Mining plans blasted by Fermanagh residents


NEWS that tests carried out by a major mining company prospecting in Fermanagh confirmed there is a likely high concentration of precious metals in the county has not been received well locally. Karelian Diamond Resources PLC announced that an assessment prepared by independent geological consultant, Dr Larry Hulbert, showed that there is a strong likelihood of finding nickel, copper […]


Top award for Fermanagh assistant Cathy Murphy


A HUGELY respected classroom assistant in Enniskillen has been named as the ‘Best Support Staff in the North West Region’ at a prestigious awards ceremony in Belfast. Cathy Murphy, a popular member of staff at St Joseph’s College in Enniskillen, claimed the top honour at the Families First NI Secondary, Grammar and College Awards. The Fermanagh […]


New Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster has Fermanagh links


A LARGE crowd turned out to a leading church in London for the official ordination of the new Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster who has strong links and family connections to Fermanagh. The Right Reverend James Curry, who’s parents were from Kinawley, was ordained as Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster and Titular Bishop of Ramsbury, at Westminster Cathedral in London […]


Leigha ready to rock New York


IRVINESTOWN singer Leigha Durnion has revealed an action-packed summer schedule which will see her perform in some of the biggest venues in New York. The 25-year-old Fermanagh talent has soared through the local music ranks and since she’s moved to the United States of America to live, her music career has gone to a whole […]


All set for the ‘Greatest Show’ in Irvinestown


ROLL up, roll up, the greatest show in Fermanagh is about to take place. As we welcome July, it can mean only one thing – it’s the Lady of the Lake Festival month and the theme this year is ‘The Greatest Show’. This year marks the 45th anniversary of the cross-community festival which brightens the […]


MLA got zero-hours contracts ban rolling


STORMONT’S economy minister is proposing a package of significant changes to employment law including an effective ban on zero-hour contracts in Northern Ireland first initiated by a local MLA. Conor Murphy set out the details in an Assembly statement on Monday and launched a consultation to introduce new legislation in late 2025. There was a previous […]


Fermanagh GPs are ‘working harder than ever’


AS THE crisis in our local health service seems to worsen by the week, not least in general practice, a local surgery receptionist has spoken out to the ‘Herald to stress how our local doctors are working harder than ever. In recent years, with a new phone-triage system now in place, Fermanagh patients have been […]


Derrygonnelly’s healthy initiatives helps charity


A FERMANAGH GAA club said they were “delighted” to support a local non-profit organisation with significant financial support following a number of health and wellbeing initiatives. Over the past 12 months, Derrygonnelly Harps GFC ran a hugely successful ‘Couch to 5K’ initiative, with the aim of helping elderly members of society stay active and integrate […]


New CEO appointed at Fermanagh Women’s Aid


THE new interim Chief Executive Office of Fermanagh Women’s Aid has said she feels “deeply privilege” to take on the position in the organisation which provides life-saving support to local females. Kerrie Flood joined Fermanagh Women’s Aid in 2011. After working in the Darling Street organisation for 13 years, she’s now been tasked with leading […]


My 48 hours in ED purgatory


IT’S one thing reading and writing about it, but it’s hard to fully comprehend the ever-escalating crisis in our local health system until you experience it for yourself. For the past year-and-a-half, I’ve been speaking with local patients forced to make the more than 100-mile round trip to Altnagelvin for treatment since the removal of emergency general […]