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MacLochlainn addresses problems within the Department of Justice Equality

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Donegal TD Padraig Mac Lochlainn has welcomed the findings of an independent review group’s report into the Department of Justice Equality. The report found the department had significant leadership and management problems and recommends a programme for organisational change. The Secretary General of the Department, Brian Purcell has stepped down from his role on foot of this report. The Sinn ... Read More »

Grange Residents oppose water meters

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Residents a housing estate in Grange in County Sligo have engaged in a protest today to prevent the installation of water meters in their area. The Gardai were called to the Courthouse Drive estate at one stage this morning, as a number of residents stood outside their houses and dened Irish Water workmen access to their premises. The residents say ... Read More »

Bundoran Beach receives impressive title

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Bundoran has been named as the best surfing beach in the world. The popular American website amerikanki.com has named its top 9 surfing beaches in the world and Bundoran has topped the list. According to one of the website’s travel writers “jewel-green waters meet the kind of headlands and rock reefs that create a one-of-a-kind location” Pete Craig runs Bundoran ... Read More »

Improving communication costs thousands for Donegal County Coucil

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All of Donegal’s County Councillors are to be given tablets and printers at a cost of around €15,000. The devices were issued to Councillors yesterday at the Council’s meeting in Lifford. Vice Chairperson of Donegal County Council Nicholas Crossan says that the handheld computers are necessary for councillors to conduct their business efficiently. He says the new devices will help ... Read More »

SUSI grant deadline soon approaching

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Parents and Students are being urged to get their applications for college maintenence grants in before the deadline this Friday. The system, run for the last number of years by SUSI, accepts applications for full or partial assistence for third level fees. All submissions must be in before Friday the 1st of August to avoid the risk of delayed payment, ... Read More »

Three nights of Comedy in store for Glens Centre

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A cast of some of the North West’s finest actors will present one of the best comedys of modern times this week. Starting tonight Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit will be shown in the Glens Centre for three special performances. Splodar Theatre Company joins with local actors including Paddy McEneaney, Valerie Traynor and Deirdre O’Meara. The production is designed by Dee ... Read More »

Cranmore residents unhappy with response from Irish Water

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Members of the Cranmore Residents Association met with officials from Irish Water at the Abbeyquarter Community Centre yesterday evening. Regional directors, Tom McDermott and Mark Gorman were joined by PR and Communications Manager for Irish Water Mick Treacy to answer questions about the recent attmepts to install meters at the estate. Officials had been due to attend a previous meeting ... Read More »

Opportunity for Young Children to start their own farm

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The closing date for entries for young people in the Northwest to win the opportunity to start their very own beef, dairy herd or sheep flock is drawing near. Young people aged 10-18 years have until close of business tomorrow to submit their entries to the Irish Farmers Journal Heifer and Hoggett compeition which has prizes of over €8,000 up ... Read More »

Ocean Retains Radio Licence

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Ocean FM has just been awarded the licence to broadcast to the North West for another ten years. The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has announced that Ocean has been successful in its re-application bid to provide a local, broad-format radio service for Sligo, North Leitrim and South Donegal It had been challenged for the licence by the Coast FM group. ... Read More »

Luke Ming criticises Minister Kelly

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Luke Ming Flanagan has criticised new Environment Minister Alan Kelly for his attempts to sway county councillors on their windfarm policies. It is understood that Minister Kelly contacted Donegal County Council expressing concern about their recent vote to introduce set back distances and other restrictions on windfarm developments in the county. According to the Midlands North West MEP, Minister Kelly ... Read More »