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. […]

Vótáil Sinn Féin, your strongest voice

Content Sponsored by: Sinn Féin ON Thursday May 2, I am asking you to come out and vote for your local Sinn Féin candidate in the Fermanagh Omagh Council Elections. Sinn Féin has led the charge on Brexit from before the referendum was even called. In November 2015, I was in London meeting with the […]

Poll claims Fermanagh people don’t want united Ireland

THERE IS less support for a united Ireland in Fermanagh than in any other part of the North, according to a new poll.  In fact, the surprising the results of the Irish Times poll show more people in the Fermanagh and Tyrone district are against a unity referendum than in the overall Protestant community in […]


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 […]


Sinn Fein and DUP figures set to bow out of politics

TWO prominent local councillors have announced they’re hanging up their political hats and will not be running in this year’s elections. With the local government elections approaching in May, many parties are currently in the process of selecting their candidates. Both Sinn Fein and the DUP will each be down a well known face this […]

New Sinn Fein candidate is Birmingham mum-of-two

IT MAY not quite be Christmas yet, but in the fast moving world of local politics parties are already making preparations for next year’s district council elections.  Sinn Fein this week announced their candidates for two of Fermanagh’s electoral areas, Enniskillen and Erne East, and there’s a new face among them.  In the Enniskillen area, […]

Enniskillen Bomb

Enniskillen bomb was an ‘atrocity’ -Sinn Fein candidate

IN WHAT is believed to be the first time Sinn Fein has openly condemned the Enniskillen Remembrance Day bombing, the party’s candidate in Friday’s presidential election has described it as an atrocity. Earlier this year local Sinn Fein councillor and then council chairman Stephen McCann sparked a walkout and no-confidence motion when he refused to […]