Fermanagh Formula One star Bernie Collins releases book


FERMANAGH motorsport giant Bernie Collins is hoping that her recently released self-penned book will encourage a ‘young and more female audience’ to pursue a career in engineering. For almost two decades, the Maguiresbridge woman has been a leading figure in the hugely popular sport of Formula One, where she worked alongside some of the biggest […]


Life on hold for Fermanagh patient in pain ‘24/7’


A FERMANAGH woman who has been suffering in constant pain without treatment for almost two years has spoken of how she has been left unable to live her life. Caroline Diver from Enniskillen is one of many local patients left in the lurch by the reduction in local osteoporosis services. More than a year-and-a-half after first being diagnosed with the […]


BT ‘fat cat’ in £3.7m payoff


BT GROUP has revealed it gave former boss Philip Jansen a £3.7 million final pay package despite the telecoms giant revealing lower profits and extending its cost-cutting efforts. One of these cost-cutting moves was to close the EE, formerly BT, call centre in Enniskillen last month. The firm’s latest annual report revealed that Mr Jansen’s total pay deal jumped […]


Another Fermanagh post office closes down


IT’S the end of an era at Derrylester Post Office today (Wednesday) as the shutters are set to come down at the long-standing community institutions. In a major blow to the people of Killesher and the surrounding border areas, the Post Office has confirmed that Derrylester Post Office is shutting its doors following the resignation […]


Fermanagh group SOAS writes to Health Minister


FERMANAGH-based health campaign group, Save Our Acute Services has written directly to the new Health Minister Mike Nesbitt to highlight concerns over the rollout of a review into the impact arising from the removal of emergency general surgery from South West Acute Hospital in December 2022. The group last week welcomed the broad terms of […]


Top award for Fermanagh lecturer Jimmy Martin


A LONG-SERVING lecturer at the South West College has been praised for his ‘commendable’ commitment and dedication to the local construction industry. Jimmy Martin, a hugely respected Carpentry and Joinery lecturer at the South West College, picked up the prestigious Hugh Gettinby Best Trainer/Lecturer Award at the SkillBuild NI Regional Competition. John Moss, Head of Department […]


Fermanagh artist adds colour to the rural countryside


NOT for the first time, Kevin McHugh has put his creative talents to the test to design and create an artistic masterpiece in Fermanagh. The Lisnaskea man has been busy working on a bus shelter on the Altawark Road, where he brought nature to life with his standout painting of a hen harrier grabbing the […]


McArdle headlines big Dublin concert


FERMANAGH balladeer and traditional Irish music singer Gabriel McArdle recently performed some of his top tracks at one of Dublin’s top venues. A huge crowd packed out ‘The Cobblestone’, based in King Street North in Dublin, on Friday for the much-anticipated concert of the well-known music figure from Kinawley. The 74-year-old has earned a reputation as […]


Share Discovery Village opens new water park


A BIGGER and better water park has opened in Fermanagh. Share Discovery Village in Lisnaskea has improved its popular inflatable water park by adding new obstacles and challenges. After a long wet winter, Darragh Collins, Share CEO, is looking forward to welcoming everyone back for a summer of fun. “We started our public activities on the 4 May […]


COLUMN:Michael Hand- Penny Lane may have saved my bacon


“COME out in the name of the Law” is a phrase I would associate with 1930’s black and white gangster movies. I still shudder with disbelief to think it was addressed to me as a nine-year-old boy. When I was at school in the 1960’s it was considered essential if you were to have any […]