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Ballyshannon Community Garden vandalised again

Gardaí in Ballyshannon are appealing for information in relation to extensive vandalism at the Community Garden in Ballyshannon.

This is not the first time that this has happened. It has happened often before leaving those who take care of the garden ...

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Deaths in Donegal - Tuesday evening, March 19, 2019

The Donegal Democrat has been informed of the following deaths:

- Noel Slowey 'Anguilla' Old Moy Heights, Ballina, Mayo and late of Ardara

- Sadie Cawley, Brinalack, Gweedore

- Johnny Clinton, Lagboy, Tamney, Fanad

- Dessie Larkin, Doon, Glebe, New ...

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Glenswilly bus driver has partner to thank ahead of Winning Streak appearance this weekend

A bus driver from Glenswilly will be hoping to go on a Winning Streak of his own as he will appear on the National Lottery Winning Streak TV game show, on RTÉ One, this Saturday, March 23.

When Mickey McDaid’s name was pulled out of the Winning Streak drum last weekend, he ...

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Garda appeal for information in relation to suspected spate of border burglaries

Burglaries continue to be an issue along the border region, according to gardaí. 

Speaking on the 'Nine til Noon Show,' Garda Niall MaGuire said that three houses were burgled in Lifford: "Burglaries continue to be an issue especially along the border. We had three in ...

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Gardaí investigate suspicious fire in Raphoe

Gardaí are investigating the circumstances surrounding a fire which took place in Raphoe on March 18 around 3.30pm. 

The alarm was raised in Carrickballydooey Glebe in Raphoe when a farm shed went up in flames on Monday. 

There were no animals in the shed at the ...

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Garda describes the taking of machinery as 'brazen'

Gardaí are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the disappearance of a mini-digger and trailer which was taken from the council yard in Tullyowen, St Johnston on Thursday, March 14 at approximately 7.30pm.

The Hitachi digger with rubber tracks and a Brian James ...

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Funeral arrangements confirmed for former Donegal councillor, Dessie Larkin

The funeral arrangements have been confirmed for former Donegal County Councillor and Letterkenny Mayor, Dessie Larkin.

Mr. Larkin died suddenly at his home in Letterkenny on Monday. He was 48.

His remains will repose at his home at Doon Glebe, New Mills, Letterkenny from 11am on ...

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Letterkenny Institute of Technology has strengthened its ties with a Chinese university

Letterkenny Institute of Technology has signed a memorandum of understanding with a university in China which is aimed at strengthening and deepening educational ties.

It is hoped that this important development will enable further international collaborations between Donegal in the North ...

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The passing of a woman with a heart of gold

There was deep shock and sadness when news filtered trough of the death of Mrs Nellie Coll.  A native of Cotteen, Derrybeg, she passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at a fundraising event at the Carrigart Day Care Centre on Wednesday evening March 13.  

A Kind and ...

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Deaths in Donegal - Monday morning, March 19

The Donegal Democrat has been informed of the following deaths:

- Mary (Bim) Coyle, Dunwiley, Stranorlar

- Hugh Tinney, 99 Mourne Park Newtownstewart and formerly of Mondooey Manorcunningham

- Kathleen Ruddy, née Kelly, Larahirrel, Culdaff and formerly of ...

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Fianna Fáil leader expresses sympathy to the family of former Donegal councillor Dessie Larkin rn rn 

Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin has extended his sympathies to the family of Dessie Larkin, a former Fianna Fáil county councillor for Donegal.

Deputy Martin said: “I would like to extend my sympathies and those of the entire Fianna Fáil Party to the family ...

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Huge sadness and disbelief at death of Dessie Larkin

There is a huge sense of shock and deep sadness in Letterkenny following the news of the sudden passing of Dessie Larkin. 

The former Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council died suddenly at his home in Newmills this morning.

The father-of-four was exceptionally popular and ...

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Deaths in Donegal - Monday evening, March 18, 2019

The Donegal Democrat has been informed of the following deaths:

- Mary (Bim) Coyle, Dunwiley, Stranorlar

- Hugh Tinney, 99 Mourne Park Newtownstewart and formerly of Mondooey Manorcunningham

- Kathleen Ruddy, née Kelly, Larahirrel, Culdaff and formerly of ...

2019-03-18 18:46 open_in_new
13 arrests for suspected drug and drink driving in Donegal over the bank holiday weekend

Gardaí in Donegal arrested a total of 13 people from midnight on Friday until today as a result of suspected drug and drink driving over the busy bank holiday weekend. 

A garda source said that it has been a 'very busy weekend.'

Twelve people were arrested for suspected ...

2019-03-18 16:40 open_in_new
Spirits were high at the St Patrick's day festivities in Donegal

St Patrick's day parades took place in almost every town in the county this year. 

Celebrations took place in Letterkenny, Gaoth Dobhair, Falcarragh, Donegal town, the Twin Towns, Bundoran to name but a few.

Despite dismal and damp weather forecasts the sun came out for most of ...

2019-03-18 14:34 open_in_new
Deaths in Donegal - Monday morning, March 18, 2019

The Donegal Democrat has been informed of the following deaths:

- Jim McCauley, Lissacholly, Ballyshannon

- Annie McLaughlin, Leophin, Linsfort, Desertegney - Mary May Deehan, née Duffy, 16, The Hawthorns, Buncrana Road

- Hugo Breslin, Baltony, Gortahork

- ...

2019-03-18 12:28 open_in_new
Perfect start for Finn Harps U-15s with big win over Longford

The Finn Harps U15 got their league campaign off to great start with 4-0 victory over a spirited Longford Town U15s.

Finn Harps 4-0 Longford Town

It was also the perfect start for new manager Paul McBride. His side was the brightest early on and had plenty of opportunities to ...

2019-03-18 12:28 open_in_new
Blue skies over Donegal town this St Patrick's day

The blue skies that enveloped fifth avenue in New York for the parade on Saturday afternoon were ever present in Donegal town today as thousands of guests descended on the town for one of the best parades in years.

Numerous bands played their hearts out, the Clydesdales from Harvey’s ...

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Deaths in Donegal - Sunday evening, March 17, 2019

The Donegal Democrat has been informed of the following deaths:

- Annie McLaughlin, Leophin, Linsfort, Desertegney - Mary May Deehan, née Duffy, 16, The Hawthorns, Buncrana Road

- Hugo Breslin, Baltony, Gortahork

- Peggy Herrity, Lower Downings

- Raymond Blake, 50 ...

2019-03-17 19:40 open_in_new
Councillor highlights need for houses in Gaeltacht areas

Sinn Féin Councillor Marie Therese Gallagher has said there is a real need for housing in small Gaeltacht villages in order to preserve the language and the area. Speaking at a recent meeting of the Glenties Municipal Area, she said that having homes in these areas preserved the ...

2019-03-17 17:34 open_in_new
Mary's Meals has been given Holy Communion dresses

Your children's First Holy Communion day will be one that you and your family will remember forever.

However, your child's First Holy Communion day can be a very expensive occasion. 

Mary’s Meals were given a donation of First Holy Communion Dresses so why not come along and ...

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