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30 Jan 2015 10:00 • Chris Donegan

Courthouse could be axed to save money

Enniskillen Courthouse could be axed as part of public spending cuts. The closure of the historic building on the town’s main street would leave solicitors, their clients and members of the public having to travel to Omagh or Dungannon.

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25 Jan 2015 13:00 • Chris Donegan

Iconic Icelandic environmentalist meets local anglers

Soccer fans have their superstars in Cristiano Renaldo and Lionel Messi.

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23 Jan 2015 09:37 • Chris Donegan

22 year old undergoes emergency surgery after Trillick stabbing

A 22-year-old man was taken to hospital for emergency surgery after being stabbed during an incident at Main Street, Trillick.

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8 Jan 2015 16:50 • Chris Donegan

Men top pay rise league

Men in Fermanagh will be raising a sceptical eyebrow at official figures showing they have had a 10.5 per cent pay rise in a year.

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1 Jan 2015 17:00 • Chris Donegan

Dowra affair papers show huge rift between RUC and Garda over 1982 arrest of Fermanagh man

The arrest of a man in Fermanagh in 1982 led to a breakdown in co-operation between the RUC and gardai, previously secret Irish state documents reveal. The Dowra Affair, as it became known, involved Garda Thomas Nangle, a brother-in-law of the then Irish Justice Minister Seán Doherty.

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23 Dec 2014 12:01 • Chris Donegan

Can a Fermanagh angler repeat Brian's feat and land first salmon?

An elderly man with a beard passed me in a supermarket the other day. “Not long now,” he remarked. For me or him, I wondered?

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2 Dec 2014 17:02 • Chris Donegan

Trial date set for teen accused of VAT fraud

An 18-year-old man accused of making a bogus VAT return to claim a refund of £50, 270.94, has appeared before a Preliminary Enquiry at Fermanagh Court.

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28 Nov 2014 17:30 • Chris Donegan

Increase in the cost of ‘wetting a line’

Fermanagh’s anglers are facing a small increase in the cost of “wetting a line” in 2015.

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6 Nov 2014 17:00 • Chris Donegan

Brothel keeping accused in court

A 35-year-old woman accused of keeping a house where men paid for sex with prostitutes appeared at Fermanagh Court yesterday (Wednesday).

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6 Nov 2014 13:00 • Chris Donegan

Road rage driver attacked off-duty traffic officer

An angry driver vented his road rage on the wrong people when he attacked two cyclists, not realising they were off-duty policemen and one was a traffic cop.

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18 Sep 2014 13:00 • Chris Donegan

Seriously ill serial stalker escapes jail

A 71-year-old serial stalker who terrorised a young mother of two for three years has escaped jail because he has cancer and may not live much longer.

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28 Aug 2014 14:00 • Chris Donegan

Farmer still owes £20,000 over illegal dumping

A 70-year-old Fermanagh farmer who was the first person in Northern Ireland to be jailed for illegal dumping has paid a £50,000 fine but still owes £20,000.

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28 Aug 2014 13:00 • Chris Donegan

Family homeless after arson attack

A family has been left homeless after a bungalow on the Greentown Road at Florencecourt was destroyed in an arson attack in the early hours of Sunday morning.

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13 Aug 2014 11:30 • Chris Donegan

Boat engine stolen within metres of Enniskillen Police Station

Thieves in Fermanagh continue to commit crimes under the very noses of the police.

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7 Aug 2014 18:00 • Chris Donegan

Released McDermott can visit parts of Donagh

A 64-year-old serial paedophile who sexually abused children for over 30 years is back on the streets.

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26 Jun 2014 17:00 • Chris Donegan

Heroine revives ‘cot death’ baby

A mother of two from Kesh is being hailed a hero after bringing a dead baby back to life.

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26 Jun 2014 13:00 • Chris Donegan

Contractor chases gang of five and gets back his stolen goods

A gang of five criminals met their match when they stole chain saws and other equipment from Adrian Walmsley’s shed at his home on Boa Island, Kesh.

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7 Jun 2014 13:00 • Chris Donegan

Tom sets new Erne record with 109.5 kgs in one day

An angler has set a new record for the heaviest weight of fish caught in a competition on the Erne.

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17 May 2014 17:00 • Chris Donegan

70 years old and sti ll going strong, Brookeborough W.I. have enduring appeal for members

The “Masterminds” of Brookeborough were top of the form at the Fermanagh heat of the Women’s Institute’s annual quiz.

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17 May 2014 10:00 • Chris Donegan

300,000 young eels die at hydroelectric dam

The brown eel is an endangered species but the ESB (Electricity Supply Board) has killed 300,000 of them at its hydro-electric dam on the River Erne at Ballyshannon.

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