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  The largest windfarm in Ireland has officially opened in Donegal and has started supplying power to homes and businesses across the country. The windfarm- located at Meenadreen – contains 38 turbines and is capable of producing enough electricity to power 50,000 homes. Construction work began in 2014 and took 26 months to complete. Peter Baillie, Managing Director of Energia Renewables, commented, “Since 2008 Energia has invested over €350m in developing and constructing new wi…
03.24 / 10:28
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  The Government has been accused of embarking on a mission to isolate the North West region. Deputy Marc Mac Sharry made the comments following the announcement from Ulster Bank that it is to shut branches in Donegal, Sligo and Cavan. He says this combined with State jobs being located out of the region and the threat of post office closures – the North West is being alienated. Deputy MacSharry is calling on the Government to come up with a strategy to increase employment and…
03.24 / 09:58
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On Thursday night in the America west coast, Jason Quigley lifted his first professional title beating Glen Tapia on a unanimous decision to be crowned North America Boxing Federation Middleweight champion. The fight went the distant at the Fantasy Springs Resort in California but Quigley was the overwhelming winner on all three judges’ cards. Tapia looked set for a knockout defeat but a second round hand injury forced Quigley to change his game-plan and work more with his left. In…
03.24 / 08:02
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  The security alert in Strabane is on-going this morning (Friday) as police say they are still managing a crime scene within Townsend St/Townsend Terrace area. Pedestrians are not permitted to walk the stretch of Road between Townsend St and Strabane Academy. A device exploded while police were on patrol in the area of Townsend Street shortly after 8.30pm on Tuesday night and the alert has been in place since. West Tyrone MLA Daniel McCrossan says the situation is a huge…
03.24 / 07:50
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Donegal’s Jason Quigley won the North America Boxing Federation Middleweight title in the early hours of Friday morning beating Glen Tapia on a unanimous decision. The contest went the full tens rounds at the Fantasy Springs Resort in California with Jason winning it 100-99, 99-91, 98-92 on the judges’ cards. Jason had Tapia rocked early in the fight but an injury to his right hand in the second round hampered him through the rest of the contest as he had to focus more with his left. …
03.24 / 07:50
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  A presentation is taking place in Sligo today to mark 60 years of the European Union. The 60th anniversary of the EU will also be marked by a major ceremony in Rome next Saturday. Today’s talk at the Ballymote Community Library, at 2.35pm is by German Political scientist and academic, Ingo Espenschied . He’ll be examining Ireland’s role in the union, in the past and into the…
03.24 / 07:18
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Martin McGuinness has been laid to rest in the republican plot of his home city of Derry. Tens of thousands attended his funeral mass in the Bogside of the city, and lined his funeral route from his family home. The funeral eulogy was delivered by former US president Bill Clinton, who quoted from another famous Derryman, Seamus Heaney. He read Heaney’s line about “walking on air against your better judgement” – and said Northern Ireland’s peacemakers had done…
03.24 / 07:18
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A tourism organisation in Ardara says yesteday’s announcement from Ulster Bank that it is to close its branch in the town is a devestating blow. The bank confirmed that a total of 22 branches will close across Ireland including those in Ardara and Raphoe. The decision leaves Ardara without any bank though the ATM will be maintained. The Donegal Person of the Year Stephen McCahill is part of the group ‘Awake Tourism’…
03.24 / 07:18
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  Bus Eireann passengers will have to make other travel plans today as an-all out strike is underway. Buses stopped at midnight after drivers refused to work under the threat of pay cuts. Bosses at the transport firm are warning they need to plug a multi-million euro hole in their finances. But their claim that there’s ‘no basis’ for talks led to unions escalating their action. Seamus Boland of Irish Rural Link says commuters have been abandoned without…
03.24 / 07:07
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A review is being undertaken by Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) into arrangements relating to spin-off research companies based…
03.24 / 01:19
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Islamic leaders in Ireland have expressed fears that the terrorist attack in London will be blamed on Islam and fuel division and hatred in…
03.24 / 01:19
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Garda HQ will conduct a fresh review of security strategies after the London terrorist attack and are monitoring the reaction of a small number of jihadist sympathisers…
03.24 / 01:19
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An Irishman who narrowly escaped being directly caught up in Wednesday’s terror attack in London says he was thinking of the crew of Rescue 116 helicopter when he came onto the scene on Westminster…
03.24 / 01:19
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A Dutch businessman has picked up decommissioned Naval Service ship LÉ Aisling for the bargain basement price of…
03.24 / 01:19
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Five people were killed in a terror attack that brought carnage to the heart of…
03.23 / 23:41
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The families of Rescue 116's missing crew have been given hope that their loved ones' remains will be…
03.23 / 23:41
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Murdered backpacker Danielle McLaughlin is set to make her final journey home from…
03.23 / 23:41
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Fourteen children were referred to the UK last year for life-saving heart…
03.23 / 23:41
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Enda Kenny is determined to remain as Taoiseach while negotiations surrounding Brexit and the North…
03.23 / 23:41
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