Menopause stigma must end to help local women at work


By John Carney EMPLOYERS’ lack of support for menopausal symptoms is pushing “highly skilled and experienced” local women out of work a new report has revealed. The cross-party House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee study also highlights the negative knock-on effects of the gender pay gap, pension gap, and the number of women in senior […]


Thompson is at the top of her game


  Maguiresbridge woman Louise Thompson was always mad about football. But when a serious knee injury ended her career with Fermanagh Mallards the 31 year old turned in a different direction and took up refereeing. Now she is the IFA’s first-ever female FIFA referee having been selected for the 2020 FIFA list. It’s not the […]


Lockdown spawns new anthology by local women writers


Four writers from Fermanagh feature in a new group of women from across the North who have used the global lockdown to fuel a powerhouse of literary creativity. The writers of Women Aloud Northern Ireland – among them published authors, novelists, poets and broadcasters – are publishing an anthology of short stories and poems, some […]


Fun, friendship and fundraising at Ladies Circle


IN A YEAR that is all about celebrating the achievements of women, it’s fitting the Enniskillen Ladies Circle has been revived and will be officially “rechartered” next month. Originally set up in 1959, the Circle was active until the 1980s when it died out. Now, thanks to a group of enthusiastic young women, it’s been […]