Lisnaskea man says help is needed for mental health


THOSE in charge of mental health services must make sure they are really taking the time to listen to those who come forward seeking help, instead of “just ticking boxes.” That’s the vital message from a well-known local man who himself has experienced first-hand the powerful impact of “being heard” when going through his own struggles. Stephen Carters, a former Lisnaskea […]


Donagh mourns death of ‘gifted’ Steven Ingram


THE Donagh community has been left saddened following the death of ‘one of the greats’ Steven Ingram who dedicated his life to family and football. Mr Ingram, who was commonly known as ‘Nudie’, passed away peacefully on Tuesday. A devout sportsman, Mr Ingram was a dedicated member of the St Patrick’s Donagh GAA club, both […]


Fermanagh author goes to Hollywood


A FERMANAGH author and wellbeing champion has been jetting around the world and mingling with the stars to promote mental health awareness. Emma Weaver, who is a best-selling writer and TEDx speaker, recently returned from LA where she was MC-ing at an event as part of a ground-breaking campaign on mental health awareness. Founded by Yorkshire man […]


Clothing range bringing comfort in more ways than one


A LOCAL clothing range is looking to give people more comfort, mentally as well as physically. Based in Irvinestown, Legacy29 is a family business that aims to provide quality clothing that also acts as a tool for healing and motivation. “My father Raymond passed away on the 29th of April, just one day before I was born,” Sarah McCausland, founder of Legacy29, […]


Community saddened by death of much-loved Freda Hudson


THE Enniskillen community was left devastated following the death of one of its much-loved residents Freda Hudson, who served the local community with ‘a smile’ for over four decades. Ms Hudson, formerly of Chanterhill Road in Enniskillen, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, surrounded by her family. Born between the bridges to parents Hughie and Lily […]


Couple shattered after pet dog dies from poisoning


A FERMANAGH couple has been left ‘terrified’ after one of their pet Labradors died and another was left fighting for its life after they appeared to ingest rat poison at their home. In mid-December, couple Ethen and Emma Armstrong moved to a new house in Brookeborough, with their much-loved dogs, ‘Bono’ and ‘Shadow’. Just three weeks in […]


A holey show: potholes rise by 90 per cent in Fermanagh


POTHOLED roads in Fermanagh have surged by 90 per cent, new government data has revealed. The data analysed by CompareNI.com shows there were 9,733 potholes recorded on roads in the Fermanagh and Omagh District Council area in 2023, an increase of 90 per cent from the previous year. This was significantly higher than any other council […]


Shock and sadness at sudden death of Kevin McGovern


THE Derrygonnelly community was left shocked and saddened following the death of one of its much loved residents Kevin McGovern. Mr McGovern, formerly of Doagh, passed away suddenly on Sunday, January 21, aged just 49. Born to parents Vera and the late Sean, Mr McGovern was a devoted family man. He was a brother to […]


Attorney General orders inquest into Jim Murphy death


THE ATTORNEY General has this week ordered a fresh inquest into the killing of Derrylin civil rights activist Jim Murphy, and has linked his murder to the killing of Trillick councillor Patsy Kelly. Both men’s murders are believed to have been carried out by “a killer gang of British soldiers and paramilitaries who murdered and maimed across […]


‘Take good care of all the animals in Heaven’


THERE were heartbreaking scenes at Galloon Parish Church on Sunday as the family and friends – both two legged and four legged – of Niamh King gathered to say goodbye to the much-loved 20-year-old. Young Newtownbutler woman Niamh, pictured below, tragically passed away last Wednesday evening after being struck by a car on the Belfast Road at Lisbellaw, as […]