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Campervan vandalised on Greencastle Pier

An Inishowen councillor has lashed out overwhat he described was a “terrible act” of vandalism in Greencastle last weekend.

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Driving test waiting times show ‘discrimination against rural Ireland’

Driving test waiting times show ‘discrimination against rural Ireland’

Learner drivers in Inishowen are still waiting more than five months for a driving test, and one councillor has claimed it is “discrimination against rural Ireland.”

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An aerial view of the Grianan Estate on the North Donegal Coast.

Donegal firm purchases Grianan Estate for over €17 million

Donegal firm, Glenmore Estate Farms Limited, has announced today that it has purchased the Grianan Estate on the North Donegal Coast for over €17 million.

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LUCKY WINNERS - group of people who won the National Lottery Winning Streak New York Independence Day holiday competition. (Photo: Mac Innes Photography)

Inishowen mother and daughter scoop top Winning Streak prize

A mother and daughter from Inishowen are amongst 28 happy winners of the National Lottery Winning Streak New York Independence Day holiday competition.
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Damien McKay, third from left, front row, of HD McKay Consultant Engineers, who was the guest speaker at the Defective Blocks Report Information Evening held by the Mica Action Group in An Grianan Hotel on Wednesday night, pictured with Mica Action Group committee members, from left, front row, Mary Connors, Ann Owens, Eileen Doherty, Anne Dickenson and Gordon Dickenson, back row, Debbie McDaid, Chris Scott, Noel Noone and Karl Murtagh. DER2517-136KM

‘My house is crumbling, I can’t sit and wait!’

Homeowners across the county will continue to push for a redress scheme following the publication of th report into defective blocks.

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The packed room for the Defective Blocks Information Evening held in An Grianan Hotel by the Mica Action Group. DER2517-139KM

Nobody cares

Inishowen councillors are set to put forward a motion to Donegal County Council to push for a redress scheme for homeowners affected by the issue of defective blocks.

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Members of the Mica Action Group (MAG)

‘We’re not going away’ - Mica Action Group

The secretary of the Mica Action Group has said the group and the problem with defective blocks is not going away.

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Burst mains pipe causing disruption to water supply in Inishowen

Burst mains pipe causing disruption to water supply in Inishowen

A burst has occurred on a mains water pipe delivering water from the Pollan Dam to South Inishowen.

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Sara Ryan: The youngest Chief 
Operations Officer in Ireland

Sara Ryan: The youngest Chief Operations Officer in Ireland

She’s easily spotted amongst the corporate hues of the business world, usually adorned with the best and brightest outfit in the room, but make no mistake, Sara Ryan Chief Operations Officer of Junk Kouture is a colourful force to be reckoned with.

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A home affected by defective blocks.

Mica report published - McHugh promises to push for redress scheme

Donegal TD Joe McHugh has welcomed the publication today of the expert panel’s report on Mica-affected homes in Donegal and Mayo and says he wants the panel recommendations implemented as soon as possible.

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Jack is on ‘A Bit of a Walk’ for charity

Jack is on ‘A Bit of a Walk’ for charity

A Dublin man has this week been walking the length of Inishowen to raise money for charity.

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Popular Foyle Ferry will sail over summer months

Popular Foyle Ferry will sail over summer months

The Foyle Ferry service will sail again this summer, following an agreement between Donegal County Council and Frazer Ferries company.

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Colr. slams ‘mindless, senseless’ vandalism

Colr. slams ‘mindless, senseless’ vandalism

An Inishowen councillor has vehemently lashed out at the “mindless, senseless” vandalism which occurred in Buncrana last weekend.

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Colr Nicholas Crossan giving a rendition of  The Hills of Donegal at the Scoil Mhuire sponsored Inishowen Senior Citizen Christmas lunch at the Inishowen Gateway Hotel on Friday last. DER4816GS069

An Post Rás arrives in Buncrana tomorrow

The An Post Rás kicked off on Sunday, and stage four of the top sporting event will stop off in Inishowen tomorrow.

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SEAI One Good Idea Finals.
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Success for Scoil Mhuire students at national awards

Students from Scoil Mhuire Buncrana have scooped a top prize in the SEAI One Good Idea awards.

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Leo Veradkar T.D. and Joe McHugh T.D.meet with Finn Gael Member from Inishowen Mickey Doherty  on Friday night in Gweedore  Photo Brian McDaid

Minister McHugh is backing Varadkar for leadership

Minister and Donegal TD Joe McHugh has announced he is backing Social Protection Minister Leo Varadkar to be the next Taoiseach.

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Calling all buskers! It’s time for Summer Jamm

Calling all buskers! It’s time for Summer Jamm

As Summer Jamm returns to Strabane next month, festival organisers are reminding performers and musicians that they could be in with a chance of winning up to £1,000 in a busking competition on Saturday, June 10.

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Councillors condemn illegal dumping

Inishowen councillors have condemned continued illegal dumping at Tuesday’s meeting of the Inishowen Municipal District.

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The Foyle ferry in service during the summer of 2016. (File pic)

Foyle Ferry tender set to close at noon today

The re-issued tender for the Foyle Ferry service is set to close at noon today, but Inishowen councillors have expressed their concerns over the funding of the service.

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‘Groundhog Day’ for school campus

‘Groundhog Day’ for school campus

An Inishowen councillor has confirmed that a seventh landowner in Buncrana has been approached to sell land to accommodate the proposed three school campus, potentially delaying the project further.

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