Huge demand for new homes in Fermanagh

FERMANAGH estate agents have said they’re experiencing ‘very high levels of demand’ for houses from first-time buyers. Fermanagh estate agent, Niall Smyth, has said that demand within the first-time buyer sector in the county is ‘very positive’. “The key issue for first time buyers is the ability to purchase. Co-ownership is a mechanism that increases […]

Junior doctors take to the picket lines

JUNIOR doctors in Fermanagh and across the North have begun their first ever strike action, taking to the picket lines this morning (Wednesday) as part of an ongoing dispute over pay and conditions. Anyone with a hospital appointment today is likely to have it rescheduled, with “significant disruption to hospital services” expected as a result of the industrial action, which […]

Three-day Translink strike suspended

A THREE-DAY strike this week by transport workers in Northern Ireland, which threatened to disrupt the travel plans of thousands of Fermanagh commuters, has been suspended. Translink workers were due to walk out yesterday (Tuesday) for three days after their unions rejected a payment offer from the government. However, following talks on Sunday, the unions said there had been an […]

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 […]

Local trade unionist takes to airwaves

A NEW book celebrating 100 years of the Enniskillen Unite Branch has been highlighted in a popular local BBC radio show, Your Place and Mine. Broadcast on Saturday mornings on BBC Radio Ulster and presented by Anne Marie McAleese, the programme celebrates the people, places and stories that make Northern Ireland unique. Former local trade union leader, Jim Quinn, […]

‘Enough is Enough’ says Enniskillen teacher

Teachers were amongst those striking on Thursday in Enniskillen when they left their classrooms to fight for better pay. The senior vice president for NASUWT the teachers union Sally Rees spoke about why she was out on the picket line. “I’ve been teaching for 28 years and in that time what we have seen is […]

WATCH: People take to the picket lines in Enniskillen!

Non-teaching staff including clerical, cleaning, catering, classroom assistants and IT workers from schools across Fermanagh protest along the Irvinestown Road in Enniskillen during today’s 24-hour strike action. Watch our video below! To read more on this story see this week’s Fermanagh Herald. Can’t get to the shop to collect your copy? No problem! You can […]

March and rally to make impact

PLANS have been finalised for the major march and demonstration in Enniskillen tomorrow (Thursday) in support of the public sector workers’ strike for pay parity. The strike action will be mainly made up of public sector workers in health, education, transport and other public services across the North, while token shows of solidarity are expected from trade union members […]

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 […]