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 […]
Bitter exchanges broke out after some members were not permitted to speak before the vote was taken.
IN OUR third and final feature about the current condition of our county’s high streets we spoke to people who care about the future of Fermanagh’s second biggest town, Lisnaskea. The Herald solicited the opinions of the Trustees of the Lisnaskea Fairs and Markets committee including John McBrien who has been running his newsagents on […]
Outraged Fermanagh residents post their frustrations online
“I would say this is not the time to bring increases about but it has to be voted on.”
The Finance Minister has warned of tough times ahead.
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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 […]
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 […]