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A veteran criminal has taken the reins of the ailing Hutch gang and has told pals his top priority is to kill Kinahan mobster Liam Byrne - a murder he believes will stop the feud in its…
05.26 / 22:09
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A Manchester-style terror attack in Ireland is possible but unlikely, according to Frances…
05.26 / 22:09
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The sister of Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi believes he carried out the attack because he wanted revenge for American air strikes on…
05.26 / 22:09
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Gardai have raided the home of a 24-year-old criminal suspected of being one of the disguised gunmen in the Regency Hotel…
05.26 / 22:09
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Gardai are investigating a major smuggling operation at a west Dublin prison after a criminal described as a "bungling fool" tried to sneak drugs and a mobile phone into the…
05.26 / 22:09
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Finn Harps claimed four places up to eighth in the Premier Division after they held out for victory against Limerick in Ballybofey on Friday night. Finn Harps . . . 3 Limerick FC . . . 2 The home side had to endure a nervy ending when Limerick substitute Paul O’Connor fired home their second goal on 86 minutes. Harps then had Danny Morrissey red carded following a late tackle on O’Connor in injury time. But the home side managed to hold out to gain another valuable win. Ciaran O’Connor had …
05.26 / 22:01
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Soccer hero Seamus Coleman will be accorded the county’s highest honour at a Civic Reception hosted by the Cathaoirleach and members of Donegal County Council at the County House in Lifford on Friday 2nd June 2017 at 5pm. A native of Killybegs, Seamus Coleman plays with the Everton club in the English Premier league and is captain of the Republic of Ireland national team. Coleman started his football career with St. Catherine’s in Killybegs. He joined League of Ireland side Sligo R…
05.26 / 15:51
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James Gullen has retained the leaders Yellow Jersey after today’s sixth stage of the An Post Rás from Dungloe to Donegal Town. The JLT Condor rider leads field by 1min 05secs from Dutch rider Ike Groen. In final day of action in the county, Yannis Yssaad from the French Armee De Terre team won the 132k stage in a sprint finish but the hills of Donegal proved testing once again as the field was blown apart. Donegal’s Ronan McLaughlin sit’s 33rd in overall General Classification with two stag…
05.26 / 15:33
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Emergency services attended the scene of a crash near Kilmacrennan. The crash happened earlier this afternoon in the Blue Banks area on the main Letterkenny – Kilmacrennan road. Nobody was seriously injured in the crash. Local Councillor Micheal McBride says the area in which the crash happened is a notorious black spot. While funding for upgraded works to the stretch of road has been earmarked, he is calling for work to begin as quickly as…
05.26 / 14:17
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Shay Given has been released by Stoke. The 41 year former Ireland goalkeeper has yet to clarify if he’ll continue playing. He made five Premier League appearances this season but has not played since last September. The Lifford man played 11 times for Stoke since joining in 2015. He was one of six players released by the club this…
05.26 / 11:55
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The health services is facing a €40 million annual bill due to an escalating threat from a potentially lethal superbug The warning is from the HSE director general Tony O’Brien who said the bill including “considerable” litigation costs. Over 100 thousand euro is being spent dealing with a small outbreak at a care facility in Donegal. The CPE bug represents a “current and future significant threat” to the health and safety of patients that could cost more than €20 mi…
05.26 / 11:09
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The Cuan na Rí resort in Donegal has been put on the market for a guide price of €2.6m. Cushman & Wakefield are handling the sale of the oceanfront resort close to Carrigart and Downings over looking Sheephaven bay. The property, which sits on the Wild Atlantic Way, comprises 27 holiday villas with an oceanfront bar, restaurant and function room, all of which are contained on a site that extends over 186 acres. The development’s 27 holiday villas are described as being in all in tu…
05.26 / 11:09
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Finn Harps Chairman Sean Quinn is calling on supporters across Donegal and the Northwest to come out and get behind Ollie Horgan’s side for tonight’s hugely important League of Ireland Premier Division game against Limerick F.C. in Ballybofey (kick-off 8.00). After the excellent win over St. Patrick’s Athletic on Monday, Quinn says Harps now need to bag another three points tonight ahead of the short trip to take on Sligo Rovers in the last the match before the pre-season break. “This is a …
05.26 / 10:40
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  Tune into Lee Gooch’s Drivetime  from 3.30pm Monday to Friday  for ‘You’re Having A Laugh’. Below is the list of wrong answers. Greg Hughes Eddie Murphy Graham Norton Scott Brown Gavin Duffy Terry Wogan Rory Mc Elroy Alex Baldwin Michael Flatley Shaun Doherty Richard Gere Jim Carey Simon Cowell Christopher Walken Matt Leblanc Teddy Sherham Samuel L Jackson Rubert Everett Aidan Quinn Pierce Brosnan Paul Brennan (Fair City) Fergal Darcy Nicky Byrne Brendan F…
05.26 / 09:22
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There are less tourists traveling to Ireland from the UK this year, according to figures released from the CSO. According to the research – those coming from mainland Europe are on the rise, in comparison to the same time last year. However a strong domestic market in Britain and the uncertainty of Brexit has seen less people from the UK choose Ireland as their holiday destination. Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, says the latest figures aren’t a…
05.26 / 07:33
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The Donegal based group Our Children’s Voice has expressed disappointment after Health Minister Simon Harris pulled out of a planned meeting at short notice and instead sent Junior Minister Finian Mc Grath to represent him. This was a follow to a previous meeting at which the group made the case for childrens’ hospice facilities in the North West region, outreach clinics in Donegal, and more respite provision. Our Children’s Voice spokesperson Gina Grant says they were…
05.26 / 06:55
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Concern has been raised at the current levels of resourcing and funding of the Donegal Ambulance service. It follows information received by Donegal Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher which reveals that there are currently 16 day ambulances and 12 night ambulance on call in Donegal. This equates to 16% less coverage than what was available in 2008 and 2012 despite growth in activity levels of late. Deputy Gallagher says this is further proof that the current Government is neglecting Donegal and…
05.26 / 06:37
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Mickey Harte leads Tyrone into a 15th championship campaign this weekend. They play Derry on Sunday in the Ulster Championship Quarter Final with the winners to meet Donegal in the semi-final on 18th June. Tyrone are the holders of the Anglo Celt Cup and will start their defence on the road, which would be the fifth time in the last six years. Since his first term in charge of the O’Neill county seniors, Manager Mickey Harte has seen a lot of changes on the approach and playing of Gaelic F…
05.26 / 06:10
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Today’s Stage 6 of the An Post Rás will see the riders finish their time in Donegal with a 132kilometre trek from Dungloe to Donegal Town. New Zealand rider Regan Gough won Thursday’s fifth stage of the An Post Ras from Buncrana into Dungloe. while JLT Condor’s James Gullen claimed the leader’s yellow jersey. It’s going to be another grueling day in the saddle with the category one climb at Glengesh at the 60k mark. Rás Organiser Tony Campbell says today c…
05.26 / 04:59
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The Government says the Defence Forces have no intention of investigating how health and safety reports at the centre of an alleged ‘cover up’ within the Air Corps have gone…
05.26 / 01:01
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