Heartbreak at death of young mum

THE COMMMUNITY in Derrylin and far beyond has been left devastated by the death of popular young mother Lorraine Cox-Connolly. The 43-year-old, who passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, leaves a lasting legacy to others facing a terminal illness, after her pioneering campaign during her own five-year battle with motor neurone disease resulted in a […]

Legal victory for terminally ill Derrylin woman 

A SOCIAL Security (Terminal Illness) Bill which was recently passed will improve the support that is provided to those who are terminally ill here in Fermanagh, by extending the current six-month criteria to 12 months. The ‘Herald previously reported that the Law Centre NI had brought a case forward on behalf of Derrylin woman, Lorraine […]

Terminally ill Derrylin woman wins landmark case

A DERRYLIN woman who suffers from Motor Neurone Disease has received a ‘landmark ruling’ from a High Court Judge that she suffered “a breach of her human rights” after she was denied fast-tracked disability benefits due to the uncertainty over how long she would live for. Lorraine Cox had been required to still look for […]

Terminally ill woman ‘forced to fight for her benefits’

DERRYLIN WOMAN Lorraine Cox who suffers with Motor Neurone Disease has made a stand to challenge the legal definition of a terminal illness after she she says she was ‘refused access’ to a fast-tracked disability allowance due to the uncertainty over how long she has to live. Lorraine was required to still look for work […]