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Buncrana to Burnfoot road is closed due to RTC

The road from Buncrana to Burnfoot is closed due to a road traffic collision at Duffy’s Garage Lisfannon.

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Gone but never forgotten - from left to right, Professor Patrick Johnston, former Taoiseach, Liam Cosgrave and Irish coastguard pilot, Captain Dara Fitzpatrick.

Well known Derry and Irish people who passed away in 2017

Derry endured more than its fair share of loss in 2017.

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Sun over Derry. (Photo: Lee McKinney)

20 amazing readers' pictures of Derry and Donegal taken in 2017

Derry and Donegal can be just as, if not more so, beautiful than the most stunning places on Earth.
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Saoirse Ronan was a guest on Good Morning America when she revealed Derry as one of her favourite cities.

VIDEO: 'Derry is one of my favourite cities' says Lady Bird actress Saoirse Ronan

Hollywood star and two-time Oscar nominated actress, Saoirse Ronan, has said Derry is one of her favourite cities in the world.
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Slaughtneil celebrate completing a unique 'double treble' with victory over Cavan Gaels in the Ulster Senior Football Championship Final at the Athletic Grounds, Armagh.

ULSTER SFC FINAL: Slaughtneil complete historic 'double treble' with dominant victory in Armagh

Slaughtneil 1-15, Cavan Gaels 0-10

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Declan is ‘Person of the Year’ in Boston

Declan is ‘Person of the Year’ in Boston

Inishowen flood relief campaigner Declan Houton, organiser of the ‘Homes for Donegal’ fundraising campaign, has claimed the prestigious ‘Person of the Year’ Award at the Golden Bridges Awards Luncheon in Boston this week.

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Photo: Bren Whelan

Coillte u-turn on Lis Na Gra woodlands

Representatives from Coillte have given a verbal agreement to local environmentalists that they will look at an alternative route into the woodland at Lis na Gra in Muff.

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Derry's iconic Peace Bridge. (Credit: Royal Town Planning Institute)

Derry unveiled as 'Best Place' in North

Derry has been crowned the winner of the North's Best Places competition.
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The death of a man in Inishowen is not being treated as suspicious.

Inishowen death not suspicious say Gardai

Gardaí in Inishowen are not treating the sudden death of a man in his 30s as suspicious.

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VIDEO: Two unexpected visitors arrive in Derry

Two unexpected visitors took people out walking along Derry's quay by surprise this week.

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VIDEO: 4X4 drivers raise €2,000 for Inishowen flood victims

Drivers with 4x4 vehicles gathered in Donegal last month to raise more than €2,000 for victims of the severe flooding visited upon the North West in August.
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Derry man James McClean has hit out at Match of the Day coverage and described those who threw missiles at him as "cowards".

James McClean hits out at 'convenient' Match of the Day coverage

James McClean has critisicised BBC programme Match of the Day for what he describes as "failing pick up [footage] bottles, coins and lighters " that he claims were thrown at him during West Bromwich Albion's clash with Huddersfield town at the weekend.
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Na Magha's Alan Grant, scored one of three goals for the Ballyarnett side but it wasn't enough to see them bring the Ulster Junior Hurling title back to Derry as they lost to Donegal champions, Setanta at Ballybofey.

ULSTER HURLING: Heartbreak for Na Magha as Setanta claim Ulster Junior title

Setanta 2-17, Na Magha 3-11
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Kay Millward (nee Cullen) pictured recently on her 90th birthday with members of her family.  DER4117GS023

‘Fair people are like old soldiers, they don’t die they only fade away’

The matriarch of the Cullen’s Amusements family, Mrs. Kay Millward, turned 90 last week and said that being on the Fair keeps her young.

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Redcastle who were crowned 2017 North West Inter Club League champions after defeating City of Derry in Sunday's final. Left to right are, Paul Gillespie, Willie Havlin, Damien Tracey, Terry Green (Team Captain) Mr Patrick Canning (Captain), John Murray, Liam Healey.

GOLF: Redcastle dedicate North West Inter Club League win to memory of late vice captain

REDCASTLE Golf Club’s victorious 2017 North West Inter Club League team dedicated their win over City of Derry on Sunday to the memory of hugely popular member and vice captain, the late Ben Casey.

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Irish Government commits to support Donegal County Council following floods

Irish Government commits to support Donegal County Council following floods

Donegal TD and Government Chief Whip Joe McHugh says he is pleased that the reconstruction of bridges and roads destroyed in the freak storm in north Donegal in August is to be paid for by Government.

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Minister Joe McHugh

McHugh hails retention of reduced VAT rate for Donegal hospitality industry

Donegal TD and Government Chief Whip Joe McHugh says he is delighted with a decision of Cabinet today to retain the 9 per cent VAT rate on the hospitality industry.

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Calls for funding to repair ‘vital amenities’

Calls for funding to repair ‘vital amenities’

An Inishowen senator has called on the government to provide vital funding to enable the rebuilding of Swan Park in Buncrana and the Glenevin Waterfall and Walk in Clonmany.

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Trial of Danielle McLaughlin murder accused has been “fast tracked”

Trial of Danielle McLaughlin murder accused has been “fast tracked”

The family of Danielle McLaughlin, the 28-years-old woman from Buncrana who was murdered in India in March, have said the trial of her suspected killer has been fast tracked.

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Buncrana fared well in the Tidy Towns results.

Inishowen communities can be proud of their Tidy Towns achievements - McHugh

Donegal TD Joe McHugh has passed on his congratulations to towns and communities in Inishowen who took part in this year’s Tidy Towns competition.

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