Could drinks spike testing kits be rolled out in pubs?

DRINK spike testing kits will be used next year in Belfast bars and Fermanagh businesses could also benefit from the new initiative. After a council motion was passed at City Hall last week, Belfast pubs and other licensed premises will see test kits for drink-spiking introduced onto their premises by next year. Large student hubs like Belfast are more […]

First pint since Paddy’s Day!

LOCALS across Fermanagh finally got a taste of the new normal, as drink-only pubs reopened its doors for the first time since St Patrick’s day.  “We have been delighted all week”, explained Mark Edwards from Blakes of the Hollow. “It’s been a long and challenging time for the bar.  “It was lovely to see our […]

Urgent plea to allow all our pubs to reopen their doors

THERE could be new hope for the many pubs across Fermanagh forced to stay closed as the go-ahead could be given for publicans to reopen this weekend when the Executive meets on Thursday.  First Minister Arlene Foster indicated yesterday that such pubs should be given a date after Thursday’s Stormont meeting.  It has been reported […]

Close town streets to help pubs get back on their feet

HERE have to go continental and begin embracing an outdoor pub culture. While the Fermanagh weather may not be as suited to the al fresco experience as in mainland Europe, with bars and restaurants recently reopening with much smaller capacity due to social distancing requirements, and many unable to reopen yet at all, the idea […]