NURSES from the South West Acute Hospital (SWAH) in Enniskillen took part in two day-long strikes for more pay in the past week. Thousands of nurses took to the picket lines at hospitals across the North last Thursday and yesterday (Tuesday). Despite the wintery conditions, nurses of all ages and levels were out in force at the SWAH throughout the two days of protests. Independent […]
Heating oil shortage won’t cancel Christmas
DON’T worry, you’ll be warm this Christmas. That was the guarantee made by a local heating oil supplier after fears that people will be left shivering in their homes over the festive season. A sudden drop in temperatures and the Ukraine war were given as the reasons for a shortage of heating oil, which lead to rationing […]
Sick of rising local fuel prices?
By John Carney IT MAY come as a shock to local motorists, but Northern Ireland has the cheapest fuel prices in the UK and a new fuel price tracking app is getting the credit for it. Latest government figures reveal the cost of both petrol and diesel has soared to record levels per litre, but thanks to a […]
Fermanagh parents struggling to pay for school uniforms
“I didn’t know if I would get it in time for them starting school which meant that my food shopping money had to go on uniforms.”
Back to school… Parents are kitting children out for new uniforms
As a mother to five children who are in four different schools Zoe Tunney knows all too well, the cost of kitting kids out for school. This week she gives a first hand account of what it is like to get a family of school age children kitted out to return to the classroom. IN […]
£1.3m racked up from hospital carpark charges
SDLP councillor Paul Blake believes that the charges for hospital car parking at the South West Acute Hospital in Enniskillen are ‘shocking’. He describes the car parking charges as, ‘a tax on the vulnerable in society’. New figures have re-ignited the debate on hospital car parking charges. Mr Blake’s comments were made following the news […]
Bill for G8 summit goes £12m over
The total cost of the G8 summit held in Fermanagh two years ago is over £12m more than originally estimated, a new report has said.
Fuel prices are slashed to 99p
FUEL PRICES in the county have plummeted with diesel now available on the Belleek/Ballyshannon border for less than a pound.
£450,000 the cost to police fracking test site
THE TOTAL cost of policing the Belcoo site at which fracking company Tamboran proposed to test drill has been revealed.
‘Local people are paying the price for G8’
OVER £100, 000 more was spent by the Western Trust than had been anticipated during the G8 summit in June.