Plans lodged for two housing developments in Fermanagh

PLANS are in progress for another two major housing developments in the county, one in Enniskillen and another in Letterbreen, which if planned will see hundreds of new homes coming onto the local market. However, while the latest proposals for much-needed new homes in the county will be generally welcomed, particularly by locals hoping to get on […]

University students find themselves ‘in limbo’

‘FORGOTTEN’ and ‘left in the dark’ are just some of the words used by university students across the county who have found themselves in limbo once again. As the beginning of second semester approaches, students have been asked ‘not’ to return to campus due to Covid restrictions, while rent agreements continue to be enforced and […]

Treatment of students is the untold scandal of pandemic

LOCAL councillor Sheamus Greene, pictured below, has called out the government for its ‘despicable’ treatment of students during a time when support is needed most. “The way our student population are being treated is a reflection on our society,” he warned. “Students were encouraged to return to college in September by government then threw in […]

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 […]