Executive gives go ahead for 24 May restriction easing

The Northern Ireland Executive has given the green light for further relaxation of Covid 19 restrictions from Monday 24 May, according to reports. As of Monday, hotels, indoor hospitality venues and visitor attractions will be allowed to open their doors for the first time in months, while up to 500 spectators will be allowed to […]

Publicans sceptical on pubs re-opening next week

PUBLICANS across Fermanagh remain sceptical over whether or not Stormont ministers will allow drink-only pubs to re-open next Friday (11 December). Mark Edwards from Blakes of The Hollow told the Herald, “As it stands at the minute the Republic aren’t re-opening any wet-pubs as they come out of lockdown this week.” Mark also revealed that […]

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 […]