Sinn Féin: Royal meeting was one of mutual respect

Sinn Féin have hit back at former DUP First Minister, Arlene Foster, for her tirade regarding the BBC’s coverage of First Minister-elect Michelle O’Neill’s meeting with new British King, Charles III. The newly-crowned monarch was in Belfast last week and met with politicians of all sides – including FM-elect Michelle O’Neill and Assembly speaker Alex Maskey. […]

MLAs making some nice cash on the side

By John Carney NEW FIGURES have revealed the business interests of MLAs recently elected to the Stormont Assembly and many are getting some handy extra cash on top of their £51,500 salaries. All 90 members are required to declare information on a register of interests of any financial interest that “might reasonably be thought by others to […]

Local DUP throws support behind Arlene

IT’S BEEN an eventful week for outgoing First Minister Arlene Foster, who has been given the full support of her party members here in her native Fermanagh. In the same week she was awarded £125,000 in libel damages as a result of a defamatory tweet by celebrity doctor Christian Jessen, and as she prepares her […]

DUP and Sinn Fein take top spots on Council

IT’S ALL change at the local Council, with the DUP and Sinn Fein now ‘power sharing’ locally after taking over the top spots in the chamber. The Council’s AGM was held last night (Tuesday), where the two parties were due to assume the posts of chairman and vice-chairman for the year ahead. They take over […]

DUP abstains from Council motion opposing fracking

LOCAL DUP councillors have abstained from a motion which sought clarification as to why a consultancy firm hired by the Minister for Economy Diane Dodds, has not given priority consideration to environment and public health in its research. The motion, which was tabled by the SDLP’s John Coyle at the April Fermanagh and Omagh District […]

Foster would ‘move away’ in a united Ireland

FIRST MINISTER Arlene Foster has declared she would ‘move away’ in the event of a united Ireland and has faced backlash for her remarks from other local politicians. The Fermanagh MLA recently told RTE her views, “I don’t think that I would feel comfortable and that’s why I think I would leave, because what’s the […]

Schoolgirl puts Minister on the spot over broadband

THE issue of poor broadband in Fermanagh and concerns about the impact of this on pupils learning from home has been raised by an Enniskillen pupil. Abigail Farrelly, a Year 11 pupil from Erne Integrated College took part in a “Question Time” style press conference with Minister For Education, Peter Weir on Monday last. Abigail […]