Omicron-related staff absence is predicted to create havoc across NHS

OMICRON-related staff absence could impact the Fermanagh’s health and social care system over the coming weeks according to medical directors. The startling impact of the Omicron variant seen Fermanagh Covid cases jump significantly this week. In the seven days between December 10 to 16, positive cases in the Fermanagh and Omagh area were at 744, […]

Brollagh school fall out continues with threat to withhold support for church

THE FALLOUT from last week’s announcement St Mary’s High School in Brollagh is to close for good, is continuing, with vows of boycotts and threats of legal action. Last week Education Minister Peter Weir announced that his department had rejected proposals to give St Mary’s integrated status and the school would be closing in August. Since then there […]


Council vows to take dangerous dog owners to court

With dog attacks on people are on the rise in Fermanagh, with the latest taking place just last week, the Council has warned it is in the process of taking legal action against dog owners. Between November 18th and January 21, there were four dog attacks on people recorded in the local area. However, at […]

Lunney trial faces delays

THE TRIAL of those accused of the horrific attack on Mannok (QHI) director Kevin Lunney last year may not go ahead as planned in January, due to a legal challenge. Four men were due to go on trial in Dublin on January 11, accused of attacking Mr Lunney at Drumbrade, Ballinagh, Co Cavan on September […]

‘If you lived in fear you couldn’t live your life’

A DIRECTOR of Quinn Industrial Holdings (QIH) has said he does not live his life in fear while undercurrents of intimidation linger. John McCartin said, “If you lived in fear you couldn’t live your life, you move on with your goals from day to day and that is what we do.” Mr McCartin, pictured below, […]

Quinn intimidation continues after latest attack

THE community has come together to condemn the latest attack linked to Quinn Industrial Holdings. This week the company confirmed that an attempt had been made to set fire to a vehicle outside the home of a relative of one of the firm’s directors outside Derrylin. The attempt occurred in the early hours of Saturday […]

Motorists warned of ‘landslide’ threat at Carrybridge

CONCERNS for the safety of drivers travelling on the Inishmore Road near Carrybridge have been raised. A call for drivers to exercise caution come in the wake of relentless bad weather and a ‘landslide’ on the verge of the road which runs close to the River Erne waterside at Carrybridge. Local businessman Robbie McClean spoke […]


Threat with screwdriver

A MAN in his 70s has been left shaken after three men threatened him with a screwdriver and stole money from him at his home in Kesh. On Sunday night, it was reported that shortly before 7pm a man, aged in his 70s, was about to enter his house on Brookhill Road in Kesh when three […]