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7 Jul 2015 11:04 • Lily Dane

Portora Boat Club's Cycling Dads en route to Athlone

A group of fathers representing Portora Boat Club’s Parents’ Support Group - who are currently undertaking a 400 miles’ cycle across Ireland - set off this morning, Tuesday, on the second leg of their journey (Enniskillen to Athlone).

7 Jul 2015 10:00 • Rodney Edwards

Elliott tells MPs: we won’t accept fracking being ‘steam-rolled’ in

ULSTER Unionist MP Tom Elliott has told Westminster that people in Fermanagh-south Tyrone will not accept having fracking “steam-rolled” into the county.
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6 Jul 2015 15:00 • Julie Kenwell

Children being treated for self-harm

ONE person every day was treated for self-harm or suicidal thoughts at South West Acute Hospital (SWAH) last year.
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6 Jul 2015 14:09

UPDATED: Fermanagh at home to Roscommon on Sunday in next round of Qualifiers

Fermanagh will be at home to Roscommon in Round 3A of the All Ireland Qualifiers on Sunday July 12 at 3.30pm following this morning's draw.

6 Jul 2015 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Family safety fears after a crash a year at bottom of lane

A Bellanaleck family has “had enough” of cars crashing into a fence at the end of their lane and are calling for Transport NI to erect a crash barrier.
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6 Jul 2015 10:01

Police appeal for information after major theft at Lough Erne Resort

POLICE are appealing for information following a burglary on the grounds of the Lough Erne Resort.

6 Jul 2015 10:00 • Editorial Department

Memorial for Famine victims unveiled

The Housing Executive has erected a new memorial in Irvinestown to commemorate the County Fermanagh victims of the Great Famine (1845-1850) and those who made the perilous journey to a new life in America.
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5 Jul 2015 19:53

VIDEO: McGrath delighted with performance and progress

Pete McGrath reflects on Fermanagh's win in the qualifiers against Antrim. The Ernemen won in convincing fashion by 1-12 to 0-11 and will go into tomorrow morning's draw with renewed vigour after an impressive display.

5 Jul 2015 18:25

Breaking: VIDEO: Man of the match Sean Quigley speaks about Fermanagh win over Antrim

Sean Quigley turned in a man of the match performance with 14 points as Fermanagh defeated Antrim by 1-21 to 0-11.

5 Jul 2015 16:40

Fermanagh power their way into next round of Qualifiers with comprehensive win

Sean Quigley kicked 0-14 as Fermanagh secured their place in the next round of the All Ireland Qualifiers with a comprehensive 1-21 to 0-11 victory over Antrim at Brewster Park today.

5 Jul 2015 16:00 • Brian Donaldson

Frankie closes door of the Townhall for the last time

In his long career as Enniskillen Townhall Superintendent, Frankie Roofe has seen 19 Chairmen of Fermanagh District Council come and go, five chief executives take the reins of the Council and of course worked with hundreds of staff.

5 Jul 2015 14:00

Public artworks that tell a story

Capturing attention are exciting new public artworks which were launched in Fermanagh this week. Unveiled at Carrowshee Park, Lisnaskea, was the art piece, Carroysl for Peace, while the Larganess Centre, Florencecourt, was the location for the official unveiling of Growing Together.

5 Jul 2015 11:00 • Julie Kenwell

Principal says farewell after almost 30 years at the helm

AFTER almost 30 years as principal of Ballinamallard Primary School, John McCrea is this week embracing retirement. Acknowledging the “quite frightening” reality that he has been at the helm of the school for 28 years, Mr. McCrea said he believed “the time is right” to say goodbye.

5 Jul 2015 10:03

With six wins out of six at home, Fermanagh looking for seventh heaven against Antrim

It’s Fermanagh v Antrim Take Two on Sunday as Pete McGrath’s side look to bounce back following the Ulster semi-final defeat to Monaghan and secure their place in the next round of the All Ireland Qualifiers.

4 Jul 2015 20:00

Targets for the season are reset and ‘beating Antrim is one of them’

Fermanagh manager Pete McGrath feels that his side will go into Sunday’s Qualifier against Antrim at Brewster Park in a positive frame of mind with the Down native believing that his squad are determined to extend their summer for as long as possible.

4 Jul 2015 16:02 • Rodney Edwards

Business plummets as shoppers get caught in roadworks traffic

TEN days into a major overhaul of Johnston’s Bridge in Enniskillen and the impact of the project is not just being felt in the long tailbacks throughout town but in many shops as well.

4 Jul 2015 12:01 • Julie Kenwell

Grass left uncut on green for year makes eight round bales

RESIDENTS in Spring Meadows, Derrylin, were forced to take matters into their own hands last week after their park’s green had been left uncut for almost a year.

4 Jul 2015 10:30 • Meadhbh Monahan

'Suffering' horses now safe

Two horses found “suffering” on land at Lissan Road, Enniskillen last month are now safe in an animal sanctuary. Through the work of local animal welfare officers and the persistence of Lisnaskea horse-lover Siofra McKenna, the horses now have a better chance at life.

3 Jul 2015 17:00

Dads set off to cycle length of Ireland

As oarsmen from Portora Boat Club demonstrate their prowess at Henley Royal Regatta this week, a group of fathers representing the club’s Parents’ Support Group are preparing to set off this weekend on their mammoth cycle across Ireland.

3 Jul 2015 15:30 • Lily Dane

Student travels to Somme to reseach her adopted soldier

Delving deep in her research, Fermanagh teenager Alison Glass has been representing the county in one of the first ever initiatives of its kind, ‘My Adopted Soldier.’

3 Jul 2015 12:30 • Lily Dane

Fancy meeting Frank and Christine at Garden party

Selwyn Johnston from Headhunters Railway Museum unexpectedly bumped into footballer Frank Lampard and his fiancée Christine Bleakley, whose parents are from Fermanagh, at a farewell reception for the US Consul in Belfast.

3 Jul 2015 10:01 • Meadhbh Monahan

Misery of 12 hour waits in A&E

Ten patients waited longer than 12 hours in South West Acute Hospital’s (SWAH) A&E last year contravening Ministerial guidelines, figures show. They also reveal that waiting time performance at A&E at SWAH has been getting worse. The waiting times target is that 95 per cent of patients should be seen within four hours.

2 Jul 2015 18:30

Omagh Show brings best of breeds together for titles

This year’s Omagh Show taking place this Friday evening and Saturday, July 3 and 4 marks the 175th anniversary.

2 Jul 2015 18:01

Denzil McDaniel opinion: Identity can divide us, or give us common purpose

One of the great leaders of the Anglican Church is Archbishop of York, Dr. John Sentamu. He’s a great communicator, as many of those who heard him preach in St. Macartin’s Cathedral in Enniskillen will agree.

2 Jul 2015 16:30

Suspended sentence for manager who stole cash from employer for almost nine years

A FORMER general manager of a major chain of convenience stores who admitted stealing cash from his employer over a period of almost nine years has avoided going to jail.

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