Council to spend £250,000 on cost-of-living initiatives

THE cost-of-living crisis is having a huge impact across the county, but the Council has developed £250,000 in initiatives to support residents most in need of help. A Scoping Study undertaken by the Council identified that families with children, the ‘working poor’, those living with disabilities, and older people will be most adversely affected at […]

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 […]

Council opposed to fracking but powerless to impose ban

THE Council has admitted that while it opposes fracking taking place in the county, it might be powerless to stop it. Following the UK Tory government’s lifting of the fracking ban in England, a number of adverts have been placed in newspapers in England and also the North of Ireland have appeared in classified sections […]

Disappointment at narrow Council vote for Noah campaign

A MOTION to support the Noah Donohoe campaign was passed by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council last week, but the local politician who tabled the initial motion remains angry that it scraped through by only one vote. An initial motion by Independent Cllr Eamon Keenan backed the Donohoe family’s call for Chief Constable Simon Byrne to resign […]

Christmas Lights switch-on may be at risk

Enniskillen could be left in the dark as speculation grows as to whether or not the Christmas Lights switch-on will be the latest event to fall foul of the Council’s axe. Following this week’s decision to cancel next Monday’s Halloween Fireworks display, concerns have been expressed as to whether on not the festive lights will […]

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 […]

Fears theatre could be sold off

THERE are fears the beautiful Ardhowen site could be sold off by the Council to a private developer and the theatre moved elsewhere, it has been revealed. The Herald has learned a small, unpublicised meeting was held between an officer of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council and frequent users of the theatre on August 22nd. […]