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Gardaí called to polling station

The local elections will elect 37 members representing seven Local Electoral Areas on Donegal County Council.

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Strong turnout in Letterkenny polling stations

Polling station staff at Trinity Hall Mary Gallagher, Joe Friel and Bridget Kelly.

Jim Patton castng his vote at Lurgybrack NS Polling Station on Friday.

Election candidate supporters at Ballyraine NS Polling Station Mick McGarry, Paul Sweeney, Jacinta McNamee and Grace ...

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Abbey Hotel to host Donegal Rose selection

The Abbey Hotel in Donegal Town will host the Donegal Rose Selection in association with R McCullagh Jewellers tomorrow evening.

This year’s Roses have been busy getting prepared for the selection this weekend when we will find out who will go forward to represent Donegal in the Rose ...

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Ó Baoill hoping to make starting XV

Gaoth Dobhair defender Daire Ó Baoill is hoping to be given a starting position in the Donegal team for Sunday’s match with Fermanagh.

Ó Baoill impressed in his debut season with Donegal last year and made five championship appearances as a replacement.

He also added pace and ...

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Durcan battling for goalkeeper spot

Paul Durcan is back in the Donegal panel and will be hoping to line out between the sticks on Sunday for the clash with Fermanagh.

The two-time All Star is a fan favourite, and returned home in December after three years in the Middle East.

Durcan spent many years training and ...

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Richard Noble to launch new exhibition at RCC

NEW York born artist and photographer Richard Noble returns to the Regional Cultural Centre in Letterkenny next week with a brand new exhibition.

For 50 years Richard has explored and teased at the boundaries of traditional portraiture.

His new collection, ‘Yesterday, Today and ...

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FIVE MINUTES WITH… Jade O’Donnell

Name: Jade O’Donnell

Age: 22

Occupation: Student

Team: Naomh Muire

If you were throwing a party and you could invite anyone in the world, dead or alive, who would you ask around? Lewis Capaldi and Philip Schofield for some entertainment and Daniel O’Donnell ...

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Donegal group urges ‘no’ vote in divorce referendum

THE Donegal founder of the Catholic Association says the institution of marriage will be “weakened even further” if people back plans to reduce the waiting time for divorce.

Currently divorce is permitted only under certain conditions, one of which is that a couple has to have been ...

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Three Donegal finalists in Good Cause Awards

Tuesday 21st May 2019: Three Donegal organisations, Donegal G.A.P Heritage and History Group; Liquid Therapy and Involve youth project, have beaten off stiff competition to be named amongst the thirty-six community groups, sports clubs and organisations from all over Ireland were today announced ...

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An Bord Pleanala backs committee over Great Arch access

AN Bord Pleanala has upheld an appeal by a local protest group against blocking off one of the county’s key tourist attractions, The Great Arch near Fanad.

Speaking after learning of the national planning board’s decision this afternoon, a spokesperson for the Great Arch ...

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Blockage of pathway to coastal area is illegal – ABP

An Bord Pleanala has declared blockage of pathway to famed coastal feature, the Pollet Great Arch to be illegal development.

Satisfaction has been expressed across the Fanad area that An Bord Pleanala, the national planning board, has upheld the appeal entered by the local protest group, ...

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Rovers prove too strong for Harps

Finn Harps 0-3 Shamrock Rovers

Finn Harps’ good run of form came to an end tonight as they were well beaten by Shamrock Rovers in Ballybofey.

The visitors had the better of the first half and a seventh minute goal from Ronan Finn, and a penalty from Dylan Watts helped them into ...

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Workhouse to premiere mysterious new show at An Grianán

IT will be all about the unknown when a new show takes centre stage at An Grianán Theatre next month.

The latest work by Workhouse Theatre Company has been four years in the making and involves an immensely talented collection of local actors and actresses.

Apart from that very ...

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Conor Tourish looking forward to senior football with Institute

By Ciaran O’Donnell

To those in the know, it came as no surprise when Institute came calling for Conor Tourish. And when the caller from the Irish League Premiership side was recently appointed Institute boss, John Quigg, the answer was always going to be yes. It’s eight ...

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McVeigh and Donegal prepare for Derry

DONEGAL’s Christy Ring debut didn’t quite go to plan last week but Sean McVeigh was pleased to finally get the opportunity to test himself at that level.

McVeigh has been on the scene for well over a decade now despite only being 28.

He has spent most of his intercounty ...

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Donegal rockers win prize in prestigious competition

DONEGAL rockers In Their Thousands have got the nod from, among others, Tom Waits in the prestigious International Songwriting Competition.

In Their Thousands came second in the rock category of the award for the title track of their debut album, Acrasia.

There were almost 19,000 ...

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Guthrie named in Team of the League

Donegal Ladies captain Karen Guthrie has been named in the Division 1 Lidl NFL Team of the League.

Guthrie was outstanding for Donegal during the spring, as they reached the League semi-finals.

It is the second year in-a-row that the Glenfin star has been honoured as she was also ...

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Irish Water meet councillors over Falcarragh outages

ENGINEERS from Irish Water held a meeting with councillors from Gortahork and Falcarragh this morning over the water outages and frequent bursts experienced in the area.

Irish Water has released a statement announc ing plans to upgrade the problematic Falcarragh water pipe ...

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FIVE MINUTES WITH… Justin McGee

Name: Justin McGee

Age: 19

Occupation: Dunnes Stores.

Team: Kildrum Tigers.

If you were throwing a party and you could invite anyone in the world, dead or alive, who would you ask around? Kevin Hart, would be laughing all night.

Where do you like to go out to ...

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Missing Cian makes contact with family

GARDAI in Letterkenny have confirmed that a Donegal man, who had been reported missing, has made contact with home.

 Cian Langelaan (26) was last seen on May 10 leaving his residence in Letterkenny carrying a backpack.

Following an Ireland-wide appeal, gardai have confirmed that ...

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Appeal for man missing from Letterkenny

GARDAI in Donegal have appealed for any information the public may have on a young man who went missing from Letterkenny on May 10.

Cian Langelaan (26) was last seen when he left his home at Glendale Manor between 6 and 7 pm on that date. He was carrying a backpack. He is 5 foot 8 inches ...

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