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Colaiste Ailigh named Ulster’s top school

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Colaiste Ailigh, Letterkenny is top school in Ulster, according to the Sunday Times Parent Power Survey, released today. The school has leaping 28 places to 15th position in the country overall, with more than 77% of students there moving onto university in the past three years. Limerick’s Laurel Hill Colaiste FCJ is the first non-fee-paying school to make it to ... Read More »

Donegal Co. Co. can be contacted about NPPR this weekend

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Donegal County Council are advising that staff will be taking calls for those wishing to discuss the payment of NPPR charges until 4pm today. Contact can be made with their offices or the NPPR Bureau by e-mail or telephone before the deadline in order to freeze additional penalties that might otherwise come into effect on 1st September. The council can ... Read More »

MS Artania to dock in Killybegs today

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The largest cruise ship to ever visit Killybegs is due to dock later today. The MS Artania will make its first visit to Killybegs this weekend with 1,200 passengers and 700 crew. The Saga Sapphire paid its second visit to Killybegs this week with 703 passengers and 360 crew. 15 cruise ships have visited the port so far this year. ... Read More »

Schools urged to expand school uniform retailers

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The Competition Authority is urging schools to allow a number of different retailers to sell school uniforms. The Authority said some schools still have a policy of appointing one exclusive retailer to sell uniforms. It pointed out that competition between retailers tends to result in lower prices and better quality. In May, the Authority received a complaint from a retailer ... Read More »

Donegal man appointed new Sligo IT President

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IT Sligo has announced the appointment of Professor Vincent Cunnane as its new President. Professor Cunnane is a native of Ballybofey, Co. Donegal. He has spent the majority of his career at the University of Limerick where he become the first Vice President Research in 2002. In 2008, he became Chief Executive of Shannon Development before returning to an academic ... Read More »

New President for Sligo I.T

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Sligo IT has announced the appointment of Professor Vincent Cunnane as its new President. Professor Cunnane is a native of Ballybofey, Co. Donegal. He has spent the majority of his career at the University of Limerick where he become the first Vice President Research in 2002. In 2008, he became Chief Executive of Shannon Development before returning to an academic ... Read More »

Dairy production on the rise in Northwest

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Ireland’s dairy production is on the rise – with the intake by creameries and pasteurises rising by almost six per cent year-on-year. Six Hundred and Eighty -point-Three million litres was taken in last month. However, the total milk sold for consumption has fallen to thirty eight million litres since July 2013 – a drop of just under four per cent. ... Read More »

Flanagan calls on Tamboran to Foot excessive Policing Bill

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A Fermanagh MLA says the Tamboran drilling company should be required to foot some, or all, of the bill for policing protests at any proposed Fracking sites. The call from Phil Flanagan comes as it emerges the cost of maintaining a police presence at recent demonstrations in the region was over 460, 000 pounds. The North’s Environment Mark Durkan recently ... Read More »

Snorkler saved by Mulroy Coastguard

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A snorkeler had a lucky escape yesterday after he got into difficulty in Mulroy Bay. A woman contacted the coastguard after her husband who was snorkeling in the bay disappeared from view. The Mulroy coastguard and Sligo’s 118 helicopter where tasked and the snorkeller was located on a sandbank. Mark Brown from Malin Head Coastguard radio took the distress call ... Read More »

Donegal Youth Council Launch Showcase tommorrow

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The Donegal Youth Council are holding a celebration showcase tomorrow in the Regional Cultural Centre in Letterkenny. The event marks the end of the current Youth Council’s two year term, with a new council set to be elected in the Autumn. The DYC have completed a number of major projects in the last 2 years, including their award winning SPARKS ... Read More »