Local rivalries put aside to cheer on Tyrone’s new footballing heroes

COUNTY rivalries and neighbourly banter aside, there were celebrations across Fermanagh at the weekend as the Tyrone team lifted the Sam Maguire cup for a fourth time. While there may have been one or two remaining begrudgers, the joyous scenes as the newly crowned All Ireland champions arrived to a deservedly triumphant welcome at Healy […]

Millions more granted for cross-border canal project

FINANCE: AN ADDITIONAL €6 million has been announced for the Ulster Canal cross-border restoration project on Lough Erne. This brings to €12 million, the total of financial support provided by each of the governments north and south of the border on this stage of the project.  The project will continue work that began 180 years […]

Tributes for popular social worker who died from Covid

“A GREAT void” has been left in the Western Trust by the passing of popular social worker Nuala McLaughlin, who died from Covid-19 just days before Christmas. Although she was from Tyrone, Nuala (nee McAnenly) was a well known face in Fermanagh and news of her untimely death from the virus has shocked the local community, with […]

SWAH says farewell to long serving midwife

  AFTER 36 years delivering countless local babies, some of whom may now even be reading this article, midwife Rosemary Lynch is preparing to say a fond farewell to her colleagues at SWAH. Having started out at the Tyrone County Hospital at 21-years-old, Rosemary has been caring for local babies and mothers here in Fermanagh […]


Two arrested in connection with Fermanagh ATM thefts

Two men have been arrested by detectives investigating a number of recent thefts of ATM machines in the Fermanagh and Tyrone areas. The two men, aged 29 and 31 were arrested yesterday (Thursday). The 31 year old was released on bail this morning pending further enquiries.  Detective Chief Inspector Brian Foster said, “We conducted five […]