New UUP Councillor unveiled


THE new UUP Councillor for Fermanagh & Omagh Council insists he will be “a keen activist in promoting peace and reconciliation for everyone”. Cllr Roy Crawford, pictured below, will take a seat representing the Enniskillen ward following the recent retirement of Cllr Howard Thornton. Having been a member of the UUP for more than two decades […]


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 […]


Tributes paid to councillor who ‘put Fermanagh first’


TRIBUTES have been paid to the late Ulster Unionist Councillor Eddie Elliott (96) who passed away peacefully at the South West Acute Hospital on Saturday.  Colleagues in the UUP said that Mr Elliott’s death brings “a loss of a great advocate in Fermanagh” who served as party member for over 40 years, during which time […]


election

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. […]


Rates

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 […]


Mass walk out over bomb remarks


It was an evening of great political drama at Enniskillen Townhall last night, when the last Council meeting of the summer erupted in a row. Representatives from the UUP, DUP, and the SDLP walked out of last night’s monthly meeting of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council over chairman, Stephen McCann’s refusal to apologise for controversial […]