Mary Lou apology ‘means very little’ to boy’s mother

THE MOTHER of 15-year-old Enniskillen boy, Paul Maxwell, who was killed alongside Lord Mountbatten in an IRA bomb in 1979, has said Mary Lou  McDonald’s apology for the atrocity “means very little”. Mary Hornsey was speaking to a newspaper this week, in which she said the Sinn Féin President’s apology was “shallow” because it didn’t come with […]

Priest makes plea of drug dangers at funeral of teen

A LOCAL PRIEST has made an emotional plea to young people about the dangers of drug use after the death of 18-year-old Adam Martin (Foster).  Fr Kevin Malcolmson, parish priest in Newtownbutler, told mourners at  Adam’s funeral on Sunday that his death was not intentional. “His family have asked me to ensure that the truth […]

Clergy reflect on Prince Philip’s visit to Enniskillen

LOCAL clergymen took a moment to reflect on Fermanagh’s royal visit from Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip back in 2012 following the Duke of Edinburgh’s death on Friday. During her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee visit to the north, Dean of Clogher, the Very Rev Kenneth Hall, and Monsignor Peter O’Reilly,welcomed the royal couple to St Michael’s Church […]

Foster and O’Neill express sympathy following death of Prince Philip

On behalf of the Executive, First Minister Arlene Foster and deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill have expressed their sympathies following the death of the Duke of Edinburgh.  First Minister Arlene Foster said, “I am deeply saddened by the news of the death of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh. It is a sadness that […]

Lisnaskea ‘plunged into sadness’ by sudden death of young father

THERE has been an outpouring of grief and sadness across the local community this week following the death of young father, Gerard Reihill. The 39-year-old father-of-two was laid to rest on Saturday at Holy Cross Church in Lisnaskea after he passed away suddenly in hospital last Tuesday. The son of Bernie and the late Coni […]