District has highest number of outstanding road repairs

THE local council has heard how the Fermanagh and Omagh district has the highest number of outstanding road repairs, with 1339 surface defects.  Following a debate when Cllr Barry McElduff was critical of  the response from government to complaints about the poor conditions of our roads, the Council unanimously agreed to write to the Mnister […]

‘Crippling’ hike in rates leaves pubs on the brink

A SELECTION of local pub owners are now facing “uncertain times” following the massive increase to business rates by the ‘Land and Property Service’ (LPS) across the county.  Despite promises made by the LPS and the Department of Finance (DoF) to be “fair and effective” in the rebalance of business rates, the Herald has learned […]

Business owners urged to have their say on rates

BUSINESS ratepayers within the Council area are being encouraged to have their say and share their ideas on improving the business rating system.  Each year business rates generate over £655m across the North. The consultation is looking at how this amount might be raised without placing an unacceptable burden on business ratepayers. It is seeking […]

Quinn ‘peace’ talks take a turn for the worse

AFTER what appeared to be an upturn in the fortunes of Sean Quinn and his family, with the recent ‘return’ of part of his empire in Derrylin/Teemore/Ballyconnell to local ownership, and his role as consultant, things took a dramatic turn for the worse last week.