Call to ‘target’ border in vaccination roll-out

A NUMBER of doctors organisations from both sides of the border have called for border areas, including Fermanagh, to be ‘targeted’ in the vaccination roll-out in order to lower the risk of cross-border infection rates. Dr Denis McCauley from the Irish Medical Organisation has deemed the prospect of a new variant being stopped at a […]

Ciaran pens page-turning thriller in Cladagh Glen

CIARAN MCMENAMIN has written his ode to Fermanagh in his second book, a page-turning thriller and story of heart-breaking love and friendship. When a pivotal scene in the book, takes the female and male protagonists on a chase through Fermanagh countryside to the freedom of the Irish Republic, the detail about the landscape and atmosphere, terrain and […]

Tyre business forced to close doors during security alert

A SECURITY operation in the Wattlebridge area has ended after a device along with live ammunition was found at a bus shelter and declared a hoax by police. Last Tuesday motorists were asked to use alternative routes after PSNI and Gardai closed the Wattlebridge Road and Cavan Road in a cross border investigation. Speaking on […]

Covid is linked to decline in local crossborder trade

TRAFFIC on some of Fermanagh’s border roads has fallen by over 40 percent since the current round of Covid restrictions came into force.  With tighter restrictions on both sides of the border, traffic counters in Donegal have revealed a dramatic drop of thousands of vehicles using roads along the border since the Level Five lockdown […]

New restrictions pose headache for crossborder workers

COUNCILLORS on both sides of the border have called for an “All-Ireland approach” with regards to Covid restrictions. On Monday night, Cabinet Ministers in the South agreed to put the country into highest alert level five from today (Wednesday) for six weeks.  Despite this, further lockdown restrictions imposed by Stormont last Friday do not amount […]

Border closed to all but essential travel

LAST WEEK it was only Donegal that was off limits for all but essential travel, this week there is nowhere south of the border where Fermanagh people can visit without a valid reason. As numbers continued to grow in the South, just like the North, it was announced on Monday the entire 26 counties were […]

Garda checkpoints go up as Donegal goes into lockdown

WITHIN hours of the Donegal being ‘locked down’ again at the weekend, Garda checkpoints went up at various crossings from Fermanagh into the county.  After it was announced Donegal was to be moved to Level 3 of the south’s Covid restrictions system last Thursday night, An Garda Siochana announced on Friday it was resuming ‘Operation […]