Cautious optimism urged over Covid restrictions

THERE is “cautious optimism” regarding the future of Covid-19 in the community, but we all must still do all we can to limit the spread of the virus. That was the message from the Western Trust at the February meeting of is board of directors in which the current post-surge situation, where Covid patient numbers are […]

‘Relief’ for the hospitality sector following easing of restrictions

THE news that Covid-19 restrictions are set to be relaxed has been warmly welcomed by the hospitality sector and business owners throughout Fermanagh. Last Thursday, the Northern Ireland Executive announced an easing of restrictions which includes an end to table service, no limit in the number of people allowed to sit in restaurants, pubs and […]


Lockdown restrictions extended until April

The Stormont ministers have agreed to extend the Covid19 lockdown restrictions until April 1. The current lockdown was planned until March 5 but Health Minister Robin Swann previously warned that these restrictions could be extended further. It is expected that a review of the measures will take place on March 18. The strict measures were […]

Silent towns as lockdown strikes us again

The streets of Enniskillen were eerily quiet this week with next to no traffic and empty car parks. Throughout the town were deserted streets with just a few retailers’ doors open. It is a sure sign that the latest lockdown restrictions have begun. In normal circumstances the town would have been busy with shoppers milling […]

Businesses forced to ‘shut-up-shop’ feel let down

LOCAL business owners who have been forced to shut-up-shop once again due to Stormont enforcement’s have said they feel ‘let down’ during this pandemic, with many now in doubt over whether they can make a full recovery. Lisnaskea chef and businessman Glen Cawley, blasted Stormont Ministers for ‘letting businesses down’ when they needed them the […]

Garda patrols continue depsite easing of lockdown

THE STRICT lockdown in the South may have been lifted this week, however those living on either side of Fermanagh’s border are still being urged not to cross it. The Dublin government went ahead with plans yesterday (Tuesday) to lower its current level of restrictions from Level 5 to Level 3. This means that after […]

Niamh and Conor tie the knot… eventually!

WHILE Covid restrictions on weddings continue to cause heartbreak among many local couples. For new bride Niamh McGovern, planning her big day within ‘five weeks’ to husband Conor last month proved to be no task, having loved him since the age of 16. Speaking on their journey to the altar, Niamh told the Herald, “In […]