THE family of the late Michael Leonard who was shot dead by members of the RUC on May 17, 1973, have welcomed support from Fermanagh and Omagh District Council after a motion was passed for a new inquest to be held into the killing of the 24-year-old. Cllr Siobhán Currie who initially brought the motion […]
THIS MONTH for the ‘Fermanagh Lives Lived’ series of in-depth interviews, the Herald was in conversation with Fr Joe McVeigh from Ederney. Fr Joe talks about his 50 years of ministry which began in Fermanagh the same year as internment was introduced, his early days in Moneyvriece and St Michael’s College, and his passion for […]
24-year-old Michael Leonard was shot by RUC officers as he crossed the border on May, 17 1973.
“Following your conscience is what you must do”
During the Troubles Fermanagh had just five main border crossings in Fermanagh. Today, there are a total of 55.
‘We’re not going away’, warns anti-Brexit priest, who says hard border won’t be tolerated.
Police are appealing for information following the incident last Thursday
A parish priest has been left badly shaken after vandals attacked his Parochial House yesterday evening. Fr Joe McVeigh, who is Priest in Residence at St Mary’s in Lisbellaw, returned home on Sunday night to find three ground floor windows smashed at his home on the Tattygar Road. The incident, which police have described as […]
FERMANAGH’S interests will be well represented at the All Island Civic Dialogue on Brexit today, despite the First Minister’s refusal to attend the event. Fr Joe McVeigh, one of the Fermanagh representatives in the group, said the group had been getting a very good reaction locally and internationally, attracting media attention from Sky News, The […]
ENNISKILLEN priest Fr Joe McVeigh has called on local churches and Catholic parishioners to take in a refugee family fleeing from war-torn regions.