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 […]
Fr Joe McVeigh in interview
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 […]
Family of man shot 48 years ago still seeking answers
24-year-old Michael Leonard was shot by RUC officers as he crossed the border on May, 17 1973.
Church split on “sinful” Yes vote
“Following your conscience is what you must do”
Dozens of roads could be sealed off by a hard border
During the Troubles Fermanagh had just five main border crossings in Fermanagh. Today, there are a total of 55.
Local businesses already moving as Brexit near
‘We’re not going away’, warns anti-Brexit priest, who says hard border won’t be tolerated.
Thieves steal £2,000 cash in church raid
Police are appealing for information following the incident last Thursday
Windows smashed in attack on priest’s home
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 […]
Foster needs to look at facts says anti-Brexit priest
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 […]
Local priest calls on people here to house refugees
ENNISKILLEN priest Fr Joe McVeigh has called on local churches and Catholic parishioners to take in a refugee family fleeing from war-torn regions.