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  Sinn Féin will reveal Martin McGuinness’ replacement next week. The former Deputy First Minister says he won’t contest the next election in the North due to ill-health. Tribute have been paid across the political spectrum to Mr McGuinness for his contribution to the peace process and his efforts in attempting to make the Northern Ireland institutions work. Donegal Senator Padraig McLochlainn says there are a number of capable candidates to the take on his …
01.20 / 11:43
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  The number of people awaiting admission to Letterkenny University Hospital has dropped significantly today with 16 people waiting for a bed this morning. According to the INMO 5 were on trolleys in its Emergency Department while a further 11 were on wards or in overflow areas. The number is down 9 from yesterday’s figure of 25. Earlier this week the hospital recorded the country’s highest number of people awaiting admission with 38 people in need of a bed on…
01.20 / 11:42
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  The Office of Public Works has agreed to meet with Donegal County Councillors next month to discuss the development of Grianan of Aileach in Burt. Concerns were raised late last year over who had responsibility in providing funding for tourist facilities in the area. The OPW stated then that it was not funded to develop the site. However Local Councillor Jack Murray says this meeting will hopefully come up with a concrete plan in going forward with the…
01.20 / 11:01
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  Tributes are being paid to Martin McGuinness, who’s stepping down from active politics in the North. Taoiseach Enda Kenny says he is sorry to learn that the former Deputy First Minister has decided not to contest the forthcoming election due to poor health. Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has extended his best wishes, and Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan says his positive contribution to political discourse on the island will be missed. Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams h…
01.20 / 07:57
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Four people identified as suspects in the capital's latest murder are being kept under surveillance in case they attempt to…
01.20 / 02:50
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Legislation that could pave the way for the opening of supervised injecting rooms for drug users will be brought before the Dáil in the coming weeks, according to a government…
01.20 / 02:25
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Trade unions representing workers at Bus Eireann have warned plans by the company to fix its finances could lead to a major transport dispute. Unions have described the proposed cuts at the company as ‘stomach churning’. The National Bus and Rail Worker’s Union says there will be a backlash and is warning staff at Dublin Bus and Irish Rail could join them if they go on strike. These commuters at Busaras say – despite the companies finances – they want access…
01.19 / 18:52
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There are two all-Ulster Senior League ties in the first round of the 2017 Knockalla Caravans Senior Cup. The holders Cockhill Celtic have been drawn away to Swilly Rovers. Cockhill overcame Inishowen League champions Glengad United in last year’s final and will start their defence against a Swilly side who recently handed them their first League defeat since 2012. Fanad United will welcome Letterkenny Rovers to Triagh-A-Locha in another heavyweight encounter. The other two USL sides have b…
01.19 / 11:20
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25 people are awaiting a bed at Letterkenny University Hospital this morning. 13 are on trolleys with 12 described as being on wards. The figure is one down on yesterday. A total of 484 people are without a bed in hospital’s across the country. Meanwhile. a 20 million euro bid to reduce hospital waiting lists is being launched by the Health Minister this morning. The National Treatment Purchase Fund aims to have no people on the list waiting more than 15 months for treatment by July.…
01.19 / 11:00
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  In the UK, Theresa May’s promised post-Brexit Britain will be a “great meritocracy” and a “more united nation”. Writing for The Sun, the British prime minister claims leaving the EU will make her country stronger and fairer. She says her government’s modern industrial strategy, which will be published next week, will break down the “barriers of privilege” and ensure success is defined by work and talent, not birth or circumstance. The…
01.19 / 09:17
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The family of a trawlerman who lost his life in a toxic fume hold has paid a moving tribute to another member of the crew who tried to save him but also lost his life. An inquest in Donegal town heard how James Joyce from Inis Mor in the Aran Islands was trapped by fumes at the bottom of a hold on the Oilean an Oir at Killybegs and died the same day. His fellow crewman, Filipinno Joel Alama, who went to his rescue was also overcome by fumes and died four days later. Solicitor Paul Horan…
01.19 / 07:34
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A murdered drug dealer was beaten, stabbed and run over by a gang of up to six men after a dramatic car chase in west…
01.19 / 02:47
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The semi final line-up in the Dr. McKenna Cup was completed on Wednesday night. Tyrone continued their bright start to 2017 with a dominant 2-23 to 0-6 win over Donegal. Next up for Mickey Harte’s side are Fermanagh on Sunday in Clones, after they beat Antrim 0-19 to 0-5 to progress to the last-4 as the best runners up. In the other Section C game Cavan lost to Martin McHugh’s Ulster University by four points. Derry will face Monaghan in Sunday’s second semi at the…
01.18 / 23:23
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Local councillor, Anne Devitt (NP) has expressed her concerns that people living in and around the Lissenhall area of Swords, presently zoned as rural, will find themselves living in an area which will be rezoned as “Metro Economic Corridor” (MEC), next March. This re-zoning is part of the Fingal Dev…
01.18 / 14:09
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The number of people awaiting admission to Letterkenny University Hospital has decreased slightly today with 26 people waiting for a bed this morning. 11 people are on trolleys while a further 15 are on wards or overflow areas. That’s down 12 on yesterday’s figure of 38 which was the highest number recorded across the country. Nationally, according to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation there are 510 people waiting on a bed – just 17 less than yesterday. University…
01.18 / 12:45
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A North West MEP says it’s vital that EU citizens in Northern Ireland are not forgotten once the UK triggers Article 50. After yesterday’s keynote speech from British Prime Minister Theresa May, the European Parliament’s Chief Brexit Negotiator Guy Verhofstadt tweeted that she had chosen a hard Brexit, and the days of the UK ‘cherry-picking’ are over. However, Independent MEP Marian Harkin says it’s imperative the coming negotiations take account of the impact of Brexit on North…
01.18 / 11:02
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  Gardai in Letterkenny are continuing their investigation this evening following a serious one-vehicle collision in Carrigans in the early hours of this morning. It’s understood the crash happened at Cloon when the car left the road and hit a tree in a nearby field. A man was taken to hospital where his condition is being described as serious. The road was closed earlier today for a technical examination but has since reopened. Gardai are appealing to anyone with information to c…
01.18 / 07:16
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Gardai investigating the fatal shooting of a 26-year-old Dublin man in Co Kildare last month are hunting for a mystery car linked to the…
01.18 / 02:49
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A judge has told a graphic designer, who “tagged” a Starbucks cafe in Dublin, to go back to college because his graffiti was not a work of…
01.18 / 01:34
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The Government has been urged to ban the repossession of tens of thousands of homes because Irish courts may have failed to give at-risk families a full breakdown of their…
01.18 / 01:33
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