the South flocked across the border for the Halloween holiday weekend. With the bank holiday taking place in the South on Monday, registration plates from counties as far away as Cork could be found parked in towns across Fermanagh, while southern brogues […]

Checkpoints expected to be ‘inevitable’ post-Brexit

    IT is becoming increasingly likely Fermanagh’s border will become an international frontier in the coming years, complete with customs checks, as moves towards a Brexit continue.  This week the Herald spoke to the head of policy in the North for the Freight Transport Association (FTA), Seamus Leheny, who has been meeting with the […]

Fright-tastic Halloween in Fermanagh!

FERMANAGH certainly got into the Halloween ‘spirit’ again this year, with locals turning out in their zombie-clad droves to enjoy the festivities around the county. From ghost walks to pumpkin trails, to fancy dress family fun, to bonfires and boxty, the ancient festival certainly seems to be still firing the imagination of both young and […]

Foster needs to look at facts says anti-Brexit priest

FERMANAGH’S interests will be well represented at the All Island Civic Dialogue on Brexit today, despite the First Minister’s refusal to attend the event. Fr Joe McVeigh, one of the Fermanagh representatives in the group, said the group had been getting a very good reaction locally and internationally, attracting media attention from Sky News, The […]