Anger as Republican group accused of leafleting schools

UUP MLA, Tom Elliott has expressed outrage over reports that an Irish Republican group has been leafleting local schools. The leaflet, seen by The Fermanagh Herald, is from Lasair Dhearg – an Irish Socialist Republican organisation that was formed back in 2017. In it, the group speak out against the PSNI’s presence inside schools insisting that educational […]

Fermanagh left out of £800m schools funding

THERE has been local anger after not one single Fermanagh school was included in the massive £800 funding pot announced by the Department of Education this week. On Monday, Education Minister Michelle McIlveen announced a capital investment programme of £794 million, which will include funding for advance planning works at 28 schools across the North. […]

‘They have been pathetic’

A LOCAL teacher has hit out at the Department of Education, claiming it is letting pupils down by not taking urgent action to tackle an impending exams crisis. With Covid continuing to challenge schools, the education system is currently facing the same staff crisis as the health service. Teachers fear this is impacting pupils’ learning not just […]

Schools continue to face significant disruption

SCHOOLS across Fermanagh have continued to face significant disruption due to the serious impact that the recent Omicron Variant has had. Concerns first arose when schools reopened just last week while local infections rates continued to surge. Since then, the return to school has been described as somewhat difficult due to a large number of […]

Mixed reaction over Minister’s move to vaccinate children

CHILDREN aged between 12 and 15 years old will be offered a first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine shortly. According to the North’s chief medical officer, Michael McBride, children will “benefit” from the dose after concerns over the impact that missing face-to-face school has had on the emotional and physical health of young people. “Education […]

All pupils to return to school after Easter break

Pupils in all primary and post-primary schools will return to school after the Easter holidays. This follows a review during today’s Executive meeting when it was agreed that the remaining students in years 8 to 11 could resume face-to-face teaching from 12 April. Education Minister Peter Weir said, “A major milestone has been reached today […]