WATCH: Mount Lourdes pupils jet off to Washington DC

MOUNT Lourdes Grammar School students are jetting off to Washington DC for five days full of American history. Fifty nine history students from Years 12,13 and 14 will be flying across the Atlantic to extend their history knowledge. The school has been planning this trip for several years but due to Covid restrictions it is only this year […]

Newtownbutler’s Nina stars in CBeebies TV show

A NEWTOWNBUTLER schoolgirl who has made her TV debut in a children’s programme on CBeebies is hoping that this will be a ‘stepping stone’ in her acting and music career. Nina He, daughter of popular couple Tony and Becky He, has been cast as the main character of ‘Yukee’ in an animated series on children’s TV channel […]

‘DUP sold us a lie’, says TUV’s Crawford

A MEMBER of the TUV in Fermanagh, who erected a ‘Stop DUP Sell-out’ banner in Enniskillen, has said he ‘feels very strongly’ that action needs to be taken after the Stormont Executive was restored. After a two-year absence, the Stormont Executive returned on Saturday. Sinn Féin’s Michelle O’Neill was elected as First Minister, with Emma […]

Gildernew gets €10k for breaking leg in Leinster House

SINN Féin’s Michelle Gildernew has received a €10,000 payout after breaking her leg in Leinster House in 2012. The MP for Fermanagh and South Tyrone sought damages from the Houses of the Oireachtas in Dublin after falling down stairs while attending a committee meeting. She was paid a €10,000 settlement through the State Claims Agency in 2019. […]

Work on new Lisnaskea health centre due to begin

TWO decades after first being proposed, work is finally due to begin on a new health centre for Lisnaskea this summer. However, with the estimated cost of the state-of-the-art building now almost twice originally anticipated, fresh approval will be needed before the project can begin. Having first being proposed in the early 2000s, and with plans progressing […]

Plans lodged for two housing developments in Fermanagh

PLANS are in progress for another two major housing developments in the county, one in Enniskillen and another in Letterbreen, which if planned will see hundreds of new homes coming onto the local market. However, while the latest proposals for much-needed new homes in the county will be generally welcomed, particularly by locals hoping to get on […]

Fr Gary Donegan set to undergo second surgery today

FERMANAGH cleric Fr Gary Donegan is set to undergo surgery today (Wednesday) after he suffered ‘another bleed’ in his eye. In December, the Newtownbutler priest revealed that he had to have an operation to restore the sight in his right eye after losing his vision a few weeks ago when a bleed to it caused extensive damage. […]

Fermanagh farmers fears over new minister

THERE is a feeling of fear among Fermanagh farmers following Saturday’s appointment of Andrew Muir as the Minister at the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA). The Alliance MLA has no direct farming experience, and his party has already indicated it will be prioritising the environmental side of the departmental portfolio. While this should […]

Enniskillen’s Coná talks female empowerment in Belfast

ENNISKILLEN woman Coná Daly said she was ‘beyond proud’ to be selected as one of the guest speakers at a major motivational speaking event in Belfast. Ms Daly, who recently married RNLI worker Shea, was one of the headline acts at the ‘Sisterhood Sleepover’ club event which was organised by the Un/Altered group. “I am […]

Encirc providing computer equipment for local schools

ENCIRC has teamed up with a leading IT software provider to support two local schools. As part of their new partnership with Complete IT Systems (CIT), Encirc has pledged to support St Aidan’s High School in Derrylin and Kill National School in Cootehill. The leading Fermanagh organisation has recently purchased a vast array of desktop […]