MLAs making some nice cash on the side

By John Carney NEW FIGURES have revealed the business interests of MLAs recently elected to the Stormont Assembly and many are getting some handy extra cash on top of their £51,500 salaries. All 90 members are required to declare information on a register of interests of any financial interest that “might reasonably be thought by others to […]

Call for review of ‘inadequate mental health funding’

FORMER Fermanagh MLA Richie McPhillips has called for inadequate mental health funding across the local area to be “reviewed urgently” as he vows, “people power and empathy can be a great catalyst for change” in relation to mental health and suicide prevention.  In response to the “overwhelming” support his family has received since the tragic […]

Hume remembered as political colossus & man of courage

NOBEL Peace Prize winner John Hume has died at the age of 83. Mr Hume, who was instrumental in the Good Friday agreement, died in a Derry nursing home following a long illness. He was a founding member of the SDLP in 1970 and led the party from 1979 until 2001. Reitred SDLP councillor John […]

MOT centres set to reopen in July

WHILE most of us have been given an extension on our MOTs for the year, many motorists who were unable to avail of that extension have been forced to keep their vehicles off road during the lockdown. Thankfully that is now about to change. On Monday Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon announced plans for a phased […]

Call for urgent work to repair vital road bridge

CALLS for repairs to a ‘vital’ bridge over Lough Erne which caters for hundreds of vehicles every week have once again been made. Roscor bridge was blown up by the Army during the Troubles and to date it remains in what has been said to be an ‘unsuitable’ condition.  The bridge had previously been singled […]

No deal: SDLP rules out an election pact with Sinn Fein

THE SDLP have confirmed they will not be joining in a ‘pact’ with Sinn Fein locally, announcing Cllr Adam Gannon as the party’s candidate for Fermanagh South Tyrone in the upcoming election.  It was confirmed yesterday afternoon (Tuesday) that Cllr Gannon, who was elected to the Council for the first time at the this year’s […]


Back to polling booths next week!

THE POSTERS from the Council elections were barely down last week when posters for the upcoming European Parliament elections began appearing on telegraph poles across Fermanagh, which take place next Thursday. If it wasn’t for the posters, though, many could be forgiven for not knowing there was another election at the end of the month. […]


Enough is enough: councillors under fire for rates hike

WITH district rates on homes and businesses set to rise by a further 2.3 percent this year UUP Councillor Robert Irvine, has said, “Enough is enough”. “Council colleagues at the moment don’t want to face reality and take some hard decisions. “We have to take on board the issues that businesses and individuals are facing […]