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Gardaí are appealing for help in locating a missing Co Tyrone teenager. 17 year-old Aoife O’Hare was on Monday morning around 8am. The teenager who is from Cookstown is described as 5’ 2’’ in height, with long light brown/blonde hair and was last seen wearing a blue jumper with pink writing, black trousers and carrying a cream coloured satchel. Gardaí believe she may be in the Dublin area. Anyone who has seen Aoife or who can assist in locating her should contact Store Street Garda St…
04.26 / 15:23
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The committee of the North West 10k have released details of changes to this Sunday’s route in Letterkenny due to road works at Kiltoy, adjacent to the former site of Unifi. In the revised route, the race and walk which starts at 2.00 will head from McGinley Motors to the Tesco Roundabout, keeping to the right out the Port Road to the Polestar Roundabout. From there the route takes a right over past the Public Services Centre and through the roundabout at JJ Reids and on to the …
04.26 / 14:29
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THIS year Bealtaine Fire at Uisneach is set to be lit by a very special guest in form of Uachtarán na hÉireann, President Michael D. Higgins. Taking place at the mythological and sacred centre of Ireland on Saturday, 6 May, this year’s event will focus on the lighting of the ceremonial fire and will have […] The post President Higgins to visit 2017 Bealtaine Celebration at Uisneach appeared first on Westmeath Top…
04.26 / 11:22
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  The Full Capacity Protocol has been implemented at Letterkenny University Hospital this lunchtime following a sharp rise in sick people awaiting admission. The Emergency Department at Letterkenny University Hospital remains extremely busy today with significant numbers of patients awaiting admission to the hospital. The Full Capacity Protocol has been implemented and all efforts continue to be made to identify patients who are appropriate for discharge. Management at the hospital …
04.26 / 11:19
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RECENTLY when we wrote about the Royal Canal walkway and cycleway developments, and about the Lockhouse at the 26th Lock at Coolnahay, we mentioned the fact that among those who had stayed in the old lockhouse, was musician the late Barney McKenna, of Dubliners and traditional banjo-playing fame. The post When Barney McKenna slept on the settle bed in Coolnahay Lockhouse… appeared first on Westmeath…
04.26 / 10:59
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TRIBUTES have been paid to the late Mr Daniel Rooney, the former high-profile U.S. Ambassador to Ireland, who died last Thursday, aged 84. On 18 August, 2011 Mr Rooney and his wife Mrs. Patricia Rooney visited Mullingar. This was Ambassador Rooney’s last county to visit in the Republic of Ireland during his tenure as Ambassador. […] The post When Ambassador Rooney visited Mullingar appeared first on Westmeath T…
04.26 / 10:59
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IRELAND’S summer festival season will be kicking off on the shores of Lough Ennell outside Mullingar in just over four weeks, when Life 2017 gets underway. Now in its twelfth year, the festival attracts some of the world’s premier underground electronic musicians to the picturesque grounds of Belvedere House, for three days and nights of […] The post Final tickets on sale for Life Festival 2017 appeared first on Westmeath Top…
04.26 / 10:59
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Two men have now been charged with the murder of a Donegal man in London at the weekend. 42 year old Damien McLaughlin, was originally from Manorcunningham but had been living in London. He died after receiving a stab wound to the heart on a street in Enfield on Saturday. It’s understood that paramedics worked for over 45 minutes to save his life, but he died just after 2pm. There have been reports that the attackers were wearing ski masks. 18 year old Omar Warner has been charged…
04.26 / 10:13
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Gardai are investigating a spate of burglaries which occurred in the Lifford and Manorcunningham areas yesterday. In one case, a large amount of cash was stolen with the property ransacked. It’s believed that all three thefts occurred between the hours of 11am and 4pm. Witnesses have also reported a vehicle with two male occupants was also seen acting suspiciously in the Porthall area of Lifford yesterday. Local Councillor Paul Canning says it’s highly likely that all three…
04.26 / 10:01
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Calls have been made for funding to upgrade roads and extend routes along the Wild Atlantic Way. A recent meeting was told that work on the A5 route from Derry to Strabane could begin this coming autumn subject to the situation at Stormont. Cllr. Martin McDermott has requested that any additional monies be allocated for upgrade works along the Wild Atlantic Way and the Inishowen 100. He says there is potential for increased tourism to the area but a lack of adequate road infrastructure is…
04.26 / 09:37
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  A Donegal Deputy is calling on the Irish Government to fight for special status for the north in EU negotiations. The EU council is due to meet this Saturday to discuss the EU27’s position for the negotiations with the British government on Brexit. Deputy Pearse Doherty was speaking following the launch of Sinn Féin’s new strategy document ‘Securing Designated Special Status for the North within the EU’. He says there is an onus on the Government here to …
04.26 / 09:25
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A top class Barry Mc Namee goal earned Derry City a 1-all draw at home to Limerick last night in the SSE Airtricity Premier Division. Shane Duggan had put the visitors in front in the first half. The Shannonsiders remain unbeaten under caretaker manager Willie Boland while Derry have now gone six matches without a win but stay fifth in the table. After two draws in four days, Derry Captain and goalkeeper Ger Doherty told Martin Homes there is signs of…
04.26 / 08:01
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An Inishowen Councillor is calling for more Garda resources to be deployed to the peninsula following another break in at a local business. McCurdys restaurant and takeaway in Carndonagh is the latest premises to be targeted and was broken into at some stage in the early hours of Monday morning. Significant damage was caused to the property and a sum of money taken. The restaurant has just opened in the town a number of weeks ago. Cllr Albert Doherty says these instances are happening all…
04.26 / 07:28
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Two Sinn Fein candidates have been put forward for selection to replace Cllr. Mick Quinn on Donegal County Council. Mick Quinn stepped down from the council last month, on health grounds, after serving eight years as a County Councillor. The two candidates are Sean ‘Johnny’ O’Donnell who was a Letterkenny Urban Councillor from 1974-79 and Adrian Glackin, the current manager of Glenswilly GAA senior team. The selection process is taking place this Monday in the Lagoon…
04.26 / 07:28
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Bowel cancer rates for men are double that of women yet fewer men than women are using the free detection service, it has…
04.26 / 00:24
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Chernobyl crusaders Adi Roche and Ali Hewson are taking several core donors who helped sustain their charity during the recession on a fact-finding mission to the nuclear disaster-affected region…
04.26 / 00:24
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More than 55 tonnes of roadside litter was collected in one single day in 2016 by thousands of volunteers in Co Kerry, according to a report on litter and illegal…
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Emergency services in Ireland and elsewhere could turn to Facebook and other social media to tackle natural and manmade…
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The average household is using up to 383 litres of water per day, according to the latest figures provided to the…
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The senior women of Letterkenny A.C. have had their National Road Relay medals upgraded to silver. They won bronze on Sunday last in Raheny but have now been awarded silver after Queen’s were disqualified. The Belfast team  had included an athlete on their team who was not a member of  QUB AC. UCD are now champions with Letterkenny second and Leevale third. Ann Marie McGlynn, Noeleen Scanlon and Nakita Burke made up the Letterkenny t…
04.25 / 22:22
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