DUP and Sinn Fein take top spots on Council

IT’S ALL change at the local Council, with the DUP and Sinn Fein now ‘power sharing’ locally after taking over the top spots in the chamber. The Council’s AGM was held last night (Tuesday), where the two parties were due to assume the posts of chairman and vice-chairman for the year ahead. They take over […]

Council members aware of bombing suspect before vote

THE COUNCILLORS who backed the controversial motion opposing the extradition of suspected Omagh bomber Liam Campbell were made aware of who he was before voting on the proposal, albeit only by a few minutes.  The motion for the local Council to write to the Irish government expressing its opposition to the extradition of Mr Campbell […]

SF councillor bullied as a child for English accent

A LOCAL councillor who grew up in England has opened up about his own experience of racism as a child, including from others right here in Fermanagh. During a discussion at a recent council meeting on how to best show support for George Floyd, the black man murdered by police in the US just over […]

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 […]

Skea healthcentre moves closer as plans get green light

LISNASKEA Health Centre is one step closer to new beginnings after health officials gave the go-ahead for work to commence on relocating the Maple Healthcare centre to the old site of the Lisnaskea High School at the opposite end of the town.  Local MLA, Sean Lynch welcomed the decision after liaising with the DoH (department […]

Sheamus Greene

Keeping pressure on for motorway to Fermanagh

A FERMANAGH councillor has brought up what he believes is “possibly the longest-running roads saga in history” once again. At the latest monthly meeting of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Sinn Fein’s Sheamus Greene raised the issue of the motorway that was promised to Enniskillen when the railways were closed in the county in the […]