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FF to select candidate for Roscommon / South Leitrim bye election


Fianna Fáil will select its candidate tonight for the forthcoming Roscommon / South Leitrim bye election. The politicians in the race are Councillors Ivan Connaughton and Eugene Murphy. Leitrim Fianna Fail Cllr Sinead Guckian is understood to have withdrawn her name from the by-election convention. Her vote base would have been significantly smaller than either of the Roscommon contenders The ... Read More »

Donegal man pleads guilty to death of eight people


A county Donegal man charged with dangerous driving causing the deaths of eight people in Inishowen in 2010 has pleaded guilty. 25 year old Shaun Kelly, of Hill Head, Buncrana, initially pleaded not guilty this morning but then changed his plea, as his trial was about to start. Mr Kelly has been released on his bail until December 9th. Irish ... Read More »

Mc Conalogue calls for review on School Transport Scheme


Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Education and Skills Charlie McConalogue has called on Bus Éireann to review the renewal process for the school transport scheme and allow applicants the option to apply and pay for bus tickets by Post. The deadline for registration and payment of school tickets was set for this Friday 25th July but has now been extended for ... Read More »

New Political Party may be on the cards


Former Fine Gael minister Lucinda Creighton has given the clearest indication yet that she may form a new political party. Speaking at the MacGill Summer School in Donegal, the former minister says Fine Gael has failed in its election promise to overhaul the political system. Deputy Creighton’s a founder of the Reform Alliance of former Fine Gael members who were ... Read More »

Sligo Muncipal District Council announce Tom Mc Sharry as Mayor


The Sligo Municipal District Council agreed at a meeting yesterday to adopt ‘Mayor’ and ‘Deputy Mayor’ as titles for its main office holders. As he was previously elected as Cathaoirleach of the Sligo Municipal Council, Tom McSharry will now be addressed as Mayor, with Councillor Seamus O’Boyle as his Deputy. Speaking to Ocean fm last week Mayor McSharry said that ... Read More »

Post-mortem results of Two Banada Brothers expected later today


Post-mortem results on the bodies of two brothers found dead at their home at Banada near Tubercurry are expected later today following examinations at Sligo Regional hospital last night. 20-year-old Shane Skeffington, and his nine-year-old brother Brandon, died following a suspected murder suicide on Sunday night. The younger boy was found with fatal stab wounds, while his older brother’s body ... Read More »

McDowell criticizes Garda overhaul at MacGill


The former justice minister Michael McDowell has launched a scathing attack on the government’s plans for Garda overhaul. Speaking at the MacGill Summer School in Donegal, The former Tánaiste says an independent Garda regulator will make the force less democratic. He says An Garda Siochana is also the national intelligence service – and needs to be kept in close contact ... Read More »

Body recovered from the River Finn, Donegal


A 28-year-old man whose body was discovered in the River Finn yesterday evening has been named locally as Eddie Gildea. The Malin Head coastguard were informed that a man had entered the water at The Salmon Leap in Cloghan near Ballybofey shortly after 11.30am yesterday. It is understood that the deceased who is from Letterkenny was fishing with friends at ... Read More »