Woman dies in Enniskillen fire

POLICE have confirmed that a woman in her 70s has died following a fire at a property in the Killynure Crescent area of Enniskillen yesterday evening. Detective Inspector Winters said: “At approximately 5.55pm police were notified of a fire in the property and attended along with colleagues from other emergency services. “Northern Ireland Fire & […]


Wild fire fears as dry weather set to continue

THE FINE weather may have been keeping everyone in good spirits, a warning has been issued that the current dry sunny spell has significantly increased the risk of wildfires locally.  Two weeks ago people wild fires spread across several local mountains, hills and gorse here in the county, while in neighbouring Tyrone communities have been […]

Fears Fire Service cuts ‘putting money before safety’

THERE are fears the Fire Service is putting balancing its budget before public safety concerns.  The NI Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) recently met with a delegation of local councillors, who were concerned about the reduction of full time staff at Enniskillen station from five to three, supported by a part time service.  It has […]


Bulls killed as lorry overturns on border road

THREE bulls have been killed in an accident involving a lorry which went off the road on a border road near Clones. During the early hours of Friday morning, an articulated lorry with 42 bulls onboard overturned on the main N54 Cavan to Clones road outside Newtownbutler. Assisted by a local vet, emergency crews used […]

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New plan to help cut response times for road accidents

IN WHAT is a highly significant development for border areas like Fermanagh, an agreement between the Fire Service north and south is set to speed up response times to road traffic accidents. Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) have signed a ‘road safety’ agreement with Monaghan Council Fire and Rescue Service which will enhance […]