Syrian families to make a new home in Fermanagh

FAMILIES fleeing war torn Syria are to make their home here in Fermanagh.  A total of five families are to be resettled in Enniskillen as part of the part of the Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme (VPRS).  It’s the first time anyone from the scheme, which is aimed at helping families who have been affected by […]

Flu vaccine

Rush to get flu jab brings Lisnaskea to a standstill!

THE DESPERATE need for a new health centre in Lisnaskea was highlighted at the weekend when the town came to a standstill simply because patients were flocking to receive their winter flu jab.  On Saturday the PSNI’s traffic and travel division had to urge motorists away from the town, such was the extent of the […]

Graffiti artist back to brighten up the countryside

THEY’VE done it again! The creative souls behind community art group Sliabh Beagh have brought yet more colour to the fields of Fermanagh. Having previously brightened up the countryside in 2016 with their painted hay bales, the hard working Corranny-based arts group are once again turning heads long the county’s roads. “There’s a new set […]

Mother’s anger as no doctor on duty at out of hours

A MOTHER has hit out after she was left waiting for hours for a call back as there was no doctor on duty at the local Out of Hours GP service. The woman, who did not wish to be named, contacted the Herald after the incident earlier this month. “We said it was an emergency […]

Fears of creeping GP privatisation in Fermanagh

THERE are fears GP services in Fermanagh could be privatised, following the opening of a private surgery in Co Tyrone recently, in an area facing a similar GP crisis as here in the county. Last month, following the retirement of a well known local doctor in the town earlier in the year, the Duality Health […]

Noon in Blacklion, but 1pm in Belcoo

‘FERMANAGH time’ could have a whole new meeting after Brexit, with the possibility now emerging not just of a hard border between here and the south, but of an entirely different time zone! Following a continent-wide public consultation which overwhelmingly backed the idea, the EU Commission has proposed scrapping the seasonal changing of the clocks. […]