Baby would not have survived road trip to Altnagelvin

A FERMANAGH family who were told their baby was too sick to survive the winding, bumpy road to Altnagelvin have hit out at the Western Trust’s claims transferring patients to the hospital will be safe for local people. Since the Trust announced on Thursday it was “temporarily” withdrawing the emergency surgery service from the SWAH […]

Christmas fair will help support African children

A GROUP of passionate local charity volunteers are holding a Christmas fair in Irvinestown next week, aimed at helping underprivileged children in Kenya. AA Africa, which stands for Anawim Adonai Africa, is headed up by a group of eight local people from the Fermanagh and Omagh area, and supports the work of Fr Richard Nguta in […]

Council is set to green light caravan park plans

IT LOOKS like the Necarne Estate in Irvinestown will soon become a caravan park. Plans have been in motion to create a touring caravan site at the historic estate for some time, and now planning officials have recommended granting planning permission for 23 pitches.  The report from the Council planners notes the estate comprises of […]

‘Mac succeeded in showing us the good in people’

THE family of Michael McGirr has paid a touching tribute to the much-loved Coa man, known to his friends as ‘Mac’, who they said “loved to bring people together.” A major search involving multiple emergency services, numerous members of the local community, and many who travelled from outside Fermanagh to help, was launched after Mr […]

Wife and child could have died if not for acute surgery

A LOCAL councillor has said he fears to think what the consequences could have been if emergency surgery was not available locally when his daughter was born. Cllr Anthony Feely told his story at a meeting on the threat to emergency surgery at the SWAH held in Garrison last week, one of many community meetings […]

Fermanagh restrictions as bird flu detected on border

CONTROL measures have been introduced in parts of Fermanagh after bird flu was detected on the border with Monaghan. A restriction zone, as well as extra protection and surveillance measures, have been enforced around the infected premises to present the spread of the disease to other flocks in the wider area. The measures, which came […]