Questions remain despite convictions

WHILE two soldiers were eventually convicted and jailed for the murders of Michael Naan and Andrew Murray, for the families left behind many questions remain as to how and why their loved ones met such a horrific death. For James Naan, 50 years on, he still struggles to come to terms with what happened to […]

Sentencing of Stephen McKinney for the murder of Lu Na McKinney

45-year-old Stephen McKinney was sentenced to a minimum of 20 years imprisonment for the murder of his wife Lu Na McKinney today at Belfast Crown Court.  Detective Superintendent Eamonn Corrigan from Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Major Investigation Team said: “Today my thoughts are very much with Lu Na’s children and her family whose suffering […]


Man accused of assault and threats to kill

A KINAWLEY man accused of assaulting and threatening to kill two local men has had his case adjourned until the availability of witnesses, including a Mannok director, can be established for his contest. Patrick McGovern (29) of Springtown Road is charged with criminal damage to a door, threats to kill and common assault against two […]


Fermanagh man among scam gang accused in court

AN IRVINESTOWN man is among four men accused of posing as police officers to scam pensioners out of tens of thousands of pounds. The men were apprehended last week after being intercepted by police helicopter. William McGinley (32) of Sally’s Wood has been charged with one count of fraud by false representation in connection to […]

Alleged ‘CIRA member’ charged with terrorism offences

COURT: AN alleged high-ranking member of the Continuity IRA (CIRA) has been remanded in custody on charges related to the recovery of a firearm believed to have been used to fire shots at Enniskillen PSNI station on March, 17. The arrest came after an anti-terrorism investigation was sparked by calls to media outlets using a […]

Man sentenced to over five years for Donegal crash

A young man who killed two friends and left another in a wheelchair for life when the car he was driving at speed crashed in County Donegal has been jailed for more than five years. Five people including the driver Joseph Gilroy were flung out of the boot of the speeding car such was the […]

Bernard McGovern to be sentenced next week

A medal-winning Fermanagh boxer has pleaded guilty to assaulting two senior local businessmen at a local filling station almost two-years-ago. James Bernard McGovern (24) appeared before Judge John Aylmer at Cavan Circuit Court this morning (Thursday) where he entered plea when arraigned on two separate counts on the indictment. McGovern is charged attacking Kevin Lunney […]


Suspended sentence for scraping cars in Cornagrade

AN ENNISKILLEN man has been given a suspended sentence for scraping a  number of cars in the Cornagrade area last year. Darren McGill appeared at Enniskillen Magistrates Court on Monday for sentencing on eight counts of criminal damage, related to two separate  incidents in June 2019 and January 2020, resisting police and common assault. The case […]