School uniform costs hitting parents in the pocket

A COUNCILLOR has slammed rising school uniform costs which are causing more financial strain on parents struggling through the cost of living crisis. Research from the Parent Engagement Group discovered that the average cost for a post-Primary school uniform in the North came in at an eye-watering £378. The group found that items in obscure […]

Crunch meeting on growing fears over doctors crisis

A PUBLIC meeting has been planned for the Donn Carragh Hotel, Lisnaskea this Friday, 6th January (at 7.30pm) to highlight concerns about the future of local GP surgeries. To date, the GP surgery in Maguiresbridge has closed and patients requiring attention are being diverted to two named doctors on a Brookeborough phone number. Its closure […]

Shock as final G8 bill revealed as £80m

THE TOTAL cost of bringing the G8 summit to Fermanagh has been revealed as £80m – and the sum has been criticised by a local MLA, and a member of the local summit protest group. The summit, which took place on June 17 and 18 at the Lough Erne Resort, doubled the initial expected amount […]