Police escape injury in ‘deliberate’ bomb trap

Police at the scene of an ongoing security operation near Newtownbutler have confirmed that a bomb has exploded. At around 10.35am this morning (Monday), police reported an explosion in the area of the Cavan Road at its junction with the Wattlebridge Road. Police believe that the bomb was a ‘deliberate attempt to lure police and […]

Road rage…are these the county’s ‘quickest’ potholes?

FRESH CONCERNS have been raised about the state of the main Lisnaskea to Cavan road as dangerous holes have reappeared on the busy road just two weeks after it was repaired. On June 6th, Road Service inspected a section of the road at Wattlebridge close to the Derrykerrib turn off, and the following week, repairs […]

Newtownbutler hoax causes disruption to GAA fans

A SECURITY alert at a bus stop on the outskirts of Newtownbutler which closed the main Cavan to Clones Road was declared an ‘elaborate hoax.’  The main Clones to Cavan Road and the Wattlebridge Road was closed for majority of the day on Sunday, causing major disruption for motorists particularly Cavan fans travelling to and […]

Main cross-border road reopens after £100k repairs

THE main crossborder road between Cavan and Lisnaskea has finally re-opened after weeks of a delay. The Wattlebridge Road, near Newtownbutler closed for a £100,000 resurfacing project at the beginning of November.  The work on the 0.2km stretch of the road aimed to strengthen the road surface and remove the need for the temporary traffic […]

Delays as main border road closed for urgent repair

FERMANAGH motorists are facing a tough month ahead with diversions and delays expected due to improvement works on two busy local roads. The main Lisnaskea to Cavan road has been closed at Wattlebridge since Monday this week for much-needed improvement works. The road between Derrylin and Kinawley has also been closed at Stragowna for resurfacing […]

Main road to Cavan ‘could be closed over the winter’

THE main road between Lisnaskea and Cavan could be forced to close permanently in the winter if it continues to subside, a local councillor has warned. Speaking at the monthly meeting of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Thomas O’Reilly said that there was a big danger that the Wattlebridge Road, Newtownbutler would “slip completely”. Mr […]