Wet weather adds to pressure on Fermanagh farmers

THE ongoing wet weather is adding to the financial pressures facing local farmers, with calls for the banks to provide leniency given the current situation. While March is normally seen as a turning point in the farming calendar, the weather in recent weeks has shown no signs of turning. The persistent rain has left many […]

Calls for rail to be extended to Fermanagh

THE ONGOING work to bring the railways back to the west could see tracks with speeds of 200km per hour, it has been revealed. However, as it stands, Fermanagh won’t be connected to the revolutionary infrastructure project. Recently Minister John O’Dowd suggested the tracks proposed by the All-Island Strategic Rail Review would be high-speed when eventually […]

Fermanagh invites extended to US Special Envoy

THE INVITES to US Special Envoy Joe Kennedy III to return to the local area for a visit just keep coming. Last week Mairaid Kelly, who led the successful campaign to save St Mary’s Primary School in Fivemiletown, travelled to Boston as part of an Ulster University (UU) leadership programme. While there Ms Kelly, who was selected […]

Pay rise for Pilgrim Food Masters workers

WORKERS at Pilgrim’s Food Masters in Enniskillen have agreed an inflation-busting pay rise, with the boost being lauded as a trade union victory. Members of union Unite at the processing factory, which was formerly Kerry Foods, have ended their industrial dispute with bosses after accepting a pay rise of £1.02 per hour. The new offer […]

Rio Ferdinand reveals Fermanagh connections

RIO Ferdinand has revealed he is part-Fermanagh man, with his wife Kate also having strong connections to the county. The former Manchester United star and England international was speaking at a cross-border youth event in Sligo last week that brought together young people from across the border counties, including Fermanagh, at the Sligo Rovers’s home […]

Fermanagh set to lose 15 phone boxes

IT’S THE end of an era, with Fermanagh set to lose up to 15 public pay phones, with BT stating they are simply not being used often enough. With almost everyone now habitually carrying a mobile phone with them, the use of public payphones has plummeted over the past decade or two. With many removed from the […]