‘Give us more power instead of Stormont!’

THE CONTINUED absence of the Stormont Assembly was undoubtedly one the main issues for voters at this year’s local election, dominating the conversation on the doorsteps along with Brexit, rates and roads.  Councillors hold little power over these topics, aside from rates, though, while those who do have the power to work on the issues, […]

Ardhowen Theatre

Deadline looms for views on future of the Ardhowen

THE public have been asked for the views on the potential redevelopment of the Ardhowen Theatre after fears the site could be sold off. Cogent Management Consulting is currently carrying out research on behalf of the Council to explore and consider the type of changes that should be made to the Ardhowen Theatre to ensure […]

Glorious day at Forthill as big crowds flock to picnic

Blue skies and sunshine – the perfect day for a picnic in the park!  A big crowd of young and old enjoyed a day of fun and games in Forthill Park on Easter Monday. The ‘Picnic in the Park’ event, which is organised by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, included an exciting Easter egg trail […]

Disgust at dumping of dead lambs at side of road

THE dumping of dead lambs along a roadside near Brookeborough has been branded as “disgusting”.  Council wardens recovered several dead lambs dumped along the Carrickpolin Road outside Brookeborough. A lamb was visibly left in a hedgerow in photos shared by Fermanagh and Omagh Policing and Community Safety Partnership.  Commenting a spokesman for the PCSP said, […]

Family of road victim in emotional appeal to council

A FAMILY of a young woman who died in a road traffic accident have appealed to the Council to provide some level of funding towards the Air Ambulance NI. At Tuesday nights District Council meeting in Enniskillen, Cllr Mark Buchanan brought a motion to council at the request of Kyra McKinley’s family. Kyra McKinley (21) […]

Fermanagh PSNI join calls for new domestic violence law

WITH Fermanagh police receiving a domestic abuse call roughly every three hours, there have been urgent calls for a new law to protect victims to be brought in as soon as possible.  Last week Fermanagh Women’s Aid (FWA) organised a phenomenally successful conference in Enniskillen aimed and raising awareness on coercive control. The conference was […]


A MAJOR multi-million pounds leisure complex could give social life in Fermanagh a much-needed fillip – provided it gets the go-ahead from planners. The development, which could include a multi-screen cinema, restaurants, drive-through fast food and coffee outlets as well as a 65-bed hotel, is planned for the former Unipork site just off Enniskillen’s Cornagrade […]

Road works

Town roadworks completed ten weeks ahead of schedule

THE roadworks to facilitate gas mains laying in Enniskillen town centre has been completed an impressive 10 weeks ahead of schedule. Since the new year, roadworks around the town centre has caused disruption for motorists as work men laid pipes for the Gas to the West project.  It was estimated the works would last up […]

Rural areas ‘need share of broadband investment’

ANY decisions on the distribution of funding for enhanced broadband infrastructure across the North must take into account of the fact that the existing services are much worse in areas including Fermanagh and Omagh. That’s the view of local councillors who are concerned that rural communities could lose out to urban areas when the extra […]