Domestic abuse cases soar in Fermanagh

THERE was approximately 2,228 reported calls of people suffering from an alleged domestic abuse incident according to the police. During November and December, the PSNI set up their ‘Season’s Greetings’ programme and they reported that ‘substantially more’ people reached out for support for domestic violence over the festive period. Development Manager at Fermanagh Women’s Aid, […]

Rory Gallagher cleared from ban after DRA appeal

THE GAA’s Disputes Resolutions Authority has declared ‘invalid the decision’ to bar former Fermanagh manager Rory Gallagher from coaching. This morning [Wednesday], the DRA found in favour of the former Derry GAA boss in a case he brought against an Ulster Council judgement which precluded him from coaching teams. “Our award will declare invalid the […]

Invite to attend domestic abuse awareness sessions

THE COMMUNITY in Belleek and beyond is invited to a Fermanagh Women’s Aid-led session next week on how to spot the signs of domestic abuse. Fermanagh Women’s Aid (FWA) has been hosting highly successful training courses on domestic abuse awareness for the past several years – including training local professionals such as dentists and hair dressers in […]

Books helping children cope with abusive homes

A NUMBER of books to help children and teenagers cope with domestic violent and sexual abuse have been snapped up by Fermanagh Women’s Aid. The books, which include a number of games as well, help kids and teens to express their feelings – be it anger or fear for example – and help to give them an opportunity […]

Half a million pound boost for Fermanagh Women’s Aid

A NUMBER of Fermanagh groups are kick starting the new decade with a £520,000 grants boost from the National Lottery fund.  Fermanagh Women’s Aid have been granted £498,237 to fund their ‘Safety and Well-being Support’ project that will run over the next four years. In a statement from the National Lottery, it said, “The project […]