U.F.F. firebombers target couple
An elderly Donegal couple had a miraculous escape when the outlawed loyalist paramilitary group, the Ulster Freedom Fighters, fire-bombed two business premises in the Inishowen area of the county in the early hours of yesterday morning.
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Cooke were asleep when an incendiary device ignited shortly after midnight starting a fire which extensively damaged the Mace foodstore immediately below their Main Street flat in Moville.
However, the blaze was spotted by a passing Garda mobile patrol, which raised the alarm.
Ten All-Stars for the North West
In the 106 year history of the G.A.A. Donegal has picked up only four All-Star Awards - until this week!
The All-Ireland champs are now the toast of the G.A.A. world having been awarded seven of this year’s fifteen awards. And to make it a really great week for the North West, Derry’s superb Ulster Final team received due recognition for their splendid displays in recent months with a further three placings on the All-Star team. If these awards alone did not secure the pole position for the North West, Brian McEniff winning manager of the year was the icing on the cake.
Refuse service to go private
Buncrana’s refuse collection is to be privatised in the New Year, the town’s water charges are to be increased from £60 to £80, and local ratepayers face a 10 per cent increase in their rates bill.
The increases were adopted by councillors at their annual rates meeting on Wednesday when a new rate of £22.57 in the pound, allowing for Council expenditure of close to £1m over the next twelve months, was struck.
The Council decided to hand responsibility for refuse collection over to a private contractor on a six month trial basis, instead of introducing a £50 charge.