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Launch of Drumkeeran Community text Alert System


The Community Text Alert System currently in operation in many areas in the Northwest, is being launched in Drumkeerin this evening. The initiative has been hailed a success in other jurisdictions for it’s role in crime prevention. North Co. Leitrim has been hit by a spate of robberies in recent months, and it’s hoped that the new system being implemented ... Read More »

Coláiste Ailigh rated top school in Ulster


Principal of Coláiste Ailigh in Letterkenny, Michéal Ó Giobúin has been reacting to the schools rating as the top school in Ulster. The Sunday Times Parent Power Survey, released yesterday, which rates the best 400 schools in the country, placed the Irish language secondary school at 15th position in the country overall, a leap of twenty eight places from last ... Read More »

Age Action Launch Campaign to get the elderly online


70% of people over the age of sixty five aren’t online. That’s according to Age Action, as they launch a campaign to reduce this figure in the Northwest. Volunteers in Leitrim are being sought for a new initiative which aims to improve computer literacy skills among older people in the county. The call comes from Age Action, the national charity ... Read More »

High demand for All-Ireland Final Tickets

Donegal GAA Crest

Following yesterday’s against the odds wins by the Donegal Senior and Minor football teams in Croke Park, the thoughts now turn to All-Ireland day on the 21st of September. When Donegal were last in the final in 2012, fans efforts to get tickets reached fever-pitch. Ed Byrne is the Public Relations Office with the Donegal County Board. He says that ... Read More »

Man who died in crete tragedies with Donegal links


One of the men who drowned on the Greek island of Crete at the weekend had strong links to County Donegal. John Lynch was born in Melbourne but had an Irish passport. His deceased father, also called John was originally from Moville in County Donegal. The bodies of Mr. Lynch aged 45 and his partner Kevin Devine from Drogheda were ... Read More »

Northwest awaits the arrival of new Lifeboat


Waters off the Northwest Coast are set to get even safer as Lough Swilly RNLI awaits the arrival of a new top of the range lifeboat. The lifeboat station in Buncrana will be the first in Ireland to receive the new Shannon class lifeboat, worth 2.4 million euro. Currently under construction in Lymington, England, the boat is set to arrive ... Read More »

Doherty reflects on the last 20 years after IRA pledge


Yesterday marked the 20th anniversary of the IRA’s pledge to cease all military operations Speaking in Derry yesterday Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness urged dissident republicans, anniversary of the ceasefire, to “take that same step into politics and away from conflict”. Mr McGuinness said there could be “no return to the violence and repression that scarred this society for so long”. ... Read More »

Colaiste Ailigh named Ulster’s top school


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


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 »