‘Our roads are like race tracks’

HUNDREDS of Belcoo residents have called for urgent action to help reduce speeding traffic in the village, where they say “the roads are like race tracks.” With fears growing someone may be seriously hurt of worse, last month a group of concerned locals launched a petition on change.org calling for traffic calming measures around St Columban’s […]

Mountain Rescue team urges walkers to be prepared

WITH WINTER far from over, anyone planning a mountain hike or hill walk over the coming months is urged to “be prepared.” Since the new year the North West Mountain Rescue Team (NWMRT) has already been called out to assist a number of hikers on a snowy Cuilcagh and on neighbouring icy mountains south of […]

Facemasks a choice? Dearbhail asks you to think again

FOR NEWTOWNBUTLER student Dearbhail Hogan, wearing a face mask is not just a matter of choice but literally a matter of survival. With a rise in anti-mask campaigners across the county, 24-year-old Dearbhail who suffers from Muscular Dystrophy, a condition that mainly comes with muscle weakness, heart problems and respiratory issues that confine her to […]

Concern for pedestrians on narrow village path

CONCERN for the safety of pedestrians walking on a stretch of footpath in Tempo has been highlighted this week. The stretch of footpath in question runs along the side of the historic Church of Ireland wall in the village. On the other side of the road is residential housing with gardens. Speaking to the Herald […]