FERMANAGH’S elder farmers are getting a raw deal when it comes to funding for safety. Tom Elliott, who is the MLA for Fermanagh & South Tyrone claimed that farmers in the county and the rest of the North who are over 40 are being looked over for grants to improve working conditions compared to those […]
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 […]
Anger as Republican group accused of leafleting schools
UUP MLA, Tom Elliott has expressed outrage over reports that an Irish Republican group has been leafleting local schools. The leaflet, seen by The Fermanagh Herald, is from Lasair Dhearg – an Irish Socialist Republican organisation that was formed back in 2017. In it, the group speak out against the PSNI’s presence inside schools insisting that educational […]
‘Real progress’ towards reopening of SWAH neonatal unit
A number of posts have been filled at the embattled unit, however training is ongoing.
MLAs making some nice cash on the side
By John Carney NEW FIGURES have revealed the business interests of MLAs recently elected to the Stormont Assembly and many are getting some handy extra cash on top of their £51,500 salaries. All 90 members are required to declare information on a register of interests of any financial interest that “might reasonably be thought by others to […]
Another rural blow as Clogher bank set for closure
“This certainly gives the impression of the big beasts of the financial industry deserting the local communities.”
Second candidate elected in Fermanagh South Tyrone
Indications from here at the count centre that Paul Bell and Adam Gannon will be eliminated in the next couple of counts.
New housing to transform old secondary school site
AFTER YEARS of lying derelict, the site of the old Duke of Westminster Secondary School is being transformed into over 30 new homes in Ballinamallard. The major new development comprises of detached and semi-detached homes within a few minutes walking distance from the middle of the village. Westminster Court located on the Makenny Road takes […]
Sinn Fein celebrate after another dramatic night in FST
The constituency is famous for its closely run parliamentary races, and this year it was true to form.
Weather not keeping Fermanagh voters from the polls
While it is still early yet, the vote among young people appears to be up locally.