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Very strong gusty winds hit Donegal

Very strong and gusty southeast to south winds are expected in Donegal today. A status yellow wind warning came into effect this morning and will remain in place until 3pm this afternoon. Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Waterford, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo are also set to be hit by strong winds.

Money and high value items stolen from Letterkenny business

Money and numerous high value items have been stolen from a business premises in Letterkenny. The property situated at the carpark area beside the station roundabout on the Pearse Road was targeted between 4:30am and 4:45am on Saturday morning. A man dressed in a black coat with the hood up, wearing a mask, dark bottoms …

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Gardai continue to investigate fatal crash in Raphoe

Gardaí are continuing to appeal for information after a woman died following a crash last week in Raphoe. At approximately 2.30pm on Wednesday afternoon, two vehicles collided on Guesthouse End Road. It’s believed one vehicle lost control and collided with a pedestrian. The woman, aged in her 50s, was seriously injured and taken to Letterkenny …

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Motorcyclist arrested following high speed chase on Rossnowlagh beach

Gardai have been praised for their actions following a dramatic chase on Rossnowlagh beach on Sunday. Video footage of an incident involving two motorcyclists speeding across the busy beach has been circulated widely on social media. One motorcyclist was eventually apprehended by gardai who gave chase on foot after the motorcyclist fell off his bike. …

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Oireachtas members to discuss future of Ireland’s rail network today

TD’s and Senators will today hear about the future of Ireland’s railway network and what must be done to improve it. The Oireachtas Transport Committee will hear submissions to the All-Island Rail Review later, including proposals for a Western Railway Corridor. People across the Island expressed ‘interest and enthusiasm’ in a recent public consultation about …

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Concerns over anti-social behaviour in Bogside area of Derry

Police in Derry say concerns have been raised recently over anti-social behaviour in the Bogside area. Underage drinking is said to be a specific problem. Parents and guardians are being urged to speak to their children about socialising safely and in a way that doesn’t negatively impact others. Police say they are working with partner …

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Need for resurfacing of High Rd, Letterkenny to be highlighted today

Letterkenny and Milford Municipal District will be told today that a comprehensive resurfacing programme is needed along the length of Letterkenny’s High Road from the traffic lights at the junction with Main Street right up to the Hospital Roundabout. The issue is being raised by Cathaoirleach Jimmy Kavanagh who says there are a number of …

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Families of healthcare workers who died from covid 19 to receive €100,000

The families of healthcare staff who died from Covid 19 are to receive a tax free payment from the state. Health Minister Stephen Donnelly is to seek approval for the move at today’s cabinet meeting. Around 22 families will receive the payment of 100 thousand euro each because their relatives died after contracting Covid 19 …

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Serious concern raised over speed of vehicles travelling through Creeslough

It’s been claimed that some vehicles are speeding through Creeslough at a rapid rate leading to serious concerns over the safety of those, particularly pedestrians using the route. The road is home to a school, post office and housing estates with many residents complaining that they’re finding it increasingly difficult to cross the road. The …

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More than 50,000 residential units to be built by end of 2023

More than 50,000 new residential units are expected to be built between now and the end of 2023 in Ireland. The supply of new homes could however be impacted due to constraints in the construction sector as a result of the continued impact of the pandemic and labour shortages. That’s according to the latest Housing …

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Council completes energy retrofit project at Letterkenny PSC

Donegal County Council has been nominated for a national award in recognition of a major renewable energy retrofit project at Letterkenny Public Services Centre. As well as installing five air source heat pumps to replace its oil boilers, the council has also installed 20 photo-voltaic solar panels. The council also pumped cavity bead insulation into …

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