Work on Enniskillen bypass to resume


IT has been a long time coming, but the A4 Enniskillen bypass is back on the road. On Monday night, news emerged that Northern Ireland’s Minister for Finance, Caoimhe Archibald, has allocated over £16 million to help with the development of the long-awaited Enniskillen Southern Bypass. Up until now, the development has had its fair share […]


‘Fermanagh community is united behind our hospital’


THE POWER of the people of Fermanagh in the fight to save SWAH services is continuing to grow, with the current campaign to bring bariatric surgery to the hospital bringing the entire community together. As previously reported by the Herald, the Department of Health is currently running a consultation on the future of obesity services, which […]


Enniskillen businesses ‘looking forward’ to busy month


IT’S well documented that January is always a difficult time for traders and businesses, but Noelle McAloon has said that Enniskillen is ‘leading the way’ in the North. With the Northern Ireland Executive returning to Stormont on Saturday, spirits are high across the North and there’s plenty of optimism in business across Fermanagh for the […]


Workers set to take to the streets


A RALLYING cry has been made to Fermanagh’s workers to take to the streets for better pay. Mass strike action is planned for Thursday, January 18, with public sector workers across the North taking to the picket line. Nurses, teachers, civil servants and bus drivers will be just some of the workers involved in what will be the first general […]


Christie in the money as National Hunt season starts


DERRYLIN trainer David Christie is already riding high despite horse racing’s National Hunt season in the UK only officially starting this weekend. The start of the winter National Hunt season in the UK traditionally comes after last Saturday’s Champions Day at Ascot, which serves as the finale to the British Flat racing season. However, Christie has been quietly […]


SWAH nurses next to protest on picket lines


NURSES from the South West Acute Hospital (SWAH) in Enniskillen took part in two day-long strikes for more pay in the past week. Thousands of nurses took to the picket lines at hospitals across the North last Thursday and yesterday (Tuesday). Despite the wintery conditions, nurses of all ages and levels were out in force at the SWAH throughout the two days of protests. Independent […]


Heating oil shortage won’t cancel Christmas


DON’T worry, you’ll be warm this Christmas. That was the guarantee made by a local heating oil supplier after fears that people will be left shivering in their homes over the festive season. A sudden drop in temperatures and the Ukraine war were given as the reasons for a shortage of heating oil, which lead to rationing […]


‘I made plenty of mistakes,’ admits Seán Quinn


IT was the TV show that people across the county had been waiting to see on Monday night and it didn’t disappoint. Over four years in the making, and featuring candid testimony from Sean Quinn himself, ‘Quinn Country’ was the highly anticipated series that attempted to tell the story of the man who personified Ireland’s […]