Fresh calls for safety measures on dangerous road

A PETROL station owner in Macken near Kinawley has warned that “it’s only a matter of time” before someone is seriously injured if a slip-road to her station is not built. Michelle McCorry of McCorry’s 24-Hour Fuel on the A509 road between Derrylin and Enniskillen was speaking following the latest of a series of crashes […]

Motorists set for summer of delays on border road

ROADWORKS: FERMANAGH motorists are set for a long summer of disruption, with road works planned for the main road to Dublin for the next three months. On Monday, Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon announced £520,000 for the final phase of the £1.2 million project on the A509 Derrylin Road at Derryhowlaght. To read more on this […]

Call for action after accident at ‘dangerous’ junction

THERE HAVE been fresh calls for safety measures on the main Enniskillen to Derrylin road after the latest accident at Macken Cross. POLICE are appealing for information following the latest road traffic accident near Macken Cross.  A van ended up in  a roadside verge after the collision and a Police spokesman explained, “It involved a […]

Main border route ‘is like Third World’

THE condition of the main Enniskillen to Dublin road has been likened to what may be found in the ‘Third World’.  The frustration of local residents at the progress of a £1.2m scheme on the main crossborder route has been voiced again this week.  Some residents have been claimed to be “trapped” in their homes […]

Death of an islander and ‘a giant of a man’

ONE of Fermanagh’s most colourful characters has died peacefully in hospital after a short illness. John James Reihill from Derrylin Road, Lisnaskea, and formerly of Innishcorkish Island was 87 and was described as ‘a cornerstone for his family’, during the funeral Mass on Sunday. Fr Jimmy McPhillips told mourners they were laying to rest an […]

Appeal after southern bus attacked in Enniskillen

APPEALS for information have been issued by the PSNI after a passenger window was smashed in a Bus Eireann bus on the Derrylin Road, Enniskillen. The incident happened on Saturday 29 December around 7.50pm. A spokesman for the PSNI said, “Police in Enniskillen are appealing for information about a Bus Eireann bus being damaged while […]