Rates protest held outside Enniskillen Townhall

 PROTEST was held outside Enniskillen Townhall at the weekend in protest against the recent rates hike and what has been branded “censorship” in the local Council chamber. Last week, Fermanagh and Omagh councillors voted 23 to 10 to raise the local domestic rate by 2.72 percent this year. During the special meeting, bitter exchanges broke […]

Households here are ‘facing into a financial tsunami’

THERE will be “a second tsunami” of financial distress for Fermanagh households coming after the Covid-19 crisis is over, and the powers-that-be must do more to help when it comes. That is the message from a local debt advice expert who works closely with families and individuals in the local area who are in financial […]

Last orders… are rural pubs in terminal decline?

COULD there be a slow death of rural pubs on the horizon? Figures released by ‘Hospitality Ulster’ would certainly suggest so.  There are now around 40 fewer pubs in Fermanagh and Omagh than there was back in 2001, with around 450 jobs in pubs and bars across the area showing a 25.0% decrease since 2001 […]