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Trailer and approx. £16,000 worth of steel stolen in Derry

Police are appealing for information after a trailer containing approximately £16,000 worth of steel was stolen from a commercial premises in Derry last night. The Tri Axle Tuffmac trailer with a registration of 191-DL-2699, along with galvanised steel sheeting and purlins is believed to have been stolen from a driving range premises on Alder Road …

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PSNI appeal for information about incident on Abercorn Road last Saturday

Police are appealing for witnesses to a Road Traffic Collision on Saturday 6th April 2024 on Abercorn Road, Derry. Anyone who witnessed a black insignia leaving Dungiven Road in the Waterside at approx 3.30pm which travelled to Abercorn Road subsequently colliding with a number of parked cars. Traffic was particularly heavy in the area due …

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Martin Scanlon declares as a candidate in Lifford Stranorlar

Another Independent Candidate has declared for the local elections in Donegal, this time in the Lifford-Stranorlar Electoral Area. Martin Scanlon from Cloghan says he believes there is an over emphasis on developing Letterkenny at the expense of other areas, adding that The Lifford-Stranorlar area has been neglected with the Twin Towns now having the highest …

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ATU VP outlines plan for major sports complex in Letterkenny

The Vice President in charge of Finance and Corporate Services at the Donegal ATU campus says the major sports complex in Letterkenny that received interim clearance yesterday could take up to seven years to complete, and will be a major contribution to the provision of sporting facilities in the town and its environs. The development …

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More beds remains the key to resolving overcrowding crisis at LUH – McCauley

The recently elected president of the Irish Medical Organisation says when it comes to addressing the overcrowding crisis at Letterkenny University Hospital, new consultant contracts and work practices will help, but at least 80% of the solution must be more beds. Donegal GP Dr Dennis McCauley told today’s Nine til Noon Show that consultants already …

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Business Matters, Ep 190: Donegal business Guestdiary.com’s growth includes expanding Vietnamese market

Donegal Town based GuestDiary.com offers a four in one software package for hotels and guesthouses that streamlines their booking systems. The company, founded in 2008, has seen its staff numbers double to 16 and it continues to go from strength to strength. Some 10% of its export sales now come from the Vietnamese market – …

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Council should offer serviced sites to middle income earners – McGowan

Donegal County Council is being urged to provide serviced sites in the Lifford Stranorlar Municipal District, with a view towards providing them to young middle income earners under an Affordable Housing Scheme. Cllr Patrick McGowan told a Municipal District meeting this week that a lot of progress is being made regarding the provision of social …

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Planning objections could derail €12 million Fort Dunree investment

Disappointment and frustrations have been expressed in relation to the stalling of a project at Fort Dunree. Cllr Rena Donaghey is on the committee overseeing the development of the fort, and says objectors have put a spanner in the works, with An Bord Pleanála now seeking an Environmental Impact Assessment, even though the initial expert …

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IFA says Fodder Transport Scheme will make a difference

Livestock farmers are set to benefit from a new Fodder Transport Scheme from the Department of Agriculture which was announced yesterday by Minister Charlie McConalogue. Any farmer who transports feeding products over 75 kilometres will receive up to 40 euro per bale under the initiative. It’s to help deal with the very poor ground conditions …

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Toilet fire in Ballymacool Park prompts call for ‘Town Forum’ meeting

A fire in the toilet at Ballymacool Park in Letterkenny has prompted further calls for park wardens to be deployed, and a town forum meeting to discuss how to prevent such incidents. A member of the public managed to extinguish the fire in recent weeks before extensive damage was caused. Donegal County Council says CCTV …

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PPS expected to decide whether Bloody Sunday soldiers will be prosecuted for perjury

Foyle MP and SDLP leader Colm Eastwood says the people of Derry stand with the Bloody Sunday Families and the wounded ahead of decisions by the PPS on the prosecution of soldiers for perjury resulting from the Saville Inquiry and the Widgery Tribunal. Mr Eastwood says Lord Saville’s finding that many ‘knowingly put forward false …

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Time for Uisce Eireann to immediately address issues with Fire Hydrants – McMonagle

A Donegal County Councillor has warned that if a life is lost due to the fire service being unable to access a fire hydrant, responsibility will lie with Uisce Eireann. It has been confirmed that the utility has responsibility for the provision and maintenance of fire hydrants. There have been numerous incidents where while responding …

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Donegal County Council urged to provide traffic calming on Letterkenny’s Leck Road

Donegal County Council has agreed to carry out a safety review on the road at Leck graveyard in Letterkenny. There has been ongoing concerns over the speed at which vehicles are travelling on the stretch of road. The local authority has agreed that the installation of a sign advising motorists that they are approaching a …

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Proposed ATU led sports complex in Letterkenny receives planning permission

It’s reported this evening that Planning Permission has been granted for a major sports complex in Letterkenny that will include an indoor dome. According to Donegal Live, Donegal County Council has given the go ahead for the development, which is being led by the Donegal campus of Atlantic Technological University on a 42-acre site at …

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