Blow to rural policing with closure of Fermanagh office

THE PSNI has confirmed no officers will be lost in the Lisnaskea area when the enquiry office at the town’s police station closes. The planned closure of the office, which will leave just one police enquiry office in Enniskillen serving the whole county, is being shut as part of a cost-cutting exercise by the force. On […]

Fermanagh suspected stroke patient sent home without scan

“UNTIL you have ill health, you won’t realise how broken the system is.” That’s the message from a Fermanagh patient who, after suffering a suspected stroke, was sent home in the middle of the night without receiving a scan or a test following an 11-hour wait to be seen in the SWAH emergency department. Two days later the patient collapsed again, requiring another […]

Weekend call out for RNLI crew

ENNISKILLEN’S RNLI crew was in action at the weekend, coming to the aid of a stricken fishing vessel on the lower lough. The call out came as the volunteer life-savers prepare for their annual fundraising drive in the coming weeks. On Saturday, April 13, Enniskillen RNLI launched its inshore lifeboat, the John and Jean Lewis, at 10.30am […]

Serious safety concerns over state of main road

THERE are fears it’s just a matter of time before there is another tragedy on the main Enniskillen to Irvinestown road, with a local family living on the route speaking out about the dangers they are witnessing daily. The A32, as one of the main arteries in and out of the county town, is one of […]

SWAH surgery removal putting pressure on ambulances

THERE is concern the removal of emergency general surgery (EGS) from the SWAH is putting pressure on the local ambulance service, with hundreds of patients needing transferred to from Enniskillen to Altnagelvin last year. Figures obtained by Save Our Acute Services (SOAS) show that from January 2023 to January 2024 the NI Ambulance Service (NIAS) […]

Fermanagh public urged to have its say on fracking

THE Fermanagh public is being urged to have its voice heard in the fight against fracking in the county, with a government consultation on the future of the environmentally damaging practice due to close this week. The Department for the Economy launched a consultation on a ‘Onshore Petroleum Licensing Policy for Northern Ireland’, which covers the […]

Files show authorities lied about Michael Leonard death

ARCHIVES uncovered by a victims’ charity have revealed the British authorities lied to the Irish government regarding information about the killing of local man Michael Leonard. The 24-year-old Pettigo man was shot in the back and killed by the RUC while crossing the border at Brookhill, Letter, Fermanagh in May, 1973. His family, including his cousin […]