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Enniskillen, the Island Town is by it’s very nature a unique place. The only island town on the Island of Ireland this vibrant town is a bustling hive of activity as locals and visitors alike enjoy the wide range of retail, hospitality and service experiences. We, at the Fermanagh Herald along with Fermanagh & Omagh […]

Fermanagh reclaims lowest Covid title

FERMANAGH has reclaimed its title as the area with the lowest Covid rate in the North, with numbers continuing to drop rapidly across the county.  While just last month the number of positive cases in the Fermanagh and Omagh area was topping 700 in a week, this number has been falling rapidly in recent weeks. […]

Options considered for St Patrick’s Day celebrations

FOR the second consecutive year there will be no organised St Patrick’s Day parade in Enniskillen.  As the community continues to feel the wrath of the pandemic the Council has confirmed that it will not organise or support parades this March.  Across the country parades and events have been affected by coronavirus for almost a […]

It’s decision day for retail and leisure complex

  A DECISION on the future of a proposed multi-million pound retail and leisure complex in Enniskillen is expected today.  The Council’s planning committee will meet this afternoon (16 December) to consider the application.  Local planners have recommended refusal of planning permission for the project. Their report will be presented to the planning committee today.  […]

Don’t take the heart of our town, urges businessman

LOCAL businesses in Enniskillen are not opposed to big brand stores coming to the town, and are instead against the proposed location of a major new retail and leisure development in the town.  That’s the view of one prominent and long-serving local business man, who was speaking ahead of a potential decision on the application […]

Christmas light festival will make up for no ‘switch-on

FERMANAGH Council is erecting Christmas lights in Enniskillen as usual and enhancing the offer with a Christmas Lights Festival. A council spokesman told the Herald, “Arrangements to support the provision of Christmas lights and trees in rural towns and villages and in the main centres of population is the same as in previous years. “In […]

Covid numbers shoot up again

AFTER WEEKS of falling dramatically, by up to 30 percent at a time, the number of Covid cases in Fermanagh has shot up again this week.  In fact, the south of the county now has the third highest rate of infection in the North.  There have been 241 positive cases in the Fermanagh and Omagh […]

Hearing imminent on development of multi-million pound

A HEARING is to take place on the proposed development of a significant retail and leisure complex in Enniskillen.  A decision is nearing on the development which seeks planning permission for the grounds of the old Unipork site. The proposal is for a multi-million pound complex, which will include garden centres, a new cinema, a […]

Immediate action needed for more social housing

A MAJOR demand for social housing has caused concern for local councillors within the Fermanagh and Omagh area.  While the announcement made by Communities Minister Carál Ni Chuilin to create a major overhaul within the social housing provision system was welcomed by members of the Council during a meeting last week.   A number of […]

Patients ‘frustrated by lack of access to doctors’

FERMANAGH patients are becoming increasingly frustrated at not being able to access their GPs as easily as before the pandemic, however one local doctor has claimed patients now have greater access than ever. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, GP surgeries have stopped all ‘walk in’ services in a bid to reduce footfall at surgeries. […]