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 […]

Renewed calls for Irish passport office in North

JEMMA DOLAN has added her voice to the growing number of calls for an Irish Passport Office to be set up in the North. The demand comes following the Republic of Ireland’s Finna Fáil/Fine Gael coalition government to suspend the mailing of all Irish passports to Northern Ireland. This decision, which Dublin insists is temporary, comes […]

Daughter of Enniskillen bombing victim slams Sinn Féin

THE daughter of a nurse killed in the Enniskillen bombing in 1987 has accused Sinn Féin of “nauseating double-standards”. Aileen Quinton was commenting following Sinn Fein’s leader in the North, Michelle O’Neill’s organising of a vigil last week for Natalie McNally who was murdered in Lurgan. Quinton insisted that O’Neill and Sinn Féin had shown […]

Fermanagh MLAs react to pay cut

FERMANAGH’S MLAs have had their salaries cut by a whopping £14,000. The move was made by the UK Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Chris Heaton-Harris, following the continued failure of MLAs to elect a speaker for the Assembly at Stormont and to form an Executive government. This deduction of earnings by 27.5 per cent means that […]

DUP told to get back to work and end Executive boycott

A CALL has been made for the DUP to get back to work and ensure financially-strapped Fermanagh residents can access energy payments promised to them. The UK Government recently announced a series of payments – which will total £600 – for each household to use towards electricity and heating costs. Due to the current cost of living […]