MLAs hit out at water charges threat

PROPOSALS to impose water charges on the people of Fermanagh and the North have been condemned by local MLAs. Fermanagh & South Tyrone representatives, Jemma Dolan and Tom Elliott, have spoken out against plans by the UK Secretary of State for Northern Ireland – Chris Heaton-Harris – threatening to bring charges in if an Executive at Stormont […]

Dolan welcomes maintenance of Sillees River

PLANS to put in place a watercourse inspection that will hopefully ease worries of flooding in Boho have been welcomed. The Department of Infrastructure confirmed that a 11km stretch of the Sillees River will be attended to with work to be completed by March 2023. Boho is no stranger to flooding with the most recent […]

Thumbs down on new PM Truss from Sinn Fein and SDLP

THERE is “no faith” in new British Prime Minister, Liz Truss, that she will “have the best interests of the people of Fermanagh and the North at heart”. That’s the damning verdict of Fermanagh & South Tyrone MLA, Jemma Doyle (pictured bottom), and Erne North Councillor, John Coyle. Both have accused Truss of being out […]

‘Great news’ on live-saving opt-out organ donation law

NEWS the Executive has signed off on a “soft opt-out” organ donation bill has been welcomed locally. Under the new bill, which will now proceed through the Assembly for ratification, every person will be considered to be willing to donate their organs unless they formally opt out or are in an exempted category. Families will […]

Businesses concerned about footfall drop off over flags

CONCERNS have emerged from business owners who fear a drop off in footfall over the erection of pro-Union flags across Enniskillen. According to Fermanagh MLA, Jemma Dolan, customers have felt “unwelcome” due to the vast amount of flags and banners erected to commemorate the centenary of Northern Ireland. “A number of business owners have contacted […]

Call for urgent work to repair vital road bridge

CALLS for repairs to a ‘vital’ bridge over Lough Erne which caters for hundreds of vehicles every week have once again been made. Roscor bridge was blown up by the Army during the Troubles and to date it remains in what has been said to be an ‘unsuitable’ condition.  The bridge had previously been singled […]