Domestic abuse cases soar in Fermanagh

THERE was approximately 2,228 reported calls of people suffering from an alleged domestic abuse incident according to the police. During November and December, the PSNI set up their ‘Season’s Greetings’ programme and they reported that ‘substantially more’ people reached out for support for domestic violence over the festive period. Development Manager at Fermanagh Women’s Aid, […]

Rory Gallagher cleared from ban after DRA appeal

THE GAA’s Disputes Resolutions Authority has declared ‘invalid the decision’ to bar former Fermanagh manager Rory Gallagher from coaching. This morning [Wednesday], the DRA found in favour of the former Derry GAA boss in a case he brought against an Ulster Council judgement which precluded him from coaching teams. “Our award will declare invalid the […]

Invite to attend domestic abuse awareness sessions

THE COMMUNITY in Belleek and beyond is invited to a Fermanagh Women’s Aid-led session next week on how to spot the signs of domestic abuse. Fermanagh Women’s Aid (FWA) has been hosting highly successful training courses on domestic abuse awareness for the past several years – including training local professionals such as dentists and hair dressers in […]

Fermanagh ‘never got official domestic abuse complaint’

THE GAA Fermanagh County Board has said it did not receive any ‘official complaints’ of domestic abuse about its former manager Rory Gallagher, who led the Erne county to the Ulster Championship Final in 2018. The statement comes after Nicola Gallagher, the estranged wife of former Erne boss Gallagher, said she had made allegations against […]

Christmas domestic abuse calls to PSNI every 16 minutes

A SPIKE in domestic abuse at Christmas has sent out a chilling message before the start of the festive season. Stark figures from the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) show that last year during the December and January holiday periods, they received a call every 16 minutes relating to domestic abuse. On Christmas Day alone […]

‘We need to stop violence against women and girls’

CALLS have been made to “tackle” and “stop” misogyny, sexism and violence against women and young girls across the local area following the murder of 23-year-old Ashling Murphy in Co Offaly. Hundreds attended a vigil in Clones on Friday evening in memory of the late school teacher, where a bench was also dedicated to local […]