Donegal Co. Council has confirmed it’s carrying out investigations into widespread flooding in Inishowen at the weekend while the chairman of Donegal IFA, PJ Monagle stated if half the farmers in the county were in trouble before the torrential rain they all are now.
This was the scene at the weekend when the cruise ship, Quest For Adventure, put down anchor in the Foyle Estuary at Carnagarve.
Buncrana based Garda chief Supt Kevin English is moving from Inishowen to Ballymote in Co. Sligo.
For the first time in history the Donegal flag was flying from the highest place on earth on Sunday morning last when Jason Black, from Letterkenny, became the first person from the county to climb Mount Everest.1 comment
Donegal North East TD, Padraigh MacLochlainn is calling for an indepdent inquiry into allegations that senior Gardai scrapped large numbers of penalty points without adequate explanation or supervision.
A Moville solicitor has confirmed that after many years the hotly disputed issue of ‘commonage’ land at Drumaweir Hill has now been resolved
Inishowen’s only Irish language secondary school has been granted a ‘stay of execution’ as the Department of Eudcation has decided to extend provisional recognition to Coláiste Chineál Eoghain for the 2013/2014 year.
A Derry mother yesterday described how her son had been abducted against his will before being raped on a Donegal country lane.
There are no plans to close Carndonagh hospital.
Local group Celebrate Water! is encouraging people to ‘dip their bucket where they stand’ when it comes to environmental awareness and action!
Inishowen TD Charlie McConalogue has warned Donegal homeowners they could be hit with a 15% increase in the property tax as early as next year.
He is on the record as saying he ‘loves Inishowen’ but David Moyes’s old friend at the Ballyliffin Lodge hotel, Sean Keogh isn’t sure if the new Manchester United manager will be making it back to the peninsula any time soon.
An Inishown man has been honoured with a prestigious City & Guilds Medal for Excellence.
Donegal County Council’s Fire Service has responded to 179 wildfires since the end of March. And yesterday councillors in Inishowen urged local people to be ‘very vigilant’ in the weeks ahead.
The Director of Aquaculture and Shell Fishing for Lough Foyle has said he’s deeply concerned that a considerable number of ‘totally illegal’ sites for oysters farming have been established on the Foyle from near Drung Chapel right up to the border at Kilderry.
Twenty non domestic water supplies have been disconnected/restricted by Donegal Co. Council over the past few weeks and a further 60 disconnections will take place in the coming weeks.
While Dublin TD Clare Daly has obtained figures from the Department of Environment which indicate 600,000 households across the country are still refusing to pay the Household Tax from last year and that just under 1.6 million (over 80%) households have not registered for the Property Tax with just four days to go before the deadline, the battle of spin to win the ‘austerity battle’ is still ongoing.
Derry’s Diocesan Administrator says he thinks Derry will have a new Bishop before the end of the year.
Eighty businesses in Inishowen have banded together to launch a major initative to rebuild and regenerate their community.
Despite a clear ruling from the Ombudsman that customs officers in Donegal had not followed correct procedures anti-VRT campaigner Ryan Stewart has said it is little wonder there is a perception they are ‘above the law’ as they seem to be able to act with impunity.
The organiser of what is described as ‘an irreplaceable bus service’ taking cancer patients from Inishowen and other parts of Donegal to Galway has suggested the issuing of a speeding ticket to a driver taking a seriously ill cancer patient for treatment could cause major difficulties long term.
The first ever meeting in Inishowen of “Attack the Tax” will be held in the Plaza Ballroom next Friday night, May 3rd, starting at 7p.m.
LEGENDARY singer songwriter Leonard Cohen will be appearing on the village green in Malin as part of the Guth Gafa International Documentary Film Festival next month.1 comment
Inishowen Sinn Féin Councillor Jack Murray has said that he will not be bullied by Fine Gael representatives and will continue to use his position to fight against unfair taxation. Cllr Murray made the comments after facing what he described as ‘an angry Fine Gael Councillor’ at a public meeting in Moville.
Anyone claiming that non-payment is an option in the absence of repealing the current Property Tax legislation is talking nonsense.
Hundreds of people have already signed a petition against a controversial plan to build a £500 million ‘super incinerator’ on the outskirts of Derry.
The interim leader of the Catholic Church in Derry says the Diocese needs a new bishop.
Fundraising by Church of Ireland parishioners in Derry will buy more than 8000 anti malaria mosquito nets for people in Nigeria, it has been announced to mark World Malaria Day.
Search for a job
Search for a car
Search for a house
Weather for Derry
Friday 24 May 2013
Temperature: 5 C to 12 C
Wind Speed: 16 mph
Wind direction: North
Temperature: 8 C to 16 C
Wind Speed: 13 mph
Wind direction: South west