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Yoga labelled “unsavoury” by Donegal priest

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A Donegal priest has warned his parishioners against taking part in yoga, describing it as “unsavoury”. Fr Padraig O’Baoill, a parish priest in Gweedore, issued the warning in a parish newsletter. The weekend bulletin stated Catholic parishioners should not “endanger” their souls by practicing yoga, tai chi or reiki. Fr O’Baoill, who is currently visiting the Catholic pilgrimage site of ... Read More »

Investigation into arson attack in Pettigo

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Gardai in Donegal are investigating an arson attack in Pettigo. A fire was reported at a premises in the town at 2am this morning. Four vehicles were burnt out while two further vehicles suffered extensive fire damage. It’s estimated that the damage caused is in the region of 12-15 thousand euro. Local activist Laurence McManus says the incident follows a ... Read More »

Pay by Weight Implementation Date Extended in County Leitrim

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At last Monday’s meeting of  Leitrim County Council it was agreed to defer the full implementation of the Pay-by-Weight Waste Collection System until 1st December 2014 and to  operate a ‘Dual System’ of refuse collection in County Leitrim in the intervening period. This means that householders will have the option of using either the new Pay-by-Weight system or the existing Tag system operated by their permitted Waste Collector ... Read More »

McConalogue calls for an update on the reform of the Junior cycle

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Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Education and Donegal North East TD Charlie McConalogue is calling for an update from the Education Minister on the status of the junior cycle reform. A national working group was set up by Minister Ruairi Quinn last January to address challenges during the phased implementation of the reforms. According to Minister Cannon, Minister Quinn engaged with ... Read More »

Nathan Carter reacts to news of cancelled Garth Brooks concerts

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Promoter Peter Aiken has described the Garth Brooks fiasco as like ‘living in a nightmare’, but he says the singer made the right decision. The country star announced yesterday that he is canceling all five of his Irish concerts – due to take place in two week’s time – following Dublin City Council’s decision to only grant a licence for ... Read More »

€516 thousand in funding for Donegal Piers and Harbours

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Minister of State at the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Dinny McGinley, has welcomed the news that over Five Hundred and sixteen thousand euro in total funding is to be allocated to Donegal for its piers and harbours. Welcoming the news, Minister McGinley commented that the money will be used to boost marine and leisure tourism and for ... Read More »

Increased Journeys on the Sligo to Dublin Train route

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Journeys on Iarnród Éireann’s Sligo Dublin route have increased by 5% year on year for the first half of 2014. After a number of years of falling passenger journeys, and stabilisation during 2013, the growth is a welcome indicator both for Iarnród Éireann and the Sligo wider economy. Key factors in the growth are being atributed to economic recovery,growth in ... Read More »

Carrick-on-Shannon in the running for Tourism Towns Awards

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Carrick-on-Shannon is in the running to be crowned a winner in the Tourism Towns Awards. Fáilte Ireland has published the shortlist of 15 towns and villages from across the country that are being considered for the prestigious awards. The competition, now in its third year, is designed to recognise Irish towns and villages where the local community goes the extra ... Read More »