Sheamus Greene puts breaks on bus driving

LOCAL Sinn Féin councillor Sheamus Greene has come to the end of the road – he’s retiring as a school bus driver after 27 years. The councillor for Erne East may be getting out from behind the wheel, but he has only happy memories of the job and the many students who travelled with him. “I’m officially no […]

Homes lose power as pole in Coonian catches fire

RESIDENTS living in the area between Coonian and Roslea had their power supply knocked out following an electric pole catching fire. Flames were seen coming from the pole on the Grogey Road between Fivemiletown and Moan’s Cross around 7.30am on Tuesday, October 11. The Fire Brigade arrived close to 45 minutes later with the Electricity Board […]


Coonian By Design sees upsurge in profit

A Coonian based textiles firm has recorded a positive upsurge in profit and turnover in the last year, according to new accounts.  Cooneen By Design Ltd specialises in the design, manufacture and supply of garments as well as the provision of a complete uniform managed service to a diverse range of customers in both the […]

Cowardly Criminals Flee Gutsy Gertie (91)

A GUTSY 91-year-old Coonian woman whose home was attacked for the second time in three months bravely told intruders ‘this is my house – get out!’ Gertie Primrose was in her isolated home near Brookeborough on Friday night around 8pm when three men entered her house in an attempt to burglar her, but she stood […]


Disgust as 91-year-old robbed in own home

A 91-YEAR-OLD woman suffered a horrific ordeal after her house was burgled by a  man who left a trial of destruction behind him at her rural home near Brookeborough. Gertie Primrose from Coonian was outside getting turf for her fire when an intruder came into her home, ransacked it and took money from her bedroom […]