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 […]

Only one in ten council staff under 30

STARTLING new figures reveal that only ten per cent of council staff here are under 30 while the over 50s make up 40 per cent of the workforce at what is one of Fermanagh’s biggest employers. Revealing the shocking figures, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council says it is now taking steps to recruit more younger […]

Council marks 1,000 days

Among the other ‘interesting facts’ the council has highlighted for the occasion are there have been two million visitors to its four leisure centres.

Councillors rack up £74k travel bill

LOCAL councillors claimed over £74,000 in expenses in the last financial year travelling to conferences and meetings, it has been revealed. Figures on Members Allowances for 2016-2017 were published this week by the local authority and reveal the sums paid to the 40 sitting councillors. For the year ending on 31st March 2017, Fermanagh and […]