Zero tolerance warning for youngsters with fireworks

FERMANAGH teenagers have been urged to be considerate of others when using fireworks this autumn. As the evenings get darker and Halloween approaches, the familiar sound of whizzing and banging can been heard in towns across the county, peaking at times and in areas where young people gather.    Seen by some as simply seasonal […]

Concern drink driving is on the rise

  THERE are concerns drink driving may be on the rise again in Fermanagh, largely due to people’s ignorance of the law, and that the number of locals ending up in court could soar when new legislation is enacted.   While there has been a lot of publicity in recent times over the very real […]

Fermanagh in the pink with nearly twice as many baby gi

  WE are blessed among women in Fermanagh, according to a new survey of birth rates across the UK.   According to the study by the Office or National Statistics (ONS), which collected data on the number of male and female births in each area of the UK, a total of 51.4 per-cent of births […]

From Aughakillymaude to the Alps: the balloons that crossed a continent

    A FUN charity event in a small Fermanagh community has literally been reaching for the sky over the past week, causing waves right across Europe.    There were scenes reminiscent of Disney’s ‘Up’ in Aughakillymaude earlier this month when they launched 1,300 balloons into the air as part of a fundraising drive for […]

Standing up and speaking out about suicide

  WORLD Suicide Prevention Day took place last weekend and while there were events to mark the occasion across Fermanagh, work to combat the ongoing tragedy of suicide is continuing year-round here in the county.    Events last Saturday included the lighting up Enniskillen Castle, a special planting of a “Tree of Hope” in Belleek, […]