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The Allianz National Football League Division One game between Tyrone and Cavan has been re-fixed for Healy Park on Sunday March 12th at 2pm. The game was postponed yesterday due to a waterlogged pitch at Omagh. It means that Cavan and Tyrone will now play on every weekend in March. Meanwhile, The Tyrone v Donegal National Hurling League game which was also postponed on Sunday has been refixed for Sunday 19th March at Healy Park in Omagh with a 2pm throw…
02.27 / 17:32
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Donegal have a healthy three points from three games in Division One of the National Football League after Sunday’s latest round of fixtures. Rory Gallagher’s side came from two points down against Dublin to force a draw in Ballybofey. Cavan are next up at Breffini Park on Saturday evening, where a win could be enough to keep Donegal in Division One for another season. Highland’s Analyst Declan Bonner feels the mix of experience and the new young guns worked well on…
02.27 / 17:17
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An application for a solar energy farm in Kilsallaghan, close to Dublin Airport has been submitted to the County Council by JMB Solar Developments. The proposed site is in the middle of The Ward and minutes away from the Airport and adjacent to proposed site of the now defunct…
02.27 / 15:54
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  The Government has given the go-ahead for 17 new homes in Carrigart. Total funding for the scheme is more than €3 Million with the provisional budget being approved under the Government’s Local Authority Housing Construction Programme. Formal notice to Donegal County Council will be issued in the next few days. Minister Joe McHugh has welcomed the i…
02.27 / 14:45
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Irish Water has today signed the contract to provide an improved and secure supply of water to the people of Greencastle as part of the €5.8 million Inishowen Regional Water Supply Scheme. At present, the Greencastle Water Supply has elevated is on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Remedial Action List, and these works will enable the decommissioning of the current treatment plant. Works are expected to commence in April, with an estimated completion date of December next year. Irish Wa…
02.27 / 11:48
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Derry City may have got their season off to a winning start by beating Bohemians 4-1 at Dalymount Park over the weekend – but it has come at a price. Striker Rory Patterson was taken off during the game. It is understood that the striker could be out for three weeks. That will mean he will miss Derry’s historic first home league game at Maginn Park against Limerick this coming…
02.27 / 08:57
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The Architectural Officer with the Heritage Council has said preserving the built heritage of a town is of little use if the preserved buildings are not being lived in a used. Speaking at the launch of a Conservation Plan for Letterkenny’s Church Lane and Cathedral Quarter at the weekend, Colm Murray said the Heritage Council is very conscious of the fact that areas liker the Cathedral Quarter carry countless stories of peoples’ lives. The Church Lane project is opening to…
02.27 / 08:21
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The tribunal investigating the alleged smearing of Garda whistleblowers is to begin today. Mr Justice Peter Charleton of the Supreme Court will deliver his opening statement at 9am at Dublin Castle. The inquiry will focus initially on the allegation that the highest levels of the force organised a smear campaign against Sergeant Maurice McCabe. It will also examine the circumstances of the Tusla file created against McCabe, which carried false allegations of sex abuse. The cases of some…
02.27 / 07:28
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The government says over 400 people within Donegal are benefiting from the Back to Work Enterprise Allowance Scheme. A review published by Minister Leo Varadkar revealed that those participating in the scheme are twice as likely to be in full employment after six months than those who did not take part. Minister Joe McHugh welcomed the results which account for 6% of the county’s population on the live register. He added that; ‘Entrepreneurs are vital for local economies, our…
02.27 / 07:28
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An €8.2m-a-year office leased by the State is lying idle with no plans to move workers in until the middle of the…
02.27 / 02:23
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Few Irish expectant mothers are eating the right diet during pregnancy, according to a new…
02.27 / 02:23
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Finance Minister Michael Noonan’s handling of the Grace case in the 1990s while he was health minister is to be investigated by the long-awaited commission of investigation into the foster abuse…
02.27 / 02:23
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Eye patients attending Cork University Hospital risk losing vision “permanently and irreversibly” because of appointment delays, according to all five of the hospital’s ophthalmic…
02.27 / 02:23
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A member of the notorious Dundon crime family has been arrested with two other men as part of a Garda crackdown on organised…
02.27 / 02:23
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Leading from the start Monaghan’s Sam Moffett in a Ford Fiesta WRC and co-driven by Cavan’s James Fulton won the Abbey Court Hotel Nenagh Rally, the opening round of the Triton Showers National Rally Championship. They finished 59.1 seconds ahead of the similar car of Donegal cousins, Declan and Brian Boyle. Another Donegal driver, Donagh Kelly and his Monaghan co-driver Conor Foley in a Ford Focus WRC were 36.1 seconds further behind in third, they claimed an extra championship point for s…
02.26 / 19:37
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Donegal manager Rory Gallagher was happy with his team’s performance today in their draw with Dublin, in the National Football League, in Ballybofey. Donegal’s strong finish to the first half saw young players like Jason Magee and Ryan McHugh getting goals on the score sheet. Gallagher’s men were behind on three occasions during the game but were able to pull it back to earn a draw in the end. After the game, Gallagher told Oisin Kelly that he was happy with the maturity…
02.26 / 19:37
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Shane Gallagher of Finn Valley AC finished the Lifford/Strabane 5k with the fastest time today completing it in a time of 17.29. Josephine Donaghy of Convoy AC was the first female in with a time of 21.25. Elsewher, ten Irish Athletes travel to Belgrade to the European Indoor Championships next week with the exclusion of Mark English due to injury. Patsy McGonagle discusses their chances and more on his athletics wrap..…
02.26 / 18:03
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Latest developments in the delivery of the long awaited Gaoth Dobhair Sewerage Scheme has been welcomed by Donegal Deputy Pearse Doherty. It was previously argued by Deputy Doherty and MEP Matt Carthy that the state was in violation of EU Law over its failure to deliver the scheme. A briefing session to be held on Friday for public representatives has been identified as a positive solution to the areas current lack of waste water infrastructure and aims to ensure compliance of the…
02.26 / 17:06
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More than a fifth of Irish motorists say they’ve broken the speed limit in the past month. The AA says a new survey also revealed four in ten admitted to speeding in the past year. Within Donegal 41% of people said they have never broken the speed limit with almost 17% of the county’s population admitting they broke it within the last month. It’s concerned that people believe the myth that they won’t be prosecuted if they’re less than 10 per cent over the…
02.26 / 17:06
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Ireland defeated France over the weekend to go top of the Six Nations table and keep their dreams alive. Connor Murray was the stand out player for Joe Schmidt’s men getting a try while Johnny Sexton returned from injury and played the majority of the game. Today, Ireland ladies won their third game of the tournament thanks to a standout performance from Donegal’s Nora Stapleton. In Rugby Pro 12, Ulster won away to Zebre by a scoreline of 40-17 while Leinster won convincingly…
02.26 / 17:06
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