Fireworks warning after police officer almost hit in face in Newtown

POLICE have urged parents to make sure they know where their children are, as firework season begins with a bang in Fermanagh. The appeal comes after one local officer was almost hit in the face with a firework in Newtownbutler at the weekend. The officers had been called to the scene by a local business […]

Locals ‘appalled’ at vandalism at scenic spot

Families forces to ‘turn back’ from picnics planned for Derryadd Quay. LOCALS from the Lisnaskea area have been left “appalled” following unsightly scenes of vandalism and anti-social behaviour which took place during Fermanagh’s warm spell at Derryadd Quay. The Herald can reveal that a number of families from the area were forced to “turn back” […]

PSNI issue warning after spate of overnight car thefts

Police in Enniskillen are investigating reports of the theft of a car, and thefts from a number of vehicles, in the early hours of yesterday morning (Thursday 13th May). Sergeant Balfour said: “Police received a report that a grey coloured Volkswagen Golf had been stolen from the Kilmore Green area of Lisnaskea. “It’s believed to […]


Warning of convincing National Insurance number scam

POLICE have issued a warning to the local community to be aware of a number of new convincing scams doing the rounds recently.  Many Fermanagh people have already received calls in the past week telling them their National Insurance number is being used by scammers.  “We have received a number of calls in recent days […]

Stark warning to those who don’t believe Covid is real

A Western Trust worker from Enniskillen has sent out a stark warning to the public, claiming that actions towards medical advice and restrictions will determine how health professionals overcome the ongoing pressures of Covid. Cathy Magowan is the carers co-ordinator for the Trust and based in community social services. Ms Magowan provides support to unpaid […]

Appeal to dog owners after Necarne attack

FERMANAGH woman has appealed for dog owners to make sure their pets are on a lead at all times after her boyfriend was badly injured after being attacked by a dog at Necarne at the weekend. Local Facebook user Lauren Emma posted the warning online after the terrifying incident at the Irvinestown estate on Saturday […]

Facemasks a choice? Dearbhail asks you to think again

FOR NEWTOWNBUTLER student Dearbhail Hogan, wearing a face mask is not just a matter of choice but literally a matter of survival. With a rise in anti-mask campaigners across the county, 24-year-old Dearbhail who suffers from Muscular Dystrophy, a condition that mainly comes with muscle weakness, heart problems and respiratory issues that confine her to […]