Business Focus: Niall Smyth

Name:  Niall Smyth Business Name:  Smyth Leslie & Co. Business Location: Enniskillen How long have you been in business?  18 Years How many staff do you employ?  5 What would you say are your strengths?  I am conscientious, determined, honest and know my own mind. In today’s world and particularly within our industry you must […]

Landmark Enniskillen building goes on market

A LANDMARK Enniskillen property is on the market for over £200,000. Thistlebank House, the original managers residence to the Scotch Stores sits between the Sligo Road and Old Henry Street overlooking the Erne.  The distinctive stone exterior is in keeping with the building’s history. Spanning three floors it has retained many of the original features […]

Positives may yet come out of the pandemic

THERE is no doubt Fermanagh’s the Covid crisis has been a tragedy, with local lives lost and the county’s economy left in tatters. However, believe it our not, the pandemic may actually lead to some positive and much needed changes in the county. In fact, with the transformation across the whole of society in recent […]

Shutting up shop…retail sector still struggling

THE struggles facing the High Street in Enniskililen are increasingly evident in Enniskillen with a worrying amount of shops and other business premises lying vacant with shutters down.  Belmore Street alone,  for example, has a total of ten vacant premises. Turn the corner to Forthill Street and there’s several more. A similar story unfolds along […]

Forthill Park: the quietest beauty spot in Fermanagh?

THERE’S little doubt that Forthilll Park in Enniskillen is  one of the county town’s most attractive public spaces. The trouble is it is woefully underused, not enough people seem to know about it, and by and large it lies empty for most of the year. Although major plans are being put in place to develop […]

Open invite on ideas to reopen Clinton Centre

THE CLINTON Centre, which has stood empty for several years despite grand plans to transform it, is now up for lease.  The Fermanagh University Partnership Board Ltd, which are responsible for the building, have invited expressions of interest in the building, which was first opened in 2002 as a conference and exhibition space.  Dr John […]