£1 billion border peace funding plan submitted to EU Commission

A €1.1 billion cross-border peace programme, which could see millions in funding coming to Fermanagh, has been submitted to the European Commission. The ‘Peace Plus’ programme, which combines the previous INTERREG and PEACE cross-border funding strands, cover the period from 2021-27 EU programming period, and will support projects across the North and in the bordering counties of […]

Cross border effort to rescue injured walker on Cuilcagh

EMERGENCY services from both sides of the border helped rescue an injured walker on the Cuilcagh Mountain boardwalk last week. The walker, who had been injured in a fall, was taken to hospital following the rescue operation on Sunday, June 13. The North West Mountain Rescue Team (NWRT), the PSNI, the Fire and Rescue Service […]

Cross-border health scheme reinstated

THE CROSS-border health scheme, which has benefited many in Fermanagh but had fallen victim to Brexit, has been reinstated by the Executive in a bid to tackle ever-growing waiting lists. As reported in the Herald earlier this year, the EU directive on cross-border health, which saw many local patients travel south for hip replacements and […]

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 […]

Forces join forces to tackle cross-border rural crime

FERMANAGH police have been joining forces with their colleagues in the south to help crack down on rural crime in the local area. Last week officers from Fermanagh joined their Garda colleagues for a joint operation focusing on rural crime and spanning the local border areas. “We are determined to prevent cross border crime and […]

Cross border fines only for clearly breaching rules

ANYONE stopped crossing the border will only receive one of the new Garda fines if they are in clear breach of Covid restrictions, the local community has been assured. As of Monday this week, Garda officers operating Covid checkpoints have been given the power to fine people €100 fine for non-essential travel. The fine applies […]