BREAKING: Arson attack at house in Fermanagh

THE Police Service of Northern Ireland is appealing for information following an arson attack on a property in Enniskillen last night (Thursday). “Shortly before 8.15pm police received a report of a fire at a flat in the Derrin Park area of Enniskillen,” said Detective Sargent Murphy in a statement. “Officers along with colleagues from the […]

Serious crashes continue on Fermanagh’s roads

THE spate of recent road accidents continued in the county with two more serious incidents taking place within the last week. Police, ambulance crews and the Northern Ireland Air Ambulance were deployed to the scene of a two-vehicle road crash on the Tempo Road area of Enniskillen at around 5:25pm on Monday. Police said that three […]

Fermanagh residents urged for views on new bypass

ENNISKILLEN residents have been urged to have their say on how the A4 Southern Bypass will maximise the ‘social, economic and environmental benefits’ for the county town. Following the resumption of the Stormont Executive, the people of the town were given a major boost when Northern Ireland Finance Minister Caoimhe Archibald allocated £16 million for […]

‘Changes’ needed to healthcare claims former GAA star

A FORMER Fermanagh inter-county footballer has said that ‘structural changes’ need to be made to the health service after his four-year-old daughter endured a ‘distressing’ wait for emergency medical care at the South West Acute Hospital in Enniskillen.  Last night (Tuesday), Ryan McCluskey, took to Twitter (see below) to share his story on his child’s […]

Air Ambulance is key to saving life

Golden hour to get life-saving, treatment after trauma accident is crucial. LOCALS across the Fermanagh area know all too well of the essential and life-saving service that Air Ambulance Northern Ireland (AANI) provides within rural communities. “The Air Ambulance service is so important for rural communities,” explained fundraising manager for Fermanagh and Tyrone, Damien McAnespie. […]

A busy New Year at the A&E as patient numbers soar

IT WAS a busy start to 2018 at the Emergency Department of the South West Acute Hospital which, like all hospitals across the North, was inundated during the holiday period. On December 30 the Western Trust issued a notice on their social media accounts stating there were high numbers of patients attending both the SWAH […]