Hope fades for return of Enniskillen fireworks

A LOCAL councillor’s attempt to reignite the call to bring back Halloween fireworks in both Omagh and Enniskillen quickly had cold water poured on it. At a recent meeting of Fermanagh and Omagh Council, Ulster Unionist Mark Ovens proposed that the popular displays be reinstated. Cllr Ovens said, “Last July, I asked for the Halloween […]

Council decision could take us back to estate bonfires

CONCERN has been voiced that the bonfire culture could make an welcome return to Enniskillen’s estates if the Council does not take back control of the Halloween fireworks display. Last week’s Herald reported that the town’s business community had stepped in to organise this year’s show after the Council said they would not be putting […]

Council ‘scored own goal’ with fireworks cancellation

THE Council has been accused of scoring “an own goal” in cancelling the Halloween fireworks display. Furious uproar was expressed when the Council put the fuse out on the planned £40,000 fireworks display with many people taking to social media to express their disgust that the event was abruptly cancelled. The decision, which had been […]

Halloween fireworks goes up in smoke

THIS year’s Halloween celebrations will not be going off with a bang after the Council cancelled Monday’s fireworks night. Finances and an ‘awareness of the cost of living crisis’ have been cited as factors for extinguishing the event’s fuse just days before it was set to take place. The last time Enniskillen’s skyline was lit […]

Fireworks warning after police officer almost hit in face in Newtown

POLICE have urged parents to make sure they know where their children are, as firework season begins with a bang in Fermanagh. The appeal comes after one local officer was almost hit in the face with a firework in Newtownbutler at the weekend. The officers had been called to the scene by a local business […]