Police issue festive drink driving warning

FERMANAGH drivers have been again urged to never get behind the wheel after drinking or taking drugs, with hundreds already arrested for driving under the influence this festive season. In recent weeks Fermanagh police and An Garda Siochana have both been operating patrols and checkpoints on both sides of the border, even meeting up on […]

Forces join forces to tackle cross-border rural crime

FERMANAGH police have been joining forces with their colleagues in the south to help crack down on rural crime in the local area. Last week officers from Fermanagh joined their Garda colleagues for a joint operation focusing on rural crime and spanning the local border areas. “We are determined to prevent cross border crime and […]

Cross border fines only for clearly breaching rules

ANYONE stopped crossing the border will only receive one of the new Garda fines if they are in clear breach of Covid restrictions, the local community has been assured. As of Monday this week, Garda officers operating Covid checkpoints have been given the power to fine people €100 fine for non-essential travel. The fine applies […]

Tyre business forced to close doors during security alert

A SECURITY operation in the Wattlebridge area has ended after a device along with live ammunition was found at a bus shelter and declared a hoax by police. Last Tuesday motorists were asked to use alternative routes after PSNI and Gardai closed the Wattlebridge Road and Cavan Road in a cross border investigation. Speaking on […]


Public urged to stay on this side of border

 THERE has been uproar in Fermanagh’s border counties after it was revealed a loophole means day trippers from the North cannot be fined or arrested for breaching social distancing rules in the South. An Garda Siochana are continuing to carry out checkpoints along the border as part of Operation Fanacht, and will turn back northern […]

GARDAI launch new search for missing Tony Lynch   

Gardai began a search of Gortnawinny Lake and Drum Lough (Monaghan) today for missing person Tony Lynch. The father of four who disappeared eighteen years ago, was last seen at the Hibernia Hotel, Clones at 6pm on January 6 2002 and earlier on Fermanagh Street, Clones at 2pm. Sgt Niall Leech told the Herald that […]