Row in Council meeting over dual-language signage

AN Ulster Unionist member of the Council has accused Sinn Féin of trying to suppress information around the Dual Language Signage policy by calling for an abbreviated version of the monthly report showing which roads were considered and approved or refused. Previously some members expressed concern around the policy allowing an application to be made by […]

Anger over nightmare roadworks on the N16

FERMANAGH motorists have been left angry and frustrated in the past few weeks due to the recent road works on the N16 from Manorhamilton to Sligo. The works have seen more than half an hour added to motorists’ journeys travelling from Enniskillen and Belcoo. Diversions were said to be poorly thought out which led to huge traffic congestion and confusion, […]

Celebration planned for trad legend Dinie

THE achievements of one of Fermanagh’s most well known traditional musicians are set to be honoured at a special celebration at the upcoming Ulster Fleadh. On Thursday, 20 July, at the Dromore Sports Complex, some of the top Irish trad musicians and talents from across the North will take part in a celebration night for […]

Gildernew: Voters are fed up with cost of living crisis

VOTERS in Fermanagh last week sent out a clear message to Westminster that they are fed-up with the cost of living crisis. The MP for the county, Michelle Gildernew, stated that the electorate has reached the end of its tether with below-inflation wages and increased cuts to services. Sinn Fein topped the polls, not just […]

Sinn Fein hand in Council election candidate forms

SINN FEIN’S Fermanagh candidates have been formally nominated to stand in next month’s Council election. The nomination papers for the 11 candidates were handed in by the party at the Townhall in Enniskillen for the poll which will be held on May 18. Sinn Fein’s Group leader during the previous term of office, Cllr Tommy […]

Sinn Fein announce more Council candidates

WITH this year’s local government elections fast approaching, Sinn Fein will have two familiar faces on the ballot in Erne North. Sitting Cllr Debbie Coyle, who was co-opted on to the seat vacated by Cllr Siobhan Currie last year having previously been elected to the Council, and former councillor John Feely, who served from 2014 […]

McCaffrey will not seek re-election

PROMOTION of the Irish language and stopping a pig farm being built next to Derrylin are the achievements that Cllr Chris McCaffrey is proud of. The former Vice-Chairman of Fermanagh & Omagh District Council – who at 25 was the youngest to serve in that role – announced that he would not be seeking re-election when […]