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Harps slump to another defeat as Dundalk's Daniel Kelly bags a hat-trick

Dundalk 3, Finn Harps  0

Champions Dundalk inflicted further misery on bottom of the table Finn Harps with Daniel Kelly scoring a super hat-trick at Oriel Park.

He broke the deadlock just before the break and added two more in the second half as Dundalk showed their class and moved ...

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More than 100 tyres found dumped on Donegal beach - "Worst case of illegal dumping I have ever seen"

More than 100 illegally dumped tyres have been discovered on a small beach at Inver in south Donegal.

It is feared that many more could be hidden by seaweed. Or they could still be lodged in the small river that enters the sea at the secluded cove. Furthermore, there is no way of knowing ...

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Donegal parish gets a major spring clean with charities benefiting from recycling initiative

The parish of Killymard is certainly looking spick and span after a number of recent spring clean initiatives.

The first of these was a major parish clean-up. Volunteers met at St Mary’s Church and were each allocated an area. Between them, they filled a trailer with rubbish ranging ...

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Local election candidate calls for greater supports for home helps

Home helps provide a vital service within local communities.      

Local election candidate in the Glenties area Anthony Molloy (FF) is calling on the government to do more to ensure their continuation. He is also calling for an increase in funding for the vital home help ...

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Great response to Donegal Dragons Open Day as new paddlers try dragon boating on Donegal Bay

13 dragon boat paddlers took to the water for the first time at Donegal Dragons ‘Try Something New.’

The event was held at the pier in Donegal Town on Saturday. New paddlers were given an introductory talk and then kitted out with buoyancy aids and paddles. They  then took to the ...

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New public park for Twin Towns could get green light next week

Councillors will meet next Wednesday to vote on whether to o approve the carrying out of works for the development of a new public park in the Drumboe area of the Twin Towns.

The proposals include an weather multi-purpose pitch, multi-use building, car park and associated works at Drumboe ...

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Woman journalist killed in Derry during rioting - murder investigation is launched

A 29-year-old woman was shot dead in the Creggan area of Derry last night.

She was hit in the head by one of four shots fired by a masked gunman in the Fanad Drive area.

The woman was among onlookers in an area where there was a hijacking and burning of a van and a ...

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Ireland's most northerly team, from Donegal, in FAI Cup qualifying round this weekend

The FAI Cup qualifying round is set to get underway this weekend as the road to the Aviva Stadium begins.

Twenty clubs were in the qualifying round draw, 16 intermediate clubs and four junior clubs; Ashling Annacotty, Donegal's Glengad United, Regional United and St. ...

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Donegal School awarded a ‘WWGS Global Passport’ for its commitment to Global Citizenship Education

Moville Community College was awarded the WorldWise Global Schools Diplomatic Global Passport in recognition of their work in the area of global citizenship education.

Global Citizenship started up ten years ago in Moville Community College as an extra curricular activity.

From then, ...

2019-04-18 18:46 open_in_new
Notice of High Fire Risk (Condition Orange)

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has issued a notice of high fire risk (Condition Orange) effective from midday today for all areas where hazardous fuels such as gorse, heather, dried grasses and other dead vegetation exist and has advised that these conditions will persist ...

2019-04-18 17:43 open_in_new
“We’ll be up against it in Dundalk” - declares Finn Harps boss Ollie Horgan

Finn Harps manager Ollie Horgan says his side must be fully prepared for a Dundalk team determined to build a bit of momentum tomorrow night at Oriel Park (kick-off 7.45).

Pat Hoban’s late goal gave the reigning champions a morale boasting win over Bohemians on Monday night after Vinny ...

2019-04-18 16:40 open_in_new
Donegal GAA star signs for second season with Aussie Rules side in Sydney

Donegal's Yvonne Bonner has signed a new deal with the Greater Western Sydney (GWS) Giants for the 2020 season.

Bonner was one of the star players for her side in her first season in Australia.

And she won the Goal of the Year Award.

Former Mayo star Cora Staunton has also ...

2019-04-18 15:37 open_in_new
DRSWG urges motorists to drive safely over Easter & every time you drive

The Donegal Road Safety Working Group is urging road users in Donegal to be vigilant and responsible over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend to avoid fatalities and serious injuries on our roads.

The group are appealing to all road users to play their part in helping to ensure the safe use ...

2019-04-18 14:34 open_in_new
Lightsabres at the ready in Donegal

Festival Programme announced for Fáilte Ireland’s ‘May the 4th Be With You’ festival from 3rd – 5th May 2019 Fáilte Ireland this week unveiled the programme of events for this year’s ‘May the 4th Be With You’ festival on the Wild Atlantic Way, which extends to Donegal’s ...

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Clock is ticking for those interested in entering the Strabane-Lifford Half Marathon

Runners considering entering the 2019 Strabane Lifford Half Marathon have until Easter Sunday to claim their place.

The cross border event is one of the most popular on the local athletics calendar and returns to local roads on Sunday, May 12th and with entries capped at 1,200 runners it ...

2019-04-18 12:28 open_in_new
Singing for homelessness - from Sydney to Inishowen

Sydney-based choir Timbre Flaws will team up with Carndonagh-based singers tThe Inishowen Gospel Choir (pictured) for a special evening at Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin in Derry next week.

Timbre Flaws will visit Ireland throughout April as part of a special trip collaborating and performing ...

2019-04-18 12:28 open_in_new
€3m profits for Aurivo - owners of the Donegal Creameries and Homeland Stores

Agri-business firm Aurivo, whose portfolio includes Donegal Creameries, has announced full-year financial results for the year ended 31 December 2018.

Turnover for the year was €443.8 million, an increase of 4% on 2017.

Aurivo reported a Group operating profit (before exceptional ...

2019-04-17 22:49 open_in_new
Men detained at Ballyshannon Garda station after Cannabis grow house discovered in Manorhamilton

Gardaí have detained two Lithuanian Nationals following the discovery of a grow house during an operation in North Leitrim targeting cannabis cultivation.

The grow house was discovered during a search of a rented property in the Manorhamilton area last night (16/4/2019). Cannabis ...

2019-04-17 20:43 open_in_new
Greencastle FC can boost title charge with Easter victory over Hearts

Greencastle FC travel to Castle Park this Easter Sunday where victory over Buncrana Hearts will put them in the driving seat in the race for the Inishowen League's premier division title.

It would leave the Greeks needing just a single point from their remaining two games, which ...

2019-04-17 20:43 open_in_new
Beating Home Farm would be 'big scalp', says Glengad boss

Glengad Utd make their bid to reach the first round proper of the FAI Cup this Easter Sunday when they take on Dublin heavyweights Home Farm in the preliminary round (kick off 3pm).

The Inishowen Football League premier division champions won a place in the competition by virtue of ...

2019-04-17 20:43 open_in_new
STREET FEAST CALLS FOR FINAL REGISTRATIONS - 16 DONEGAL FEASTS REGISTERED TO DATE

Registrations for Street Feast 2019 will close on Friday 26th April in time for national Street Feast Day on Sunday 5th May. To date 16 Donegal Feasts have been registered and organisers are calling on Donegal residents to get registering and increase this number to at least 30. Last year an ...

2019-04-17 18:37 open_in_new