Department stops short of critical answers on retail park ‘holding direction’

THE Department for Infrastructure has provided some detail around the decision to issue a ‘holding direction’ to Fermanagh and Omagh District Council after its Planning Committee approved development for the proposed Lakelands Retail Park in Enniskillen. However, other relevant Press enquiries, including who brought the issue to the attention of the Department, were instead deemed […]


Exploited workers authority in Derrylin operation

A MAJOR operation was carried out in Derrylin by local police and the authority responsible for protecting exploited workers and preventing modern slavery. Last week, Fermanagh and Omagh PSNI announced a number of offences had been detected during the operation, ‘investigating house multiple occupancy.’ The Gangmasters and Labour Authority, as well as multiple occupancy officers […]

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 […]

Vote to mark centenary of the state wins by one

TONIGHT: FERMANAGH and Omagh District Council has agreed to illuminate Enniskillen Castle and the Strule Arts Centre in the Council’s corporate colour purple, to mark the Northern Ireland centenary by majority of a single vote. the DUP’s Deborah Erskine argued that “It is the day Northern Ireland was created and no matter what our position […]


Have your say on where to walk your dog!

THE PEOPLE of Fermanagh are being urged to have their say on where they will or will not be able to walk their dogs in future, before time runs out.  The Council was at the centre of a publicity storm this summer when it first announced its proposals to introduce dog control orders, which would […]