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Finesse G.C. are excited to have a team specially selected to travel to Vestfold, Norway this week for the 3rd World Gym for Life Challenge. 17 gymnasts will compete for Ireland along sides teams from all over the world in the World Championships for the discipline of GFA. The club has been in training since September 2016 ​to finish their routine; “Miss Invisible”. The routine which includes a range of dance and gymnastics skills deals with the subject of self-confidence and s…
07.24 / 17:18
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It was weekend of Donegal success on the Athletics front. Last night in the Bahamas, Sommer Lecky won high jump gold at the Commonwealth Youth Games in the Bahamas. In Santry, Mark English and John Kelly both won national senior titles in the 800m and the Shot Putt. Highland athletics correspondent is Patsy…
07.24 / 17:18
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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. Harry Styles Pierce  Brosnon Ed Sheerin John Travolta Shaun Doherty Eddie Murphy Donald Trump Michael Buble Mike Murphy Hal Roache Michael Fastbender Tom Hardy Louis Walsh Morgan Freeman Christopher Biggins Bradley Walsh Adam Rickitt Pat Short Chris O’ Dowd Hugh Grant Chris Ashmore Killian Murphy Noel Fitzgerald Aidan Turner Will Smit…
07.24 / 17:18
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The north west derby meeting of Finn Harps and Derry City takes place this evening at Finn Park. Harps will be looking to extend their recent unbeaten record to three games. Manager Ollie Horgan has to plan without Danny Morrissey who has a hamstring injury while there are doubts over both Barry Molloy and Ethan Boyle. Derry beat Bohemians in Dublin on Friday night to move into third in the Premier Division table. Aaron Barry will miss the game in Ballybofey having received a red card…
07.24 / 16:01
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Serious concern has been raised over approved construction work on one of Letterkennys busiest routes. A safety improvement scheme between the Dry Arch and Polestar roundabouts approaching the town has been approved by Councillors today however Cllr. Paul Canning has described the plans as premature. Cllr Canning says while the plans will enhance the town eventually, the work itself will cause huge traffic delays for the best part of a year. He’s warning that now is not the time for…
07.24 / 12:55
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The RNLI are joining forces with the GAA in South Donegal as part of their ‘Respect the Water’ campaign. The RNLI say sporting communities can play a major role in preventing deaths from drowning. This comes after a weekend of incidents, one which saw a 6 year old child washed out to sea on a flotation device off Bunbeg coast. Each year 133 people drown in Ireland. The RNLI is working with GAA clubs and communities in Donegal throughout the summer to provide life-saving…
07.24 / 12:55
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Ireland women’s rugby head coach Tom Tierney has named a 28-woman squad for the upcoming Women’s Rugby World Cup. Donegal will have two representativies on the panel with Nora Stapleton and Larissa Muldoon both included among the backs. Scrum-half Nicole Cronin is the only uncapped player included, while 12 of the squad featured in the last World Cup three years ago. The side is captained by full-back Niamh Briggs, and also features six players who played in this year’s…
07.24 / 12:55
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The deaths of three Donegal women in a car crash has devastated their local community. The funeral mass of Margaret McGonigle and her daughter Mairead Mundy has been taking place this morning in the Church of St Joseph and St Conal, Bruckless. The funeral of their close friend Rachel Battles will take place in the same church at 2.30 this afternoon. The three women in a car crash in Co Louth in the early hours of last Friday morning. Parish priest Fr James Sweeney told the congregation…
07.24 / 11:35
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Transatlantic flights from the West of Ireland may become a reality again following the latest initiative undertaken by management at Ireland West Airport Knock. The Knock facility has signed a formal agreement with Stewart International Airport in Orange County, New York, which will see the two exchanging information and seeking to promote and develop air access between the airports. The sister airport agreement was signed at Stewart Airport on Friday last. Donal Healy is Marketing…
07.24 / 11:35
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Delays in approving Domiciliary Care Payments has been criticised by the Leas Cheann Comhairle. Donegal Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher received confirmation from Minister Finian McGrath that it is now taking an average of 18 weeks to process payments. Deputy Gallagher says those who have applied for payments have been let down by the Government. Minister Finian McGrath was responding to a Dail question from Donegal Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher, in which he confirmed ‘processing times…
07.24 / 08:27
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Finn Valley’s Sommer Lecky won Gold at the Commonwealth Youth Games last night. Representing Northern Ireland, the Castlederg girl hit 1.81m in Sunday’s High Jump Final in Nassau in the Bahamas to take gold. Her jump was the same as he Irish Indoor Championship gold medal winning jump from earlier in the year. Her seasons best, which gave her the Irish Youth Record is 1.85m. Sommer was one of two Donegal winners at the games, John Moran of Illies Golden Gloves won boxing bronze on Sat…
07.24 / 08:27
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Ibec is warning Budget 2018 is going to be a crucial plan for Ireland’s Economy. The country is entering a period of uncertainty due to international external pressures from Brexit. The group, that represents Irish business, says the Government has more within its power to spend on investment in much needed infrastructure, education and training. Ibec Director of Policy Fergal O’Brien is optimistic that Leo Vardkar will be more ambitious in delivering key infrastructure…
07.24 / 07:09
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The funerals will take place today of the three women who lost their lives in a fatal road traffic collision in Co Louth on Friday. The funeral masses of Rachel Battles, Mairead Munday and Maragaret McGonigle will take place at the Church of Saint Joseph and Saint Conal, Bruckless. 69 year old Margret McGonigle of Castlereagh Bruckless, her daughter Mairead Munday of Ballyloughan Bruckless and Rachel Battles also of Ballyloughan Bruckless, both in their 30s died, in a fatal road traffic…
07.24 / 07:09
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Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy has denied he is “dumping” Simon Coveney’s Rebuilding Ireland housing plan despite admitting the policy is undergoing significant “tweaking” that may see timelines and key measures…
07.24 / 01:56
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The variety of old tour t-shirts making their way up O’Connell St were outnumbered only by the range of accents heard as the crowd turned towards Parnell St and on to Croke…
07.24 / 01:56
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Ireland’s slow progress in protecting victims of sexual violence will be raised at a United Nations’ hearing in Geneva this…
07.24 / 01:56
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The HSE has refused to say why concerns about infant deaths and possible trafficking from Bessborough in Cork and the Tuam Mother and Baby Home were not reported to the then health…
07.24 / 01:56
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Amid a sea of human misery there were heartwarming moments: The arrival of a new life and migrants singing happy birthday to a 21-year-old sailor who was happy to forego celebrating his milestone day to ensure they were…
07.24 / 01:56
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Finn Harps manager Ollie Horgan says that his side will need to be at their best to get anything from Monday night’s Northwest derby against Derry City in Ballybofey (kick-off 8.00). It’s a huge match for both clubs with the hosts looking to extend their recent unbeaten run to three games but that will be a tall order against the Candystripes who will come to Finn Park looking for a win that would strengthen their bid further for European football again next season. Kenny Shiels’s sid…
07.23 / 19:26
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