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Deaths in Donegal - Tuesday evening, January 22, 2019

The Donegal Democrat has been informed of the following deaths:

- Rosaleen Kane, Bundoran and formerly of Pettigo

- Brigid Patton, née Duffy, 280 Ard Mc Carron, Ballybofey

- Mary Bridget Fitzgerald, Bundoran 

- Hugh Doherty, Tuam and ...

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Investigation into large theft of tools

Gardaí are appealing for information following the large theft of tools and equipment in a burglary at commercial premises in Donegal.

The burglary took place on Moyle Road, Ramelton took place between 6pm on Friday and  9.10am on Saturday.

It is believed that a van or ...

yesterday 15:43 open_in_new
Coláiste na Carraige through to Markey Cup semi-final after win over Virginia

They are hard to keep down. Coláiste Na Carraige are at it again, through to the Markey Cup semi-final after overcoming Virginia College today in Clones.

Colaiste na Carraige 1-8 Virginia College 2-4

Despite losing many of their star players including Lanty Molloy, Fionn ...

yesterday 15:43 open_in_new
Two Donegal players selected for Ireland for Spanish U-15 tournament

Finn Harps pair Luke McGlynn and Conor Campbell are again part of the 29-man Ireland squad which has been selected for the forthcoming International Tournament in Spain. Over the space of five days in late January and early February, Ireland will play Spain, the Netherlands and Hungary at the ...

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Conor Tourish of Letterkenny Rovers named in FAI Amateur squad

Letterkenny Rovers defender Conor Tourish has been included in an FAI Amateur squad which will play a Republic of Ireland U-21 side made up of home-based players in Dublin next month.

Tourish has been in consistent form for Letterkenny this season, and he has been rewarded by being named ...

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Better public facilities called for on Donegal island

An independent councillor has asked that a shower be fitted in the public toilets in Arranmore to facilitate those who utilise the popular beaches on the island. Cllr Micheal Cholm Mac GiollaEasbuic said that he was of the opinion that the toilets on the island needed a ‘facelift' and asked ...

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Deaths in Donegal - Tuesday morning, January 22, 2019

The Donegal Democrat has been informed of the following deaths:

- Anthony O’Halpin, Glencar, Letterkenny

- Brigid Patton, née Duffy, 280 Ard Mc Carron, Ballybofey

- Mary Bridget Fitzgerald, Bundoran 

- Hugh Doherty, Tuam and ...

yesterday 10:28 open_in_new
Striking ambulance personnel in Donegal on picket duty at six venues across the county

Up to 40% of ambulance personnel in Donegal are involved in a ten-hour national strike today as a result of a dispute with the HSE over union recognition. 

Pickets are being mounted in Killybegs, Dungloe, Donegal Town, Ballyshannon, Letterkenny, Carndonagh.

Nationally up to ...

yesterday 10:28 open_in_new
Snow and hailstones overnight in Donegal - take great care on the roads

Motorists are warned to take their time this morning on Donegal roads as snow and at times very heavy hailstone showers overnight are making early morning driving conditions dangerous.

Donegal County Council staff have been out with gritters on all routes this morning.

According to ...

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Donegal GAA legend Anthony Molloy wants to run for Fianna Fáil in the May local elections

Donegal GAA legend Anthony Molloy has confirmed exclusively to the Donegal Democrat and Donegal People’s Press that he will be seeking a Fianna Fáil nomination as a candidate in the local elections. Molloy, who, as team captain, in 1992 brought the Sam Maguire to Donegal for the very ...

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Deaths in Donegal, Monday evening, January 21

The Donegal Democrat has been informed of the following deaths:

 - Mary Bridget Fitzgerald, Bundoran 

- Hugh Doherty, Tuam and Clonmany

- Anthony O’Halpin, Glencar, Letterkenny

- Neil Harkin, The Square, Moville

- John McBride, Upper ...

2019-01-21 19:40 open_in_new
Snowfalls expected in Donegal tonight as Met Éireann issues weather warning

Donegal could see falls of snow tonight as the county braces itself for another wintry spell.

The weather has been extremely cold around the county all day, but forecasters are predicting temperatures to drop to below freezing later tonight.

Met Éireann has already issued a ...

2019-01-21 18:37 open_in_new
Parking charges expected to be scrapped in Ballyshannon in coming weeks

A Ballyshannon councillor says he expects on-street parking charges in the town to be abolished in the coming weeks. A public consultation on parking bye-laws on public roads in the town closed last week. The purpose of the bye-laws is to remove the existing on-street paid parking. The ...

2019-01-21 18:37 open_in_new
Police say masked men have hijacked delivery van in Derry

Police in Derry are dealing with two separate security alerts in the city with a number of homes evacuated.

A delivery driver’s vehicle was hijacked on Southway early this afternoon (Monday). This incident followed reports of a separate vehicle hijacking in the Circular Road area this ...

2019-01-21 18:37 open_in_new
Shock at death of Donegal man in tree-cutting accident

Shock has been expressed at the death of a married father of one in a tree-cutting accident. John McBride, who was aged in his 50s, died in the accident close to his Creeslough home at about 4.30 on Sunday afternoon. It is the second such death in the county in just over a week. Mr McBride, ...

2019-01-21 17:34 open_in_new
Donegal Town take U-19 regional basketball title overcoming favourites Blaze

Donegal Town Basketball U-19s produced a fantastic display to lift the regional U-19 title at the Loreto Convent, Letterkenny on Sunday.

Letterkenny Blaze 59 Donegal Town BC 65

Sunday's final paired the top two finishers in the league after comfortable wins in the semi-finals ...

2019-01-21 17:34 open_in_new
IT OCCURS TO ME: There's no border in a blizzard

It’s easy to forget, that despite all the Brexit fire, brimstone and bewilderment, that in the old days, prior to the Troubles, and despite the border nuisance of Customs and Excise, people – including those entrusted with law and order – often rallied and cooperated in times of crisis. I ...

2019-01-21 13:22 open_in_new
LISTEN: Pettigo chairman Colin McFarland reflects on wonder year for club at annual awards night

Pettigo won the Donegal Junior B Championship in 2018, bridging a 65 year gap to 1953 and their last championship success.

They celebrated the win at their annual dinner dance in the Termon Centre, Pettigo on Saturday night where Peter Campbell spoke to club chairman, Colin McFarland, for ...

2019-01-21 13:22 open_in_new
Global Schools Programme visits St. Columba's CS in Glenties

It’s an occasion when the Minister for Education visits your school. For Minister McHugh to visit a school twice in one academic year is a rare honour indeed. The pupils and staff at St Columba's Comprehensive School in Glenties got that second visit by the man himself just ...

2019-01-21 12:19 open_in_new
Deaths in Donegal, Monday morning, January 21

The Donegal Democrat has been informed of the following deaths:

- Kathleen McGettigan, Ard O'Donnell, Letterkenny

- Bridget Wilson, nee McClure, Carngarrow, Glenvar

- Eileen Sweeney, Burtonport     - Tim Boyle, Lifford 

- Thomas ...

2019-01-21 12:19 open_in_new
LISTEN: Pettigo native Laurence McGrath is back home to celebrate with Junior champions

Saturday night was a special night for Laurence McGrath as he returned from New York to celebrate with his native Pettigo at their GAA dinner dance. The night honoured the players who won the Donegal Junior B Championship, a final which Laurence was also present to witness.

At Saturday ...

2019-01-20 22:40 open_in_new