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Strabane Police appeal after pedestrians hit in collision yesterday

Police in Strabane are looking for information after a collision in the town yesterday, where two pedestrians were struck by a car. They say the incident occurred in the Fountain Street area of Strabane yesterday afternoon, around a half past four. It’s believed a white Skoda Octavia crashed into a parked car, which subsequently hit …

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61 patients at LUH have Covid 19

There are 906 patients with Covid-19 in Irish hospitals for the first time since mid-April. The total is around 44 per cent higher than two weeks ago. At Letterkenny University Hospital, there are 61 infected patients, the second highest figure in the country. None of the Letterkenny patients are in ICU.

Covid 19 vaccination clinics to be offered in Stranorlar

People in the Finn Valley and surrounding areas are being invited to attend Covid-19 pop-up vaccination clinics will be held at St Mary’s Parish Centre in Stranorlar on Friday and Saturday. First and second boosters are being offered to those who are eligible, with walk ins are welcome. It’s also planned to offer further pop …

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Review finds no impropriety in purchase of five houses by DCC

Highland Radio News understands that an external review into the purchase of five houses in Buncrana by Donegal County Council has found the transaction was conducted properly, and there was no impropriety in the actions of council officials. The five houses at the An Crannla estate were later found to be affected by mica. The …

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‘One Family’ CEO says Back to School measures don’t go far enough

Almost 1 in 3 parents are getting into debt because of back to school costs. The latest survey from the Irish League of Credit Unions shows parents are spending 1,518 euro on secondary school children, and 1,195 euro for those at primary school. It comes as the back-to-school allowance is set to increase by 100 …

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Lower home ownership will lead to future income poverty – ESRI

There’s a warning more people will live in poverty when they retire, as home ownership rates among young working adults have collapsed. New ESRI research shows 65 per cent of people aged 35-44 are likely to become homeowners by retirement, compared to the current 90 per cent of those over 65. The number of 25-34 …

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Community-focused approach needed for wind farms – Cllr Gallagher

A Donegal Councillor says a community-focused approach is needed when creating new regulations for wind farms in the county. Sinn Fein’s Marie Therese Gallagher says that community views must take precedence when it comes to the construction of new wind energy developments – but that there must be a focus on the environment also. The …

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Pringle slams Government as mica bill amendments to be heard today

A Donegal Deputy has again called on Government to reconsider the amount of time set to be given to discuss amendments to the new defective blocks bill. This evening, the Dail is scheduled to debate the bill, for two hours, and consider as many of the 80 tabled amendments as possible. Once those two hours …

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Taoiseach to visit Ukraine, meet President Zelensky tomorrow

mi The Taoiseach is to meet with Ukraine’s President tomorrow. Micheál Martin’s expected to visit Kiev, after being invited by Volodymyr Zelensky. He was absent from the Dail earlier, and is said to be travelling to the region today. Details of the trip have been kept quiet for security reasons. A number of Fianna Fail …

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