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Syndicate win for the Lotto in Donegal


Last nights €4.9m lotto jackpot has been won by a syndicate in Donegal. The syndicate of thirteen work colleagues are from insurance company Forward Emphasis in Malin Head. The syndicate will share winnings of €375,000 each. Helen Doherty from Malin Head is one of the lucky winners. She only joined the syndicate 2 months ago and has been telling Ocean ... Read More »

Hill Farmers Action group call off picket protest


The Hill Farmers Action group have called off a planned picket of Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s Office, as a major breakthrough in the GLAS scheme proposals has been made. A planned meeting with the European Commission has also been deferred, following a number of important changes made to proposals, including a change to the required 50% collective agreement between farmers for ... Read More »

Mc Nulty newest candidate for the Seanad


Fine Gael is planning to appoint an unsuccessful Donegal local election candidate to the Seanad. The party’s candidate in the Seanad by-election is expected to be John McNulty, a 37-year-old businessman from Kilcar. Mr. Mc Nulty manages the Mace shop in Stranorlar. The vacancy arises as a result of the election of Fine Gael MEP Deirdre Clune to the European ... Read More »

Mc Elhinny’s in Donegal wins Award!


A Donegal Department Store has just won the Best Independent Store in Ireland and UK. The accolade has been awarded to McElhinneys Department Store, which has been open in Ballybofey for over 40 years. The store is Ireland’s largest Independent Department Store, covering almost 75 thousand square feet. Managing Director John McElhinny says they are delighted: Read More »

Mc Sharry calls on Hogan to Discuss the Beef Pricing crisis


Senator Marc McSharry has called for the new Agriculture Commissioner to engage in discussions on the beef pricing crisis. Speaking in the Seanad yesterday evening, McSharry criticised Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney for failing to address the issue in recent months. The senator explained the problems faced by producers, highlighting the 1600% difference between the price paid to beef farmers, and ... Read More »

Nationwide Local authorities no longer using cheques


From tomorrow, local authorities nationwide will no longer use cheques in their dealings with businesses. The focus of e-Day, which takes place tomorrow, is to encourage SMEs to migrate from cheque usage as they are either issuers or receivers of more than 60% of all cheques in Ireland. It’s believed that a shift away from cheques to electronic as a ... Read More »

Winning Lotto Ticket bought in Donegal


Someone is the North West is waking up 4.8 million euro richer this morning. Last night’s lotto jackpot was win by a ticket that was bought in Cullens Shop in Cockhill, Buncrana, Co. Donegal. The numbers drawn were 19, 25, 26, 27, 39, 45, and the bonus was 42. Eleanor Murphy, Information Officer with the National Lottery has this advice ... Read More »

Mooney looks for clarification into Tubbercurry Job losses

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Senator Paschal Mooney has sought clarification in the Seanad regarding the loss of government jobs in Tubbercurry. Employees of the Department of Social Protection and the Department of the Environment will be moved from their current base in the offices on Teeling Street, to new locations in either Mayo or Leitrim. Senator Mooney urged ministers to look at retaining the ... Read More »

Controversy over Scottish car VRT in Donegal


An anti-VRT campaigner from Donegal is hailing a recent court case in the county as a victory for his agenda. Earlier this week a court in Carndonagh dismissed a case in which Customs officials challenged vehicle registration tax status of a local man who had borrowed a car from a relative in Wales. It’s the first such case here following ... Read More »

Households with undrinkable water may receive discounts


The Commission for Energy Regulation is considering further compensatory discounts for homes with water that’s not fit for human consumption. The regulator will announce next week discounts of either 50 percent or 100 percent off the water supply charge element of their bills – depending on whether their water is undrinkable for less than or more than three months. But ... Read More »