Elliott challenges DAERA on safety for older farmers

FERMANAGH’S elder farmers are getting a raw deal when it comes to funding for safety. Tom Elliott, who is the MLA for Fermanagh & South Tyrone claimed that farmers in the county and the rest of the North who are over 40 are being looked over for grants to improve working conditions compared to those […]

Farmers’ concern over impact of draft ammonia strategy

THERE are concerns over the practical and financial impact DAERA’s new draft ammonia strategy will have on Fermanagh farmers. Last week the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) launched a consultation on the long-awaited strategy, which is aimed at reducing ammonia emissions, which have an adverse affect on the environment and public health. Director of […]

Fermanagh restrictions as bird flu detected on border

CONTROL measures have been introduced in parts of Fermanagh after bird flu was detected on the border with Monaghan. A restriction zone, as well as extra protection and surveillance measures, have been enforced around the infected premises to present the spread of the disease to other flocks in the wider area. The measures, which came […]

Council opposed to fracking but powerless to impose ban

THE Council has admitted that while it opposes fracking taking place in the county, it might be powerless to stop it. Following the UK Tory government’s lifting of the fracking ban in England, a number of adverts have been placed in newspapers in England and also the North of Ireland have appeared in classified sections […]


Investigation over animal welfare concerns at local farm

AN INVESTIGATION has been launched into serious animal welfare concerns at a Fermanagh farm. Due to the ongoing official investigation, the Herald cannot reveal where in the county the farm is located, however this paper has been contacted by a number of local residents from the area with concerns about the conditions animals have been subjected to on site. The farm […]

Pet passports now needed to travel from here to Britain

FERMANAGH pet owners who plan to travel to and from Britain with their pets now that Brexit rules have come into force must make sure they comply with a whole new range of regulations.  While the end of the Brexit transition period did not mean any changes when it comes to bringing pets across the […]

Hedge cutting illegal before end of summer

FERMANAGH farmers and anyone hoping to give their boundaries a trim at the moment has been reminded it’s a criminal offence to cut hedges, trees or scrub before the end of August. Local police have shared a warning issued by the Ulster Farmers Union (UFU) after reports of hedge cutting taking place right across the […]


Load of rubbish: International anglers faced with mess

FERMANAGH’S lakelands are renowned for their beauty, but walk along the Queen Elizabeth Road and you’ll see something completely different. Just off one of the busiest roads in the town you’ll come across unsightly rubbish has strewn along the river bank of the Erne. Approaching the tourism season and annual fishing competition on the Erne […]