Devolved matter claim on pay dishonest say trade union

A TRADE union has slammed claims from the Northern Ireland Office (NIO) that increased pay for Fermanagh’s school workers is “a devolved matter”. Members of the Unite who are employed by the Education Authority last week went on a seven-day strike to protest against what the union claim is “a failure to implement a review […]

Community support can still help save St Mary’s Primary

THE support of the local community can keep St Mary’s Primary School in Fivemiletown going, campaigners maintain. Plans for the school’s closure came to light after it was revealed by the Education Authority (EA) that it had received a request from the Council for Catholic Maintained Schools (CCMS) to “discontinue” the school with effect from August […]

Chaos claims as youngsters are ‘left on side of road’

INDEPENDENT Cllr Donal O’Cofaigh has described “chaotic scenes” as Fermanagh schoolchildren were left on the side of the road without a bus service on Monday. Cllr O’Cofaigh said children were left without any way to get to school on their first day back and claimed that Ulsterbus’s contract to carry schoolchildren did not provide for […]