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Gardai appeal for information on two road collisions in Donegal

Gardai are seeking information about two collisions in recent days in Donegal, one of which left a motorcyclist in hospital. The other was an apparent hit and run in Ballybofey which caused significant damage. On the Community Garda Slot on today’s Nine til Noon Show, Sgt Eunan Walshe issued these appeals for information, starting with …

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Gardai investigating criminal damage incidents in Ramelton and Ballybofey

Gardai are investigating three criminal damage incidents over the past number of days, one in Ramelton on Saturday last, the others in Ballybofey on the previous Thursday. On Saturday afternoon, gardai received reports of a vacant house at Lennon View Cottages on the Tank Road, Ramelton being damaged by a group of youths at 3.30. …

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Sturgeon starting renewed push for second independence referendum

Scotland’s first minister’s starting a renewed push for independence from today. She’ll release the first in a series of papers – aiming to set out the case for breaking away from the United Kingdom. Nicola Sturgeon’s made no secret of the timeline she’s working towards for a poll on the issue – This is what …

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Calls for purpose-built buildings to address Donegal housing needs

There’s calls for purpose-built buildings to be provided by Donegal County Council to tackle the growing need for emergency accomodation in the county. Councillor Gerry McMonagle is to raise the issue at today’s sitting of the Letterkenny Milford Municipal District. He believes the Council needs to step in and provide additional emergency accomodation to deal …

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MLAs send letter to Prime Minister ahead of release of new protocol legislation

A majority of MLAs in the North have signed a joint letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson outlining their opposition to the government’s proposed legislation that would give Ministers the power to unilaterally disapply sections of the Northern Ireland Protocol. It comes as details of a new bill to override parts of the Northern Ireland …

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Maas to Ardara Rd blocked

The L2563 Maas to Ardara Road will be blocked for a time today due to essential works being carried out. Donegal County Council is advising that the road will be blocked until 6pm this evening and again tomorrow and Wednesday from 8am-6pm. People are advised to seek alternative routes.

Road safety appeal issued to all road users and local communities during Donegal Rally

The Donegal Road Safety Working Group is appealing to everyone attending the Donegal Rally to act safely this weekend. The working group says true motorsport fans come and go to rally events and no one would ever know they attended but unfortunately these events also attract a cohort who attend these events whose driving, and …

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Former Taoiseach says Britain cannot deny the Protocol is working

The Foreign Affairs Minister says a UK Government plan to remove and alter the Northern Ireland Protocol is ‘deeply damaging.’ Simon Coveney spoke to the British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss for 12 minutes by phone today. Ms Truss is due to announce details of UK legislation in Parliament later, which is expected to scrap all …

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LUH ‘extremely busy’, with 224 ED visits over the weekend

The Emergency Department at Letterkenny University Hospital has been extremely busy over the past few days with unusually high numbers patients presenting for treatment. Over the weekend 224 people attended the Emergency Department.   Saolta says the high number of people attending who need to be admitted for ongoing treatment means that there is pressure on …

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Covid-19 pop-up vaccination clinics to be held in Dungloe

Two COVID-19 pop-up vaccination clinics will be held in Dungloe tomorrow and Wednesday. The clinics will be held in Dungloe Community Hospital, Dungloe on Tuesday June 14th and Wednesday June 15th   from 11am to 5.45pm on both days for those aged 12 years and over for Dose 1, Dose 2 and booster vaccines.Those 65 years and over …

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Protest ongoing in Lettermacaward over wind farm plans

A Pop Up silent protest is ongoing until 8pm today at St. Bridget’s Hall, Lettermacaward to show the community’s opposition to plans for an industrial wind farm in the area. The Gweebarra Conservation Group says five thousand, two hundred and sixty-six people have already signed a petition opposing industrial wind turbines in what is a …

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