Belleek man on bomb charges refused bail

A COUNTY Fermanagh man accused of making and planting a bomb under the car of a police officer in Belfast two years ago, has been refused bail. Peter Granaghan from Blackrock Park in Belleek has been on remand in Maghaberry Prison awaiting trial for the attempted murder of a PSNI officer since his arrest in […]

QuinnBet turnover and profits on the up

TURNOVER, profits and prospects for QuinnBet, the online gambling company started just a few years ago by Sean Quinn and his family, are all on the up. In 2020, revenue increased by over 50 per cent and profits by over 300 per cent.  QuinnBet is also listed on several comparison websites as one of the […]

Fr Joe McVeigh in interview

THIS MONTH for the ‘Fermanagh Lives Lived’ series of in-depth interviews, the Herald was in conversation with Fr Joe McVeigh from Ederney. Fr Joe talks about his 50 years of ministry which began in Fermanagh the same year as internment was introduced, his early days in Moneyvriece and St Michael’s College, and his passion for […]

Some cancer patients wait two months for treatment

BARELY more than half of Fermanagh patients are beginning their cancer treatment within two months of being given an urgent referral by their GP. Meanwhile, the number of suspected breast cancer patients within the Western trust who were seen within 14 days of a referral has plummeted over the past year, according to the latest […]

That’s life! Arlene ends career on a musical note

END OF A CAREER: IN TERMS of last weeks on the job, the now-former First Minister Arlene Foster  has ceratinly had a memorable one. The Herald looked back at the career highs and lows of the girl from Dernawilt with the view that no matter what your political persuasion, Arlene Foster has certainly made her […]

Illegal camping causing concern at tourist spot

UNSIGHTLY: UNAUTHORISED camping at Trory jetty, where tourists cross by ferry to Devenish Island, is causing upset and disgust to people visiting the area. On the last bank holiday, one caravaner played loud music and was engaged in anti-social where children and tourists came to relax on a sunny day. The camping raises concerns about […]

Millions more granted for cross-border canal project

FINANCE: AN ADDITIONAL €6 million has been announced for the Ulster Canal cross-border restoration project on Lough Erne. This brings to €12 million, the total of financial support provided by each of the governments north and south of the border on this stage of the project.  The project will continue work that began 180 years […]

Plan to give voice to rural Fermanagh

RURAL AFFAIRS: PLANS are currently in motion to give a voice to the people of rural Fermanagh, both at county and Stormont level. From country roads to broadband provision to investment, and a whole host of services and infrastructure in between, it has long been accepted that Fermanagh and other rural areas west of the […]

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‘Rural Uber’ could save the day for country pubs

A NEW ‘Uber’ type taxi service for country areas could help revive Fermanagh’s rural pubs and improve social isolation.  That was the view of publicans in the county regarding an ambitious plan currently being considered in the South, that could work equally well in Fermanagh.   Proposed by Cork TD Jim Daly as a way […]