BELLEEK UPDATE: Firefighters respond to significant flooding

LAST NIGHT firefighters from Belleek and Enniskillen Fire Station responded to reports of significant flooding across 2 main roads in Belleek. Firefighters from Ballyshannon Fire Station also attended the incident.   A spokesperson from the NIFRS said, “A male had become trapped in his car but was out of the vehicle when Firefighters arrived. “Firefighters […]

Mountain Rescue team urges walkers to be prepared

WITH WINTER far from over, anyone planning a mountain hike or hill walk over the coming months is urged to “be prepared.” Since the new year the North West Mountain Rescue Team (NWMRT) has already been called out to assist a number of hikers on a snowy Cuilcagh and on neighbouring icy mountains south of […]

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 […]

Erne GAA season suspended

Fermanagh GAA has announced that all training and all games within the county have been suspended until further notice, at both club and county level, as a result of a spike in Covid-19 cases within the county. A spokesperson for Fermanagh GAA said: “At a meeting of An Coiste Bainistí yesterday evening via tele-conference, it […]

Concern for pedestrians on narrow village path

CONCERN for the safety of pedestrians walking on a stretch of footpath in Tempo has been highlighted this week. The stretch of footpath in question runs along the side of the historic Church of Ireland wall in the village. On the other side of the road is residential housing with gardens. Speaking to the Herald […]

Fears for workers after factory death

FEARS for Fermanagh workers are now on the rise, following the Covid-related death of a Moy Park worker in Dungannon which has prompted for action to be taken with regards to the testing of all key workers for the deadly virus. With a large number of food processing companies across the county now ‘busier than […]

‘Lives will be lost because of faulty road markings’

FADED road markings and signs giving “false information” could easily result in deaths on our roads, according to a driving instructor who has called on the Department of Infrastructure (DoI) to take immediate action before “minor injuries become major fatalities.” But despite this warning and the Herald trying on a number of occasions to contact […]

Motorists warned of ‘landslide’ threat at Carrybridge

CONCERNS for the safety of drivers travelling on the Inishmore Road near Carrybridge have been raised. A call for drivers to exercise caution come in the wake of relentless bad weather and a ‘landslide’ on the verge of the road which runs close to the River Erne waterside at Carrybridge. Local businessman Robbie McClean spoke […]