‘Scandalous lack of support’for schools in Covid crisis

THERE ARE fears some local schools will not be able to afford to keep up with their much-needed social distancing and Covid safety measures due to a lack of funding.  When the Herald recently spoke to some Fermanagh schools about how they were coping with their reopening in these challenging times, all were doing OK […]

Moment of truth as schools finally open their doors

WITH every school in Fermanagh returning class for the first time since March, it’s been a momentous week for the county.  Below the Herald talks to the principals of two of the county’s biggest schools on how they, their staff, and their pupils have been coping with the return.  BRIAN Treacy, principal of Holy Trinity […]

The new normal in the salon

  HAIRDRESSER Becky McClaughry who operates Becky McClaughry Hairdressing in Irvinestown was busy earlier this week ringing round more than 150 clients who had made booking for whenever she opened.   “It’s  going to be difficult,” she admitted. “There is a waiting list with over 150 people on it. We have to call all of […]

Urgent search for more safety gear for brave workers

THE WESTERN Trust has been “relentlessly trying” to source more supplies of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) for its local staff, as it gears up for an expected surge in Covid-19 patients this week.  Since the outbreak began concerns have been growing that staff at SWAH and other health care workers in the area did not […]